The offence of conspiracy is dealt with under the Criminal Law Act 1977 and common law. A conspiracy is defined as an agreement between two or more persons where the parties have the intention of committing a criminal offence. A criminal offence does not necessarily have to be committed but the prosecuting authority must prove that the parties had agreed to commit an offence and had the intention to carry it out.
Richardson Lissack are specialists in representing clients who have been charged with an offence of conspiracy. We have extensive experience dealing with cases where clients have been charged with the following conspiracies:
- Supplying, importation and production of Drugs
- People Trafficking and modern slavery
- Money Laundering
- Possession and supply firearms
Our Lawyers have been instructed in the following cases where our clients have been charged with a conspiracy offence.
- R v A – Large scale multi-handed conspiracy to supply class B drugs. 20 Tonnes of cannabis – largest seizure of Cannabis in the UK
- R v W – Large scale multi-handed conspiracy to supply class A drugs
- R v R – Conspiracy to supply class A
- R v D – Conspiracy to commit murder
- R v M – Conspiracy to possess a firearm with intent to endanger life
- R v M – Conspiracy to possess a firearm with intent to endanger life and conspiracy to commit robbery
- R v F – conspiracy to steal
- R v T – multi-handed conspiracy to commit burglary
Murder And Manslaughter
Murder and manslaughter are arguably the gravest of crimes on the criminal offence spectrum, both of which can attract life imprisonment should you be found guilty.
Whilst the consequence of both murder and manslaughter is the unlawful killing of another by a person of sound mind and discretion, the law surrounding the intention behind that killing can be convoluted.
In simple terms:
Murder is the unlawful killing of another having had the intention to kill or the intention to cause grievous bodily harm (GBH).
Voluntary Manslaughter is the unlawful killing of another with the intent for murder, but a partial defence has applied such as diminished responsibility, loss of control or killing pursuant to a suicide pact.
Involuntary Manslaughter is the unlawful killing of another where the conduct was grossly negligent given the risk of death or where the conduct involved an unlawful act that involved the risk of some harm and death resulted.
If you find yourself accused of such an offence, it is imperative that you seek legal advice and assistance from the outset when being interviewed by the police.
Offences of a sexual nature are primarily dealt with under the Sexual Offences Act 2003. However, sexual allegations of a historic nature have become increasingly common in recent times and depending on the dates of the alleged offences, the Sexual Offences Act 1956 may be more relevant to your case.
Both Acts cover a wide range of offences including rape, sexual assault, possession and distribution of indecent images and sexual grooming. Other notable offences that this legislation captures are those in positions of trust such as teachers, carers, police officers and medical practitioners.
At Richardson Lissack, our lawyers sympathise with the stigma that comes with being accused of a sexual offence. Therefore, it is imperative that you seek expert advice from the outset should allegations of a sexual nature be made against you.
Our lawyers have extensive experience in dealing with both historic and recent sexual complaints which includes expert advice being given from the moment of arrest, throughout the investigatory process and the court proceedings should your case proceed that far.
In the unfortunate situation that your case results in court proceedings, Richardson Lissack have established an excellent professional relationship with some of the top barristers in the country who specialise in sexual offences.