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 sexual assault, to terrorism.

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

Robert also has substantial experience defending in both criminal and civil confiscation heari

Notable Cases:

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

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. His client had been discovered in the back of a lorry with a man who later pleased guilty to an offence under s. 5 of the Terrorism Act. The case involved allegations of torture at the behest of the British Secret Service, and involved a number of ex-parte applications by the Crown. 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 to Naeem Mian QC 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 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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