Ricky qualified in 2001 after training at a specialist criminal firm in South East London. As a trainee Ricky assisted in the running of the 200 live files in his principal’s office. On qualification Ricky soon had a very busy practice as an advocate of remands and trials including certificate for counsel matters.
Trials in the Magistrates Court ranged from road traffic matters to specialist animal cruelty investigations. In the Youth Court, trials ranged from criminal damage to robbery and sexual offences including rape where jurisdiction had been retained.
Duty accreditation was gained in 2003.
As well as maintaining a busy diary as an advocate Ricky conducts case preparation for Crown Court matters.
Crown Court cases have included:
R v LA: Conspiracy to Murder Persons Unknown, shooting at the Urban Music Awards, Barbican. Pleas accepted to GBH.
R v OS: Conspiracy to murder, acquitted
R v AV: Sexual assault (historic/family) acquitted
R v RE: Conspiracy to supply drugs, acquitted
Ricky joined MK Law in June 2016 and has a current Crown Court case load that includes:
R v KD: Conspiracy to supply drugs
R v HL: People trafficking
R v GC: Death by dangerous driving
Recent Magistrates Court trials include:
R v NA, Three handed racially aggravated common assault, acquitted
R v RN, Uber driver alleged to have committed sexual assault, acquitted
R v DH, Harassment, acquitted
R v WW, Common assault on staff at a branch of a national chain of restaurants, acquitted
Ricky also has higher rights of audience and conducts extradition work.
Police station attendances have been frequent and continuing from 1999 this includes dealing with specialist teams from Trident, Saphire, Murder Squad, Flying Squad and the Counter Terrorism Command.