The secure CJSM email is:

ignatius.fessal@1mcb.cjsm.net

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.

Crime

Ignatius has a wealth of experience in dealing with serious murder, crimes of violence and drug related offences. He is a strong and conscientious defender and has a special interest in human rights and issues affecting minority communities. He is well known for exceptional client relationships and very strong closing speeches.

Recent cases

Murder Cases

  • R v S – tw0-month murder at the Central Criminal Court;
  • R v ED & Others – Four-month multi-handed murder at the Central Criminal Court;
  • R v D & Others – Three-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 three months at Southwark Crown Court;
  • R v S & Others – Leading counsel on a Kennington yardie case – 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 drugs 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 counsel on a three-month multi-handed conspiracy to supply class A drugs at Croydon Crown Court;
  • R v A – Money laundering case at the Central Criminal Court;
  • R v M – Large conspiracy at Wood Green Court Court.

Offences of Violence including Firearms

  • R v G & Others – five-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 – Two-week GBH at Harrow Crown Court;
  • R v C & Others – Armed robbery at Hove Crown Court;
  • R v A – two-week robbery at Croydon Crown Court;
  • R v W & Others – Two-week ABH at Kingston Crown Court;
  • R v S & Others – Three-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

Education

LL.B. (Hons.) Leeds University

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