Robert Dacre

Robert Dacre

Year of call: 2013
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Criminal Defence

Robert has a substantial criminal practice. He has represented clients at trial in the Crown Court across a wide spectrum of offences: from fraud to terrorism.

Robert has appeared in the Court of Appeal and High Court in his own right on several occasions.

Notable Cases:

Robert has been instructed as junior counsel in a number of significant cases. These include:

R v LG

Junior counsel for a 17 year old defendant charged with the joint enterprise murder of a member of a rival gang.

R v BW

Junior counsel in large VAT fraud.

 R v JP

Junior counsel in multi-handed murder trial.

R v K

Junior counsel multi-handed trial involving a 6 month county lines Class A drug conspiracy.

R v J

Junior counsel for a 16 year old defendant charged with attempted murder. The case arose from a gang-related shooting in East London and involved complex argument as to bad character and gang association.

R v D

Junior counsel for a young man alleged to have attempted to travel to Syria to join so-called Islamic State. Robert appeared alone at the Court of Appeal during the case when the Crown appealed a terminatory that had been made by the trial judge. His client was acquitted following a six week trial at the Central Criminal Court.

R v H

Junior in a trial involving a Kurdish national alleged to have intended to join Islamic State. The case involved analysis of substantial phone evidence, and expert evidence in relation to Kurdish politics. Robert cross-examined an expert in Middle-Eastern politics.

R v S

Instructed as junior in a major trial at the Central Criminal Court involving allegations of conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office.

R v S

Junior counsel to Martin Heslop QC in a trial concerning historic allegations of cruelty and sexual assault against children.

R v K

Junior counsel in a major drugs trial, involving the importation of around 200 kilograms of cocaine.

Robert’s cases as sole counsel include the following:

R v MM

Sole counsel for a young man charged with offences under the Terrorism Act 2006.

R v K

Sole counsel for a man charged with several offences under the Terrorism Act 2006 relating to encouragement of terrorism and dissemination of terrorist publications.

R v C

Robert represented a man charged with an attempted s. 18 wounding. Following Robert’s cross-examination of five independent witnesses, he made a successful submission of no case to answer.


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