Jim acted for Antonio Boparan who pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving on 7th March 2019. The original accident had occurred in 2006, but the injured child did not pass away until October 2015. The Judge concluded that the “starting point” that would have applied at the time of the accident (bearing in [...]
Jim acted for Aled Gray at the conclusion of the Operation Zeus series of cases. The trials heard by the Court were a series arising from a long term, sophisticated covert police operation into dealing in class A drugs in North Wales. The drugs involved were cocaine and heroin in purportedly “industrial quantities”. It was [...]
Jim acted for BT who pleaded guilty to a section 20 wounding, having stabbed a relative and two onlookers after an argument at a party whilst under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Mr T received a suspended sentence and was ordered to perform community service.
Jim acted for LW who received a suspended sentence (after a period of deferred sentence) for a single count of section 20 wounding at Oxford Crown Court. The defendant’s case attracted considerable notoriety with many sections of the media calling for a more severe sentence and criticising the sentence as being too lenient, the defendant [...]
Jim acted for X, a man of effective good character with no other suggestion of sexual impropriety who faced trial on a single count that related to an incident 35 years ago. It was alleged X had assaulted a young family member at a party. The jury acquitted X.
Jim acted for X, a man of impeccable character and a professional driver who was charged with causing death by careless driving after the vehicle he was driving came off a hill top road and caused severe injuries to the accused and to his passenger, who sadly later died. The prosecution case depended on expert [...]
Jim (Instructed by Neil Blundell of Eversheds Sutherland) acted for a senior executive caught up in the SFO investigation into Barclays bank. After drafting representations on behalf of the client they were ultimately not charged with any criminal offence despite an investigation by the SFO into fund raising during the financial crash in 2008 that [...]
Jim acted for a high profile PLC “X” who were under investigation for allegedly employing investigators to access confidential data belonging to business rivals. The data included allegedly hacked emails and other confidential data that were of significance in assessing the rivals business capabilities, and it was alleged that the material was accessed in order [...]
Jim acted for the son of a high profile diplomat and entrepreneur under investigation for harassment and other offences including drugs offences. The allegations arose after the break-up of a relationship and involved complaints made about a huge number of postings on social media platforms (What’s App, Instagram and Facebook) where it was alleged that [...]
Jim acted for X, a woman of previous impeccable character who was cleared of supplying drugs in a nightclub and possession with intent to supply of a larger sum seized on her property during a police raid.
Jim acted for ND before an Ethics Board of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF); he faced charges arising out of the investigation into corruption in relation to Russian doping and misleading an ethics investigation. ND was cleared of any suggestion of corruption and whilst he was dismissed from his job he is not [...]
Jim acted for a young Premier League player charged with breaches of the betting rules. Following representations, all charges were dropped.
Jim acted for Chelsea Football Club in relation to a charge of failing to control their players in a premier league match against Manchester City.
Jim acted for Jonjo Shelvey of Newcastle United in relation to an allegation that on or around the 87th minute of the match between Newcastle United FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers FC on 17 September 2016 he used abusive and/or insulting words towards Romain Saiss.
Jim secured the acquittal of his client (RD) who was accused of being involved in a plan to shoot a man to death. The Crown alleged that the gunmen had shouted “Rebecca wants you dead” before firing a shotgun at point blank range. At the close of the prosecution case Jim successfully persuaded the trial [...]
In March 2016 Jim acted for the Chelsea player charged with misconduct after the Premier League game v Everton. During 2015/2016 Jim has been advising in relation to corruption allegations in football and athletics.
In the Spring of 2016 Jim acted for X, a professional footballer formerly under contract to a Premier League Club who was acquitted of sexual assault after a 3 day trial in South East England.
Jim acted for S, a Solicitor who was tried on allegations of cheating the revenue in relation to a land transfer where it was alleged stamp duty was unlawfully avoided. After a 5 week trial S was acquitted on all counts.
Jim acted for Rotherham United before the FDC on a charge of fielding an ineligible player.
Jim acted for a Director of a building company acquitted of all offences after the death of an employee killed after a fall from height whilst at work.