Name: Chris McGlinchey
Chris is an Associate Solicitor at this firm, having joined in September 2008. Chris has over 15 years experience of defending criminal allegations. Since qualification, Chris has worked extensively at Courts in the London and Surrey areas. He is well versed in defending cases in the Magistrates Court and preparing serious cases in the Crown Court. Chris is sought after by clients requiring that extra mile. His client care and comprehensive advice have earned him many successes.
Chris is regularly instructed on a wide range of allegations both in the Magistrates and Crown Courts. He takes a particular interest in driving and dishonesty offences. Chris is skilled at challenging Prosecution evidence where, on face value, it appears to be water-tight.
- R v K - Allegation of S.18 Grievous Bodily Harm. Defence of Self-Defence, found Not Guilty at Trial.
- R v V - Charge of Drug Drive. Trial Advocate in 'Special Reasons' hearing to avoid disqualification. Court found in favour of the Defendant and did not disqualify from driving.
- R v C - Numerous Charges of historic and recent serious Sexual Assault. Defendant Tried Twice with no verdict reached. Case dropped by Crown following this and representations as to circumstances.
- R v M - Allegation of S.18 Grievous Bodily Harm. Nightclub doorman said to have seriously assaulted a customer. Found not guilty at Trial.
- R v N - Charge of Drink Driving. Trial Advocate in 'Special Reasons' hearing to avoid driving ban on the basis of drink having been spiked. Expert report obtained and evidence given in Court. Magistrates found in favour of Defendant and no ban imposed.
- R v A - Charge of Drink Driving. Not Guilty Plea entered on the basis of the driving being on private land which was disputed by the Crown. Substantial research led to representations to the Crown as to relevant case law and application to circumstances of case. Proceedings dropped by Crown as a result of representations prior to Trial.
- R v F - Multi-handed violent disorder involving multiple stabbings. Client made full confession in police interview with previous Solicitor’s firm. OWC Defence had that confession excluded on the grounds of client’s vulnerability and police misbehaviour. Client acquitted.
- R v K - Multi-handed knife-point Robbery allegation. Client was vulnerable 19 year old girl with no previous convictions. Psychiatric report obtained led to a non-custodial sentence. Both the co-conspirators went to prison.
- R v S - Sophisticated fraud in abuse of trust position at Heathrow Airport. Despite similar previous convictions, not guilty verdicts secured.