Michael Conning

 

Called: 1990

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ABOUT

Michael is an accomplished jury advocate. He believes in meticulous preparation, and a careful tactical analysis of the features of a case which may lead to an acquittal, whilst maintaining a good rapport with the client and providing support to the family.

He is adept at the preparation of defence statements and disclosure issues; opposition to bad character applications; cell site analysis; medical evidence; and financial investigation (confiscation). He has successfully appealed convictions and sentences, including cases where he was not the original trial counsel.

Michael is experienced in murder (including gang related); manslaughter; sexual offences (both recent and historic, and with vulnerable witnesses); corruption; fraud, money laundering and confiscation.

NOTABLE CASES

2018 cases:

R v S - Seven week trial of 6 defendants tried for murder/manslaughter at Central Criminal Court - Analysis of cctv and cell site evidence

R v A - Gang related abduction and torture

R v K - Firearm conversion and certification

R v Z - False imprisonment and blackmail

R v A - County lines drug supply in Wales

R v B - Conspiracy to steal from betting shop with insider assistance

R v K - Series of robberies in Central London

R v F - Credit card fraud involving banks, casinos and pawnbrokers

R v O - Brothels and money laundering

R v T - Family fraud on incapacitated mother

R v T - Rape of child (1960s)

R v H - Violent assault by group on asylum seekers

2017 cases:

R v W - Conspiracy to facilitate fraudulent immigration, following BBC Panorama investigation - 8 defendants, 8 week trial

R v G - Fraud on Charity by administrator (and confiscation)

R v S - Internet fraud (Bulgarian)

R v A - Internet dating site blackmail

R v I - Gang rape of 13 year old

R v T - Two defendant rape

R v S - Impersonation of police officer to rob money exchange

R v S - Conspiracy to steal within travelling community

R v R - Campaign of internet harassment by vulnerable defendant

pre-2017 cases:

R v B - Conspiracy to commit corruption in public office - Corruption of HMRC offices - Central Criminal Court

R v R - Murder involving gang confrontation at Westfield shopping centre. Ten week trial and re-trial at CCC

R v W-B - Violent Disorder in confrontation with police

R v O - Conspiracy for unlawful immigration (Nigerian-European marriages)

R v S - Loan sharking and confiscation proceedings

R v C - Murder in dispute between colleagues

R v W - Child cruelty, husband and wife

R v P - VAT carousel fraud - £3.7m. Principal defendant

R v M - Solicitor kidnapped by gang with undercurrent of money laundering. Judge orders acquittal after 30+ days of disclosure

R v K - Internet supply of steroids from site in Moscow

R v S - Attempted murder in South London gang dispute tried at Central Criminal Court

EDUCATION

BSc (Econ) University of Wales

College of Law Chancery Lane (conversion course and finals)

Called as Solicitor 1993

 

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