About Gregory Wedge
Gregory specialises in general crime, corporate offending and regulatory matters with extensive experience beyond his year of Call having worked previously as a fee-earning paralegal for a leading niche private client firm and thereafter for 18 months at the Financial Conduct Authority. Gregory is well placed to understand the pressures on instructing solicitors and the importance of effective case preparation and managing lay client’s expectations. He is described as approachable, dependable and with an ability to instal trust and confidence in those that he represents.
Gregory is a Level 2 CPS Advocate and has membership of both the Specialist Fraud Panel and Serious Crime Panel. To that end, Gregory both prosecutes and defends in the broad spectrum of criminal law, believing the same makes for a more rounded, measured advocate. Recent instructions include robbery, matters of significance violence, firearms offences and the like.
In addition to criminal matters, Gregory has also developed a vast amount of experience in a Regulatory setting. Having first been on secondment with The Nursing and Midwifery Council as a case presenter, Gregory continues to advocate at tribunals both on behalf of the NMC and on behalf of registrants. Gregory is willing to be instructed in all regulatory matters, including cases concerning the General Pharmaceutical Council and the General Dental Council.
Whilst currently focusing predominantly on crime and business crime, Gregory has previously accepted instructions in all areas of general civil litigation, including relief from sanctions and the like. He remains happy to provide pre-litigation strategic advice in writing or in conference. Gregory is well versed in those matters which cross the civil/criminal divide including regulation and health and safety.
Gregory was former pro-bono advocate before the Armed Forces Compensation Tribunal and has a long standing interest in military law and ensuring the adequate representation of military personnel. Equally, he has an interest in sport law and representing those with legal issues in the sporting world having played for the Saracens Amateur team.
Professional Memberships and Appointments
- The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn (Wolfson Scholarship)
- CPS Panel, Grade 2
- Criminal Bar Association
- Nottingham Law School, LLB
- Kaplan Law School, BVC (Kaplan Advocacy Scholarship)
Experience and Instructions
• R v W (Blackfriars Crown Court): Defence Counsel in seven day trial where defendant faced section 18 GBH committed in prison.
• R v L (Chelmsford Crown Court): Defence Counsel in two weeks trial concerning a conspiracy to supply Class A Drugs; multi handed cases.
• R v H (Woolwich Crown Court): Defence Counsel on a serious matter of racial violence; privately instructed.
• R v G (Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court): Defence Counsel in a complex four-day trial concerning the neglect of three children aged 9, 10 and 14 by their mother this included the cross examination of all three young children and expert witnesses from Social Services.
• R v W (Aylesbury Crown Court): Secured an acquittal at Aylesbury Crown Court where the Defendant was charged with possession of a firearm with intent after 5 day trial.
• R v M (Snaresbrook Crown Court): Successful defence of a gang member charged with armed robbery and threatening an individual with a knife after an 8 day trial
• R v O (Inner London Crown Court): Prosecution on behalf of the CPS for a S.18 GBH in a domestic setting after a 4 day trial.
• R v A (Central Criminal Court): Secured an acquittal at the Central Criminal Court where the Defendant was charged with possession of class A drugs with intent to supply after a six day trial.
• Operation Hornet – Retained by Thames Valley Police and the CPS in an advisory role as disclosure counsel to aid a 9-month fraud trial.
- NMC v A (2017) – NMC case presenter where registrant allegedly contributed to the death of a patient.
- NMC v J (2017) – NMC case presenter where registrant allegedly caused a patient’s death.
- NMC v JC (2017) – NMC case presenter where registrant had allegedly maintained an inappropriate relationship with numerous patients.
- NMC v G (2017) – Represented registrant facing numerous assault allegation against patients through inappropriate restraint techniques.