John Kaye

Director

John Kaye

Director

I pride myself on building a strong rapport with my clients through an astute and supportive approach to each case. I understand the stigma of being involved in an investigation for both the individual and business and through a keen eye for detail and analysis I have built a reputation in providing high quality advice.

I am regularly instructed to defend high value frauds, large scale drug conspiracies, serious organised crime and on cases that have complex legal issues or voluminous documentation.

I also understand and appreciate the tactical importance of a police station interview and I believe that all individuals who enter the minefield of a police interview should be absolutely confident in the solicitor by their side.

Recent Cases

Fraud and Financial Crime

R v D, Snaresbrook Crown Court 2019

Carson Kaye is instructed to defend in a multi-handed, complex and sophisticated fraud relating to property letting agents.

R v D, Southwark Crown Court 2019

Carson Kaye is instructed to defend in a multi-handed, long-running boiler room fraud pertaining to diamond investments and to the value of several million pounds.

R v R, Wood Green Crown Court 2019

Carson Kaye is instructed to defend in a multi-handed, niche fraud pertaining to the sale of kerosene based road fuel and avoidance of excise duty. The case required an expert understanding of the Common Law’s position on revenue law.

R v W, Southwark Crown Court 2019

Carson Kaye was instructed to defend in a complex and unique ‘boiler room’ fraud allegation involving laundering of multi-million pounds worth of criminal money through foreign jurisdictions.

R v M, Luton Crown Court 2019

Carson Kaye was instructed to defend one of the two accused in a well-publicised, high value insurance and mortgage fraud pertaining to the staging of a burglary. The case featured on Channel 4’s ’24 Hours in Police Custody’, and we were able to secure an acquittal running a cutthroat defence following a lengthy Trial.

R v E, Southwark Crown Court 2018

Carson Kaye was instructed to defend in a case brought by the Financial Conduct Authority with a series of boiler room frauds. In the face of significant evidence we advised our client properly and at an early stage so that when he was sentenced he received a considerably lesser sentence than his co-defendants.

R v M, Basildon Crown Court 2018

Carson Kaye was instructed to defend in a well-publicised and multi-handed ‘boiler room’ fraud allegation pertaining to the sale of diamond investments, resulting in a multi-million pound overall loss to a large number of victims.

Serious Drug Offences

R v G, Southwark Crown Court 2019

Carson Kaye was instructed to defend in the accusation of a sophisticated and sustained conspiracy to supply class A drugs to the ‘London Elite’. The case garnered significant media attention.

R v S, Chelmsford Crown Court 2019

Carson Kaye was instructed to represent at sentencing an undercover, ‘test-purchase’ case pertaining to the sale of drugs. Following extensive psychiatric and psychological reports provided by the instruction of multiple reputable experts, our client was deemed to have played a ‘lesser role’ under the sentencing guidelines, categorising him in the lowest form of culpability for cases of this nature.

R v B, Southwark Crown Court

Carson Kaye was instructed to defend one of the four individuals charged with a conspiracy to import and supply in excess of 150 kilos of Cocaine, to the value of £7 million. The drugs were imported via a modified helicopter designed to conceal the drugs. We successfully submitted arguments relating to abuse of process committed by the Police and CPS, and a basis of plea was eventually agreed limiting our client’s sentence.

R v KS, Luton Crown Court 2018

Carson Kaye was instructed to defend in a case which involved rival gangs fighting, in what the police described as, a ‘drugs war’.

R v B, Kingston upon Thames Crown Court 2018

Carson Kaye was instructed to defend in a case containing a multi-jurisdictional organised crime network involved in the supply of drugs, whereby our client was believed to play a leading role. The case contained over 100,000 pages of evidence, and is currently undergoing its third re-Trial.

R v S, Derby Crown Court 2018

Carson Kaye was instructed to defend in a case brought by the National Crime Agency. The allegation concerned defendants supplying class A drugs on an industrial scale nationally.

R v W, Kingston upon Thames Crown Court 2018

Carson Kaye was instructed to defend in a National Crime Agency prosecuted case concerning the supply of Cannabis oil through the relatively unexplored medium of ‘Vape Pens’. Evidence was further adduced from the Dark Web, requiring expert understanding and analysis. Following complex arguments, the Prosecution were convinced to drop the supply element, and our client entered Guilty pleas to simple possession.

Other Serious Criminal Cases

R v P, Worcester Crown Court 2019

Carson Kaye was instructed to defend in a well-publicised and seminal case involving the use of acid as a weapon in an attack on the defendant’s child. The Trial concluded in February 2019.

R v B, Guildford Crown Court 2019

Carson Kaye was instructed to defend in a joint enterprise Aggravated Burglary prosecution where our client was alleged to be the getaway driver. Using our specialist knowledge in the interpretation of mobile phone cell site evidence, we were able to contest our client’s location at the time of the commission of the offence, leading to a not guilty verdict.

R v BAA, Central Criminal Court 2019

Carson Kaye was instructed to defend in a joint enterprise Attempted Murder prosecution, pertaining to a shooting at point blank range and in broad daylight. Our client was alleged to have blocked traffic to assist the getaway. Following detailed analysis of over 30,000 pages of telephone evidence, we were able to successfully argue the absence of any collusion and return a not guilty verdict.

R v V & R, Sheffield Crown Court, 2019

Carson Kaye was instructed to represent at sentencing a case of s.18 Assault Occasioning Grievous Bodily Harm involving multiple defendants, and aggravation through the time and commission of the offence. Despite this, and following extensive submissions in mitigation, the final sentence lay at the lower end of the sentencing guidelines.

R v W, Central Criminal Court 2019

Carson Kaye was instructed to defend in a Murder case pertaining to a stabbing on a busy high street in the middle of the day. Arguing self-defence, we successfully obtained a not guilty verdict, and the client was convicted of the alternative and lesser offence of manslaughter.

R v A, Central Criminal Court 2019

Carson Kaye was instructed to defend in a complex Murder prosecution, whereby the client had previously already entered a guilty plea. Drawing on expert opinion as to the client’s capacity to plead, we successfully vacated that plea and returned a not guilty verdict at Trial. The client was convicted of the lesser offence of Manslaughter.

R v R, Guildford Crown Court 2019 Manslaughter

Carson Kaye was instructed to defend in a sensitive Manslaughter prosecution, pertaining to the death of the victim occurring as a result of a single blow. Following a difficult and lengthy Trial, we successfully returned a not guilty verdict for our client.

R v A, Kingston upon Thames Crown Court, 2018

Carson Kaye was instructed to defend an individual initially arrested by the Counter Terrorism Unit of the Metropolitan Police believed to have been operating a sophisticated supply chain of forged passports and identification documents. We successfully identified a multitude of improper accusations through the forensic examination of mobile phone evidence, and ensured that they were struck from the indictment.

R v AI, Birmingham Crown Court 2018

Carson Kaye was instructed to defend in the first prosecution of a British national under the Modern Slavery Act after allegedly being involved in the trafficking of victims from Nigeria to Europe. We successfully navigated a delicate and complex case to secure a not guilty verdict, despite the conviction of our co-defendant. The case now sets legal precedent relating to sentencing guidelines for offences under the 2015 Act.

R v S, Aylesbury Crown Court 2018

Carson Kaye was instructed to defend in a case pertaining to the trafficking of thirteen non-EU nationals into the UK. Drawing on complex case law, we were able to secure a sentence of less than half of the maximum as defined on the Sentencing Guidelines, despite the absence of any credit and the presence of similar previous convictions.