Practice & Background
Paul Morgan is a consultant solicitor who joined the firm in 2003. He qualified in 1992, and practices exclusively in criminal defence work. Paul is a Higher Rights Advocate and has had involvement in a wide range of criminal matters including conspiracy to defraud, serious sexual offences, high-profile murder cases, and terrorism cases.
Paul has also been involved in providing training talks and seminars, on subjects such as trial advocacy and trial preparation. He has also provided training for the LCCSA on police powers.
Paul has a particular interest in criminal work with a political and civil liberties element, acting in numerous cases concerning freedom of expression and the right to protest.
Significant & Reported Cases
R v LP, SP and others  – Southwark Crown Court s.145 SOCPA 2005 conspiracy case.
R v PB and 8 others  – Blackfriars Crown Court Conspiracy to commit violent disorder, arising out of an anti-fascist protest against neo-Nazis. Paul’s client was acquitted.
R v NV and others  – Winchester Crown Court Paul was instructed as junior Advocate to Isabella Forshall QC in this case of conspiracy to blackmail.
R v NT and another  – Winchester Crown Court Conspiracy to commit criminal damage against banks. Client acquitted.
R v PB and others  – Birmingham Crown Court Paul was instructed as junior Advocate, and led by Timothy Greene, in the “Sequani Six” case. This is believed to be the longest animal rights trial in British legal history. It was also the first trial under s.145 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005. Paul’s client was ultimately acquitted.
R v D, R and others (2006) This was believed to be the first trial under s.128 SOCPA. Both Paul’s clients were acquitted.
R v AB  – Nottingham Crown Court. Paul was instructed as junior advocate in this case.
R v DH Paul was part of the legal team in this high profile murder case.
R v CM A contract killing case, again widely reported in the press.
R v MV and 8 others  Conspiracy case involving the “place hacking” phenomenon. Client acquitted after a week of legal argument.
R v SD  Paul represented a female client charged under s.7 and s.8 of the SOA 2003.
R v TC and others  – Conspiracy to import Class A drugs from Jamaica. Client acquitted.
R v OM  – s.18 GBH on a police Inspector.
R v B & B  – Mortgage Fraud trial. Client acquitted.
R v RP and others  – Conspiracy to commit criminal damage, involving one of UK’s leading graffiti gangs.
R v S – Conspiracy to commit cash in transit robberies.
Education & Languages
Nottingham University – BA (Hons) Law
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