John is a criminal and consumer law specialist, who prosecutes and defends in equal measure and with equal vigour.
John’s practice covers the full range of criminal offences. He is a grade 3 CPS prosecutor and a member of the Rape and Child Sexual Abuse prosecution panel. John also prosecutes for Local Authorities and other prosecuting agencies, with particular expertise in Trading Standards prosecutions.
A natural advocate, John is known for his adept cross–examinations and powerful mitigations and is recognised for his ability to make complex and weighty cases readily intelligible to a jury.
- Serious and Complex Crime
- Consumer Law
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Appointments & Memberships
- Criminal Bar Association
- Middle Temple
- Midland Circuit
Operation Greyhound (2018)
Leading junior for the Crown. 3 week trial. Discharge of a firearm during a car chase in a residential street in Birmingham, together with transfer of a firearm and class A drug offending. Click Here
Operation Saracen (2018)
Junior counsel for the Crown. Large class A and B ‘county lines’ conspiracies.
Operation Moonshine (2018)
Prosecuting alone. Dark web/credit card conspiracy. Dark web bitcoin transactions used to obtain details of US and Canadian credit cards, which were then used to make purchases in the UK. Click Here
Operation Intruder (2017/2018)
1 trial as junior counsel for the Crown, 1 trial prosecuting alone. A series of large-scale class A conspiracies.
Operation Beagle (2017)
Junior counsel for the Crown – 6 week trial. Large class A drugs conspiracy. Click Here
Operation Nacreous (2017)
Prosecuting alone. 3 week trial. Modern slavery and benefit fraud. Click Here
Operation Action (2017)
Prosecuting alone. 4 week trial. 350 fraudulent claims for almost £100,000 worth of ‘Delay Repay’ compensation from railway companies. Click Here
Operation Static and Operation Limit (2016/2017)
Operation Stingray (2016)
Prosecuting alone – conspiracy to steal. Gang of 10 youths stole 42 bicycles from London railway stations over the course of a year.
Operation Eased (2016)
1 trial as junior counsel for the Crown, 1 trial prosecuting alone. Supply of class A and B drugs and possession of a handgun. Click Here
Prosecuting alone. Importation of class A and B drugs with a street value in excess of £14 million. Click Here
Operation Starving (2015)
Junior counsel for the Crown in a multi-faceted fraud investigated and brought to court by the NCA/OCD. Purchasing of credit card details online, fraudulent use of merchant facilities, interception of emails and diversion of bank transfer mandates. Click Here
Operation Brimstone (2014)
Prosecuting alone for Leicestershire Trading Standards Service. 6 week trial. £800,000 rogue trader fraud. Click Here