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James Thacker and Laura Hibberd successfully prosecute OCG that flooded London market with substantial quantities of drugs and used EncroChat

An Organised Crime Group (OCG) operated across London to deliver over 90 different types of drugs during 2020 until their arrest on 22nd February 2021. Upon warrants being executed at various premises in London and a storage unit, almost £2 million of drug…

Wayne Couzens receives whole life sentence

Wayne Couzens receives a whole life sentence for the murder, rape and kidnap of Sarah Everard. Tom Little QC appeared for the Prosecution. To view the sentencing remarks, please click here.

Wayne Couzens pleads guilty to the murder of Sarah Everard

At the Old Bailey this morning Wayne Couzens pleaded guilty to the murder of Sarah Everard.

Last month he had pleaded guilty to the kidnap and rape of Sarah Everard. Tom Little QC is prosecuting this case. The sentencing hearing will…

Husband and wife sentenced for 34 offences in respect of the abuse of young girls

Claire Harden-Frost prosecuted the couple who were charged with offences against children. 

Dean Edmunds was convicted of 28 offences including offences of three offences of rape of a child under 13.  In total he sexually abused four children.  He also encouraged…

Thom Dyke prosecutes drug dealer caught with an “arsenal of lethal firearms”

Thom Dyke, led by William Emlyn-Jones (Treasury Counsel, Three Raymond Buildings), has successfully prosecuted a drug dealer caught in possession of five illegal firearms and more than 60 rounds of ammunition.

Officers from the Metropolitan Police’s Trident and Area Crime Command…

James Thacker and Jennifer Newcomb successfully prosecute evasion of over £1 million in customs duty

On 23 May 2018, Mariwan Fatah and Ali Jamal were unanimously convicted by a jury at Snaresbrook Crown Court of their leading role in an organised crime group. The group were involved in a complex operation to receive raw tobacco leaf from…

Tom Little QC appears today in the Supreme Court in an interlocutory appeal

Tom Little QC appears for the Prosecution in an interlocutory appeal in the Supreme Court in R v Mackinlay & Others. This is a criminal appeal relating to the meaning of ‘election expenses’ in an ongoing prosecution which remains the subject…

James Thacker and Thom Dyke: £7½ million fraudsters sentenced to 33 years’ imprisonment

Fraudsters at the heart of a sophisticated global conspiracy to defraud over £7½ million have been given sentences totalling 33 years’ imprisonment. The four co-conspirators were prosecuted by James Thacker and Thom Dyke, instructed by the CPS Complex Casework Unit….

Emily Verity successfully prosecutes case of devastating abuse

N was sentenced to 25 years for sexually abusing his step daughter when she was aged between 10 and 12, in a gross breach of trust. The trial judge paid tribute to the victim’s courage in describing how the abuse from her…

‘Evil’ scoutmaster sentenced to 11 years’ imprisonment for grooming and sexually abusing cubs and scouts

James Thacker prosecuted AA, a scoutmaster of 11 years, who groomed and sexually abused at least 7 young boys when aged between 9 and 13 years who were cubs and scouts. He carried out his ‘appalling and evil’ pattern of offences…

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