News and Events - Criminal Defence

25th May 2023News

Peter Lownds and Neelam Gomersall’s client acquitted of sophisticated conspiracy to supply Class A and B drugs using novel anti-surveillance methods

Their client was said to have played a leading role in a sophisticated organised crime group responsible for distributing multiple kilograms of high-purity cocaine and cannabis across the South of England. The OCG used new and sophisticated methods of communication using encrypted “GSM interceptor” handsets and “Cloud 9 CLI spoofing sims.” This method, described by […]

9th May 2023News

EncroChat drugs conspiracy: acquittal for Will Martin and Eleanor Fox at close of prosecution case

Will Martin, leading Eleanor Fox, represented one of three defendants (‘RO’) at St Albans Crown Court charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs. Operation Hanaster was an investigation into an organised crime network in the Watford area. The criminal group orchestrated the supply of multi-kilo quantities of cocaine, operating both wholesale and “street-dealing” drug […]

5th May 2023News

Gudrun Young KC acts for Russian banker acquitted of voyeurism

Following a 4 day trial at Inner London Crown Court the jury acquitted the Defendant of a single count of voyeurism.  He was arrested at Cannon Street train station on 10th December 2021 when a woman, who had travelled into Cannon Street for a night out in London, used the female toilets and claimed he […]