Year of Call: 2012
- LLb (Hons) Law - University of Buckingham
- CLAS – Qualified Duty Solicitor Status
Areas of Work
Graeme practises exclusively in criminal law and has experience in serious and complex crime acting as both leading and junior counsel in matters involving organised crime, conspiracy to supply Class A drugs, Firearms and Drug importation, serious violence, and sexual offences.
Graeme appears on the CPS Serious Crime Panel and the CPS London and the South Eastern Advocates Panel.
Violent Crime and Murder
R. v. C - Double jeopardy murder led by Mr. Andrew Jefferies QC. The appellant had previously been convicted of section 18 GBH having stabbed the complainant in the temple with a screw driver; after ten years the complainant passed away.
R. v. B - Instructed to defend one of two defendants charged with attempted murder. Defendant acquitted.
R. v. S - Defendant charged with affray and possession of an offensive weapon. The defendant is said to have had an altercation outside a house early one evening. He latterly attended the address armed with a machete with a group of other males who were equally armed and threatened serious harm to the occupants. Following a 3-day trial where four witnesses supported the Crown’s case the defendant was unanimously acquitted by the jury in less than an hour.
R. v. M-F – Instructed by the CPS to prosecute a Portuguese national charged with GBH; a road rage incident.
R. v. JW – Instructed to prosecute a man charged with stabbing his girlfriend outside of her flat.
R. v. BC – Instructed to defend a man who robbed the complainant in his own home stealing cash before which the complainant was threatened with a firearm.
R. v. LB – Instructed to prosecute a man charged with GBH with Intent. Defendant had stabbed the complainant multiple times with a knife.
Serious Organised Crime
Operation Arua– Instructed as Leading Counsel to prosecute an 8-handed drug conspiracy with multiple Counts involving close to a million pages of evidence.
R. v. BU et al – Instructed to defend a man charged, along with 18 others, with Conspiracy to supply a class A drug. This was an organized crime group operating both nationally and internationally supplying uncut cocaine through a huge network across the country.
Operation Flaruit – Instructed to prosecute a case of possessing a firearm (and ammunition) with intent to endanger life investigated by Operation Trident.
Operation Birthroot – Instructed by the International Justice and Organised Crime Division to prosecute two men charged with importing significant quantities of Class A, B, and C drugs, along with Firearms and ammunition.
R. v. MN et al – Instructed to defend a man charged with being involved with an international conspiracy to import class A drugs as part of an organised crime group.
Operation Uncore – Instructed as a led junior by the CPS International Justice and Organised Crime Division to prosecute a man charged with creating an encryption software that could be used to introduce viruses to third party computers.
R. v. D-G, G, & M – Instructed to prosecute a trial of three young men of historic armed robberies. Originally the case was dropped against the defendants until cell-site evidence secured some years later.
R. v. H – Instructed to defend a defendant charged with a single count of robbery of a G4S cash delivery to the NatWest bank. Secured a suspended sentence order for the defendant.
R. v. MS, AR, & JI – Instructed to prosecute three men for robbing an off-duty police officer.
R. v. FS – Instructed to prosecute a man charged, along with another, of adducing a man to come to a secluded station where he was robbed with a metal iron bar that was also used to beat him severely.
R. v. MT – instructed to prosecute a man charged with sexual assault and exposure. Opponent was Max Hill QC in his final trial before becoming DPP.
R. v. TB – Instructed to defend a defendant who was charged with four Counts of marital rape over a 20-year period and sexual assault.
R. v. SH – Instructed to defend a defendant charged with rape of a child under 13, Incitement of a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity, abduction.
R. v. JDR – Instructed by the CPS to prosecute an ex-headmaster of Stowe school who was charged with sexual assault of a child on the tube system.
R. v. KM – Instructed to defend a man charged with a number of others with fraud and possessing criminal property where corporate bank accounts had been accessed via a scam and the use of a corrupt bank manager.
R. v. C – Instructed by the CPS to prosecute a defendant who was extradited from the Ukraine to face charges of fraud where he has assumed the identity of his friend to secure access to a pension lump sum, redundancy settlement, and other financial benefits.
R. v. Y – Instructed by the CPS to prosecute a lady charged with fraud. It is said she used her elderly and sick father’s bank cards and accessed his bank accounts whilst he was out of the country.
High Court Matters
R. v. Buckle  EWCA Crim 229 Court of Appeal – The appellant having pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity to an offence of causing serious harm through dangerous driving was sentenced to 42 months imprisonment the maximum penalty being 60 months. The sentencing Recorder placed the case at the top end of the statutory maximum. This appeal was of some importance as this was a new offence for which there were no sentencing guidelines. The Court of Appeal addressed the question of guidelines and held that ‘...in each case, the Court is entitled to determine, on the individual facts of that case, whether a starting point at – or very close to – the maximum level is warranted.’
R. (on the application of Ukaegbu) v Northampton Crown Court (2013) QBD (Admin) (Turner J) 04/09/2013 Reported – The short issue was whether a Judge was correct in revoking bail following the defendant’s recall on licence. The court held: “[I have] difficulty in understanding conceptually how the revocation of the claimant's licence made a difference in terms of whether or not his bail should be withdrawn in a subsequent decision. The revocation of his licence was effectively a decision not made by a court and not one that was based on any additional features which are relevant to the other matters characteristic to the context of a bail application, such as likelihood to commit offences whilst on bail and the other well-known issues.
R v Clift  EWCA Crim 2750 –The appellant was convicted of murder having 10 years previously been convicted of section 18 GBH. The trial Judge had admitted in to evidence the original section 18 conviction pursuant to section 74(3) of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984. It was argued that this was wrong in law as the original conviction was not ‘to do with the facts of the original case’ but was ‘the facts of the original case’. The argument was founded on the proposition that once the conviction was admitted the burden of proof shifted from the Crown to the appellant and that therefore the conviction in consequence was unsafe. Furthermore, even if the conviction was admissible, the Judge should have exercised his discretion pursuant to s.78 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 to exclude the evidence. The Court of Appeal having considered both written and oral submissions dismissed the appeal.
R v Francis  All ER (D) 47 (Jun) - Reported – The appellant was convicted after trial of dangerous driving. He had driven a Range Rover erratically at speed over a distance of some two-and-half miles, swerving from side to side having consumed some alcohol. Following conviction, the appellant was sentenced to 16 months imprisonment. The 16 months sentence was quashed and substituted with a sentence of 12 months.
Graeme has a passion for football and running. He enjoys reading, and exploring new places including places of historical interest. Graeme enjoys cooking and experiencing different foods from around the world. He enjoys spending time with his family, watching movies and historic documentaries.
Graeme is a member of the Criminal Bar Association and the South Eastern Circuit.
Mr Graeme Molloy is regulated by the Bar Standards Board, holds a current practising certificate and his details can be found on the BSB’s Barrister Register https://www.barstandardsboard.org.uk/regulatory-requirements/the-barristers'-register/
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