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Liam Gregory

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

Education:-

MA (Hons) Psychology - St Andrews University

Graduate Diploma in Law - University of Westminster

Bar Vocational Course - BPP Law School

 

Areas of Work

Confiscation Hearings 

Regulatory Law

Extradition

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

He has received Judicial praise for his “high quality advocacy skills” as well as “thoroughness, sound judgement and insight”. 

His decision making and case strategy have been described as “perfectly pitched” and he is highly regarded by other lawyers and judges for the degree of preparation he puts into cases.

Rape and Serious Sexual Offences

R v G – Canterbury Crown Court

Secured the acquittal of G who was accused of raping and sexually abusing both his daughter and step daughter over a 15 year period between 1969-1984; historic sexual abuse case involving vulnerable witnesses and an elderly defendant.

R v S - Aylesbury Crown Court

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

R v M – Maidstone Crown Court

Prosecuted M for downloading indecent images of children and for breaching the terms of a life term Sexual Offence Prevention Order.

R v M – Central Criminal Court (Old Bailey)

Represented M in this widely reported case involving the sexual abuse and filming of very young girls in the Philippines by M; case required consideration and classification of a very large quantity of child pornography.  The initial sentence of 19 ½ years imprisonment was varied on a appeal to 17 years.

R v S

Instructed to advise and represent a Catholic Priest accused of engaging in the sexual grooming of young children, particularly but not exclusively young boys, over a period of 30 years; case did not proceed to trial as a consequence of the suicide of S during the course of the police investigation.

Drugs

R v R, D, K, A, F & H – Harrow Crown Court

Successfully prosecuted the defendants for being concerned in a conspiracy to supply cocaine; the case was part of operation Keswick and involved the covert surveillance of a large criminal organisation supplying class A drugs across the Midlands and South East of England (led by Jim Dick).

R v O, P & W – Woolwich Crown Court 

Successfully prosecuted the defendants for running a “County Lines” drug dealing network into Gravesend as part of a conspiracy to supply class A drugs in the form of heroine and cocaine.

R v Y – Snaresbrook Crown Court

Led by Graeme Molloy in the prosecution of Y who was found to have 1kg of crystal MDMA hidden under his bed; case involved complex legal argument as to quantifying the harm caused by this drug because MDMA in crystal form is a relatively new drug that is not featured within the sentencing guidelines.

R v S – Inner London Crown Court

Prosecuted S for being concerned in the supply of a significant quantity of cannabis; case involved legal argument regarding whether a Solicitor had waived privilege during the course of a police interview under caution.

R v C & G – Bournemouth Crown Court

Successfully prosecuted C & G for the “County Lines” supply of class A drugs into Bournemouth.

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.

White Collar Crime

R v M & B – Aylesbury Crown Court

Successfully secured the acquittal of B (2nd defendant) who was accused of being involved in a conspiracy to launder funds stolen from a shell company based by in Germany by the Managing Director.  Funds stolen and transferred to the defendant’s bank accounts were in excess of £800,000.00.

R v M, J & Others – Kingston Crown Court

Represented J (2nd defendant) during the course of 2 month trial of 6 defendants; the 2nd defendant was accused of laundering over £500,000.00 stolen by the 1st defendant from the building services company where she was employed as the accountant.  The money received by the 2nd defendant was then transferred to the accounts of other family members and friends (3rd – 6th defendants).

Serious Violence

R v A & S – Luton Crown Court

Secured the acquittal of A following trial; A was accused of False Imprisonment and an Aggravated domestic burglary during which a firearm and knives were allegedly produced to threaten the complainant and his family.

R v H – Woolwich Crown Court 

Prosecuted H for a robbery where a firearm and a knife were produced in order to threaten the victim.

R v O – Woolwich Crown Court

Successfully prosecuted O for attacking his friend with a carpentry saw; injuries to the victim’s neck were almost fatal. 

R v I – Central Criminal Court

Prosecuted I for cutting the throat of a fellow prisoner whilst on remand at HMP Pentonville; case involved procuring and managing the attendance of reluctant prosecution witnesses who were serving prisoners.

R v S – Durham Crown Court

Successfully defended S who was alleged to have slashed the face of another prison whilst he was serving a sentence of life imprisonment for murder.

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.

Miscellaneous 

R v SG, G, T, & D - Maidstone Crown Court

Acted on behalf of the 1st defendant SG who was accused of running a gang committing knife point robberies across the County of Kent; SG was acquitted following trial whilst all other defendants were found guilty.

R v G – Canterbury Crown Court

Successfully prosecuted G for people trafficking into the United Kingdom; case involved the consideration and use of cell site information as well as evidence shared by foreign police forces.

R v B – Woolwich Crown Court

Successfully secured the acquittal of B who was accused of committing arson with intent to endanger life.

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.

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.  

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 joint secretary to the 9 King’s Bench Walk Tenancy and Pupillage Committee, has written 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 and acts as a Judge in mock trial competitions and as part of the training given to police officers.

Published Article:-

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

Professional Memberships:-

·      Criminal Bar Association

·      Society of Conservative Lawyers

 

Mr Liam Gregory 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/

Mr Liam Gregory holds insurance cover for all legal services supplied through professional indemnity insurance with the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund (BMIF) The coverage is worldwide subject to their terms which are available on their website https://www.barmutual.co.uk/

Mr Liam Gregory is registered with the Information Commissioners office under the Data Protection Act https://ico.org.uk/

If you are not satisfied with the service that Mr Liam Gregory provides you can make a complaint to Chambers. Information on Chambers Complaints Procedure is available on Chambers website www.9kbw.com/about-us/complaints-procedure

If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from Chambers you may complain to the Legal Ombudsman (This must be done within the time limits set out) The contact details can be found on the Legal Ombudsman’s website  http://www.legalombudsman.org.uk/    

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News

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Maria Buckingham appointed to the CPS London and South Eastern Advocates Panel.
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9 KBW is delighted to announce success by four members in their applications to join the Regulatory Panel, Level C, for Health and Safety and Environmental Law.
It is with enormous pleasure that we announce that Counsel Ben Edwards, Sophie Quinton-Carter, Claire Stevenson and Charles Drinnan have been successful in their applications to join the Regulatory Panel for Health and Safety and Environmental Law.

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