The secure CJSM email is:

james.murray-smith@1mcb.cjsm.net

James has wide experience of practice at the Bar. For many years he combined a civil practice with crime and now concentrates on criminal cases. He conducts a wide variety of criminal cases in the Crown Court involving such matters as supplying drugs, serious violence, robbery, and multi handed cases generally for both defence and prosecution.

Crime

James is a very experienced defence and prosecution advocate, covering matters such as supplying drugs, serious violence, robbery, and multi-handed cases. James is a grade 3 prosecutor.

Recent cases

Defence Cases

  • R v Y – Robbery case at Hove Crown Court;
  • R v N – Successful acquittal for a client who faced a very serious GBH charge where the victim lost the sight in one eye at Portsmouth Crown Court;
  • R v S – Car ringing case at Isleworth Crown Court;
  • R v F & Others – Multi-handed affray case at St Albans Crown Court;
  • R v G – Possession with intent to supply class A at Reading Crown Court;
  • R v J – Conspiracy to supply large amounts of class A at Blackfriars Crown Court.

Prosecution Cases

  • R v O & Others – Two-week multi-handed cases where the defendants were charged with possession with intent to supply class A and B at Inner London Crown Court;
  • R v S – Possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life at Inner London Crown Court;
  • R v G – Large scale robbery case which run for 3 weeks at Inner London Crown Court;
  • R v H – Arson with intent to endanger life at Wood Green Crown  Court;
  • R v A – Kidnapping case at Southwark Crown Court;
  • R v H & Others – two-week multi-handed possession with intent to supply class A at Southwark Crown Court;
  • R v L – Sexual assault case at Isleworth Crown Court;
  • R v D – GBH case at Woolwich Crown Court;
  • R v G – Sexual Assault case at Blackfriars Crown Court;
  • R v S – Threats to kill at Inner London Crown Court;
  • R v M & Others – Two-week multi-handed conspiracy to rob at Snaresbrook Crown Court;
  • R v M – Complex case where the defendant was charged with tampering with an aircraft at Blackfriars Crown Court;
  • R v N – Serious sexual assault case at Inner London Crown Court.

Hobbies & interests

James is a keen musician, learning to play the drums.

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