Criminal Law Specialists
We routinely represent clients facing some of the more serious allegations. Once again we would hand pick the most experienced counsel to defend our clients. Over the years we have accumulated a wealth of experience in finding gaps in the prosecution case. In addition we pay particular attention to an extensive and thorough examination of the unused material in each investigation. We have found that this approach gives us the edge when seeking to undermine the prosecution case before the courts.
Middleweeks Solicitors have been involved in the leading case on disclosure (R v H & C) in which we represented (C). This case resulted in the acquittal of (C) on the prosecution's failure to disclose key evidence. The case is highly regarded as the leading case on disclosure and was decided in the House of Lords.
Serious Crime We Have Successfully Defended
LARGE SCALE DRUGS CONSPIRACIES
UNDER COVER OPERATIONS INVOLVING COVERT LISTENING DEVICES
CASES INVOLVING INFORMANTS
Notable Criminal Cases
Over the years, we have been instructed in many of the most serious and complex criminal cases throughout the country. Due to our vast experience and knowledge of the law, we have been able to challenge cases to the highest courts in the country including the House of Lords (now the Supreme Court). Below is a selection of our notable cases.
R v GPP
This was a complex investigation and subsequent prosecution brought by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). Our client was an architect charged with Conspiracy to Defraud involving six construction projects. At the time, the trial was thought to be the longest in British history.
R v J and DS
A two-year operation which took investigators to Hungary, Portugal, Spain, Slovakia, Austria and France as they pursued the gang for flooding the Midlands with £35m contraband cigarettes. In total 18 people were charged. Our client was acquitted of all charges.
R v C
This was a complex international money laundering case involving Hundi/Hawala banking. The prosecution alleged that millions of pounds were laundered via Dubai and Pakistan. The defence necessitated detailed enquiries by travelling to Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. This followed a bail application which was successful in our clients release from custody.