Leon Kazakos

Leon Kazakos

"He is very impressive, has a very quick legal mind and understands where the problems are. He has a lovely manner too - in court he's respectful but firm."

Chambers UK 2018
Year of call: 1999
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Criminal Defence

Described in this year’s Legal 500 as an advocate who “masters the facts and can make the unreasonable sound reasonable” Leon is a committed and tenacious advocate who has established a reputation in defending those accused of serious and organised crime. Leon accepts instructions for both privately and publicly funded defence work.



R v A

Representing a footballer who was acquitted of an allegation of rape.

R v W

Representing a businessman who was acquitted of sexual assault.

R v J

The defendant was charged with murder and although convicted after an initial trial his conviction was quashed in the Court of Appeal. With a retrial ordered there were two further trials before he was acquitted.

R v C

The defendant was accused of participation in an international cocaine smuggling conspiracy, stretching from the United Kingdom to the Dutch Antilles.

R v C

A prosecution brought under the Modern Slavery Act, the defendant was accused of keeping slaves and requiring those slaves to perform compulsory labour for low or no pay.

R v P

The largest slavery prosecution brought to date.

R v N

The defendant was charged with one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder and unlawful use of firearm following a shooting on the streets of Brighton.

Operation Suzuko

Defending the first defendant in a prosecution brought for human trafficking and conspiracy to rape.

R v V

Allegations of computer hacking.

R v Q

Secured acquittal for a serving police detective in an alleged ‘poisoning’ trial.

R v H

A case in which the defendant, styled an international jewel thief, was prosecuted for his link to Operation RIZE, at that time the largest ever money-laundering investigation.

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