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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 complex cases at the Crown Court.

Notable Recent Cases

R v G – Canterbury Crown Court 2018

Secured the acquittal of G was accused raping and sexually abusing both his daughter and step daughter over a 15 year period; historic sex case involving vulnerable witnesses and an elderly defendant.

R v C & G – Bournemouth Crown Court 2018

Secured the convictions of C & G for being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs into Bournemouth from London as part of a so called “County Lines Drug Dealing” operation; both Defendants received 3 YEARS imprisonment following trial. 

R v A & S – Luton Crown Court 2018

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 produced to threaten the complainant and his family.

R v R – Isleworth Crown Court 2017

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 O – Woolwich Crown Court 2018

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

R v SG, G, T, & D - Maidstone Crown Court 2018

Acted on behalf of the lead Defendant SG who was accused of running a gang committing knife point robbers across the County of Kent; SG was acquitted following trial whilst all other Defendants were found guilty.

R v S – Inner London Crown Court 2018

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 S - Aylesbury Crown Court 2017

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 W – Snaresbrook Crown Court 2016

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 St Albans Crown Court 2017

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 pushing 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/

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 D & Others – Kingston Crown Court 

Secured the acquittal of Mr D 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 C 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 joint secretary to 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

 

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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Charles Drinnan succeeds for the Isle of Wight Council, the Respondent in an Appeal against an enforcement notice under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
The Appellant appealed against an enforcement notice served by the Council over numerous dangerous fire safety issues in four properties on the Island – an important issue in the aftermath of the Grenfell fire

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Laura Paisley joins 9KBW
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