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Recent Cases

  • R v. I [Huntingdon] 2017

    Conspiracy to obtain criminal property

    Paul Walker led Jonathan Reuben in this complex conspiracy to obtain criminal property. A £300,000 fraud which bore remarkable similarities to the film ‘Catch me if you can’. 

  • R v. Gutteridge [Portsmouth] 2016

    Possession of Class A drugs

    Paul Walker acted for this defendant, cleared of possession with intent to supply cocaine. Mr Gutteridge was found in possession of £5,000 worth of 87% pure cocaine. On his mobile telephone were messages relating to drugs supply. The Crown`s drug`s expert, Michael Ellis, was convinced that Mr Gutteridge was involved in the supply of drugs and told the jury so. Paul suggested a number of alternative theories to the expert in his cross-examination.  The defence was that he was about to throw away the drugs and the messages related to his management of an escort agency. Mr Ellis rubbished any suggestion that his conclusions were wrong. Mr Gutteridge was unanimously acquitted.

  • R v. B [Guildford YC] 2016

    Rape of 6 year old boy

    Paul Walker defended in this rape of a 6 year old boy. The defendant was a 15 year old boy. The case was particularly challenging as the defendant suffered from extreme learning difficulties. Paul successfully argued that he should benefit from an intermediary. Although convicted, Paul was able to persuade the District Judge to impose a non-custodial sentence.

  • R v. Walker [Lewes] 2016

    Violent Disorder

    Paul Walker defended in this Violent Disorder. Mr Walker was said to have been at the heart of an “orgy of violence” that followed a March for England in Brighton. The CCTV showed Mr Walker hitting people with an umbrella and charging across The Lanes at a rival group. Once the CCTV had been scrutinised by Paul and re-presented to the jury from the defence perspective Mr Walker was acquitted.

  • R v. Searle [Lewes] 2015

    Gangland Double Murder

    Paul Walker was led by Peter Rouch QC in this Gangland double murder case, the notorious Hastings murders dating back to 2001. Trial involved the consideration of thousands of pages of evidence collated over a period of 14 years.

  • R v. Traynor [Taunton] 2015


    Paul Walker successfully represented this man charged with rape. The defendant accepted entering the bedroom of a woman and touching her leg as she slept. The complainant had alleged that Mr Traynor had demanded to have sex. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty less than 30 minutes after retiring.

  • R v. Ymeraj & ors [Portsmouth] 2015

    Paul Walker acted as eading junior for the “Albanian connection” in a 14 handed conspiracy to supply cocaine trial. The case concerned a “multi million pound” drugs operation and lasted for 8 weeks. Instructed by Edward Hayes LLP, junior Hannah Smith.

  • R v. Spruhan [Chichester] 2015

    Arson with Intent to Endanger Life

    Paul Walker successfully represented this defendant charged with Arson with intent to endanger life. Mr Spruhan had poured petrol over his sister-in-law in a busy Waitrose store. He had then lit the petrol, which burned until a brave shopper somehow put out the fire. Following a trial and detailed analysis of the CCTV, Mr Spruhan (who did not give evidence) was found not guilty of arson with intent to endanger life.

  • R v. Carella [Hove] 2015

    Child Prostitution

    Paul Walker represented this defendant who was cleared after a Multi-handed child prostitution trial. Mr Carella was D2, his case necessitated a cut-throat defence with D1, who was represented by a QC.Mr Carella was found Not Guilty, whilst all the other main defendants, including D1 were convicted.

  • R v. Zharra & ors [Portsmouth] 2014

    Conspiracy to Supply Class A drugs

    Paul Walker led Charlotte Hole for the 2nd defendant in this large-scale conspiracy to supply cocaine, an 8 week "professional drug dealing" case. Paul Walker persuaded the crown to serve the full telephonic evidence totalling 20,000 pages. Despite his conviction and the crown`s allegation that he was a “major player” Mr Zharra received a sentence of only 8 years imprisonment following Paul`s plea in mitigation.The 1st defendant received a sentence of 15 years.

  • R v. Miller [Portsmouth] 2014

    Attempted Murder

    Paul Walker defended Mr Miller a 76 year old retired businessman who had plunged a kitchen knife into his wife`s back. He had said “you will die now”. When the police arrived Mr Miller had told them that he had tried to kill his wife. Mr Miller was acquitted of attempted murder.

  • R v. CC [Southampton] 2013

    Child Abuse

    Paul Walker led Charlotte Hole in this trial involving multiple counts of sexual and physical abuse of 7 children. Defendant had significant learning difficulties.  Analysis of large volumes of social services and school records was neccessary.

Notable Cases

  • R v. Noon [Portsmouth] 2011

    International Paedophile Ring

    Paul Walker led Rishi Nathwani for the main defendant in this 6 week international paedophile ring trial. Their client was the mother of the abused children and the case attracted worldwide publicity. The Crown`s suggested starting point upon sentence was 13 years imprisonment. The Recorder of Portsmouth`s sentence, following mitigation, was 4 years imprisonment.

    Following an Attorney General's reference, the Court of Appeal in March 2012 increased the Sentence of this defendant to 8 years.