• CPS Prosecutor (Grade 4)

  • CBA
  • Midland Circuit
  • South Eastern Circuit

Instructing Gordon Aspden

For more information please contact our clerks by calling +44 (0)20 7242 3555.

Gordon Aspden 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.

Legal Expertise

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.

Notable 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 & 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.


  • CPS Prosecutor (Grade 4)

  • CBA
  • Midland Circuit
  • South Eastern Circuit

Instructing Gordon Aspden

For more information please contact our clerks by calling +44 (0)20 7242 3555.

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