Higher Courts Advocate
Stephen Walters is a specialist trial advocate and has been instructed in serious and complex criminal cases for very many years. He has been recommended by Legal 500 in the London Bar section.
Stephen is instructed as leading or senior junior, and has often led alongside QC’s. He is a member of the VHCC advocates panel.
Stephen was one of the first solicitors to gain Higher Court Rights in 1994, and has practised as a full-time Crown Court defence advocate for over 24 years. He was previously a partner in ‘Wyman & Walters’, a niche criminal & mental health practice, in Kentish Town, London NW5.
He has extensive experience in fraud, drugs, people trafficking, murder, kidnapping, firearms, sexual offences and confiscation proceedings.
NOTABLE & RECENT CASES
R v Munday & ors – serious & complex investment fraud – (Leading junior)
R v Jealezi – Human trafficking, kidnap & prostitution – (Leading junior)
R v El-Gazzaz & ors – Riot at Harmondsworth Immigration Centre – c.£18m damage – (Leading junior for 1st defendant)
R v Hassan – High profile schoolboy murder
R v Lawrence & ors – Conspiracy to import Cocaine from Peru
R v Curran & ors – Murder (Leading junior)
R v Giltas – Conspiracy to traffic persons from China (Junior alone) – Cat 3 VHCC
R v Smith – £1m+ investment fraud
R v Pitayatanakul & ors – Conspiracy to control prostitution & people trafficking (Leading junior for 1st defendant)
R v Asghar & ors – Multi-million pound Trademark/Copyright & Money Laundering conspiracy – Cat 2 VHCC
R v Breskal (2013) – Conspiracy to supply cocaine from ‘drugs factory’ in Reading
R v Skoczen & ors (2013) – Murder/Conspiracy to Pervert the Course of Justice
R v Baptiste (2013) – International Conspiracy to import Class A Drugs
R v Cap & ors (2014) – International Conspiracy to Traffic for Sexual Exploitation
R v Stefan (2015) – Money Laundering Conspiracy
R v Rizvi & ors (2015) – Significant DWP Fraud
R v Still & ors (2016) – International Investment Fraud
R v Sandhu & ors (2017) – Banking Fraud & Money Laundering
R v Jones & ors (2017) – Significant Money Laundering Conspiracy
R v Sayer & ors (2018) – Conspiracy to Rob – Cash Box Robberies
R v Rasul & ors (2018) – People Smuggling Conspiracy