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. He prides himself on quickly identifying the crux of a case, and on providing an attentive and proactive service to lay and professional clients like.

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 hearings.

Recent Cases:

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

R v Diini

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 Hamid

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 Shoaib

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 Stannard

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

R v Keeling

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 McGeown

Represented a former soldier alleged to have committed fraud whilst working for an army charity. The client was acquitted

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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