R V M

Our client was charged with conspiracy to be knowingly concerned in a fraudulent evasion of a prohibition on prohibited weapons and conspiracy to sell or transfer prohibited weapons. The weapons included submachine and hand guns with ammunition.

At the time of this conspiracy he was a serving prisoner. It was the prosecution’s case that he was involved as a link between two of his co-defendants. Phone evidence was disclosed showing messages between said defendants on a mobile telephone found in the defendant’s possession. That firearms in text messages were discussed with the lead defendant who had pleaded guilty. Notwithstanding this, following a six week trial, our client was acquitted on both counts.

R v E

Our client was charged with Section 18-grievous bodily harm with intent, robbery, and possession of a bladed article in this matter. The victim was stabbed multiple times after the assailant stole his card and bike.

Our client was charged after he was caught on CCTV using the Monzo card stolen from the victim minutes after the robbery.

The defendant gave evidence during his trial, detailing another individual providing him with the stolen card and bike. He never disposed of these items as he did not suspect that they were stolen.

Following a four day trial, our client was acquitted of all charges.

R V M

Our client was charged with possession of a prohibited firearm after the police recovered a Skorpion sub-machine gun and hand gun. 

We made a submission of no case to answer at the midway point of the trial at Inner London Crown Court where the case was being heard.

Our submissions were successful and the charge against our client was  dismissed.

R V L J

This matter related to the murder of a 35 year old man in 2017. Several people were charged with the murder and one of the defendant’s turned Queen’s evidence, admitting responsibility for the killing and providing the Crown with evidence against our client. At that time, our client had not been charged with the murder.

The informant stated that the murder was carried out under the instruction of our client. He also gave evidence of other offences which he carried out with our client, which formed other counts on the indictment. Our client pleaded guilty to conspiring with others to supply Class A drugs, heroin, and crack cocaine. He denied his involvement in any other offences.

Following a three week trial, our client was acquitted on all counts considered at trial; murder, robbery, possession of a prohibited firearm and s18 GBH.

R v J and others. Encro matter.

At Oxford Crown Court we represented a client in relation to an allegation of Conspiracy to Supply Class A Drugs (10 KG of Cocaine). This case was investigated by the National Crime Agency. It was alleged that the Defendant had conspired with others to supply 10 Kilos of cocaine from London to Oxford.

This case was part of the first wave of prosecutions in UK involving Encrochat evidence after police forces across Europe had been able to infiltrate the Encrochat phone network which was known to be used by criminal gangs.

The crown heavily relied on cell site, ANPR and Encrochat Evidence to imply that the defendant was part of an organised crime group.

The Defendant maintained his innocence throughout and was the only defendant to be acquitted after trial.

R V S

Another fantastic result for SVS Solicitors in yet another high profile case.

This matter related to the murder of an 18 year old in Newham, London, who died of multiple stab wounds on 26th August 2019.

A 16 and 14 year old were identified for the physical act of committing the murder.

Our client was subsequently identified by police as an additional primary party who encouraged and assisted the commission of the murder. In this case, it was suggested that our client instructed the two principals to commit the offence as retribution for a serious stabbing incident he was the victim of six days earlier. The crown alleged that he facilitated the murder by providing the pair with a stolen car used to drive to/from the attack site, paying for their taxi journey to collect the car and then subsequently sheltering one of the principals in the days after the crime. Extensive phone evidence was served detailing the calls, messages and movements of the defendants, which the crown used to support their case. After a lengthy two month trial, our client was acquitted of both murder and manslaughter.  

Our client  was only defendant that was charged with murder to be acquitted.