Crown Court judges preside over Crown Court proceedings and will deal with all preliminary hearings and sentencing. If however you are facing a trial you will be tried by a Judge and Jury, the Jury being 12 randomly selected people, usually from the borough or neighbouring borough of the Court that you are in.
When your case is sent to the Crown Court this can be a very daunting and frightening experience. At SKR Legal Solicitors, our experienced Crown Court advocates and clerks will put you at ease and handle every aspect of your case with the upmost diligence and expertise. You can have confidence that you are with a highly experienced team of solicitors ready to fight for your rights. Furthermore, our team of Crown Court advocates will ensure that your case is properly and professionally prepared and presented to the court.
In addition we can call upon the expertise of independent barristers in appropriate cases. Legal aid is available in the Crown Court but will be means tested. The court may order a contribution to be paid towards defence cost.
R v Umber Farrouq & Others
2014Our client was accused of three separate charges of engaging sexual activity with a minor. Following a two week trial at Stafford Crown Court our client was the only defendant out of six to be completely acquitted.
R v Q
Old Bailey£5 million counterfeit Microsoft DVDS
R v Amratlal Bava & Others (2007)
Leicester Crown CourtRepresenting one of the main defendants in 30-defendant case involving allegations of conspiracy to facilitate illegal immigration into the European Union and United States of America and money laundering.
R v Naqib Mohammed
2014We successfully defended our client who was charged for Robbery for over £5000 at the William Hill Bookies. He was acquitted on the first day of the trial due discrepancies of his identification and the Prosecution offered no further evidence.
R v Harriman & Others
2010This case involved stealing more than 27 tonnes of rail cable all over the country costing the tax payer 1 million pounds and causing more than 300 hours of train delay. Our client was the only one not to face prison and received a suspended sentence for two years.
R v Shah & Others
Operation Keats (2013)Police investigating into handling stolen goods in shops within the Normanton, Derby area where it had been alleged that the accused had been selling stolen mobile phones and laptops within their shops. After an abuse of process argument all charges had been dropped against our client.
R v M
Leicester Crown CourtConspiracy to facilitate sham marriages.
R v Abdalla
2012Our client was charged in 2011 for an allegation of historical rape dated back to 2003. In defending our client we uncovered failures in the police investigation and failure to follow up leads. In lead up to the trial, the Prosecution in response to our concerns spoke to the complainant who admitted she lied.