Cathy Ryan

year of call :

1997

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Homicide and Corporate Manslaughter

R v SU; Central Criminal Court (2016): Led by QC in case where defendant charged with murdering fellow rough-sleeper and depositing his remains in the river.

R v KD; Central Criminal Court (2015); Court of Appeal (2016): Led by QC in case where defendant was charged with joint enterprise murder of criminal associate who owed money.  Conviction successfully overturned on appeal.

R v SN; Central Criminal Court (2015): Led by QC in case alleging defendant and three others were involved in a shooting of innocent bystanders causing the death of one and serious injury to another.  Prosecution depended on evidence of former gang member.  Following repeated requests by the defence for disclosure of circumstances in which witness came forward, prosecution offered no evidence.

R v HS; Croydon CC (2014): Fight between rival businessmen where defendant alleged to have wielded a meat cleaver causing multiple skull fractures leaving the brain exposed, a fractured patella and partial amputation of two fingers.  Defendant acquitted of attempted murder.

R v AK; Kingston CC (2014): Defendant charged with attempted murder of his ex-girlfriend whom he had met in her capacity as a sex worker. 

R v HA; Woolwich CC (2012): Defendant charged with attempted murder following unprovoked knife attack on random member of the public.  Plea to GBH accepted following submissions regarding the defendant’s low IQ, history of vulnerability and suspected foetal alcohol syndrome.

R v TH; Central Criminal Court (2012): Led by QC in manslaughter case where defendant alleged to have pursued victim in course of a robbery attempt.  Victim fell into the road and was killed.

R v SZ; Central Criminal Court (2012): Led by QC in murder trial. First time a defendant attended court in a hospital bed throughout the proceedings owing to extensive paralysis following a suicide attempt.

R v WK; Wood Green CC (2012): Defendant tried for attempting to kill the ex-husband of his partner after the victim had secured custody of the children in bitterly contested family proceedings.

R v CL; Central Criminal Court (2011): Defendant accused of murdering owner of a “crack house”.

R v TJ; Central Criminal Court (2010): Led by QC in murder trial where defendant alleged to have lured victim to location where he was killed by co-defendant who bore him a grudge following their time together in prison.  Defendant acquitted.

R v GD; Central Criminal Court (2009): Led by QC in trial alleging the joint enterprise murder in the course of inter-gang violence.