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Susan Rodham

Year called:

1989. Door Tenant

Sue Rodham has for many years been recommended in Crime by Chambers and Partners and described as a ‘Leader at the Bar’.

Miss Rodham has a weighty criminal practice and has during her years at the Bar undertaken many high profile and difficult cases, both as junior and leading junior and is respected by her peers as a skilful and successful trial advocate.

Sue is frequently instructed as a Leading Junior in complex and demanding cases and defends across the full spectrum of criminal offending. In recent years her work has focused on cases involving prosecutions brought by SOCA, and cases involving Serious Fraud and Regulatory work and is described as “a skilful advocate, liked by juries, feared by opponents”.

Her main areas of practice involves all forms of serious offending but in particular cases of murder, manslaughter, serious violence, drugs, money laundering and serious sexual offences. Sue is regularly instructed in complex multi-handed cases with voluminous papers requiring attention to detail and forensic analysis, and is frequently successful in cases where evidence is seemingly overwhelming. Current instructions include a defendant in an alleged “Crossrail” fraud and a defendant in an alleged multi-million pound fraud upon Royal Mail.

Sue is regularly instructed to advise on appeal for potential appellants particularly in cases where convictions arise from evidence involving anonymous witnesses and also instructed regularly in matters involving the representation of young or vulnerable defendants.

Recent Cases:

R v. Weise [Canterbury] 2016: Importation of 42 kilos Class A drugs.

R v. MSA & ors [Croydon] 2016: Conspiracy to Supply Firearms.

R v. Smilginis [Snaresbrook & C.O.A.] EWCA Crim 550 2016: Rape & Appeal Re: Inconsistent Verdicts.

R v Khan & others [Central Criminal Court] 2018: Representing the main defendant in an extensive conspiracy to evade Immigration Law by way of fake marriages. (Nationally reported).

R v Powell and others 2018: Representing the main organiser of a Kent based people trafficking OCG. Novel issues of a 9 week trial in absence. (Extensive national and televised reporting).

R v Karanxha and others [Bristol CC] 2019: Inter-counties Class A drugs conspiracy between Bristol and London. Importation said to be through Albania.

R v Logan, Bird and Selby. [Nottingham CC] 2018: Nationwide multi-kilo drugs conspiracy representing the alleged London supplier.

R v Francis [Leicester CC] 2019: Multi-handed conspiracy to transfer firearms.

R v Murray & others [Nottingham CC] 2019-2020: 4 month conspiracy to murder case involving separate shooting incidents in the Nottingham area.

R v Hudson [Nottingham] CC 2020: 4 month trial involving a 2 year conspiracy to transfer firearms and conspiracy to supply Class A and B drugs.

Notable Cases:

Operation Farnhams [C.C.C.] 2012: Murder of schoolboy at Victoria Station.

“Baby P” Murder Trial [C.C.C.] 2009: Notorious case involving the death of 17 month old Baby ‘P’.

R v. Iain Davis [H.O.L.] 2008: Landmark ruling on Anonymous Witnesses.