Gary studied History at Liverpool University in 2000 following which he successfully completed a law conversion course at the College of Law London and completed his legal practices course with a commendation level for both.
Gary has been in private practice for 11 years where he has dealt predominantly with all aspects of criminal defence work from the Police Station through to the Court of Appeal.
Gary has developed a keen interest in serious financial crime spending specialising in advising clients in cases involving allegations of serious financial impropriety including money laundering, insider dealing, bribery, corruption and fraud.
He also advises clients on employment related matters particular in the context of a criminal investigation and has experience of matrimonial law.
Gary has a reputation for outstanding client care and achieving extraordinary high acquittal rates. He regularly has legal works published in broad sheet newspapers. Most recently he was interviewed and had work subsequently published by Cosmopolitan magazine in relation to the laws relating to cybercrime.
In 2014 after joining Lloyd Platt & Co he took keen interest in the matrimonial side of the practice and has advised on a substantial number of cases involving complex children’s matters, finances and jurisdictional issues.
In 2015 Gary achieved Superlawyer status.
Cases of Note
- R v M – large scale conspiracy to supply class A drugs and possession of prohibited firearms (7 handed case)
- R v L – conspiracy to supply crack cocaine (8 handed case)
- R v M – conspiracy to defraud HMRC of circ £1.6 million by means of assisting with the application of bogus crisis loans (16 handed cases)
- R v P – large scale credit card fraud circ £2.2 million
- R v C – conspiracy to cheat HMRC circ £3.8m (importation of counterfeit cigarettes)
- R v B – false accounting/money laundering and tax evasion
- R v D – Attempted murder/GBH – gangland stabbings in Harlesden and Islington
- R v W – conspiracy to defraud – Transport for London £3.8 million by means of producing and distributing fraudulent rail cards.
Advised clients arrested for conspiracy to commit one of the largest mortgage frauds in UK history (no prosecution brought)
Sports in particular football, cycling and swimming.