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Murder and Serious Violence

R v H [2019] Murder, acquitted.

R v P [2019] Murder, ongoing.

R v McAleer [2019] Attempted Murder – instructed after initial conviction to appeal conviction on grounds of jury irregularity. Prosecution case that client deliberately pushed his girlfriend off 4th floor balcony attempting to kill her.  Warwick successfully represented client before Court of Appeal overturning his conviction and then client acquitted at retrial.

R v Khalid [2018] Murder, stabbing.

R v Samardzija [2018] Murder; young defendant involved in escalating violence between two groups people using knives and machetes, successfully dismissed suggestion of joint enterprise, acquitted.

R v Stewart [2017] Murder. Allegation that client murdered his authoress wife and disposed of her body in a cess pit.  Case attracted national publicity.

R v Holton [2016] Murder, joint enterprise stabbing, acquitted

R v Quinn [2016] Conspiracy to commit robbery and firearms, acquitted.

R v Crook [2016] Murder, acquitted.

R v Turney [2015] Murder, acquitted.

R v HW – Infanticide – allegation of Murder of a new borne child. Successful application to dismiss on the grounds of weakness in the pathological evidence. Prosecuted by a silk.

R v Parvez – conspiracy to rob with Firearms, acquitted.

R v Montori – acted as the leading junior in an attempted murder against a silk; involved complex expert evidence on mental/medical matters, including legal arguments on admissibility.

R v Yeter – two handed murder. Successful submission of no case to answer.

R v Roberts – leading junior in a multi handed familial homicide case attracting national publicity (“Blue lagoon murder”).

R v G – attempted murder of an eight-month-old infant.

R v Lynch – sixteen handed murder case, acting for one of the principal defendants.

R v Back – case of murder and child cruelty, which attracted national publicity.

R v C – rape of wife by husband; acquitted in circumstances where the defendant made full admissions in police interview by leading evidence of false confessions from a senior psychiatrist.

R v Manley – Serious assault on child by father, child refused to give evidence and Crown sought to bring case solely based on hearsay evidence. Involved analysis and presentation of argument on developing area of law and Supreme Court authorities (R v Horncastle) on admission of evidence where hearsay is “sole or decisive” evidence.

Fraud, Asset Forfeiture & Confiscation:

R v Barrington [2019] ongoing

R v Ali [2017] Fraud Conspiracy, acquitted,

R v Orozco – Described as the largest cocaine money laundering case ever prosecuted in the United Kingdom (there were twenty-six defendants); Warwick identified a novel point on the meaning of benefit in the Proceeds of Crime Act, which was successfully argued before the court.

R v SC – Multimillion-pound fraudulent trading and money laundering case. Warwick managed to reduce the client’s personal criminal benefit figure from over £500,000 to £35,000.

R v Bains – leading junior in multi-million money laundering case – acquitted.

R v Black – multi-million-pound boiler room fraud.

R v Koukoullis –  Leading counsel in £5 million contested confiscation proceedings.

Drugs conspiracies

R v B [2019], on-going Leading counsel in 1.2 tonne Class A Drugs Conspiracy

R v Khan [2018], Class A Drugs conspiracy

R v Carter [2017], Class A Drugs Conspiracy and Firearms,

R v Akhtar – Case involving client who had confessed to warehousing 30kg of heroin where there was no physical evidence of the drug. Confession occurred when police had received intelligence that defendant was about to be murdered by group of hitmen.  Case based solely on his confession.  Successfully persuaded judge to impose suspended sentence.

R v Gjuni – Conspiracy to supply class A – acquitted


Sexual Offences

R v Taylor [2016] Rape – acquitted

R v Campbell –  Stranger rape outside a nightclub involving young male with no previous convictions.  Acquitted

R v Sakar – Rape and Kidnap, acquitted


Other offences

R v D [2019] Perverting the Course of Justice, acquitted.

R v Wilkinson [2017] Death by Dangerous Driving, acquitted.

R v Merkt – Highly sensitive child neglect case attracting national publicity as it involved an allegation that a mother left her three young children to go on her honeymoon. Warwick persuaded the Recorder of Leeds to invite the crown to discontinue the case on both evidential and public interest grounds – the case was dropped as a result of these submissions.

Criminal Defence Barrister of the Year 2014