Max is a CPS Grade 2 prosecutor, who has an well-formed practice in criminal law, which has included appearing in the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division).
Max both prosecutes and defends in the Crown Court.
In addition, Max has appeared in the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) in relation to sentencing credit for sexual offences involving multiple indictments.
Forfeiture and POCA
Max has significant experience in representing authorities in cash forfeiture and POCA proceedings.
Quasi-criminal and Regulatory
Max was instructed to defend two Defendants in the fourth ever prosecution brought by OFSTED of running an unregistered school, which involved a large amount of disclosure.
Max is an appointed Clerk at the Bar Tribunals and Adjudication Service (BTAS) and assists in Disciplinary Tribunals of barristers facing charges of professional misconduct.
Notable Crime and Police cases
R v A
for the Crown regarding charges of benefit fraud.
R v T
acting for the Prosecution in relation to charges of serious assault against the mother of her vulnerable child, involving issues of hearsay evidence and res gestae.
R v C
representing the Prosecution at trial pursuing charges for GBH following a fight that left the victim with permanent injuries.
R v L
arguing for a suspended sentence for a Defendant convicted of causing serious injury by dangerous driving involving a police officer.
R v A
successfully defending a client of good character against multiple charges of possession with intent to supply Class A and B drugs.
R v B
defending a client charged with armed robbery and firearms offences.
R v S
appearing in a Newton Hearing regarding possession with intent to supply Class A drugs, successfully arguing for the Defendant’s Basis of Plea to be accepted and for the term of imprisonment to be suspended.