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Experienced court-room advocates, 7BR members defend and prosecute in the most serious drug importation and supply cases. The criminal team provides advice and advocacy at all stages of drug trafficking cases, domestically and internationally, at trial and appellate level. They act both for and against the National Crime Agency (NCA), and national police forces.
Members have extensive experience of the international tracing of funds. They are instructed by both individuals and authorities concerned with investigations into the recovery of the proceeds of drug trafficking.
The team’s recent expertise includes cases involving:
For example, in R v Murray and Others, 7BR members were instructed by the CPS International Justice and Organised Crime Division in one of Britain’s biggest ecstasy exportation prosecutions. In 2019-2020, an organised criminal group conspired to export to Australia half a tonne of the drug with a street value of £37.5 million, which was hidden in an industrial excavator. The case included contested ‘EncroChat’ material. Following an investigation by the National Crime Agency, six men were convicted after a four-month trial and were sentenced to terms totalling 140 years. Applications for leave to appeal were dismissed at the Court of Appeal.
7BR regularly undertakes work in offshore jurisdictions, including recent advice on drug trafficking cases to individuals and authorities in the West Indies, Hong Kong, Jersey, Guernsey, and the Isle of Man.
7BR members also advise on and appear within a variety of cases involving drug abuse and trafficking and other offences or disciplinary actions, including homicides, kidnaps, money laundering, crypto-currencies, professional discipline, and fitness to practice cases.
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