Martin Steen

Degree: LL.B (Hons) London
Year of call and Inn: 1976; Inner Temple
Appointments: Deputy District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts) 1994
Professional Membership: Western Circuit; CBA

Martin Steen is a specialist with 30 years experience in criminal law undertaking prosecution and defence work and is a CPS panel advocate level 4 prosecutor. He appears on the Attorney General’s panel of junior counsel to the Crown (list A).

He has particular and significant experience in multiple homicide, violent and sexual offences; robberies; drugs importation and trafficking; pornography; serious fraud cases and car ringing operations. He also has extensive experience in money laundering and confiscation cases.

He is known and appreciated for his easy and straight-forward manner with Police Officers and with Defendants.

Recent Cases include
R v Whitefoot Haig and others – Prosecuting 11 handed class A drugs conspiracy;
R v Sahil – Prosecution relating to false accusation by woman against midwife alleging she caused death of twins;
R v Zhou – Defence of large scale conspiracy to manage brothels;
R v Halford – Administrative Court application relating to Human Rights Article 6;
R v Wright – Defence of mother in child cruelty case relating to 15 fractures to a three month old child

Cases of Interest:
R v Heal – £1.5million confiscation proceedings with substantial order secured;
R v Walker – Theft of bonds, valued at £267 million;
R v Fred West – Multiple murder, rape and buggery;
Operation Panorama – Prosecution of substantial paedophile ring active over a 15-year period;
R v Coles – Multiple rapes by professional photographer;
R v Moss Conspiracy to steal high-value motor vehicles;
R v Hulle and Others – Prosecutiuon of juvenile rapists
R v Buckingham – Murder of a landlady
R v Mensah – Multi-handed prosecution of eight defendancts involved in extensive drugs supply over the south of England and Wales
R v Mills – Defence of SFO prosecution of £15million international fraud
R v Foley – Attempted murder by vehicle attack
R v Johnson – Prosecution for conspiracy to defraud by 24 year-old man marrying 67 year-old woman

Albion Chambers, Broad Street, Bristol BS1 1DR
T: 0117 927 2144
F: 0117 926 2569

Clerk: Bonnie Colbeck
T 0117 311 0301

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