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R v J: Bradford Crown Court: A fraud involving Health Care Professionals on the NHS. A complex trial involving a mass of papers and difficult forensic accountancy and jurisdictional issues.
R v JT: Guildford Crown Court: Timeshare pyramid selling fraud involving holidays. Charges under the Enterprise Act 2002 and also under the Fraud Act 2006.
R v K: Southwark Crown Court: Conspiracy to Defraud case involving assets valued at £500 million.
R v G & G: Kingston Crown Court: Spanish Villas fraud involving website sales of holidays and non-existant villa rentals to holidaymakers from 46 countries
R v H: Birmingham Crown Court: MPR Solicitors represented the first defendant who was a director of a number of companies responsible for money laundering £125 million (Operation Smarten)
R v S & ors: Canterbury Crown Court: Large scale credit card cloning fraud
R v F & ors: Northampton Crown Court: £200 million MTIC fraud & money laundering (Operation Devout)
R v Zamlon Ltd: Southwark Crown Court: Offences under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. An investment fraud deceiving over 200 investors in buy to let property schemes and subsequent mortgage frauds. For more information click here.
R v K & ors: Woolwich Crown Court: Series of cases involving VAT fraud (£150 million) & largest corruption case to date involving HMRC officers. A protected jury case. (Operation Bradford; Operation Mamba) The case consisted of three trials with a protected jury on each occasion. The case made the headlines when the jury was compromised as a result of a juror having an affair with her protection officer and the police protocols on jury protection were overhauled. We were able to secure favourable deals with the Crown following the collapse of the third trial at the Old Bailey.
R v B: Leeds Crown Court: An NHS Fraud involving consultants defrauding the NHS.
R v G & ors: Southwark Crown Court: Representing the Directors of MSBs allegedly laundering proceeds of Colombian cartels through a number of money service bureaus -Operation Cherbule
R v H: Isleworth Crown Court: Money Laundering by a director of a money service bureau involving in excess of £25m. For more information click here.
R v A & ors: Nottingham Crown Court: Largest drugs conspiracy in the North-East and moneylaundering – Operation Halbert
R v BRR Pharma: Reading Crown Court: Major prosecution by MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency) in relation to production, importation and distribution of counterfeit medicines
R v M: Birmingham Crown Court: Large scale organised social security benefit fraud
R v N: Southwark Crown Court: SFO prosecution involving PCTs
R v D: Central Criminal Court: Case involving the murder of Richard Mannigton Bowes during the London Ealing Riots
R v S: Central Criminal Court: Successful acquittal for a client accused of a gangland kiling in Southall, West London
R v B & ors: Central Criminal Court: Defendant charged with gangland murder. Successfully acquitted. For more information click here.
R v S & ors: Central Criminal Court: Defendant charged with conspiracy to murder whilst already on Court bail for another murder. MPR Solicitors successfully applied for bail on the double murder and our pro-active defence and legal submissions to the Central Criminal Court on points of Identification led to the case being dismissed and our client walking free from Court.
R v B and ors: Central Criminal Court: Defendant charged with conspiracy to murder along with 4 others. We were able to establish at an early stage in the proceedings that the Crown Prosecution Service had a weak case and the matter never reached trial having been dismissed prior to the Plea and Case Management hearing in the Crown Court.
R v W & ors Central Criminal Court: Defendant charged with murder with 5 others. Described as a gangland murder, this was a particularly high profile case which collapsed after three days into the trial. The Crown Prosecution had attempted to introduce fresh evidence on the first day of the trial which was successfully argued out by the defence team from MPR Solicitors. For more information click here.
R v D & ors Central Criminal Court: Defendant charged with murder and arson with 4 others. Complex legal argument and forensic issues.
R v I & ors Middlesex Guildhall Crown Court: Defendant was a 16 year old youth charged with murder with 6 others. The case involved a stabbing to death of an old lady in West London. The Defendant pleaded not guilty and following a trial was acquitted of murder but was found guilty of ABH (actual bodily harm).
R v B: Our client was a local man from Staines who was arrested on suspicion of the murder of Jonathon Hancock in Southsea in Hampshire. At first glance the police evidence seemed compelling and revolved around alibi and identification. We were able to highlight weaknesses in the police case at the investigation stage and this ultimately led to the police dropping all charges against our client. The case became a landmark case in the admissibility of facial mapping evidence and due to the relentless efforts of the MPR defence team, our client was never charged. For more information click here.
R v M & ors: Birmingham Crown Court: Conspiracy to Supply Heroin: Case involved one of the largest criminal gangs in the supply of heroin in the U.K.
R v A & ors: Maidstone Crown Court: Conspiracy to import class A Drugs via the use of corrupt BAA staff at London Airports to circumvent security controls.
R v D & Ors: Lewes Crown Court: Massive drugs importation case involving a huge number of importations from Canada and and prosecuted by SOCA
R v H: Leeds Crown Court: Large scale supply of class A drugs
R v J: Liverpool Crown Court: Conspiracy to Supply Class A & B Drugs. This case involved 12 Defendants involved as an organised network to supply the North of England with drugs on a massive scale.
R v T & ors: Woolwich Crown Court: Largest Drugs conspiracy seizure by the Metropolitan Police involving 6 month police surveillance, large-scale importation and supply of over £100 million pounds worth of cocaine and money laundering – Operation Eaglewood. The case involved the use of covert surveillance, covert recordings and wiretap evidence obtained from foreign jurisdictions. Our client was the only Defendant to receive a suspended sentence in this large-scale conspiracy compared to other Defendants who received sentences varying from 10 years to 22 years. For more information click here.
R v X and ors: Bradford Crown Court: Large scale importations of cocaine and heroin valued at over £20m
R v S & ors: Isleworth Crown Court: Large scale importations of heroin involving corrupt British Airways baggage handlers at Heathrow Airport
R v G & ors: Hove Crown Court: Largest importation of cocaine and drugs conspiracy to produce and supply on the South Coast. For more information click here.
R v L: Trading Standards prosecution concerning breaches of Consumer Protection From Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 and Fraud. One of the largest Trading Standards prosecutions of 2012.
R v GHK: Prosecution by Trading Standards for various breaches of Food Safety Legislation
R v B & ors: One of the largest human smuggling investigations in the UK, involving corrupt officials at Heathrow Airport and Virgin Atlantic Airways – Operation Outreach
R v S & ors: This case was being prosecuted by the Special Casework Directorate of the CPS on behalf of the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) and involved months of covert surveillance, probes in vehicles and evidence from foreign jurisdictions. The case was one of the largest human trafficking cases into the EU and subsequent bonded labour.
R v W & ors: Supply of firearms and MAC10s. This case involved one of the largest illegal arms factories to be discovered in the UK. It has also set precedent by establishing the sentencing guidelines in firearms matters in England and Wales. For more information click here.
R v T & ors: Series of armed robberies involving fundraising for Tamil Tigers
R v P & ors: Large scale conspiracy to import cigarettes
R v Q & Q: Where a couple were accused of human trafficking of a 13 year old girl as an unpaid nanny. For more information click here.
R v K: Case involving taxi driver charged with raping passengers
R v P: Case involving a huge haul of indecent images recovered from a computer. Issues involved detailed forensic examination of the computer and the possibilities of malware and trojans having planted images unknown to the user.
R v S: Serious Sexual Offences committed against multiple female victims aged under 13
R v J: Allegations of Serious Sexual offences and abuse which dated back to the 1970′s. The case involved an abuse of process argument due to the prejudice and delay. We were able to trace many witnesses on behalf of the Defendant from 40 years ago in order to advance a positive case.
R v JGB: A case in which MPR represented a US Federal Air Marshall acquitted of raping a Navy Wren. For more information click here.
R v N: Where the Defendant was accused of raping 3 complainants at knife point. For more information click here.