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- Isaac Taylor
- Anselm Ribera
- Rey Blandford
R v Blandford 2012 Serious Crime Prevention Order Case - the most serious and complex of it type in the last 5 years.
- Worrell Whitehurst
- Christopher Hands
Christopher Hands was represented by us after he was arrested, along with others, for his role in a series of house burglaries. Over a four month period the gang were linked to almost 40 break-ins, stealing cars, cash, jewellery, computers and what was suggested to be their primary focus, firearms. Eight of their victims were firearms licence holders. The role played by Hands and two others attracted sentences between eight and nine years.http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/local-news/midlands-gang-house-raiders-jailed-6186789
- Elliot Burton
Elliot Burton was a member of a gang who netted up to £1.5million-worth of jewellery when they targeted stores around the country. During an 18-month spree, the gang threatened staff with guns before speeding away in stolen vehicles. Burton was convicted of conspiracy to rob after trial. However, Burton absconded before the verdict was delivered. Burton was sentenced in his absence to 12 years imprisonment.http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/local-news/birmingham-jewel-robbers-are-jailed-66785
- John Lumley
- Stuart Reid
- Operation Ruby - Fateh Singh Bal
- Operation Bond
- Operation Brattice - Tahir Khan
- Romina Fana
- Nizakat Hussain
- Mohammed Suleman Khan
- Mohammed Athar Butt
- Mazhar Nawab
- Bernard Ingleby
- Shamadine Harris
- Paul Nelson
- Stephen Lal
Stephen Lal knocked his victim's door armed with a knife, following a 16-year feud. Upon his victim opening the door, Lal stabbed him 15 times, leaving his victim lifeless. Lal was subsequently sentenced to a minimum of 24 years imprisonment.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-13065481
- Dominik Bolding
- Rahman Saidi
Rahman Saidi murdered his friend in a hostel and then stole his life savings. Saidi attacked his victim after an argument developed concerning the victim's relationship with Saidi's ex-wife. Saidi was found guilty following a trial and sentenced to serve a minimum of 20 years imprisonment.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-21621961
- Asif Nadeem
Asif Nadeem and two others were convicted of the murder after a third trial, jurors having been unable to agree a verdict at the two previous hearings. On appeal the judges ruled the verdicts 'unsafe' and replaced them with convictions for violent disorder. The defendants were re-sentenced to four years imprisonment.http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west_midlands/8525567.stm
- Semsettin Zihni
- Operation Sniper 1
We represented Muzaffer Hussain. This was a multi-handed conspiracy involving a number of Defendants who were charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs. The Defendant pleaded guilty on a Basis and received 3½ years imprisonment. This case was prosecuted by the National Crime Agency (formerly known as SOCA). This case involved an undercover Police Officer who purchased Class A drugs at various stages in the Police covert operation.
- Ivan Amescua
The Defendant had been charged with the offence of theft together with 5 co-Defendants. The offence involved a very sophisticated setup whereby each Defendant had a role to play within the conspiracy. A number of individuals were targeted as they left banks or building societies and jewellery shops.
- Operation Snowball - David Fisher
The Defendant was charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs together with 9 co-Defendants. It was alleged that the Defendant together with his co-Defendants conspired together to supply Class A drugs, namely cocaine, between 6th June 2008 and 16th December 2010. This case involved a covert Police operation.
- Donovan Nelson
The Defendant was charged with possession with intent to supply another. The circumstances of the case were that the Defendant was initially arrested in 2009 but was subject to no further action by the Police. A short while later the Defendant was charged with the offence, 12 months after they were alleged to have been committed. The Defendant was acquitted following Jury trial. The case involved a fingerprint on a packet of crisps found at the rear of the vehicle. A number of technical issues arose in this case; however the Defence was successful at trial.
- Amar Ahmed and Syed Quayum
The 2 Defendants were charged following the notorious riots that occurred in the summer of 2011. The Defendants were seen taking items from the New Look Store in the city centre of Birmingham.
- Joseph John Janbazian
The Defendant was a 17-year old male who had been charged with arson. This case was surrounded by media coverage as it stemmed from the riots that occurred in Haringey in London in the summer of 2011. The Defendant was charged with causing arson to the Haringey probation building and the Haringey city council.
- Maurad Hussain
The Defendant had been charged with causing grievous bodily harm, contrary to Section 18 of the Offences Against the Persons Act. The Complainant in this matter was the Defendantís own father. It had been alleged that he pushed his father down a flight of stairs at his home address. The Defence successfully argued that due to a number of mental health issues the Jury found the Defendant not guilty by virtue of insanity. The Court ordered a Hospital Order and Restriction Order.
- Operation Sniper 2
The Defendant had initially been charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs in the Smethwick area of Birmingham.
- Operation Clout
The Defendant had been charged with production of cannabis together with 32 co-Defendants. The National Crime Agency, formerly known as SOCA, executed a number of drugs warrants in the area of Birmingham and located a number of cannabis factories in various stages of yield.
- Operation Dorando
Represented Mohammed Ilyas, Mohammed Bashir and Mohammed Ishaq - this was a covert Police operation conducted by the National Crime Agency. A number of arrests were made in the area of Worcester.
- Operation Sky Hawk
Usman Ali, Urfan Shokat and Qasim Mohammed.
- Feizullah Atiqzoy
The Defendant together with 6 co-Defendants was charged with false imprisonment and kidnap in the area of Birmingham. The Defence successfully argued and the case was discontinued by the Crown Prosecution Service.
- Fiaz Alam
The Defendant had been charged with burglary in the area of Aston, Birmingham. The Prosecution offered no evidence following Defence submissions.
- Akash Sabharwal
The Defendant was charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs together with 8 co-Defendants. The case was heard at Wolverhampton Crown Court. Following a PII application the Prosecution offered no evidence and the case against the Defendant was dismissed on the day of the trial. The time estimate for trial was 6 weeks.
- Cleveland Chandler
The Defendant had been charged with assaulting his ex-partner. Following a Jury trial at Birmingham the Defendant was found not guilty.
- Vaidas Gouga
The Defendant was a Lithuanian national. He was charged with importing Class A drugs into the United Kingdom. Mr Gouga was charged with a number of other co-Defendants. His role within the conspiracy was to effectively import the drugs into the UK without detection. The case was prosecuted by the National Crime Agency and involved a lengthy covert operation.
- Ali Asghar
The Defendant together with 6 co-Defendants was charged with kidnap, false imprisonment and assault. The Prosecution offered no evidence following Defence request for disclosure. After reviewing the disclosure the Prosecution formally offered no evidence on all Defendants.
- Mohammed Tanvir
The Defendant had been charged together with 2 co-Defendants in a very high profile drugs raid. This case was reported in the media as a number of Police Officers had to be taken to hospital.
- Tamika Green
The Defendant had been charged with assaulting an Ambulance Driver. The Defence obtained 2 psychiatric reports confirming that the Defendant had a number of mental health issues and required treatment as opposed to a period of custody. The Learned Judge sitting at Birmingham Crown Court agreed with our submissions and imposed a Hospital Order together with a Restriction Order.
- Darren Grindston
The Defendant had been charged with assault. The case was adjourned for trial and on the day of trial the Prosecution formally offered no evidence following representations made in our Defence Case Statement that was served on the Crown and Court. Following further review of the case the Prosecution discontinued the matter.
- John McSherry
The Crown Prosecution discontinued the matter prior to Plea and Case Management Hearing at Birmingham Crown Court.
- Mohammed Ahmed
The Defendant was charged with Section 18 assault. The Prosecution offered no evidence.
- Martin Ashling
The Defendant had been charged with Section 18 assault on his next door neighbour. The Defence successfully argued that the Defendant had a number of mental health issues and therefore obtained 2 psychiatric reports. The Court ordered a Hospital Order and a Restriction Order as a suitable disposal.
- Faheem Ali
The Defendant had been charged with an affray. The Prosecution offered no evidence.
- Darshan Kaur
The Defendant had been charged with money laundering together with her son, Amarjit Singh. The Prosecution offered no evidence in respect of Ms Kaur; however continued the case against Amarjit Singh and Abdul Kayum.
- Ahsan Zafar
The Defendant had been charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs. The case was heard at Snaresbrook Crown Court. The case involved extensive covert operations by the National Crime Agency.