Murder

• R v MI – Murder – Luton Crown Court
Our firm is presently representing a high profile murder, which took place in Luton.

• R v HM – Attempted Murder – Luton Crown Court
we are presently representing a 3 defendant case in which our client is accused of being involved with the attempted murder of another.

• R v CS – Murder- Luton Crown Court
Syed T Shah was instructed to represent the individual for murder. He represented the client in all 3 police station interviews at Luton police station. The client was charged with murder committed at the old cinema on George Street West Luton. Due to the competent representation, the client’s plea to manslaughter was accepted and the count of murder was not pursued by the prosecution.

• R v RG – Attempted Murder – Northampton Crown Court.
Mr. Syed T Shah was instructed to take the conduct of this case and to represent the individual accused of attempting to murder his partner, whom it was alleged he had stabbed multiple times.

Terrorism 

• Presently instructed to represent four individuals accused of terrorism offences in Sri Lanka. Individuals were stopped in Luton Airport, whilst entering into the UK.  All four have received bail by the counter terrorism unit.

• R v IA – Terrorism – Old Bailey (Central Criminal Court)
It was alleged our client was involved in 12 counts of section 2 of The Terrorism Act and 1 count of section 58 of The Terrorism Act. The crown attempted to show that our client was also preparing acts of terrorism which were successfully argued against and therefore the material was removed from being presented as evidence to the jury.

• Terrorism
The client was represented by Syed T Shah in an MI5 interview outside of The Police and Criminal Evidence Act. It was alleged our client was in Turkey and that he assisted in sending individuals to join ISIS in Syria. Our client was not charged with any offences.

Drugs

• R v SA – PWITS Class A -Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court
Our client was a solicitor accused of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs. The prosecution alleged the DNA profile found on the drugs matched our client’s. We successfully argued for further disclosure and evidence that can undermine the prosecution case and our client was acquitted.

• R v AK and others – Conspiracy To Supply Class A Drugs- Luton Crown Court
Our Client was accused of being part of a drug supply network. This investigation involved complex telephone evidence, which the prosecution used to demonstrate drug supply within Luton.

• R v TH and others – Conspiracy to supply Class A Drugs- Manchester Minshall Crown Court
We are presently representing our client who is accused of supplying 12 kg of Class A drugs within Greater Manchester. This is a case of high complexity and will involve thousands of pages of prosecution evidence.

Fraud

• R v AH – Conspiracy To Commit Fraud (Operation Falcon) – Snaresbrook Crown Court
Syed T Shah was represented to represent our client who was accused of conspiring to commit fraud through his mortgage company. This was a complex fraud operation with prosecution papers going into thousands. It was alleged our client was advertising his services on Asian satellite channels offering mortgages to those who are unable to secure a high street mortgage. During the trial, there were many successful legal arguments raised and the amounts of money which the prosecution was alleging was successfully reduced.

• R v AH & Others – Conspiracy to Commit Fraud & Fraudulent Trading – Snaresbrook Crown Court
Our client was an estate agent accused of taking deposits from customers with the promise of providing tenancy through his estate agency which he failed to do.After lengthy negotiations, the prosecution agreed to offer no evidence on the conspiracy to commit fraud.

• R v JC and others – Conspiracy To Commit Fraud- Luton Crown Court
Our client was accused of laundering money through his western union and money gram outlets. This was a case which involved a great deal of complexity and over five thousand prosecution pages of evidence.

• R v HBX and others – Conspiracy To Commit Fraud And Money Launder- Southwalk Crown Court
We represented our client who was accused of laundering over one million pounds via the UK banking system on behalf of an organised crime network.

R v ZJ and others – Conspiracy To Defraud – Harrow Crown Court

Syed T Shah was instructed to represent a number of defendants in operation Kernow in which 19 defendants were charged with conspiracy to defraud and fraud by false representation in which it was alleged that this gang was responsible for over £1.1 million worth of loss to the insurance industry by staging accidents commonly known as ‘crash for cash.’

Others

•R v AN- Dangerous driving, causing serious injury- Luton Crown Court

Our client was charged with causing serious injury to his girlfriend who was a passenger in his car, during a police pursuit. This was a matter reported in the local and national press. As a result of the injuries the victim could only communicate with her eyes.

• R v JMC & others- Harrow Crown Court

We were instructed to represent our client on a two month trial at Harrow Crown Court, where our client was charged with conspiracy to commit GBH resulting from serious gang violence. It was alleged that this group was involved in the severing of a mans hand and for discharging a firearm in a drive by shooting. Our client was found not guilty on all counts in the indictment.

• R v CH- Dangerous driving- Luton Crown Court

We represented our client against whom it was alleged that he caused serious injury to a pedestrian which he struck three times over the speed limit during a police chase in Bury Park, Luton. The victim suffered life threatening injuries which was reported in the local and national press

 

•R v AA – Rape – Aylesbury Crown Court
We represented our client who was 20 years of age. It was alleged that he had committed two violent sexual assaults, including rape of the complainant. The complainant was exceptionally vulnerable and in poor health so restrictions were imposed on cross-examination. The jury returned the verdict of not guilty to both counts.

• R v RL – Sexual Assault – Luton Crown Court
We were instructed to represent our client who was accused of historical sexual assault going back to 25 years.

• R v WR – Section 18 GBH – Harrow Crown Court
The client was initially arrested and questioned in relation to an attempted murder. This charge was subsequently reduced to section 18 grievous bodily harm. During the trial, successful legal arguments were forwarded and it was accepted that identification of our client fell foul of R v Turnbull and our client was therefore successfully acquitted alongside his co-defendants.

• R v IG and others – Conspiracy To Money Launder – Southwalk Crown Court
This was a case which was heard before the resident judge. Our client was accused of being part of a major fraud conspiracy worth over a million pounds which was investigated by the national crime agency. It was alleged our client laundered money as part of this conspiracy. We successfully defended our client by making a successful section 78 application to have prosecution evidence not put before the jury, due to its prejudicial nature. After a lengthy trial, our client was found not guilty.

• R v AB and others – Conspiracy To Kidnap – Luton Crown Court
This was a case which was investigated by the major crime unit, in which our client and others were accused of conspiracy to kidnap, blackmail, possession of firearms with intent to endanger life and conspiracy to supply class A drugs. This was a case which was known as Operation Ericsson. This was a complex operation in which our client was accused of kidnap and torture. Our client pleaded guilty and we successfully argued against him being deemed dangerous, which would have meant a mandatory life sentence.

• R v MS and others- Armed Robbery- Luton Crown Court
We successfully defended our client who was accused of committing a knifepoint robbery. After a trial, our client was found not guilty by the jury.

• R v AI and others – Kidnap and S18 GBH – St Albans Crown Court
Our client was accused of kidnapping and seriously assaulting an individual who it was said by the crown was selling drugs on their behalf. At trial disclosure requests were made of the prosecution, which they failed to comply with and therefore made an offer to our client to plead guilty to affray with the kidnap and assault to be dropped. Our client along with the co-defendants pleaded guilty to the affray.

• R v SG and others – Conspiracy To Kidnap- Luton Crown Court
We are presently representing our client who has been charged with others for conspiracy to kidnap, conspiracy to commit GBH section 18 x2, possession with a firearm with intent to endanger life and dangerous driving. The prosecution allege tit for tat gang violence due to a postcode war which erupted in the Bedford and Kempston area and which has resulted in a kidnap and serious assault of an individual, the virtual severance of man’s arm and a drive-by shooting. The prosecution rely on youtube rap videos to demonstrate a propensity to commit violence and to glorify attacks.

• R v MS & Others – Rape – St Albans Crown Court
Syed T Shah Represented his client accused of Rape and serious sexual assault against two female accusers.
Our client was found not guilty after trial.

• R v SR – Conspiracy To Breach UK Immigration Law – Blackfriars Crown Court
Our client was a Registrar at Newham Registry Office and was charged with conspiring with others to breach UK immigration law by facilitating and registering sham marriages.

• R v SS – Conspiracy To Breach UK Immigration – Peterborough Crown Court
It was alleged our client entered into an agreement with an organised crime group who were trafficking individuals to the UK for sham marriages.

• R v QR – Perverting The Course Of Justice – Birmingham Crown Court
Our client was charged with perverting the course of justice, which stemmed from the murder at Tenby Road in August 2017.

• R v AA- Conspiracy To Blackmail – Birmingham Crown Court
Our client, along with six others was charged with 2 counts of conspiracy to blackmail. After a four week trial, he was found not guilty by the jury.

• R v SS and others- Section 18 GBH – Luton Crown Court
Our client was a 14-year-old who was charged with six others, in relation to a stabbing at Luton Railway Station after a gang feud.

• R v ZM and others- Threats to kill – Luton Crown Court
Our client was charged with honor based threats to kill. After a trial at Luton Crown Court, he was found not guilty along with his brother.

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