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Paul Wood

Call: 2016

Admitted as Solicitor: 2000

Areas of Expertise: Crime

Paul Wood qualified as a solicitor in 2000. In 2006, he qualified as a higher court advocate. He has always specialised in criminal law.

Mr Wood has a vast amount of experience as both an advocate and in the preparation of serious and complex cases. He regularly appeared before the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division). He was the instructed advocate in:

1. R v W [2009] EWCA Crim 2858.
2. R v Caley [2012] EWCA Crim 282.

Examples of cases that Mr Wood has been instructed in, are:

Murder

 

R v S (2007)
Paul was a led junior. D was charged with Murder. Following trial D was convicted of manslaughter.

R v D (2010)

Paul was a led junior – D was charged with murder. D entered a guilty plea. His co-defendants ran a trial and were convicted.

R v A (2012)

Paul was a led junior. D was charged with murder and sexual assault.

R v M (2016)

Paul was a led junior. D was charged with murder. The case involved a large volume of expert evidence.

Sexual Offences


R v A (2013)

Paul acted as junior alone. D was charged with rape and sexual assault of a very young child. This case involved a successfully opposed defendants  bad character evidence and  the cross examination of the complainant through an intermediary.

R v P (2013)

Paul acted as junior advocate. D was charged with historic rape and sexual offences. The case involved an abuse of process argument. The jury returned mixed verdicts. 

R v B (2014)

Paul acted as junior alone. D was charged with rape, sexual assault and assault (23 counts). This case involved the successful legal argument opposing the admissibility of evidence prejudicial to the D. D was acquitted after trial.

R v D (2015)

Paul acted as junior advocate. D was charged with rape, sexual assault and sexual activity. The case involved a successful legal argument excluding a no comment interview and S.28 cross examination of the complainant. D was acquitted of all offences.

R v D (2016)

Paul acted as junior alone. D was charged with several counts of historic rape against a relative. D was acquitted of all offences.

R v L (2016)  

Paul acted as junior alone. D was charged with 2 counts of rape. The issue in the case was consent. D was acquitted on both counts.

R v O (2016)

Paul acted as junior alone. D was charged with S.18 GBH and Attempt Rape. D pleaded guilty to S.20 assault and not guilty to S.18 GBH. The Attempt Rape was dismissed at the close of the prosecution case. D was found guilty of S.18 GBH.

R v SH (2016)

Paul acted as junior alone. D was charged with Rape and Attempt Rape. The issues in the case were consent and denial. The case was complicated by the complainant recording a confession made by D. D was acquitted of both counts.

Serious Violence and Organised Crime


R v D (2013)

Paul acted as junior alone. D was charged with armed robbery (cash in transit) of nearly £100,000. He ran a cut throat defence. He was acquitted after trial. His co-defendant was found guilty.

R v B (2013)

Paul acted as junior alone. D was charged with S.18 and S.20 GBH.A guilty plea was entered to S.20 GBH. D was found not guilty of S.18 GBH.

R v J (2013)

Paul acted as junior alone. D was charged with conspiracy to commit commercial burglary. The offences were country wide and involved attacking cash machines.  D pleaded guilty.

R v P (2014)

Paul acted as junior alone. D was charged with S.18 and S.20 GBH. D ran a cut throat defence. D was found not guilty of S.18 GBH.

R v C (2015)

Paul was junior alone. D was charged with S.18 GBH and S.20 GBH. A guilty plea was entered to the S.20 GBH. D was found not guilty to S.18 GBH.

R v D (2015)

Paul was junior alone. D was charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary and armed robbery. D pleaded guilty. His co-defendants were found guilty after trial.

R v P (2016)

Paul was junior alone. D was charged with S.18 GBH and S.20 GBH in the alternative. D was found not guilty of both offences. . 


Drugs


R v LW (2012)

Paul was junior alone. D was charged with conspiracy to supply class a drugs and firearms. The case involved a large amount of telephone evidence. D pleaded guilty and his co-defendants were found guilty after trial.

R v P (2016)

D was charged with supplying cannabis to her son. D defence was that the allegation was fabricated. This case involved the S.28 cross examination of the complainant. D was found not guilty.

R v L (2016)

Paul was the junior alone. D was charged with supplying industrial amounts of class A and class B drugs. D was forensically linked to the drugs. D was found not guilty of all offences.