Alec regularly appears in both the Crown and Magistrates’ Courts both prosecuting and representing defendants. He is a CPS Advocate panel level 2 Prosecutor and regularly prosecutes and defends in Crown Court Trials. He appears in most criminal matters including the supply of controlled drugs, violence and offences against property. He also appears in Proceeds of Crime applications and in matters on behalf of the Probation Service.
Alec also appears on behalf of constabularies and the CPS in disclosure applications in the Family Court, using his knowledge of both jurisdictions to good effect to obtain vital information for ongoing investigations.
R v Mazzarello and Others  - Alec is being led in this multi-handed fraud trial in the Old Bailey as junior counsel for the third defendant in a complex importation fraud worth around £40million. The trial is currently adjourned awaiting an interlocutory appeal following a successful argument by the first defendant of ‘double jeopardy’ under EU law following his prosecution in Italy for the same acts.
R v Hutchinson, Barclay and Others  – Acting as junior counsel to Jason Taylor, Alec prosecuted in a four-handed assisting-an-offender case where the family and friends of Luchiano Barnes, the murderer in the original case, were accused of assisting him in fleeing the jurisdiction after the event. All four were found guilty, after a long trial involving complicated technical evidence.
BIS v Edwards  – Alec prosecuted this two-day regulatory trial for the Department of Business Innovation and Skills where the defendant was accused of dispersing his assets prior to declaring for bankruptcy. A guilty verdict was achieved following a straightforward presentation of the lengthy written evidence and a comprehensive cross-examination process.
R v Barnes and Others  – acted as the Crown disclosure junior in this complex Murder and Conspiracy case in Bristol Crown Court. The case involved complex points of law including a half-time appeal by the Crown against a terminatory ruling. It was subsequently the subject of the Channel 4 documentary ‘The Murder Detectives.’ The case resulted in the conviction of the lead defendant, Luchiano Barnes, of murder.
Police v Dumbleton  – successfully argued on behalf of the defendant to have this case dismissed in the Magistrates’ Court following numerous issues with disclosure and identification evidence.
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