Leila Ghahhary prosecuting on behalf of Trafford Council and Henry Blackshaw defending a company and its director for making…Read more
Henry BlackshawCall To The Bar: 1993
Henry Blackshaw is a specialist criminal Barrister who acts for both prosecution and defence in cases of the utmost gravity.
He regularly appears as a Leading Junior. He is an established Category 4 Prosecutor and is on the CPS Rape and Serious Sexual Offences Panel. He has a particularly strong ability in cases involving drugs, gang-related criminal activity, homicide, rape and serious sexual violence, motoring and vehicle crime and money laundering.
Henry is highly skilled in setting strategies for the further collection and preparation of evidence for trial. He is proficient and confident in the use of technology, particularly in the presentation of evidence in Court.
Henry’s areas of expertise and experience include:
- “Operation Aylesbury” (Leading Junior). Prosecution of a conspiracy where nine defendants were charged with conspiracy to launder the proceeds of a large scale “car chopping” operation. All defendants convicted, five after trial.
- “Operation Nicobar” prosecution of a large Class A drug dealing team in Bury. Prosecution based on extensive police surveillance evidence after surveillance evidence.
- R v Surriya Bi and Asia Bi – Manchester Evening New coverage
- R v Noonan, Perry, and Beaumont. prosecution of gangster’s son for stealing mothers £1m lottery win to bankroll a heroin deal – Manchester Evening News coverage.
- R v A P. Successful defence of a social worker on historic sex abuse allegations – The Sun.
- R v Nazir. Prosecution of the “University Prowler”, a sex offender who was travelling the length of the country targeting female undergraduate accommodation – BBC News coverage.
- R v Osman and others. Prosecuted a “Gang Rape” trial where the 16 year old victim had been groomed and lured to the location – Manchester Evening News coverage.
- R v Braidwood. Prosecution of a man who attacked a woman in her basement flat – Manchester Evening News coverage.
- R v Eddie Piwko. Online grooming where “Attempting to commit a child sexual offence” used to indict behaviour which fell short of a completed offence, where the prosecution could not prove that the defendant had met any of the girls he had been grooming – Manchester Evening News coverage.
- R v John Quigley. Prosecution of a sensitive retrial involving historic sexual allegations – Manchester Evening News coverage.
- R v Raymond Hawthorn. A Pimp set up an escort agency offering young men and teenage boys for sex. 10 years imprisonment – Bolton News coverage.
- “Operation Dolly” (Leading Junior). Prosecution of a complicated, interlinked banking and credit card fraud.
- R v Rymel Downer. Attempted murder by way of drive-by shooting – Manchester Evening News coverage.
- R v Gaefelipour. Murder of ex-partner – Daily Mail coverage.
- R v Fagan series of robberies against female victims along the “Fallowfield Loop”. Detection largely achieved using mobile phone cell siting – Manchester Evening News coverage.
- R v Shahabi Shack, gun shop owner Firearms appeal dismissed establishing a new legal principle.
- “Operation Marco” (R v Mackin and Chevelleau). Successful prosecution of a historic “Hit and Run” concerning the death of a five-year old boy and the cover-up which had helped prevent its earlier detection – Manchester Evening News coverage.
Following a ten-week trial at Manchester Minshull Crown Court, Henry Blackshaw secured a 21-year sentence for former convicted drug…Read more
On the 8th March, 2017, Henry Blackshaw secured a reduced sentence for Joel Murray, the son of the Happy…Read more
A truck driver, Mariusz Wieczorek, has been charged with arson over a series of attacks in a Salford residential block…Read more