Areas of Expertise

Justin has developed a wealth of experience in cases of Homicide, Drug Importation and Supply, Serious Violence, Sexual Offences and Fraud. Whilst the majority of Justin’s practice consists of representing Defendants, he also prosecutes a wide range of criminal offences involving Drugs and Serious Violence, as a Level 3 Prosecutor.

Justin is known for his forensic cross-examination, engaging manner and persuasive speeches. He combines these facets with a meticulous knowledge of his cases, and ensures that he takes particular care in building a strong rapport with his lay clients.

Recent Cases

Operation Union (2017-2018)

Instructed, in this ongoing prosecution, on behalf of an individual charged with Conspiracy to Commit Fraud and Perverting the Course of Justice, in this trial fixed for ten weeks in the Crown Court at Birmingham.

Operation Emboss (2017-2018)

Currently representing an individual, in this ongoing prosecution, charged with Conspiring to Import Drugs into the United Kingdom. Forensic analysis of many thousands of pages of telecommunications evidence undertaken. The trial is anticipated to conclude in early 2018.

Operation Canvas (2017)

Represented an individual charged with Conspiring to Convey Drugs, and other illegal articles, into prisons. Forensic analysis of many thousands of pages of evidence and surveillance footage. The case is currently the subject of a BBC documentary.

Operation Orchard (2017)

Represented an individual charged with Conspiracy to Supply Drugs and Conspiracy to Conceal Criminal Property. In excess of 10,000 pages of evidence had to be meticulously analysed.

R v Smith (2017)

Represented a Student Nurse charged with Rape, amongst other offences. Forensic analysis of thousands of pages of telecommunications evidence had to be undertaken, to demonstrate the level of contact between the client and the complainant in advance of the allegation.

R v Lewis (2017)

Prosecuted an individual, following a National Crime Agency investigation, charged with Importing Drugs into the United Kingdom from Jamaica. Expert evidence regarding the methods Organised Crime Groups use to evade custom controls was considered.

R v Keen (2017)

Represented an individual charged with offences of Causing Death by Dangerous Driving and Causing Serious Injury by Dangerous Driving. Consideration of significant amount of expert automotive evidence undertaken, together with issues of causation.

Operation Scimitar (2016-2017)

Led Junior for an individual charge with offences of Rape and Human Trafficking in this eight-week trial. Consideration of well in excess of 10,000 pages of evidence.


Justin enjoys an expanding Regulatory practice, regularly receiving instructions to prosecute and defend businesses and individuals in matters involving Consumer Protection, Unfair Commercial Practices, Counterfeit Goods, Food Safety, Health and Safety Act offences and Environmental offences.

Justin is keen to advise as early on as possible in proceedings, in order to achieve the optimum outcome for both his lay and professional clients. He is always available to advise in writing or in conference, from the outset of any investigation through to the conclusion of proceedings.


Justin acts for both Claimants and Defendants in Personal Injury matters, and is regularly instructed in both Multi-Track and Fast Track matters involving:

  • Fraud;
  • Occupier’s Liability;
  • Employer’s Liability;
  • Road Traffic Accidents;
  • Credit Hire;
  • Product Liability;
  • Highways Act claims.

Justin has a particular interest in alleged fraudulent claims, due to the crossover between this area and his criminal practice.


Qualifications

The University of Manchester BA Hons Law with Politics

Manchester Metropolitan University BVC

CPS Advocate Panel – Level 3

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