Organised Crime

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Chambers enjoys a reputation that is second to none in the defence of allegations of serious and organised crime, recognised nationally and internationally for providing advice and representation of the highest quality in the most serious high-profile criminal trials. Outstanding advocacy coupled with the provision of considered, sensitive and perceptive legal advice are the hallmarks of our approach. The unrivalled breadth of experience that our senior practitioners possess ensures that those charged with the most serious offences can expect rigorous and fearless representation of the highest quality.

Members of Chambers have been instructed in many of the leading and significant criminal trials of the last decade including:

Serious Armed Robberies
R v Rusha & Ors - CCC - £53 million Tonbridge Securicor Robbery
Operation Arnulf - Kingston CC - Armed robberies spanning 18 months and involving 30 defendants
Operation Anglian - CCC – Multiple armed robberies and cash in transit robberies

Conspiracies, Supplies & Importation of Drugs
Operation Goseberry - Blackfriars CC - 4 tonne cannabis importation
Operation Display - Class A drugs value over £100 million
Operation Incrusto - Liverpool CC - £60 million conspiracy to import heroin
Operation Karnak - Southwark “Flower Gang” £45 million conspiracy to supply cannabis. 
Operation Leonin - Conspiracy to supply 300 kgs of cocaine

Kidnap & Blackmail
Operation Glenleigh - Professional kidnap gang
Operation Headland - Professional kidnap as part of armed robbery
Operation District  - Winchester CC - Blackmail by animal rights campaigners

R v W  & Ors - Liverpool CC - Multi-handed importation of Class A drugs and large scale gun smuggling
Southwark CC - Importation of Handguns/silencers etc for supply to professional gangs

Money Laundering
R-v-Xin Li - Southwark CC - Money laundering conspiracy involving the largest seizure in Western Europe, to date, of counterfeit DVDs
R-v-Agidi - Southwark CC - Allegations of corruption at the highest political levels in Nigeria in relation to the proposed introduction of Identity Cards.
R v Yan Li - Birmingham CC - Large scale money laundering following Morecambe Bay cockle picking disaster
R v. Ravandi - Harrow CC - £1 billion worldwide money laundering by private bank.
R v. Ali - Croydon CC - Money laundering organisation run from Dubai in excess of £20 million.
Operation Eaglewood - Woolwich CC - International money laundering case involving the dispersal of £100 million byn Directors of various Bureau de Change and organised criminals
R v. Ford & ors, Southwark Crown Court - Conspiracy - Money Laundering by Solicitors and a Legal Executive - Carousel fraud involving in excess of £200 million

People Trafficking
R v Khowapon & Ors - People trafficking and largest internet brothel operation in UK