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Roxanne Aisthorpe accepts instructions for both the defence and the Crown across a full range of criminal matters. Roxanne has a particular interest in serious organised crime and financial crime. To this end, she has amassed valuable experience in large white collar investigations as well as developing a burgeoning practice in advising corporate clients in criminal and pseudo–criminal proceedings.
After finishing the Bar Vocational Course, Roxanne worked in Japan and spent a period of time working for an international law firm, Kojima Law, in Tokyo. Prior to coming to the Bar, Roxanne worked for the Home Office dealing with asylum applications and cases of human trafficking, this included interviewing applicants, making decisions and advocacy at the Immigration Tribunal. This grounding in immigration law is invaluable when dealing with criminal cases with an immigration dimension or clients who have immigration issues.
CPS Panel appointments
General Crime Level 2
Conspiracy to Cheat the Public Revenue – HMRC – Disclosure counsel for multi-million pound case involving allegations against eleven defendants of conspiracy to cheat the public revenue.
Attempted Murder – David Russell – Led junior in attempted murder case in which the defendant had planned the offence whilst the victim was flying from the US to the United Kingdom having met him on the internet.
Historic sexual assault by penetration – R v. SB – Secured acquittal of man of good character against allegations of historic sexual abuse from two cousins. His father had pleaded guilty to offences alleged by one of those cousins against him.
PWITS A – R v. G – Secured conviction in case where youth seen throwing object and Kinder Egg case found containing heroin and cocaine but no DNA evidence.
Conspiracy to defraud – R v. Wan & Amiratashani – Successfully prosecuted two co–defendants of conspiracy to defraud at £68,000 involving the purchase of gift cards then used to obtain high–value watches.
The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple