International Criminal Law/Extradition
- The Prosecutor v Radeta & Jojić (2010 - present) - International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) - Initially acted as Legal Consultant to an Amicus Curiae Investigator requested by the ICTY to conduct a complex and lengthy investigation into possible widescale witness interference in the case of Vojislav Šešelj. Currently, counsel on the Amicus Curiae prosecutor's team in proceedings brought in connection with the alleged systematic campaign to corrupt the Šešelj prosecution case by witness interference.
- Brown et al. v Government of the Republic of Rwanda (2013 - 2017) - Led Junior instructed on behalf of B in a second attempt by Rwanda to extradite in relation to allegations of being a principal organiser of the genocide and having directly participated in multiple murders. Extradition refused on the grounds that B would face a real risk of an unfair trial, if extradited. Decision upheld on appeal before the High Court.
- Republic of Kosovo v Kullaj (2017) - Instructed to appear on behalf of Requested Person accused of murdering his sister in the first ever extradition request from the Republic of Kosovo. Successful discharge on the basis that the domestic arrest warrant was defective within the meaning of the s78 Extradition Act 2003
- Topalli v Belgium - (2016) - Instructed on behalf of the alleged ring-leader of a multi-jurisdictional human trafficking organised crime group against whom the majority of alleged misconduct took place within the UK. Challenge to extradition focussed on the forum bar and, latterly, abuse of process arising out of alleged judicial misconduct in the requesting state.
- Republic of Moldova v Balaban (2016) - Successful challenge to a Part 2 extradition request on the grounds that detention conditions in the requesting state would violate Article 3 ECHR. Diplomatic assurances were found to be inadequate to confront the risk of inhuman and degrading treatment.
- Re Kazi Houssain Kaikobad (2016) - Instructed to represent former Minister of State and Member of Parliament in Bangladesh in connection with application to have removed a “Red Notice” issued by Interpol in connection with acts of alleged terrorism and murder arising out of an attempt to assassinate the current Prime Minister of Bangladesh.
- Re Rahman (2015) - Instructed on behalf of the leader of the principal opposition political party in Bangladesh to draft submissions to lnterpol for the removal of a “Red Notice” most-wanted list, arising out of allegations of murder and complicity in the assassination attempt (grenade attack) on the current Prime Minister of Bangladesh. Application to remove the Red Notice was granted by Interpol in light of submissions made.
- Republic of Slovakia v Marinko  - Analysis of statutory provisions relating to the conditional right to a retrial.
- The Netherlands v Scott (2012) - Extradition discharged in relation to large scale supply of drugs on the basis of passage of time.
- Brown et al. v Government of the Republic of Rwanda  EWHC 770 (Admin) - Led Junior in the High Court on behalf of one of four persons requested for extradition to Rwanda to face charges of genocide. Order for extradition successfully overturned on Art 6 grounds.
- R v Morris (2017 - present) – Instructed as led junior in a 8-month VHCC involving the alleged defrauding of wealthy residents in a nursing home.
- R v Morgan (2017) – Instructed on behalf of one of 9 alleged gang members said to have possessed firearms (Uzi machine pistol) with intent to endanger life in arming themselves to violently confront rivals. Jury discharged after 4 weeks and re-trial ordered.
- R v Stewart (2016) – (2016) Instructed as junior alone in a multi-handed armed kidnapping and robbery of drug-dealers. The case involved the fatal shooting of a guard dog during the commission of offences. 4-week trial.
- R v Beck (2016) – Instructed on behalf of one of 11 defendants in a sophisticated conspiracy to defraud Virgin Media of in excess of £60m.
- R v Constantinescu (2016) - Instructed to defend in relation to an allegation of s.18 wounding, where the defendant was said to have slashed the face of the victim with a knife.
- R v Pidakala (2016) - Instructed as led junior on behalf the alleged “book keeper” in a vast and sophisticated conspiracy to launder money. 7-week trial.
- R v Toomer (2016) - Instructed on behalf of defendant said by Metropolitan Police to be “the most prolific bicycle thief ever in London”.
- R v Ahmed (2015) - Instructed on behalf of a defendant (led junior) facing an allegation of murder arising out of a drugs feud. Following legal argument, plea to manslaughter accepted.
- R v A S (2015) - Instructed on behalf of defendant acquitted of the attempted rape of a French tourist.
- R v Jones (2015) - Led junior on behalf of the first defendant in relation to multiple allegations of gang rape over the course of a number of days on a single complainant. Involving review of extensive materials arising out of family court proceedings disclosed during the course of trial.
- R v Weightman (2015) - Successfully argued for a stay of proceedings as an abuse of process in respect of two unconnected sets of alllegations. The conduct of the prosecuting authorities in respect of each offence was found to have brought the criminal justice system into disrepute.
- R v Carvalho (2015) - Instructed on behalf of defendant concerned in the supply of cocaine to co-defendants who were themselves engaged in the supply of Class A drugs on a large scale, believed to be in the region of £10m worth of drugs.
- R v D (2015) - Instructed as junior counsel on behalf of one of 23 young defendants facing charges, inter alia, of conspiracy to commit violent disorder, which resulted in a serious stabbing. It was alleged that D was the coordinating “lynch-pin" between the two rival gangs.
- R v Charman (2015) - Instructed on behalf of defendant alleged to have conspired in large scale theft, in breach of trust, of railway cabling. Prosecution offered no evidence following legal argument in relation to disclosure.
- R v Gayle (2015) - Instructed on behalf of a defendant accused of the attempted murder of his brother by repeated stabbing.
- R v O’Driscoll (2014) - Instructed for defendant alleged to have committed aggravated burglary, and offences contrary to s.18 OAPA, during which two of the householders suffered serious harm.
- R v Irimus (2014) - Junior counsel for defendant accused of kidnap and S.18 GBH in relation to an attempt to traffic the alleged victim out of the UK.
- R v King (2014) - Junior counsel for defendant acquitted after trial of s.18 wounding involving repeated stabbing to the head of a "close protection officer".
- R v Butler (2013) - Junior acting alone for the first of nine defendants accused of being the main organiser of violent disorder between Crystal Palace and Brighton football fans. Directed acquittal following submission of no case to answer.
- R v Paul (2013) - Led Junior on behalf of defendant facing an allegation of conspiracy to possess firearms with intent to endanger life arising out of retribution shootings.
- R v K (2012) - Led junior on behalf of defendant accused of sexual grooming and sexual activity with children across a number of jurisdictions.
- R v Williams (2012) - Led junior on behalf of the ring-leader of 7 defendants in relation to conspiracy to kidnap and to rob an armed drug-dealer of £1m worth of cocaine.
- R v Percival (2012) - Instructed in relation to an application to the CCRC concerning conviction for a "Gangland execution" murder and triple attempt murder.
- R v Powlesland (2013) - 'Critical Mass' trial. Counsel for defendant prosecuted for breaching a s.12 Public Order Act condition imposed upon the monthly cycle ride that coincided with the eve of Olympic opening ceremony.
- R v Hickey (2013) - Counsel for defendant wrongfully convicted in the notorious "Bridgewater Murder" for which he served 19 years. A term of imprisonment was avoided in relation to multiple allegations of supply of Class A drugs.
- R v Y (2011) - Counsel for 14 year-old defendant acquitted of sexual assault by penetration of a 16 year-old, while on school premises. Involved extensive disclosure exercise in the Youth Court proceedings.
- R v Lamban (2010) - Counsel for defendant acquitted of violent sexual assault on a train passenger.
- Topalli v Belgium -  EWHC 2567 (Admin) - Instructed on behalf of the alleged ring-leader of a multi-jurisdictional human trafficking organised crime group. The appeal focussed on the forum bar and abuse of process arising out of alleged judicial misconduct in the requesting state.
- VB & Ors v Government of Rwanda & CPS  All ER (D) 41;  UKSC 59 - Led junior on behalf of the first appellant before the UK Supreme Court, seeking to rely upon closed material before the District Judge in ongoing extradition proceedings, in circumstances where such evidence would be withheld from both the Requesting State (Rwanda) and the CPS, acting on its behalf.
- VB & Ors v Government of Rwanda & CPS  All ER (D) 311;  EWHC 889 (Admin) - Led Junior for first appellant in relation to the judicial review of a decision by an extradition judge to refuse to receive evidence in a closed material procedure in which the Government of Rwanda and CPS would be excluded.
- AG Reference (R v Osagiede)  EWCA Crim 329 – Successful response to reference by the Attorney General in respect of a high level category one aggravated burglary. The sentence under review was considered to be lenient, but not unduly so.
- R v Sula  EWCA Crim 27 – Successful appeal against a sentence of 22 months' imprisonment following conviction for money laundering in respect of £500,000 cash.
- R v Gooden  EWCA Crim 2286 – Successful appeal against the imposition of a term of immediate imprisonment for one offence in a series of convenience store armed robberies, for which the appellant had already been found to be a “dangerous” offender. Term of suspended imprisonment substituted.
- R v Griffiths  EWCA Crim 1151 - Successful appeal against conviction for contempt of court arising out of inbound extradition to the UK, having absconded to Germany during his original trial. The appeal related to the application of specialty protections under Part 3 of the Extradition Act 2003.
- R v Adewale  EWCA Crim 403 - Appeal against conviction for money laundering, arising out deficiencies in the direction to the jury in respect of non-defendant bad character and refusal to accede to a submission of no case to answer.
- R v Korb  EWCA Crim 2826 - Following refusal of permission to appeal, successfully argued that the custodial element of a suspended sentence order was manifestly excessive for prolific burglar with serious learning disabilities arising from foetal alcohol syndrome.
- Powesland v DPP  3 All ER 479;  EWHC 3846 - (Admin) Appeal by way of case stated regarding the lawful operation of s.12 Public Order Act 1986 in respect of public processions with spontaneously chosen routes.
- R v Graham & Osinlaru  EWCA Crim 176 - Appeal against sentences arising out of multi-handed raid upon commercial jewellers.
- R v Shah  EWCA Crim 180 - Successfully obtained leave to appeal against sentence as freshly instructed counsel, following refusal by the single judge, for two conspiracies to supply Class A drugs. Sentence of 5 years and 4 months reduced on appeal to 4 years.
- R v Rhodes  EWCA Crim 500 - Successfully obtained leave to appeal against sentence following refusal by the single judge for possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply. Sentence of 4 1/2 years reduced to 3 years.
- R v Davis  EWCA Crim 594 - Successfully argued on appeal against sentence that a term of 12 months' imprisonment for Blackmail should have been suspended. Sentence of 9 months suspended for 12 months with supervision requirement imposed.
Public and Administrative Law
- R (Electoral Commission) v City of Westminster Magistrates Court & Anor  All ER (D) 178;  EWCA Civ 1078 - Led Junior in relation to the forfeiture of donations. Donor not found to be "permissible donor" within Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000.
Human Rights Work/Associated work
- Kaya v Republic of Turkey (27110/08) - Petitioned the ECtHR on Art 10 grounds on behalf of a Turkish citizen who was convicted for using the word “esteemed” in reference to the convicted PKK leader, Abdullah Öcalan.
- Elikashvili & Lomidze v Russia - Petitioned the ECtHR on behalf of two applicants resulting in the serious injury and death of Georgian citizens during Russian military bombings. Pending.
- Training on Rights of the Child in International Law (Diyarbakir, Turkey) - Conducted training sessions for members of the Diyarbakir Bar Association on the rights of the child in international law and their enforcement
- Home Office v Mavromatis (2014) - Instructed to resist application for forfeiture in relation to £100,000 cash seized at Heathrow with notes contaminated with illicit drugs. The case involved expert evidence in relation to both drugs contamination and money laundering.
- Between 2002-07, practiced as an investigator and mitigation specialist on behalf of persons facing the death penalty in the US, focusing on the cases of Mexican nationals in Texas.
- Conducted trainings for consular officials on behalf of Mexico in relation to death penalty litigation and the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.