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Simon Eckersley

Year called:

1996

Appointments:

Recorder – 2016 (North Eastern Circuit)

Recorder – Serious Sexual Offences – 2017.

Facilitator – ‘Advocacy and the Vulnerable’ (Midland Circuit)

Simon both defends and prosecutes in a number of areas which include the following:

  • murder and attempted murder;
  • manslaughter (both unlawful act and gross negligence);
  • high value drugs cases;
  • serial rape and child sex abuse; and
  • serious fraud
  • Recent cases in which Simon has been instructed:

2020: – R v RF – Current instructions. 10-week drug conspiracy (Derby CC).

2019: – R v RH -Current instructions. 2-week conspiracy to commit section 18.

2019: – R v LP – Current Instructions. 10-week drug conspiracy.

2019: – R v Ball – defendant charged with possession of explosives.

2019: – R v RT – successful defence in relation to historical sexual abuse allegations.

2019: – R v PS – successful defence in relation to causing death by due care and attention.

2019: – R v KM – client acquitted of the main allegation: 4-week child cruelty (Gloucester CC).

2019: – R v MJ – successful defence in relation to allegation of child rape (Stafford CC).

2019: – R v OT – successful defence in relation to allegation of s18.

2019: – R v CR – successful defence in relation to historical sexual abuse allegations.

2018: – R v Ahmed – 12-week immigration conspiracy (Manchester CC). Defendant acquitted after a successful submission of no case.

2018: – R v PF – Successful defence in relation to a 3-week drug conspiracy trial.

2017: – R v Bailey – Unlawful Act Manslaughter.

2017: – R v H – historical abuse of children.

2017: – R v O – Child Cruelty.

2017: – R v Richardson (Junior) – Murder, pleaded to Manslaughter after consideration of psychiatric evidence..

2017: – R v Lowther – Multi-handed conspiracy to blackmail; money-laundering.

2017: – R v H – Successful defence in relation to Arson with Intent to Endanger Life.

Other cases of note: –

2017: – R v W – successful defence in relation to historical abuse of children.

2016: – R v Clarke – cash in transit robbery conspiracy.

2016: – R v JU – 3 ½ month trial – conspiracy to kidnap / blackmail / robbery / PCJ.

2016: – R v Maling – (junior) – Unlawful Act Manslaughter.

2016: – R v Ali – Multi-handed drug conspiracy.

2016: – R v Miah – human trafficking / modern slavery.

2016: – R v Jacks – Fraudulent Trading Conspiracy (targeting the vulnerable / elderly re house repairs).

2016: – R v Eyre – (junior) Lead defendant in Nationally reported, 3 handed, multiple Murder allegation.

2015: – R v Khan – Lead defendant in an 8-week trial for attempted s18 / Violent Disorder. Acquitted of the most serious allegation.

2015: – R v Richmond – Lead defendant in 5-week trial for conspiracy to produce drugs / money laundering.

R v Dickinson – [2014] – (junior) – multi-handed Murder.

R v Ankle – [2014] – Multi-handed drug conspiracy.

R v Eke – [2013] – Multi-handed fraudulent marriage.

R v Carl Powell [2012] – Junior defence counsel in the nationally reported case of the sexually motivated murder of Caroline Coyne.

Simon spends his leisure time with his family, gardening, poetry, enjoying the occasional round of golf, watching all forms of sport and good food and wine. He is an avid cyclist and triathlete, competing in distances up to Ironman