Barrister Gordon Aspden

Gordon Aspden

Year of call: 1988  

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“Reliable, approachable advocate who has an excellent manner with clients and an authoritative presence in the court room.”

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Overview


Gordon is an experienced criminal specialist who prosecutes and defends in serious and complex cases.

His practice is in the Midlands (East and West) and in the South East of England (including London). He has also been called to the Bar and practised in the Cayman Islands.

For the last fifteen years Gordon has been a CPS Grade 4 prosecutor (Midland and South Eastern circuits). He is a member of the CPS specialist panels authorised to deal with cases of rape and sexual offences against children, serious and organised crime, and fraud. He regularly prosecutes murder cases either alone or as a leading junior.

Gordon came first in the 1988 Bar examinations and he has a formidable reputation for his legal knowledge as well as for his advocacy. He is often instructed to provide prosecuting authorities with pre-charge advice and with advice on difficult questions of law (including confiscation and asset recovery). His approach is incisive and pragmatic. In recent years Gordon has appeared in numerous sensitive and high profile trials.

Crime

Crime


Gordon is an experienced criminal specialist who prosecutes and defends in serious and complex cases.

His practice is in the Midlands (East and West) and in the South East of England (including London).He has also been called to the Bar and practised in the Cayman Islands.

For the last fifteen years Gordon has been a CPS Grade 4 prosecutor (Midland and South Eastern circuits). He is a member of the CPS specialist panels authorised to deal with cases of rape and sexual offences against children, serious and organised crime, and fraud. He regularly prosecutes murder cases either alone or as a leading junior.

Gordon came first in the 1988 Bar examinations and he has a formidable reputation for his legal knowledge as well as for his advocacy. He is often instructed to provide prosecuting authorities with pre-charge advice and with advice on difficult questions of law (including confiscation and asset recovery). His approach is incisive and pragmatic.

In recent years Gordon has appeared in a numerous sensitive and high profile trials.

Memberships


  • Midland Circuit
  • South Eastern Circuit
  • CBA

Crime Cases


  • R v Toor: Prosecuted the attempted murder of the Guru of the Namdhari Sikh religion.
  • R v Dixon: Prosecuted a “staged burglary” murder.
  • R v Ricketts & Henry: Defended one of two men charged with murder, rape, robbery, and abduction in Grand Cayman.
  • R v Ali: Prosecuted murder – “honour killing”.
  • R v Khan & Others: Prosecuted three handed murder and “tie up” robbery.
  • R v Jones: Prosecuted murder by strangulation.
  • R v Fraser: Prosecuted multi-handed “kicking” murder.
  • R v Watt: Prosecuted murder and rape.
  • R v W: Prosecuted a serial rapist.
  • R v Oldham & Oldham: Prosecuted a rapist and his partner for multiple offences.
  • R v Saint: Prosecuted “cold case” stranger rape.
  • R v Tumulty: Prosecuted “cold case” stranger rape and buggery.
  • R v Qureshi & Others: Prosecuted the importation of a £38 million consignment of heroin from Pakistan.
  • R v Hayden and Others: Prosecuted an OCG for the wholesale supply of Class A drugs.
  • R v Bates & Others: Prosecuted multi-handed VAT, mortgage, and “long firm” frauds.
  • R v Rahman: Prosecuted art fraud involving forged paintings and works of art by contemporary British artists.
  • R v Patel: Prosecuted multi-million £ money laundering.
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