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Dominic Bush

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Dominic Bush


Dominic Bush

Criminal Prosecution

 

Dominic is a Grade 3 CPS Panel Advocate and has extensive experience of serious offences including: large scale fraud, supplying Class A drugs, robbery, kidnap, serious violence, firearms and sexual offences. He is used to the presentation of complex cases involving cell-site & call data analysis, tachographs, undercover surveillance operations and expert evidence.
 
He was, until its abolition in 2012, appointed to the Attorney-General’s C list of approved prosecution counsel and has a long history of prosecuting revenue offences, in particular drug & cigarette importations.
 
In 2005 Dominic spent three months seconded to HMRC Asset Forfeiture Unit where he gained valuable experience working with the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. Since then he has frequently been instructed, on behalf of both prosecuting authorities and defendants, to provide specialist advice in relation to confiscation and asset forfeiture.
 
In the recent past Dominic has provided disclosure training to officers working for a UK Government agency and has a good knowledge of the CPIA and Public Interest Immunity.
 
 
R v Williams
 
Prosecution of a conspiracy to import a kilo of Class A drugs and subsequent advice on unduly lenient sentence that led to a successful A-G’s Ref. (AG's Ref No 40 of 2011, R v Lee Williams, [2011] EWCA Crim 2126)
 
Rv Pinnock & others
 
Prosecution of a multi-handed importation of a kilo of Class A drugs. Working closely with the investigation from an early stage, providing advice on charge through to conviction and subsequent appeal by one defendant.
 
R v Thomas & others
 
Prosecution of a multi-handed conspiracy to supply half a kilo of cocaine. The case involved specialist surveillance Police Officers deployed in two locations and use of cell-site analysis to secure convictions.
 
R v Borges & Dos Santos
 
£195,000 Department of Work and Pension fraud. This included the subsequent POCA hearings in which the entire sum was deemed available.