Rose Nelson | Senior Legal Consultant

There is no doubt about it – Rose Nelson is the No.1. She does more for her clients than anyone else in criminal defence. 

Rose Nelson is a senior legal consultant with a wealth of experience in defending a broad spectrum of criminal offences. Specialising in serious crime, Rose’s reputation is cemented by her acquittal rates in high profile cases, frequently attracting national coverage.

Rose has a unique rapport with both clients and forensic experts and has frequently been commended on her excellent client care skills and knowledge of prison and probation services.

The knowledge and experience she has gained from working over 25 years in the Criminal Justice System is clearly demonstrated in this selection of her most recent notable cases listed below.



R v A (2021) – Croydon Crown Court – This was a four-handed case and Mr Atkins was the lead defendant. Secured acquittals for murder, attempted murder and Robbery. Mr Ivers QC conducted the bulk of the cross-examination and the lead speech, the defendant accepted stabbing both alleged victims alone but in self-defence

Third man charged over murder of Patrick Gomes De’Almeida in Morden | London Evening Standard | Evening Standard

R v AW (Central Criminal Court) 2021

Adult defendant charged with two youths with attempted murder. Victim trapped in a bike shed and stabbed multiple times. Vulnerable prosecution witnesses called and expert medical witness on wound tracks. Cut-throat defence with two youths standing against the defendant. Only defendant to be acquitted after two-week trial.

R v M (2019) – Central Criminal Court –M one of 3 defendants acquitted of murder. A 7 week trial for a shooting in Bedford involving the disposal of evidence, and uncovering senior police misconduct and criminality.

Bedford murder of Patryk Olowniuk: Three cleared of killing – BBC News

R v T (2017) – Central Criminal Court – T one of three defendants and the only to be acquitted of murder. An alleged ‘gang related’ stabbing outside a University halls of residence in Wembley, London.

Wembley murder: Three jailed over ‘dirty look’ killing – BBC News

R v Tas [2018]  –  manslaughter and joint enterprise post-Jogee – 2 Hare Court | London Barristers Chambers

This case is now a landmark for joint enterprise appeals see ruling above.

R v A (2017) – Central Criminal Court – A acquitted of 2 x Attempted murder. A drive by shooting whereby an innocent bystander was hit in Wembley, London. Case receiving press coverage due to the high profile nature of the case.

Trapstar Toxic has released ‘Out Ere’, with a video that mentions Rose Nelson

R v E (2017) – Central Criminal Court – E charged with attempted murder with the case being dismissed before trial. A shooting at a party in Norwood, London attracting mass social media coverage.

Father shot dead at party after celebrating his daughter’s birthday linked to summer pool party shooting – Mirror Online

R v K (2017) – Central Criminal Court – K received a 10 year sentence for Possession of a Firearm with Intent to Endanger Life x 2 and Possession of Ammunition. K was extradited back to the UK following a shooting at 2 police officers on duty.

Ten years for Brixton firearms offences | Brixton Blog

R v W (2015) – Central Criminal Court – W acquitted of murder. A ‘gang related’ shooting in a nightclub in central London. The defence utilised numerous forensic experts  to assist the defence. This case attracted mass media attention and national press coverage.

Two in court over Boxing Day club shooting in London | Crime | The Guardian


R v S (2019) – Snaresbrook Crown Court – Acquitted of Conspiracy to Supply Class A Drugs. Alleged “County Lines” multi-handed drugs conspiracy involving 5 defendants in the supply of drugs in the Canterbury and Kent area.

R v H (2019) – Croydon Crown Court – H Acquitted of Conspiracy to Supply Class B drugs and Allowing a Premises to be used for the Supply of Class B, of a 9 handed drugs conspiracy. Strong legal arguments made by the defence and the case was dismissed the day before the trial.

R v A (2018) – Kingston Crown Court – A 10 year sentence secured at a Newton hearing for a multi handed Conspiracy to supply Class A drugs of 50 kilos. Other defendants on the same case fetching in excess of 20 years imprisonment.

R v D (2018) – Exeter Crown Court – Suspended sentence secured for Possession with Intent to Supply Class A drugs, a ‘County Lines’ offence. D received suspended sentence for a substantial amount of Class A drugs found.

R v A (2017) –Croydon Crown Court – Suspended sentence secured for a 4 x Possession with Intent to Supply Class A drugs, amounting to 4 Kilograms.

R v C (2017) – Wood Green Crown Court – Acquitted of Possession with Intent to Supply Class A drugs. Relying on the lack of, and incomplete forensic DNA analysis undertaken by the police to secure the acquittal.

Violent Crimes

R VH  (2022) a defendant acquitted of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life. Hannah successfully defended the 19-year-old who faced multiple firearm charges after a three-week trial at Wood Green Crown Court and he was found not guilty on every charge. The case arose from a shooting incident where a firearm was discharged outside a block of flats. The young person was one of multiple males present at the scene and shown in footage from the fast-moving incident.

R v ONM (Central Criminal Court) 2021

s.18 wounding. Defendant challenged the identification. ID was supported by an alleged confession. Trial followed a three-day voir dire. Following the cross examination of prosecution witnesses, including the alleged confession witness, there was a successful half time submission. Not guilty verdicts entered.

John cole –

R v H (2019) –Wood Green Crown Court – Sentenced xxxxx for GBH with Intent, whereby the allegation started as Attempted murder, for a road rage incident where the defendant attacked the other drive with a golf club and split his skull open.

R v L (2019) – Harrow Crown Court – L acquitted of a Robbery and Possessing a Bladed Article at trial. L acquitted of Robbery with 3 previous convictions for Robbery in the same vicinity – the Neasden area.

R v M (2018) – Isleworth Crown Court – M received a suspended sentence for an attack on two prison officers who both sustained substantial injury.

R v S (2018) – Harrow Crown Court – S was acquitted of GBH section 18 and Affray at trial. A ‘gang related’ stabbing in Wembley where S had attended a house party with friends.

R v G – Southwark crown court – G was acquitted of GBH, Iceland driver was accused of GBH in order to gain compensation.

R v I (2016) – Woolwich Crown Court – Acquitted of Actual bodily harm at trial. Knives were allegedly brandished.

Serious Fraud & Confiscation 

R v M (2018) – Inner London Crown Court –M sentence was deferred and then a Suspended Sentence was received for Possession with Intent to Supply Class B x 2 and Concealing Criminal Property x 2.

R v J (2016) – Croydon Crown Court – J received a Suspended Sentence for a Conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation in excess of £500,000, the offence involving a sophisticated operation of mortgage fraud.

Sexual Offences

Ahmed Mahmuduee –

R v B (2019) – Inner London Crown Court – B acquitted of three Counts of rape. The involvement of cell site experts and legal argument regarding the reliability of the police ID procedure.

R v J (2016) – Southampton Crown Court – J acquitted of a historical rape allegation at trial – a consensual relationship was proven between J and complainant.