Liam Gregory

Liam is an experienced criminal law advocate who both defends and prosecutes serious and complex cases at the Crown Court.

Year of Call:- 2004 (The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn)

Areas of Work

Regulatory Law

Extradition

Education:-

            MA (Hons) Psychology - St Andrews University

            Graduate Diploma in Law - University of Westminster

            Bar Vocational Course - BPP Law School

Notable Recent Cases

R v S - Aylesbury Crown Court

Acted on behalf of S who was accused of raping his partner; case required the careful cross examination of vulnerable witnesses through an interpreter.

R v R – Isleworth Crown Court

Secured the acquittal of R who was charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm following a stabbing which resulted in the collapsed lung of the complainant.

R v W – Snaresbrook Crown Court

Successfully defended W who was accused of supplying cannabis by mail order to a wide network of clients through the UK and then attempting to launder the proceeds from the sale of drugs through various scam rental properties.

R v E

Secured the acquittal of E, who was accused of supplying nitrous oxide at a music festival, by showing that there was such a significant break in the chain of evidence that a Jury could not possibly convict E.

R v Trevor Monk – Central Criminal Court (Old Bailey)

Represented Mr Trevor Monk throughout his two day sentence hearing at the Old Bailey for the production of videos in which he filmed himself sexually abusing girls as young as 8 years old whilst in Thailand; Mr Trevor Monk received a sentence of 19 years imprisonment although this was successfully reduced on appeal to 17 years.

Trevor Monk’s case was widely reported by the BBC and other news outlets:-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35384514

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/638235/Paedophile-jailed-Trevor-Monk-Erith

R v Andrew Kapta – Blackfriars Crown Court

Instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service to prosecute Mr Andrew Kapta for shoving a ticket inspector onto the railway track moments before a high speed train arrived in the station; the case was widely covered by various news agencies including the Daily Mail, the Sun, ITV and the Evening Standard.

http://www.itv.com/news/london/2016-11-18/moment-a-violent-man-pushed-his-victim-onto-tracks-caught-on-cctv-video/

R v H – Southwark Crown Court

Defended a man that the daily mail dubbed “a love rat thief” because of his propensity to use his “sexual wiles” to steal from others.

Other Legal Work

Prior to joining Chambers Liam Gregory worked as a Solicitor for Legal 500 Criminal law firms Saunders Law Ltd, Clarke Kiernan Solicitors and Powell Spencer & Partners.

Notable cases conducted by Liam whilst working as a Solicitor include:-

R v B – Woolwich Crown Court

Successfully represented a defendant charged with attempting to murder three police officers; the defendant had repeatedly shot at the Police Officers using a sawn off shotgun.

R v Dobani & Others – Kingston Crown Court

Secured the acquittal of Mr Dobani who had been accused of being part of a gang of armed robbers who stole £40,000.00 worth of phones from Phones 4U in Peckham.

R v M – Lewes Crown Court

Successfully defended M who was accused of multiple historic rapes, indecent assaults and voyeurism.  Allegations of rape and sexual assault covered a period of over 20 years.

R v C & Another – Maidstone Crown Court

Acted on behalf of Mr Gerrard Carroll who was prosecuted for running a chain of brothels across the South East of England and trafficking women from Thailand to serve the brothels.

R v H – Sevenoaks Magistrates’ Court

Acted on behalf of H who pleaded guilty to and was then sentence for causing death by driving without due care and attention.

R v S

Instructed to advise and represent a Catholic Priest accused of engaging in a campaign of predatory sexual abuse directed towards children, particularly young boys, over a period of 30 years.

Extradition

Whilst working at Saunders Law Ltd in addition to conducting general criminal cases Liam was also the head of the extradition department.

Greece v M & Others – Westminster Magistrates’ Court

Successfully secured the discharge of M from a European Arrest Warrant issued by Greece; M’s extradition to Crete was sought by the Greek Government in order that he could serve an outstanding sentence of 13 years imprisonment. 

http://www.saunders.co.uk/saunders-law-secures-discharge-for-client-arrested-on-greek-european-arrest-warrant/

Reported Case:-

R v Timothy Wakeman [2011] EWCA Crim 1649 – Instructed Solicitor for Mr Timothy Wakeman in his successful appeal against sentence for child abduction.  The case considered the extent of “lawful control” for the purposes of Section 2(1) of the Child Abduction Act 1984.

Additional Responsibilities

Liam is a member of the 9 King’s Bench Walk Tenancy and Pupillage Committee, regularly writes articles on the law for the Chambers website and accepts direct access cases.

He also runs training sessions for Special Constables to familiarise them with the process of giving evidence in Court and conducting interviews under caution.

Published Article:-

The Missing Interview Tape (23/3/2015 Bloomsbury Law Online)

http://www.bloomsburylawonline.com/corporate/missing-interview-tape-disclosure-issues/

Professional Memberships:-

·      Extradition Lawyers Association

·      Criminal Bar Association

·      Society of Conservative Lawyers

News

Graeme Molloy prosecutes man accused of racially abusing MP
Graeme was instructed by the Crown to prosecute in the sentence of Andrzejv Gajowniczeka, a Polish National, who had pleaded guilty to racially aggravated intentional harassment, alarm and distress

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James Dick appointed as Rape List Counsel
Congratulations to Jim Dick on his successful application to join the Rape and Serious Sexual Abuse Panel Counsel list. Chambers are delighted to see a valuable addition to the strong team of Rape List Counsel at 9KBW.

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Julian Jones and John Ojakovoh appointed as Serious Fraud Office Panel Counsel
Chambers are delighted to announce that following their successful applications, Julian Jones has joined panel A and John Ojakovoh Panel B of SFO External Counsel. Many congratulations to both of them.

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9 KBW OIC Roadshow and Mock Trials feature in The Times
Chambers highly successful Roadshow and Mock Trial programme was featured in an article by “The Brief” on August 9th 2017. The article outlined the growth of the Roadshow from birth to present day and showcased the work our tireless team undertake in the training of police Officers.

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John Ojakovoh instructed in cyber crime case
John Ojakovoh has been instructed to prosecute in R v Esteves at Blackfriars Crown Court

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