R v S, 2021
Led William Dudley in achieving sentence of 57 months for his defendant for manslaughter after trial arising out of eventual death of victim in vegetative state for 15 years after knife attack.
R v B, 2021
Represented the defendant who was the younger of two brothers alleged to have mounted a planned attack on the ex-boyfriend of their mother, on the doorstep of a home he was about to enter, armed with a baseball bat and knife respectively. The deceased was allegedly struck with the bat and fatally stabbed four times.
The defendant was found not guilty of murder whilst his 17 year-old brother was convicted. St Albans Crown Court.
R v P, 2021
Represented defendant, one of five, charged with murder. The victim was chased for over a mile by five men including the defendant. He was stabbed nine times, stripped of his clothes, robbed of his drugs and drug-dealer phone and left to die in a deserted enclosed industrial yard at Barry Docks. The defendant and four others were caught on film entering the locked yard and his discarded weapon was found nearby, stained with drips and smears of blood. The issues included blood distribution analysis, presumptive KM test reliability, secondary party liability, bad character admissibility and IQ admissibility.
The defendant was acquitted of murder. All four others present were convicted. Newport Crown Court.
R v C, 2019
Re-trial. Mother accused of repeatedly asphyxiating infant child and poisoning child in hospital due to fascination with medical matters and to gain attention.
Ignatius raised an issue of blood-gas readings with consultant respiratory specialist, not taken by original counsel at first trial. Acquitted of all counts. Plymouth Crown Court.
R v M, 2019
Manslaughter leading Simon Stirling. Fifteen year-old offender, with interpreter. Substantial issues of causation revolving around the medicine. Conviction currently subject to appeal. Birmingham Crown Court.
R v B, 2019
Householder stabbed guest 5 times after argument over drugs. Acquitted of murder. Bristol Crown Court.
R v R, 2018
Represented defendant charged with murder. Suicide pact defence. Manslaughter accepted by crown on day of trial. Truro Crown Court.
R v H, 2018
Represented one of four defendants charged with murder. Cut-throat defences. County lines turf-war attack on a Bristol flat. All four convicted. Sentences totalling over 130 years. Bristol Crown Court.
R v C, 2018
Represented serving police officer charged with ‘date-rapes’ of three separate women. Two counts abandoned by prosecution pre-trial following disclosure arguments. Third count acquitted by jury. Truro Crown Court.
R v A, 2017
Drug related murder of co-dealer. Very complex direct and circumstantial evidence, including an admissible inconsistent statement to police as an erstwhile witness. Prosecution case was that A was the principal, the co-accused the secondary party. Cut-throat defences.
Acquitted. Co-defendant convicted. Bristol Crown Court.
R v A, 2017
Represented husband with dementia charged with beating his wife to death. Unfit to plead. Trial of issue. Hospital order. Exeter Crown Court.
R v B, 2017
Represented one of three defendants charged with murder by stabbing. Cut-throat defences. Sole defendant acquitted of murder. Truro Crown Court.
R v S, 2017
Gross-negligence manslaughter arising out of a death in Camp Bastion, Helmand.
Ignatius raised a Combat Immunity argument. The resulting (classified MOD material) disclosure expedition eventually led to the charge being dropped at the door of the court in favour of a minor disciplinary charge. Catterick Court Martial Centre.
R v J, 2017
Privately-funded death by dangerous driving. Pregnant mother killed oncoming driver and her own unborn child. Issues included skid co-efficient and other related expert evidence; psychiatric/psychological expert evidence bearing upon credibility of amnesia. Acquitted. Swansea Crown Court.
R v T, 2017
Represented boxer charged with killing his girlfriend after drugs-fuelled sex session. Issues included unauthorised intrusive surveillance. Plea to manslaughter accepted. Swansea Crown Court.