SGK Solicitors

TEL: 020 7734 9700

24 HOUR POLICE STATION ADVICE: 07074 959594
35 GREAT MARLBOROUGH ST, LONDON W1F 7JF


PETER WALSH
Paralegal

Email: peter.walsh@sgk-solicitors.co.uk 
Secure email: peter.walsh@sgksolicitors.cjsm.net 

Peter is an experienced accredited police station advisor and case worker. He is an integral member of the general crime team having been with the firm since 1999.  Through his commitment and personal attention to his clients Peter has built up an impressive and loyal following. This is demonstrated by the consistency with which clients reinstruct him on other matters and recommend him to those they care about.

His practice covers the full breadth of criminal offences, but he mainly specialises in serious crime involving violence and drugs. He has significant experience dealing with matters investigated by the Murder Team, local borough Gang Units and those investigated by the Operation Trident Gang Command based at New Scotland Yard and the Flying Squad.  He is trusted by young offenders who rely on him to guide them and their families through complex criminal proceedings.

Peter regularly advises those seeking to have their convictions overturned or their sentence reduced, and is unfazed by the amount of time or care any particular case may demand.

Client feedback:

"Peter was brilliant, couldn’t have asked for a better [lawyer]. He made me feel comfortable, was dedicated and put my family and I at ease. It was easy to contact even outside office hours"

"I know a good lawyer when I get one. Peter Walsh was excellent - will recommend - keep up the good work!"

His recent notable cases include:

  • 2016 R v A & Others Snaresbrook Crown Court (ongoing)
    9 handed conspiracy to possess firearms with intent to endanger life. Officers from the Met’s Trident Gang Command carried out a ‘preservation of life’ raid at an address where an Uzi machine gun and handgun were thrown from a 6th floor balcony. It is alleged that this find relates to an ongoing gang feud in which there have been 9 firearm related incidents since May 2016. Peter has been instructed by a number of defendants in this case and has also been instructed in relation to the earlier firearm incidents mentioned.
  • 2016 R v U & L Blackfriars Crown Court (ongoing)
    Representing two of six defendants accused of conspiracy to evade duty on cigarettes, following an investigation by HMRC into cigarette smuggling on a mass scale involving 2 million cigarettes and an estimated loss to the revenue of up £2.4 million.
  • 2016 R v S & C Central Criminal Court (ongoing)
    Representing two of three defendants charged with alleged gang murder and attempted murder in 2013. The second defendant was the first ever suspect to be extradited from St Lucia to the UK. During the process the UK government had to ensure that the evidence obtained against the defendant was not used against him any trial in St Lucia as St Lucia still has the death penalty for offences of murder.
  • 2016  R v C Southwark Crown Court (ongoing)
    Currently defending a male charged following an undercover investigation which revealed ‘fake sitters’ being paid to take Home Office exams that allowed people in the UK to extend their stay. The investigation was the subject of ‘Panorama’, and the trial is set to last at least 12 weeks in late 2016.
  • 2016  R v T Isleworth Crown Court (ongoing)
    Representing one of 9 defendants charged with conspiracy to facilitate breaches of UK immigration law, in a case of ‘reverse trafficking’ migrants out of the UK. The case centres on a sting investigation by The Sun newspaper in which journalists posed as people who wanted to be trafficked, one indicating he wished to travel to Syria to fight for Islamic State.
  • 2016 R v M Criminal Cases Review Commission (ongoing)
    Advising in a referral to the CCRC following a conviction for gang related murder in 2009. This matter has been accepted for review and is currently awaiting determination.
  • 2016 R v H Isleworth Crown Court
    Successful defence of a male of good character who faced historic allegations of rape and indecent assault by his step daughter.
  • 2015 R v A & H St Albans Crown Court
    Represented 2 defendants in a 9 handed conspiracy to supply class A drugs from London to a number of other towns and cities. The operation led to the largest ever seizure of individually wrapped drugs. The group were also allegedly responsible for the kidnap of a worker who lost a consignment of drugs.
  • 2015 R v K & K Maidstone Crown Court
    Represented husband and wife in a cross county 12 handed conspiracy to supply cocaine, the allegation involving 35 kilos, with £280,000 seized in cash at their home address.  The husband pleaded guilty on the basis of his involvement in the supply of 5 kilos, with his wife acquitted of her involvement in the conspiracy.
  • 2015 R v L Central Criminal Court
    Ten handed conspiracy to kidnap, falsely imprison and blackmail where the victim was held for 20 hours during which time he was stripped naked, burnt with an iron and had a firearm held to his head. A demand for £100,000 was then made to the victim’s family. Following two trials resulting in hung juries the Crown, unusually, applied for a third trial to be held.  This application was successfully opposed and the case was stayed.
  • 2014 R v F Inner London Crown Court
    Represented a juvenile accused of possessing a firearm and possessing cannabis with intent to supply.  It was alleged by an experienced detective from the Gangs Unit that the defendant threw a black bag from a first floor window containing a sawn off shotgun and several shot gun cartridges. The jury took only 45 minutes to acquit.
  • 2014 R v A Sheffield Crown Court
    Six handed conspiracy to cultivate and supply £3 million worth of cannabis. Following negotiations with the prosecution the defendant pleaded guilty to an alternative charge of burglary resulting in a significantly lower sentence.
  • 2013 R v M Lewes Crown Court
    Represented a defendant accused of the attempted murder of his 6 ½ month pregnant girlfriend, dealt with by the Serious Crime Directorate at Sussex police.
  • 2013 R v S Snaresbrook Crown Court
    Nine handed conspiracy to supply Class A drugs in which the Operation Trident Gangs Command Unit led an investigation to target gangs of suspected drug dealers in the East End of London.
  • 2013 R v S Central Criminal Court
    Acquittal secured in a nine handed conspiracy to commit rape. This was a case in which significant electronic evidence was served, including mobile phone evidence and cell site expert analysis. Following a concerted effort to compel further disclosure from the Crown of evidence from social media in which it was suspected the complainant had undermined her allegation, the Crown Prosecution Service offered no evidence 3 days into the trial.
  • 2012 R v D Central Criminal Court
    Represented a defendant in an eight handed murder in a makeshift nightclub a matter of yards from Ilford police station following rival gangs attending the same venue.

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