Eddy Steele secures guilty verdicts prosecuting a trial in respect of conspiracy to supply drugs into prison

May 3, 2024

Eddy Steele from Exchange Chambers, instructed by CPS, has secured guilty verdicts prosecuting two defendants, a prison officer and a prison inmate, for four offences relating to a conspiracy to supply drugs into HMP Forest Bank, in a seven day trial at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court.

The trial concerned a prison officer who, in conspiracy with two inmates, plotted to take Cocaine and Cannabis into HMP Forest Bank.

Eddy regularly prosecutes and defends cases involving misconduct in public office and drugs offences.

Eddy is a crime and regulatory specialist.  His year of call (2022) does not accurately reflect his time working in the legal industry (since 2009), where he used to work for one of the largest global business law firms as a nationally recognized regulatory solicitor.  Eddy was appointed a coroner in 2022 and sits at Hull Coroners Court.

He is currently instructed in a number of high-profile criminal and regulatory cases, inquest proceedings and professional disciplinary hearings.