Jon Close

Call 1997

close@exchangechambers.co.uk

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Criminal

Jon regularly appears for both the prosecution and defence in serious cases, involving matters of:

  • Homicide
  • Gang-related violence
  • Firearms
  • Serious violence
  • Serious sexual offences including historic abuse of children

Jon also regularly appears in large drug conspiracies and complex frauds.  Such matters are document intensive and require a high level of computer literacy.

Of particular note is Jon’s ability to deal with challenging and difficult defendants, some of whom may suffer from underlying mental health issues.

Criminal Cases

R v Brown and Butterworth (2007) – 1 Cr App R (S) 30   – A leading authority regarding ‘dangerous’ sentences.

Operation Dunlin 2 – Large scale, national based, drugs conspiracy involving 18 defendants.

Operation Wizardry – Multi-million pound cigarette importation.

R v H – Serious sexual offences spanning many years.  The alleged abuse began at 6 years of age.

R v W – Scoutmaster alleged to have committed serious sexual offences against a number of 8-year-old girls.

R v M – Murder, with allegations of racial motivation.

R v D – Murder, involving a defendant with serious and substantial mental health problems.

R v  H – £3m POCA

R v L – Manslaughter; featured challenging medical causation issues.