Profile submitted by Matthew Sherratt QC
A specialist defence advocate with a wealth of experience as junior and leading junior in cases involving serious and complex crime. Junior counsel in a number of high profile cases including the millionaire businessman Nicholas Van Hoogstraten in the criminal hearings which resulted in his acquittal; Christopher Edward Buckingham “The Lord of Fraud; one of the Defendants in the Johnson Matthey Gold bullion robbery and in R v. Maxwell (Appellant)  UKSC 48. He also appeared in a number of important reported decisions including: Darmalingum v Secretary of State for Mauritius (PC)  WLR 2303; R (Mudie) v Dover Magistrates [2003} 2 WLR 1344 (CA); R v Van Hoogstraten  Crim LR 498; Att-Gen’s Ref (No.3 of 2004)  Crim.L.R 63,CA; R v. Maxwell  UKSC 48. Now a busy leading junior predominantly in cases of serious organised crime; fraud and money laundering. Recent high profile instructions include acting for supplier of 2 tonnes benzocaine to facilitate supply of cocaine, a multi-million pound boiler room fraud, the alleged bookkeeper for a high profile north London crime family, and attempted murder of a teenager in a gang melee. With a strong civil background regularly instructed to advise in respect of civil fraud and POCA claims.
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