Viewing: Crime for Earl Pinnock

Earl has an impressive practice. His reputation attracts instructions from a diverse range of solicitors and practices throughout the country. Friendly and approachable, he operates from No5’s London and Birmingham bases.
He defends serious criminal allegations including homicide, drugs conspiracies, armed robbery, firearms offences, gang related crime, sexual offences, people trafficking, blackmail and kidnap. His defence practice is complemented by a heavy prosecution practice where the focus has been on serious violence including murder, sexual violence, gang related crime and drugs.
He routinely appears in high profile cases alone, led and leading. Notable cases include the largest ever NHS dental fraud, the Birmingham Riots, a husband accused of murdering his wife who was said to have been possessed with a Jinn spirit, gang related west London murders, the 2015 HMP Oakwood prison mutiny, the Benefit Street drugs conspiracy featuring defendants from the Channel 4 documentary and the Wembley murder of a Syrian cleric. More recently he successfully defended in an intricate drug related gang murder in Northampton and the attempted shotgun murder of two police officers. He has prosecuted murders arising from jealous passion and a cold-blooded shotgun wife murder by a jilted husband. He has also prosecuted murders stemming from sexual motivation. His current instructions include acting for the defence in what is reputedly Britain’s largest burglary conspiracy - the Tamara Eccleston burglary and prosecuting in a 21 handed class A drugs conspiracy.
Earl has the common touch. He has the happy knack of being able to get along with all personality types from all sorts of backgrounds. His client handling skills are exceptional. Vulnerable clients and their families appreciate his sensitivity. Demanding clients respect his strength. All welcome the rigorous attention he gives to their particular situation. He is often the Counsel of choice with clients who are very difficult to handle. He is particularly experienced in understanding the advantages of psychological evidence and knows how to deploy it to assist his clients.
Earl regularly wins the confidence of juries both in case presentation, cross examination and speeches. In difficult cases where the closing speech may carry the day, he has gained a reputation for being highly persuasive.
He also appears before professional disciplinary panels representing doctors, dentists, psychologists and lecturers / teachers.
He maintains close link with lawyers in the Caribbean
Earl Is licensed to accept Direct Public Access work. He has undertaken vulnerable witness training.
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Notable Cases
R v Maidment 2020/2021, Warwick Crown Court
20 plus defendant car cloning, theft and handling operation
R v Mester 2020, Isleworth Crown Court
Britain’s largest burglary (by value) - 50GBP million. Attack on premises of Tamara Ecclestone of ‘Billionaires Row’, London
Operation Larigan 2020, Stafford Crown Court
21 defendant class A drugs conspiracy involving firearms
R v Trevor 2020, Stafford Crown Court
Sexualised murder of teenage girl by college friend
R v Gunningham 2020, Bristol Crown Court
s18 Baby shaking and s18 child assault
R v Calder 2019, Worcester Crown Court
Motiveless domestic homicide involving complex blood and pathological evidence
R v Campbell 2019, Birmingham Crown Court
Attempt murder by shooting of two police officers in inner city Birmingham
R v Hooper 2019, Birmingham Crown Court
Prosecution of shotgun murder of wife
R v Ceesay 2019, Northampton Crown Court
Drug related homicide
R v Herbert 2018, Warwick Crown Court
Baby shaking s18 attack
R v Dunphy 2018, Sheffield Crown Court
Armed robbery of bank involving kidnap of bank employees and young child
R v Ghent 2018, Stoke Crown Court
Defending ex-footballer accused of stalking girlfriend
R v Lewis Davis 2017, Gloucester Crown Court
Operation Cuckoo – London based drugs conspiracy where dealers secrete themselves in Gloucester cells occupied by drug addicts and use premises as a base to store and push drugs.
R v Walker 2017, Snaresbrook Crown Court
Section 18 allegation involving cracked skull and racial overtones.
R v Devalda 2016, Court of Appeal
Instructed to appeal kidnap and murder conviction from Liverpool Crown Court in 2011. Single judge described case as ‘monumental’
R v Cooper 2016, Old Bailey and Kingston Crown court
Ex British arm officer Cooper accused of assassinating leading Syrian cleric of West London mosque after being recruited by Rashid, the cleric’s rival.
R v Barker 2016, Manchester Crown Court
Gangland violence involving discharge of firearms in drug related feud
Gangland violence involving discharge of firearms in drug related feud
Death by Careless driving
R v Simpson 2015, Leicester Crown Court
Acquitted of assisting co-defendants (murderers) in disposing of vehicles used in shooting
R v Wright 2015, Birmingham Crown Court
Defending in Benefit Street drugs conspiracy.
R v JM 2015, Reading Crown Court
Attempted murder, convicted of s18
R v Harris 2015, Stafford Crown Court
Charged with mutiny, convicted of lesser offence (violent disorder)
R v Jones 2015, Old Bailey
Robbery, Gang murder,
R v Burton 2014, Middlesborough Crown Court
Blackmail involving prostitutes
R v Connolly 2014, Plymouth Crown Court
Liverpool organised crime group supplying class A drugs in Plymouth
R v M 2014, Birmingham Crown Court
Attempted murder
R v Nkata 2013- 14, Isleworth Crown Court
Four month drug importation trial – crown eventually offer no evidence
R v Simmons 2013, Wolverhampton Crown Court
Cocaine conspiracy, sentence successfully appealed
R v Williams 2014, Lincoln Crown Court
The Sweeney meets Let’s Take the Money and Run - botched armed bank robbery
R v Trail 2012, Birmingham Crown Court
£1.4 million dental fraud
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Counsel at No5 Barristers’ Chambers has been instructed to lead the defence in a burglary case...

Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2020