Harry Bentley

Harry Bentley

"He impresses quickly with his obvious ability and is a delight to work with"

Legal 500 2017
Year of call: 2007
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Criminal Defence

Harry has appeared in many high profile serious crime cases including several murders and conspiracies.

R v R

Led by Sallie Bennett-Jenkins QC in one of the largest slavery prosecutions in the UK to date. The case involved allegations starting 25 years ago made by multiple vulnerable complainants.

R v B

 Led by Sallie Bennett-Jenkins QC in the defence of an Italian national who was charged with the murder and dismemberment of a serving police officer. The two men had met over the social media app Grindr before the murder. The case received a large amount of media attention.

R v W

 Led by Orlando Pownall QC in the defence of a wealthy nightclub owner’s son. The defendant had suffered bullying and emotional abuse at the hands of his father over many years until he stabbed him in the chest one evening. Psychiatric evidence was called of the defendant suffering with Adjustment Disorder.

R v F 

Acted as sole counsel charged in a multi-handed conspiracy to steal ancient Chinese jade and Rhinoceros horn artefacts from museum across the U.K.  The defendant suffered with mental health issues and learning disabilities requiring an intermediary during the trial.

R v TJ

 Acted as sole counsel for the first defendant in a multi-handed conspiracy to control prostitution worth over £1m arising out of one of the most popular internet based escort agencies in the North of England.

R v G

 Acted as sole counsel for the defendant involved in a multi-handed conspiracy to supply cocaine. The defendant was arrested whilst handing a kilogram bag of cocaine through a car window. Following a hung jury the defendant was acquitted at his retrial.

R v R

 Led by Narita Bahra in a case of a multi-handed conspiracy to commit violent disorder. The defendants were alleged to have driven from the Midlands to London following the burning of the Guru Granth Sahib in India.

R v R

 Acted a sole counsel for the first defendant in a multi-handed conspiracy to facilitate the breach of immigration laws by transporting non EU nationals out of the United Kingdom into other EU member states.

R v T

 Led by Nicholas Corselli in a multi-handed conspiracy to supply Cocaine and Cannabis by a successful art dealer and music producer.

R v M

 Led by Brendan Kelly QC in a multi-handed case of the killing of a drug dealer. The defendants were originally charged with murder but the Crown Prosecution Service ultimately accepted pleas to manslaughter. The defendant gave evidence for the prosecution and received a substantial discount to his sentence.

R v W

 Led by Robert Fortune QC in a multi-handed joint enterprise murder of by a group of teenagers. The defendant was 14 years old and successfully acquitted.

R v S

 Led by Ish Sheikh in a case involving a murder and two attempted murders in a church cemetery at night in Ilford.

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