[photo] Jeffrey Yearwood (1975)Jeffrey Yearwood (1975)

Team

Crime


Practice

Jeffrey practises exclusively as a defence advocate in the Crown Court, principally on the South Eastern Circuit.

He practises in all areas of criminal law and has a particular expertise in serious assaults, sex offences, drug trafficking, proceeds of crime and fraud cases.


Profile

Jeffrey was called to the Bar in 1975 and is a member of Inner Temple. He has practised solely as a defence barrister for over 30 years. He currently holds a part-time judicial appointments as a Recorder. Jeffrey is a certified pupil supervisor.

His significant cases include representing the Commission for Racial Equality in the Stephen Lawrence Enquiry.

His interests include Grand Prix racing, cricket and tennis.


Memberships

Criminal Bar Association, South Eastern Circuit, Inner Temple.


Examples of recent work

Murder Cases

R v OB & Others - Multi handed murder at Central Criminal Court

R v H & 21 Others - Junior being led by John Benson QC also at 1MCB in a multi handed knife murder at Central Criminal Court

R v B - Attempted murder at Luton Crown Court

R v OB & Others - Retrial on a multi handed murder at Central Criminal Court

 Sexual Offence Cases

R v NP - Allegations of rape at Croydon Crown Court

R v M & Others - Allegations of gang rape at Croydon Crown Court

R v S & Others - Allegations of rape at Oxford Crown Court

R v M - Allegations of rape at Woolwich Crown Court

 Money Laundering & Deception Cases

R v T & Others - Leading junior on a 4 month multi handed deception at Leicester Crown Court

R v E - Large scale obtaining by deception at Central Criminal Court

R v A & Others - 3 week large theft at Southwark Crown Court

R v JA - 4 week deception at Croydon Crown Court

R v CL & Others - 2 month multi handed conspiracy at Wood Green Crown Court

R v U & Others - 3 week multi handed importation with intent to supply class A at Croydon Crown Court

R v GR - Importation with intent to supply class A at Isleworth Crown Court

R v G & Others - Fraud at Maidstone Crown Court

 Offences of Violence including Firearms

R v A - Robbery at Wood Green Court

R v H & Others - Multi handed violent disorder at Croydon Crown Court

R v S - GBH at Isleworth Crown Court

R v G & Others - Multi handed 4 week armed robbery at Wood Green Crown Court

R v K - 7 day GBH at Wood Green Crown Court

R v B & Others - Multi handed violent disorder at Croydon Crown Court