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Drugs

OPERATION EMBOSSED (2022)

Represented the lead defendant in the leading Encrochat (Operation Venetic) case. Technical and involved admissibility arguments pursued all the way to the Court of Appeal, the resulting judgement is a leading authority.

OPERATION VULPINE (2021)

13 defendant conspiracy to produce cannabis at two enormous industrial premises.

OPERATION VENETIC (2020)

Serious multi-kilo class A drugs conspiracy prosecution arising from the wider Operation Venetic.

OPERATION ROCKHOPPER 2 (2018)

Multi-kilo, multi-defendant conspiracy to supply cocaine in the West Country.

R V JMF (2018)

Exporting class A drugs to the U.A.E.

OPERATION INTRUDER (2018)

Multi-defendant, multi-kilo supply of class A drugs in the West Midlands.

OPERATION GAMBER (2018)

A dozen defendants engaged in the multi-kilo supply of cocaine and heroin in the North West and Stoke areas.

OPERATION HOISIN (2017)

Organised Crime Group cultivating and importing vast quantities of cannabis.

OPERATION WINGPOND (2017)

Police Inspector stealing huge quantities of drugs from a police property store he was tasked with supervising.

OPERATION KELLINGTON (2017)

Conspiracy to supply commercial quantities of Heroin and Cocaine. Over a million pounds worth of drugs recovered.

OPERATION QUENTIN (2016)

Ten-defendant conspiracy to supply multi-kilos of cocaine from Liverpool to the Midlands and West Country. This defendant was the only one to be acquitted.

OPERATION AIRDRIE (2015):

Ten-defendant conspiracy to produce and supply industrial quantities of adulterant to ‘bash’ drugs. Indictment successfully stayed as an abuse five weeks in to trial.

OPERATION TROOPER (2014)

Successfully applied to dismiss all charges against the lead defendant in a serious conspiracy to supply class A drugs. The five co-defendants had already pleaded guilty.

OPERATION EXBRIDGE (2014)

Successfully defended one of ten defendants in this wide-ranging conspiracy to supply class A drugs.

OPERATION ALAMOS (2014)

Successfully defended one of nineteen defendants in this complex conspiracy to import and supply class A drugs.

OPERATION YATES (2013)

Multi-defendant 160kg Heroin importation utilising the postal system.

OPERATION LENNON (2013)

Twenty-defendant multi-national conspiracy to import the party drug ‘M-cat’ in industrial quantities.

OPERATION BIONIC (2011)

Importation of tons of cutting agents , one of the first prosecution under section 46 of the serious crime act 2007 (encourage or assist an offence).

OPERATION ZAMBEZI (2011)

Ten-defendant conspiracy to supply class A drugs and money laundering. The principal defendant was a schoolteacher who was convicted and sentenced to 21 years. My client was acquitted following a three month trial.

OPERATION FOLKESTONE (2010)

Ten-defendant drugs and money laundering conspiracy. VHCC prosecuted by leading and junior counsel. Defendant acquitted.

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