Crime both defence and prosecution to a high level frequently involving heavy weight multiple defendant trials. Particularly good with the young, vulnerable and those suffering from mental health or addiction issues.


Judicial appointments and tribunals


LLB (Hons)


South Eastern Circuit, Western Circuit, Sussex Bar Mess.

Further Professional Information

CPD lecturer, pupil supervisor, CPS rape list


Walking (mainly with the dog!) adventurous traveller, photography, baking and swimming.


Books, editorials and articles (with full references)

Practice Areas


R v M – historical male rape with complicated bad character and mental health issues.

R v Anderson and others – leading junior, multi-handed blackmail, false imprisonment and torture case involving drugs supply ring.

R v Maggs – led junior, defended mother accused of causing permanent brain damage to baby, prosecution collapsed due to extensive pre-trial research and cross -examination of experts.

R v O represented 13 year old accused of rape of 6 year old girl involved cross-examination of very young witnesses.

R v Cheeseman led junior, complicated DTI case, did not proceed to trial after abuse argument (conducted without leader!)

R v Antoniou led junior, high profile (reported in all the broadsheets) death by dangerous driving,involvement of police officer and fire officer, defendant not direct party to the accident.

R v Aksakal and others, led junior, multi-handed murder alleged to be connected to terrorist group (PKK).

R v Meredith, represented young defendant first on indictment in multi-handed Section 18.

R v Ford – Prosecution of stranger rape in the Pavilion Gardens, Brighton also further rape on another – convicted. –

R v A – defending double murder with complicated issues of forensic and psychiatric evidence. –

R v Brock – prosecution of historic child sex offences involving three complainants – convicted. –

R v F – defending child sex offences involving cross examination of young child – acquitted.

R v Seekings – prosecution of police officer accused of rapes whilst on duty (historic) – convicted. –