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Gordon Carse

Call 2002

Practice Profile

Gordon is a specialist and successful trial advocate. He has extensive experience in large scale drug conspiracies and has acted as leading junior. Gordon accepts instructions on behalf of the defence and the Crown with a particular emphasis on offences of serious violence, firearms, fraud and cases that require forensic analysis of large amounts of data, such as financial or telephone data. Gordon also has experience in dealing with cases that are of a sensitive nature and has recently prosecuted an acting chief inspector of the BTP.

Gordon acts for private individuals and companies and is able to accept instructions direct from the public in appropriate cases. For further information, please contact our clerks.

Reported Cases

  • R -v- MA [2014] EWCA Crim 1382 - Breach; Sentence length; Sexual offences prevention orders
  • R v AM [2013] EWCA Crim 850 - Disparity of sentence; Guilty pleas; Joint enterprise; Offending on bail; Robbery; Separate trials; Totality of sentence; Serious offences
  • R -v- AH [2011] EWCA Crim 2227 - Burglary; Custodial sentences; Disqualification from driving; Disqualification periods; Proportionality; Rehabilitation - Interpretation and construction of s.147 of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000.
  • R -v- C; R -v- T [2010] EWCA Crim 761 - Post-verdict communication from jurors

Recent Cases


  • R v. MB & ors [Croydon] 2017

    Cash in Transit Robberies

    Gordon Carse defended in this multi-handed conspiracy to commit cash in transit robberies. The defendant and his team were alleged to be responsible for all cash in transit robberies in the South East of England in the first half of 2016. Following halftime submissions verdicts of not guilty were directed by the Learned Judge. Instructed by Goldkorns.

  • R v. B [Lewes] 2016

    Male Rape

    Gordon Carse, instructed for the defence, represented this defendant who had raped a vulnerable male when interviewing him for a job and sexually abused and raped him on further occasions over a four year period. The defendant pleaded guilty on the day of trial and a sentence of 3 1/2 years imprisonment was secured. Instructed by Martyn Hewett Solicitors. 

  • Operation Peltier 2016

    People trafficking

    Gordon Carse instructed as prosecution counsel in this multi-handed prosecution founded on a joint investigation between the Hungarian and Metropolitan police into the trafficking of around 200 woman for the purpose of sexual exploitation. The trial is estimated to last several months.

  • R v. AB 2014

    Possession of firearm with intent to endanger life

    Gordon Carse appeared as sole prosecution counsel in a possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life trial. This prosecution arose from an Operation Trident investigation and related to a loaded sawn off shotgun and ammunition. The case relied upon interpretation of DNA evidence and resulted in a conviction.

  • Operation Ralemation 2014

    Investigation by the Trident East Gang Crime Command

    Gordon Carse instructed as sole counsel for the prosecution in a 4 handed attempted murder trial. The case was investigated by the Trident East Gang Crime Command. Following a four week trial the defendants were convicted of attempted murder (shooting) and a string of other firearms offences. Sentences totalling over 46 years imprisonment were handed down.

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