Liam Gregory

Liam Gregory is a specialist criminal and regulatory barrister with extensive advocacy experience in all areas of criminal and extradition law.  

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

Prior to joining chambers Liam worked for Saunders Law Ltd, a leading firm of Solicitors, where he gained significant experience of white collar crime, extradition law and Proceeds of Crime Act proceedings.

Polished and discreet, he is experienced in assisting those unaccustomed to the courts in securing the best possible outcome in their case. Importantly, he is alive to the sensitive professional and personal issues that can arise out of even the simplest allegations and is adept at making the court process as painless as possible.

Liam has frequently been instructed to advise suspects at the pre-charge stage of an investigation and has a successful track record in either avoiding or reducing the charges faced. This has included avoiding charge in cases of alleged fraud, money laundering, rape and causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

Liam Gregory 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.

Recent Cases an Advocate

R v B – Woolwich Crown Court

Represented B at during a three day jury trial which resulted in a Not Guilty verdict.  B had been accused of possessing an offensive weapon in a public place. 

R v W – Snaresbrook Crown Court

Successfully defended W who was accused of money laundering and supplying drugs through the postal system.

R v M – Central Criminal Court (Old Bailey)

M pleaded guilty to various offences involving sexual activity with children and received a custodial sentence of 19 years imprisonment at the Old Bailey.  Mr Gregory successfully appealed against the sentence which was subsequently reduced to 17 years imprisonment.

R v H – Snaresbrook Crown Court

Secured the acquittal of H who was accused of breaching a Court restraining order by contacting his Ex-Partner.

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 P – City of London Magistrates’ Court

Secured the acquittal of P who was charged with an offence which did not exist in law. 

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R v H – Southwark Crown Court

Appeared as Defence Counsel on behalf of Mr H who had pleaded guilty to seducing and then stealing from numerous men and women.  Mr H was known to Daily Mail readers as the “love rat thief” because of his propensity to use his “sexual wiles” to steal from others.

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. 

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R v W - Weston-Supermare Magistrates’ Court

Instructed to represent W in the very first Criminal Behaviour Order Application brought by Police in the County of Somerset; which also meant it was one of the first Criminal Behaviour Order Applications in the UK.

Notable Cases as a Solicitor

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 Phones4U 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.

R v S

Acted on behalf of a Catholic Priest accused of a campaign of sexual abuse directed towards children over a period of 40 years.

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.

Published Article:-

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

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Professional Memberships:-

  • Extradition Lawyers Association
  • European Criminal Bar Association
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Society of Conservative Lawyers

 

News

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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Tom Aitken joins the 9KBW Team
Chambers are delighted to announce that, from August 7th 2017, Tom Aitken will be joining 9KBW as a tenant following his third six Pupillage with us.

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