Steven HadleyDownload PDF
- Practise area and specialisations
- Cases of interest
- Reported cases
Appointed to the CPS Advocate Panel at Level 3
"Steven Hadley is a heavyweight defence barrister"
Legal 500, 2010
"Steven Hadley is a heavyweight in defence"
Legal 500, 2009
Practice Areas and Specialisations
Steven practices in all areas of criminal law, both for the defence and the prosecution, acting as either leading counsel or junior alone. His specialist areas include:
Serious Sexual Offences, in particular those involving young and vulnerable complainants, male rape, computer evidence and indecent images;
Education and QualificationsBA (Hons) - UCNW Bangor
BD (Hons) - UCNW Bangor
Dip Law - Westminster
MembershipsThe Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
The Criminal Bar Association
South Eastern Circuit
Cases of Interest
R v Musa – Reading Crown Court, 2012. Multi-handed large scale money laundering of the proceeds of a fraud on an 89 year old.
R v McDonagh – Isleworth Crown Court, 2012. Sexual assaults on 5 year old and 8 year old sister by mother’s boyfriend.
R v Andrews – Reading Crown Court, 2011. Rape and sexual assaults on his setp-daughter over a 10 year period.
R v Ferris – Isleworth Crown Court, 2011. Historic sexual offences over at least 30 years.
R v Gleeson - Reading Crown Court, 2010. Sexual assaults on 4 young girls over a few months.
R v Frederick - Kingston Crown Court, 2010. Rape.
R v Soutter & others - Southwark Crown Court, 2009. Cannabis importation worth over £5million.
R v Malcolm - Blackfriars Crown Court, 2009. Dangerous Dogs Act offences including allegations of using a dog as a weapon.
R v Oxley & others - Kingston Crown Court, 2008. Six conspiracies to commit armed robberies on jewellers shops to the value of £1.2million.
R v Saleh & others - Maidstone Crown Court, 2008. Group of Somali youths convicted of rape and sexual assaults on under-age girls.
R v Brown & others - Birmingham Crown Court, 2007. Birmingham riots, including allegations of attempted murder.
R v Van Dongen - Central Criminal Court, 2004. Murder of a stranger by a Billingsgate market police officer and his brother.
R v Burns - Woolwich Crown Court, 2004. Rape and buggery of a wife by a husband over a 19-year period.
R v Ekezie - Central Criminal Court, 2003. Serial ritual style rape case involving four female complainants from different parts of the world over a number of years.
R v Murdoch – St. Albans Crown Court, 2013. Sexual assaults on a child family member over a period of months.
R v Jesus Wagner – Wood Green Crown Court, 2013. Alleged child abduction by natural mother and boyfriend involving consideration of the Hague Convention and the jurisdictions of Brazil and Italy.
R v McIver – Isleworth Crown Court, 2012. Breach of a Company Director’s Disqualification regarding an antiques market in Portobello.
R v Randhawa & others - Snaresbrook Crown Court, 2009. Money laundering through purchased properties and mortgage fraud to the value of several hundred thousand pounds.
R v Turner & others - Woolwich Crown Court, 2009. Escape from lawful custody at gunpoint and armed robberies (prosecution).
Oxley  EWCA Crim 2134
Abulkadir and others  EWCA Crim 956
Brown  EWCA Crim 1602
Van Dongen  EWCA Crim 1728
Briggs  EWCA Crim 612
Bacon  16 Cr.App.(S) 1031