[photo] Ignatius Fessal (1981)Ignatius Fessal (1981)

Team

Crime

 

Education

LL.B. (Hons.) Leeds University

 

Practice

Ignatius’s practice is exclusively criminal defence. He specialises in all areas of criminal law and is increasingly being instructed as leading counsel in highly organised and complex frauds, money laundering and international drug trafficking.

Examples of recent work

Murder Cases

R v S - 2 Month murder at Central Criminal Court
R v ED & Others - 4 Month multi handed murder at Central Criminal Court
R v D & Others - 3 Month multi handed murder involving a professional footballer at Central Criminal Court (Retrial July 2010)

Money Laundering & Deceptions Cases

R v H & Others - Leading junior on a large scale fraud for 3 months at Southwark Crown Court
R v S & Others - Leading counsel on a Kennington yardie case which was a large conspiracy to import drugs at Inner London Crown Court
R v W & Others - Possession with intent to supply large amounts of class A at Hereford Crown Court
R v M & Others - Possession with intent to supply large amounts of class A at Woolwich Crown Court
R v Z & 8 Others - Leading Janicta Jones also at 1MCB on a 3 month multi handed conspiracy to supply class A at Croydon Crown Court
R v A - Money Laundering case at Central Criminal Court
R v M - Large Conspiracy at Wood Green Court Court

Offences of Violence including Firearms

R v G & Others - 5 week multi handed armed robbery at Wood Green Crown Court
R v W - Armed robbery at Croydon Crown Court
R v R - Arson with intent to endanger life at Isleworth Crown Court
R v T - 2 week GBH at Harrow Crown Court
R v C & Others - Armed robbery at Hove Crown Court
R v A - 2 week robbery at Croydon Crown Court
R v W & Others - 2 Week ABH at Kingston Crown Court
R v S & Others - 3 week multi handed aggravated burglary at Wood Green Crown Court
R v A - Kidnapping case at Oxford Crown Court

Sexual Offence Cases

R v W - Allegations of rape at Northampton Crown Court
R v G - Allegations of rape at Wood Green Crown Court

 

Profile

Ignatius is a strong and conscientious defender. He has a special interest in human rights and issues affecting minority communities.

 

Memberships

Criminal Bar Association, Society of Black Lawyers