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Iain Suggett


Iain has extensive experience defending serious organised crime cases of all varieties, involving infiltration by policing authorities through informants, undercover officers and intrusive surveillance eaves dropping devices, intercepted communications and computer interrogations. Ian also specialises in firearms offences, commercial and engineering issues.

Year of call



Lincoln Inn


LLB. (Hons) Business Law.

Area of Practice

  • Crime

Case of note

Iain’s exemplary track record includes the following cases

Fraud/Money laundering

R-v-R and others (2010) Kingston Crown Court

Junior counsel in a conspiracy to defraud HMRC of 1.8 billion pounds in large scale multi-handed missing trader fraud. The case required consideration of 140,000 pages of evidence.

Murder and other violent offences

R-v-B (2014) Wolverhampton Crown Court

Discharging a firearm with intent to endanger life and possession of a sawn off shotgun. Case involved complex disclosure issues.

R-v-W and others (2014) Birmingham Crown Court

Operation 1026- Conspiracy to supply and possess firearms Conspiracy involves supplying to undercover officers.


R-v-M (2012) Ipswich Crown Court

Leading junior in large-scale importation of cocaine concealed in a consignment of mangos involving police informants. Complex severance and disclosure arguments

R-v-L (2013) Norwich Crown Court

Complex disclosure arguments led to securing a successful outcome for a defendant charged with large-scale cultivation of cannabis.

R-v-P (2014) Manchester Crown Court

Successful in securing an acquittal for defendant charged with supplying cocaine.

R-v-B (2014) Canterbury Crown Court

Importation of cocaine concealed in a dummy fire extinguisher.

R-v-H and others (2014) Leicester Crown Court

Large scale conspiracy to supply heroin from Bradford area to Derby, involving intercept communication and use of recorded calls from prison.

Sexual offences

R-v-B (2014) Worcester Crown Court

Rape offences involving the use of drugs to entice the victims.

R-v-S (2014) Worcester Crown Court

Complex cross-examination of DNA expert resulted in an acquittal for defendant charged with sexual assault