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Caine Ward

Caine Ward

nottingham crown court litigator caine ward
Senior Crown Court litigator Caine Ward

Caine has been the litigator in Crown Court cases and representing clients in the police station for over 20 years. He holds the PSQ permitting him to represent clients in the police station who have requested the Duty Solicitor.

Caine specialises in Crown Court casework, with experience of dealing with the full range of criminal matters from cases involving fatalities, serious violence such as armed robbery or aggravated burglary, serious drug offences involving supply and importation of Class A drugs, or complex frauds or customs and excise prosecution. Separately, he also has experience of Court Martial work.

His police station accreditation permits him to provide initial representation at the point of first arrest all the way through to the conclusion of a Crown Court trial. He prides himself on giving the best possible advice at all stages of proceedings.

The bulk of Caine’s work involves him in the preparation of large cases, working closely with one of our Higher Court Advocates or external counsel, depending on the needs of the case or preference of the client. Whilst Caine is based in Nottingham he is happy to travel the length and breadth of the country to represent his clients and has provided representation in numerous court centres from Newcastle-upon-Tyne to Brighton.

As a local man, Caine is a keen Forest fan and is able to appreciate the position that football fans may find themselves in if arrested or before the court. He has represented many clients who have faced allegations of football related violence including some cases of particular note. He has experience of preparing arguments to seek to avoid Football Banning Orders.  Some information on these orders can be found here.

Recent client feedback for Caine can be found here.


Nottingham Office:
111 Carrington Street,

Tel: 0115 9599550
Email: caine.ward@vhsfletchers.co.uk

R v M Football related Violent Disorder. The client was a Nottingham Forest fan who was said to be part of disorder between Forest and Derby fans in a Derby city centre bar. He was one of only 2 defendants acquitted.

R v C Football related Affray. The client was an admitted ex-football hooligan turned author who was accused of arranging and then being involved in an orchestrated large scale affray between sets of rival fans in a Nottingham pub. The client was acquitted after trial.

R v B Armed Robbery. CCTV, forensic evidence and cell site analysis all implicated the client in a serious armed robbery. The client was acquitted after trial.

R v S – Murder. Client accepted delivering at least 8 blows to head of the deceased with an axe but was found not guilty of murder and guilty of manslaughter after trial.

R v P Rape. Crown eventually offered no evidence when diligent preparation demonstrated that prosecution disclosure had been far from adequate and there was no longer a realistic prospect of conviction.

R v S Attempted Murder. The client was a serving soldier based in Cyprus charged with the attempted murder of a fellow soldier. This was a complex case involving the instruction of experts re blood distribution, toxicology and causation, resulting in the attempt murder charge being discontinued.

R v H Murder. Client was the lead defendant in a 9 defendant murder trial involving the alleged prolonged torture of a family member resulting in death.

R v K.  Supply Class A.  Litigator in case of Nottingham client who secured a deferred sentence despite previous convictions for similar. Read more here.

R v N.  Public Order Offences. Litigator in Nottingham Crown Court case where client pleaded guilty to less serious public order offence and received a conditional discharge. Read more here.

R v S.  Perverting Course of Justice.  Litigator in not guilty trial success before Nottingham Crown Court. Read more here.

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