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
LLB. (Hons) Business Law.
Area of Practice
Case of note
Iain’s exemplary track record includes the following cases
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.
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