Ekwall has practised in all areas of criminal law for thirty years. He has extensive and substantial experience of general crime mainly as a leading junior and junior to Queens Counsel. He specialises in defending in the most serious categories of offences involving sex, drugs and violence.
Between 1998 -1999 he practised criminal law in Queensland Australia and is a member of the Queensland and Federal Bar of Australia. In addition to Practicing criminal law Ekwall has also undertaken extensive training with the chartered institute of arbitrators.
Ekwall specialises in defending in serious fraud cases and is fully versed in all aspects of the Proceeds of crime and money laundering legislation. He has been instructed to represent a number of clients facing prosecution by the serious fraud office and company directors who have been accused of stealing and defrauding companies and the revenue of many millions of pounds. He has considerable experience in these specialist fields and has a good understanding of the commercial and financial aspects of serious fraud. Ekwall has also been instructed in relation to company compliance and regulatory issues.
Ekwall is readily aware of the need for early preparation in these types of cases which forms the background for effective case management.
He has appeared in the magistrates, crown, divisional and appellate courts in matters associated with confiscation, money laundering and restraint proceedings both criminal and civil.
Ekwall is fully acquainted with all aspects of the disclosure duties and statutory requirements. Ekwall is on the VHCC panel.
Ekwall is a qualified arbitrator. He has organised conferences in India and has strong links with the country.
R v A
Defendant avoids prison on supplying class A drugs
R v MC
Defendant acquitted on firearm charges
R v SS
Letting agents avoid prison on fraud counts
R v TK
Gangland murder case
R v SM
Defendant acquitted on rape charges
R v B
Defendant found not guilty on drug charges
R v DC Birmingham
Multi handed multi million pound drugs importation
R v JB
Wolverhampton defendant facing complex money laundering and proceeds of crime
R v IV (Stafford)
R v MS court of appeal
murder appeal against conviction
R v C
Birmingham serious regulatory matters
R v IR
proceeds of crime complex in relation to apportionment of benefit
R v CB
defendants acquitted of serious violence matters
R v GC
Wolverhampton defendant on rape charges acquitted after submissions
R v Delroy Facey (Birmingham Crown Court 2015)
defended former premier league striker on conspiracy to bribe charges
R v M Bray (Grimsby Crown Court 2015)
defendant received suspended sentence in high value fraud case.
R -v- Richardson BL
Wolves Fans on Trial
R -v - Morris D. (David)
Three Jailed For Drugs Worth 500k Hidden in Cereal Bags
R v T (Shrewsbury Crown Court 2014)
Rape defendant acquitted
R v Cohen (Swindon 2014)
Armed robbery 250,000 jewellery heist
R v Admason (Birmingham 2014)
defendant convicted of murder defending in cold case DNA rape case from 1997
R v DJ, R v A, R v D (Birmingham) Operation Cougar
defended 3 defendants in 3 different trials on a series of trials relating to a widespread conspiracy to supply class a drugs in the West Midlands.
R v Hall - (Nottingham 2013)
multi million pound tobacco importation defendant avoids prison
R v S M - (Teesside ongoing 2013)
multi defendant sexual grooming
R v Loveridge - (Wolverhampton 2013)
Rape case defendant acquitted because of lack of disclosure.
R v T - (Wolverhampton Crown Court 2013)
youth originally charged with attempted murder but avoids prison on a section 18 stabbing
R v Grey - (Wolverhampton 2013)
55000 benefits fraud defendant avoids prison
R v E - (Wolverhampton 2013)
class a drug supply
R v IB - (2013)
vat fraud defendant acquitted
R v l - (2013)
Qualified Arbitrator (as assessed by the Chartered Institute of Arbitration London)