Notable Cases

A small selection of our Notable cases include :

R v Sheikh [ 2004 ] – Historical Allegations Conviction quashed

R v Grierson [2005 ] – CCRC Referral Historic Cases – Law on Delay Clarfied

R v Lay [ 2005 ] – CCRC Referral Consecutive sentences to an extended sentence [ Acted as Counsel ] 

R v Robson [ 2006 ] – Substantial Historic Case [ Acted as Junior Counsel ] 

R v Sheikh [ 2006 ] – Key decision on Historic Cases 

R v Wake [ 2008 ] – CCRC Referral on issue of alternative indictments 

R v Joynson [ 2008 ] – Historic Care Home Case conviction quashed 

R v Lawless [ 2009 ] – Murder conviciton quashed on basis of fresh expert evidence 

R v H [ 2010 ] – Law on doli incopax confirmed for historic cases

R v B [ 2010 ] – Historic Allegations quashed

R v France [ 2010 ]  – Sexual Offences quashed due to fresh evidence 

R V S [ 2010 ] – IPP quashed  

R v L [ 2012 ] – Historic Convictions quashed due to misdirections on complaint evidence

R v S , B , C & R  [ 2012 ] – Sexual Offences quashed on fresh gynaecological evidence undermining original evidence of abuse  

Ali , Dennis , George , Lawless & Tunbridge v Secretary of State for Justice [ 2012 ]  – The only succesful challenge to the Govt of Ian Lawless was navigated by Mark Newby as his Solicitor . 

R v Nealon [ 2013 ] – Conviction quashed on Fresh Evidence showing DNA on Clothing related to unknown male and not appellant . 

R v Lawless [ 2015 ] – Posession with Intent to Supply CCRC Referral 

Current CCRC Referral in an Historic Case to be heard at the Court of Appeal Northern Ireland . 

Pending CCRC Referral on Serious Non Disclosure in Sexual Offence Case – R v Z 

North Wales Inquiry Cases – Acquittals in all 5 Cases instructed in Operation Pallail . 

Pending Supreme Court Hearing May 2018 – Challenging Governments Miscarriage of Justice Compensation Scheme