Robert has developed a broad defence practice including fraud, money laundering, serious and organised violence, drugs and public disorder. Prior to joining chambers Robert worked as a paralegal at Corker Binning LLP where he gained significant experience of fraud and financial regulation working on Operation Euripus, an MTIC fraud involving the largest ever loss to HMRC, estimated at £250m.
Robert has particular experience of protecting the interests of sportsmen, high net worth individuals and other professionals involved in road traffic offences. Polished and discreet, he is experienced in assisting those unaccustomed to the courts in securing the best possible outcome in their case. Importantly, he is alive to the sensitive professional and personal issues that can arise out of even the simplest of criminal allegations and is adept at making the court process as painless as possible.
Robert accepts instructions alone and as a led junior.
Robert Shaw is associated with the following areas of expertise:
- R v M – Currently instructed to represent the defendant in relation to multiple counts of controlling prostitution and trafficking. Case has been set down for an abuse of process argument.
- SBC v B – Currently instructed to advise and represent a FTSE 250 company in relation to alleged illegal advertising by one of their agents.
- R v I – Counsel for the lead defendant in the ‘Bad Samaritan’ series of London riot cases.
- Operation Shido – Led junior for the 2nd in command in relation to a conspiracy to kidnap and rob an armed drug dealer of £1m worth of cocaine.
- R v M – Defendant acquitted of s. 20 Grievous Bodily Harm on the basis of self-defence. It was accepted that the defendant was part of a group who had punched the complainant to the floor and repeatedly kicked him on the ground.
- R v W – Undercover operation by the Police Force of Northern Ireland into money laundering linked to organised people trafficking and dissident groups. Case discharged at committal.
- R v S – A six handed conspiracy to burgle arising out of the London riots.
- R v G – Counsel on appeal for a youth charged with sexual assault and taking indecent photographs of a child. Acquitted on appeal having successfully argued that the prosecution had failed to obtain the DPP’s consent prior to instigating the indecent photographs charge.
- R v H – Defendant acquitted of multiple counts of making indecent images on the basis that the defendant did not realise the material downloaded contained prohibited material.
- R v A – A youth charged with theft by finding. Defendant acquitted following a successful application to exclude the entirety of the Crown’s case under s. 78 PACE 1984.
- R v E – Counsel for the defendant who was both deaf and mute. The case required sensitive handling of both the defendant and witnesses who were also deaf and mute, requiring a multi-interpreter relay.
- Young Fraud Lawyers Association
- Financial Services Lawyers Association
- Criminal Bar Association
- Middle Temple
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