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Robert Lassey


During his Pupillage, Rob developed a thriving criminal practice, regularly appearing in both the Magistrates and Crown Courts, undertaking all aspects of Criminal work. Rob is consistently instructed by both the Prosecution and Defence, and is currently a Category 2 Prosecutor. He and has a particular interest in cases involving a crossover with his Employment law practice.

Rob has experience of being led in high-profile criminal trials, having acted for both the Defence and the Prosecution in this capacity. Rob acted for the defence in a case involving allegations of multiple historic sexual offences, achieving an extremely favourable result for his client. He has also acted as Junior Defence Counsel in a large-scale, multi-handed 12-week People Trafficking case at Nottingham Crown Court, and has previously been instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service as the Disclosure Junior in the highly reported Paul Croft Murder trial, which was reopened by the cold case unit in 2015 and which resulted in the successful conviction of both defendants.

Rob is also willing to offer advice on, and assist in the presentation of, appeals to all appellate courts, including the Court of Appeal.

Client Recommendation: We were first offered Mr. Lassey when we had to represent a defendant in Sheffield to put forward an exceptional hardship argument. Mr. Lassey was exceptionally thorough in his preparation and attendance to what was requested. We have since instructed him on several other matters, and hope to send him future instructions as and when required. - Matthew Miller, Kenway Miller Solicitors.


Cases of Note:

• R v D (2019): successfully represented client in a Trial of Issue at Leicester Crown Court. The defendant had pleaded guilty to 4 charges; Dangerous Driving, Driving with Excess Alcohol, Driving with No Insurance and Failing to Stop for the Police, but disputed the Crown's version of events as to the nature of the driving. Following evidence, and submissions from both parties, the Learned Judge accepted the defence version of events, afforded the defendant a full 1/3 credit and passed a Suspended Sentence Order upon him. Press Coverage.

• R v P & Ors (2018): Led Junior for the Defence in an 11 defendant, 12-week People Trafficking case at Nottingham Crown Court.

• R v M (2017): Led Junior for the Defence in 3-week Historic Sexual Abuse Trial at Ipswich Crown Court.

• R v Wilde & O'Neill (2017): Disclosure Junior for the Crown in the successful prosecution of a historic murder case. Press Coverage

Reported Cases