MOLLY PINKUS

 

Call Date: 1997

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Molly primarily undertakes defence work and is very experienced in all areas of crime. Molly undertakes the most serious of cases, including murder, manslaughter, rape and fraud. She is often instructed to lead in large cases. Molly has appeared as leading counsel and sole advocate in complex, multi-handed and serious cases, sometimes appearing against or co-defending with QCs. Molly has also been instructed in many high profile cases which have attracted media attention.

Molly has lots of experience in cases involving vulnerable defendants and witnesses and the use of intermediaries. Molly appeared in one of the first pilot cases involving s28 pre-recorded cross-examination of the complainant. Molly is on the CPS rape and fraud specialist lists and has prosecuted and defended in many cases involving serious offences of this type. Molly has made many appearances in the Court of Appeal, having been granted leave.

Molly has also been instructed in VHCC cases and confiscation hearings.

Some examples of notable cases Molly has been instructed in are:

NOTABLE CASES

2016 - 2018

R v F and others – leading junior counsel in manslaughter (shooting) case where all other defendants were represented by QCs. Defendant was acquitted, (2017).

R v T – sole advocate in attempted murder case. This was a stabbing causing very serious injury. Defendant was acquitted, (2017)

R v C – sole advocate in rape case involving vulnerable complainant. Intermediaries were used for the defendant and the complainant. Defendant was acquitted, (2017).

R v E – sole advocate in historic familial sexual offences case involving a child, (2017).

R v W – sole advocate in historic multiple rape case involving vulnerable complainant, (2017)

R v M – junior counsel led by QC in murder case (revenge shooting) (2017).

R v C & Others – sole advocate in 14 handed conspiracy to defraud the DWP, (2018).

R v E & Others – sole advocate in 6 handed money laundering case, (2018).

R v G – sole advocate in rape case involving vulnerable complainant. This was one of the first pilot cases to use s28 pre-recorded cross-examination. Defendant was acquitted, (2016).

R v B – sole counsel in case involving historic sexual offences against multiple family members, (2016).

R v S & Another – sole advocate in stranger rape case involving 2 defendants. Defendant was acquitted, (2016).

 

Other notable cases Molly has been instructed in are:

R v J – leading counsel in internet grooming case.

R v D sole advocate in “one punch” manslaughter case.

R v S – sole advocate in case of historic indecent assaults by a schoolteacher.

R v P and others – leading counsel in large credit card cloning fraud case.

R v M – junior advocate led by QC in murder case involving issue of fitness to plead.

R v R – sole advocate in lengthy section 18 wounding trial involving 8 young defendants.

R v A & Others – sole counsel in large drugs conspiracy case.

R v B – firearm case involving “exceptional circumstances”. Sentence successfully appealed.

R v A and others – sole advocate in blackmail case.

R v M & Another – junior counsel in grooming rape case involving 4 complainants.

In 2017/18 Molly is instructed in cases including murder, attempted manslaughter, attempted rape, sexual assault, indecent images, money laundering, conspiracy to defraud and conspiracy to sell firearms.

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Molly primarily undertakes defence work and is very experienced in all areas of crime. Molly undertakes the most serious of cases, including murder, manslaughter, rape and fraud. She is often instructed to lead in large cases. Molly has appeared as leading counsel and sole advocate in complex, multi-handed and serious cases, sometimes appearing against or co-defending with QCs. Molly has also been instructed in many high profile cases which have attracted media attention.

Molly has lots of experience in cases involving vulnerable defendants and witnesses and the use of intermediaries. Molly appeared in one of the first pilot cases involving s28 pre-recorded cross-examination of the complainant. Molly is on the CPS rape and fraud specialist lists and has prosecuted and defended in many cases involving serious offences of this type. Molly has made many appearances in the Court of Appeal, having been granted leave.

Molly has also been instructed in VHCC cases and confiscation hearings.