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

Ranked as a leader in Crime by both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners for a number of years Leon is a highly experienced and committed defence advocate. He has a wide ranging and diverse defence practice with its roots in defending in cases involving serious and organised crime. His current practice has a heavy bias on defending those accused of serious financial misconduct.  He is however regularly instructed to appear in cases of homicide and serious violence, rape and other serious sexual offending where specialist witness handling of vulnerable complainants is called for, drug and human trafficking, computer hacking and cases brought under the Modern Slavery Act.

Recent Instructions:

R v A

The defendant was a footballer who had been extradited to face an allegation of rape that was, by the time of trial, years old. The case required careful and considered cross examination of a number of witnesses – both complainant and those to whom she complained at the time – and legal argument as to capacity to consent. The defendant was unanimously acquitted by the jury.

R v W

The successful defence of a businessman who had been accused of a serious sexual assault by a woman with whom he was in a casual sexual relationship.

R v Rooney

The largest slavery prosecution brought to date against 11 members of the same extended family. The case was widely reported by the media once reporting restrictions were lifted (see one of the BBC reports here. ) Leon’s client was one of only two who did not receive prison sentences for his role in the overall criminality.

R v S

Representing a businessman accused of fraud by a former business partner. The partner brought a private prosecution against the defendant and a number of others following a High Court case that had been brought against both of them by an exporting company to whom money was said to be owed under the opening of an international letter of credit scheme.

R v T & Ors

Representing a series of builders accused of being ‘rogue traders’ by Trading Standards. These cases require the expert cross examination of surveyors and other construction experts as to the need for the construction work, its quality and market price.

R v M

Representing a coach driver accused of causing death by careless driving following a collision in Central London.

In addition Leon has represented a number of police officers accused of a variety of criminal offences, these are invariably cases where the allegations – regardless of gravity – have serious consequences for the reputation and careers of those on trial. Leon’s cross-discipline experience in both criminal and regulatory fields allows him to provide specialist advice to police officers under investigation.

 

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