Some of the primary legislation
Some of our recent notable cases
R v Thomas- Williams (2013) (no link available)
The defendant was charged with possession with intent to supply heroin, crack cocaine and cannabis, total street value £20000. Acquitted on all counts.
Harrow Crown Court before HHJ Aaron and jury January 2013
R v H (2012) (no link available)
Interlocutory appeal in which stay for abuse was upheld due to legal uncertainty about whether powdered bark & dried cacti containing Class A drugs amounted to preparations or products under Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.
 EWCA Crim 525 2/3/2012
Rajiv Menon QC
Regina v Dale (2011) (no link available)
Defence should have been allowed to call expert evidence to demonstrate that, despite a lack of medical proof, there was a body of opinion that cannabis assisted in the control of epilepsy, in order to support the Defendant’s account that this was the reason he had a large amount of the drug. Conviction unsafe as a result and quashed. Sentence on other counts reduced. Single Judge previously refused leave on both applications.
 EWCA Crim 1675 19/5/2011
R v Altaf Hussain (2008) (no link available)
A 1988 conviction for conspiracy to import heroin from Pakistan was quashed. First conviction obtained by the (now controversial) use by British Customs of Pakistani of informants in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s.
 EWCA Crim 1518 17/7/2008
Quayle & others (2005)
Medicinal use of cannabis and necessity defence
 EWCA Crim 1415 27/5/05. Reported at (2005) 2 Cr App R 34
Rajiv Menon and Adrian Eissa
Brady v HM Customs & Excise (2001) (no link)
Habeus Corpus; alleged drug “swallower” and legality of continued detention by Customs & Excise. Compatibility with Article 5 and Article 3 of ECHR.
 EWHC Admin 422 7/6/01.