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Darrell Ennis-Gayle

Darrell Ennis-Gayle | Solicitor

dennisgayle@hja.net 020 7874 8385

I was admitted as a solicitor in 2010 and joined Hodge Jones and Allen in April 2016. I work as a solicitor in the criminal defence team and specialise in all areas of criminal defence, representing clients at all stages of the criminal justice system.

I appear regularly as an advocate in the Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court and run a varied caseload ranging from multi-handed high profile cases including murder, serious drug offences, terrorism and sexual offences. I also represent clients in relation to ancillary proceedings such as confiscation and forfeiture and work alongside the firm’s dedicated youth department representing clients under the age of 18 years suspected of criminal offences.

I am a qualified Duty Solicitor and Higher Rights Advocate. I also have experience in representing clients in extradition, family, and Mental Health Act proceedings.

I have a keen interest in representing clients in computer misuse and protest cases. I was recently included as a recommended lawyer by Netpol (Network for Police Monitoring).

I represent both privately paying and legally aided clients. I firmly believe that access to justice should be provided to all.

Education

  • Higher Rights of Audience Accreditation – (2012)
  • Duty Solicitor Accreditation – (2011)
  • Legal Practice Course (LPC) – (2009 2010)
  • Common Professional Examination (GDL) – (2007-2009)
  • Police Station Accreditation – (2008)
  • BA (Hons) Law and Media Studies – (2001 -2005)

Notable cases

  • R v Thomas Harriman (& others) [2016] – Represented a client in a multi-handed trial in the Crown Court. The client was charged with affray and criminal damage following the eviction of “squatters” who had occupied a school. I acted as the trial advocate and secured his acquittal.
  • R v Susan Edwards (& other) [2014] – Represented client charged with the double murder of her parents. This was an extremely high profile case that attracted significant media attention.
  • R v James McCormack (& other) (2013) – Represented client charged with computer misuse and fraud. This was a high profile case where the defendants were charged with hacking into Sony Music Ltd’s server and stealing unreleased music from artists such as Michael Jackson and Britney Spears.

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Personal Interests

I enjoy reading, particularly historical fiction. I have a keen interest in performing and producing electronic music and host regular music events in my beloved Camden Town. I support Liverpool FC.