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Stephen Requena defends and prosecutes with equal success in cases of all levels of seriousness including murder, rape, armed robbery, blackmail, major drug conspiracies, money laundering and fraud offences. Many of his cases have had a high public profile and he is very experienced in trials involving the use of special measures the cross-examination of vulnerable witnesses. He was recently led in the Bloody Sunday Inquiry where he was tasked with organising and scheduling tens of thousands of pages of evidence. He has subsequently been briefed in many other cases of great factual complexity and welcomes similar instructions in the future. Recent cases have included prosecutions arising out of Operation Wolf: a complex drugs conspiracy and money laundering case which involved 13 defendants on the main Indictment as well as a number of other defendants in satellite cases and Operation Mill City, where he was leading counsel for the Crown in the prosecution of three defendants accused of conspiring to commit a large number of cash-in-transit robberies. So far in 2010, Stephen has successfully defended a builder accused of defrauding an elderly lady of over £30,000 and is presently instructed for the defence in a case concerning the alleged supply of a firearm to undercover police officers. Alongside other defence work, current prosecution briefs include two cases for the Fraud Prosecution Service, each involving allegations of offences involving many millions of pounds. He has also been briefed to advise the Department For Business, Innovation and Skills.
Called 1997, Inner Temple.
CBA, South Eastern Circuit.
London Oratory School, Fulham; London School of Economics (1996 LLB Hons First); Inns of Court School of Law 1996-97.
Crime - corporate; Crime - general; Fraud: crime