Carl Templar-Vasey

Call 2006

Carl Templar-Vasey

Introduction

Carl Templar-Vasey principally defends in serious and complex criminal cases. He is highly regarded for providing first-class trial advocacy and an unwavering commitment to his client’s cases.

An extensive legal knowledge enables him to absorb and analyse substantial material and focus upon crucial tactical considerations.  This coupled with a natural rapport with juries helps to make complicated issues clear and his presentation of cases polished.

He speaks with authority and is highly regarded by both professional and lay clients for his ability to get to the heart of a matter quickly. His down to earth manner means he is known for being an excellent communicator, placing those he represents at ease in often difficult and unusual circumstances.

Carl is instructed as both a leading and led junior in:

  • Homicide
  • Serious violence (s18, armed robbery, arson & attempted murder)
  • Serious organised crime (Conspiracies to steal & rob, cash in transit & gang related offences)
  • Fraud and dishonesty offences
  • Drugs offences
  • Sexual offences (Rape, sexual assault, historic offences & offences against children)
  • Misconduct in a public office

Carl acts for both legal aid and private paying clients. Examples of his work are outlined below or can be obtained from his clerks.

Organised Crime

Carl has been instructed in cases involving:

  • Multimillion pound car theft conspiracies
  • Conspiracies to rob
  • Gang related violence
  • False imprisonment, kidnap and torture.

R v Mohammed – multi handed drugs, rape, false imprisonment and firearms.

R v Kempson – Multi handed conspiracy to steal from Jaguar Land Rover.

R v Davis – Multi handed conspiracy to rob. £250,000 taken from jewellers in Birmingham.

R v Holland – Cash in transit robbery.

R v Nazir – Multi handed conspiracy to rob.

R v Mohammed – production of firearms/ammunition and supply for use in murder.

Fraud, Business and Financial Crime

Carl has been instructed in cases involving:

  • Multimillion pound car theft conspiracies
  • Multimillion pound consumer frauds
  • Computer fraud

R v Rashid – multi handed computer fraud.

R v Mohammed – multi handed drugs, rape, false imprisonment and firearms.

R v Kempson – Multi handed conspiracy to steal from Jaguar Landrover.

R v Davis – Multi handed conspiracy to steal £250,000 from jewellers in Birmingham.

R v Holland – cash in transit robbery.

R v Foster – Multi million pound, multi handed conspiracy to defraud customers.

Drugs

  • Multimillion pound drugs conspiracies
  • Production and importation of drugs

R v Maxwell – Multi handed drugs conspiracy involving large-scale network of drugs transactions across the UK.

R v Langman – Multi handed drugs conspiracy. Defendant was stopped on motorway with over £1 million of class A drugs.

Operation Springtime – Multi handed drugs supply and production using businesses as a cover.

Homicide (Murder and Manslaughter)

  • Murder
  • Serious violence
  • Firearms offences
  • Knife offences

R v Smith – led junior in murder trial. Defendant acquitted.

R v Powell – led junior in murder trial. Defendant convicted of manslaughter.

R v Spooner – Leading junior in a multi handed lengthy violent disorder tied to a murder.

R v Coughlan – s18 wounding. Slashing of fellow prisoner’s face while in prison.

R v Lane – s18 wounding. Violent gang attack enforcing a drug debt.

R v Khan – multi handed conspiracy to supply guns and ammunition.

R v Poulton – s18 GBH and throwing a corrosive liquid with intent.

R v Ambersley – s18 GBH, kidnap and torture.

Serious Sexual Offences

  • Rape
  • Sexual assault
  • Historic sexual offences
  • Sting operations
  • Indecent images
  • Grooming and offences against children

R v Symons – campaign of rapes against two family members over long period.

R v Flanagan – sexual assaults against family member.

R v Ali – historic rape of family member when a child.

R v Hussain – multiple rapes by taxi driver.

R v Lawrence – sexual assault by teacher on 4 year old pupil in his care.

R v Stanley – Rape of a child.

R v F – Catfishing of children.

Misconduct in Public Office

Carl has represented Police officers, Prison guards, Doctors, Nurses, Care workers, Teachers and other professionals for various types of misconduct in a public office.

Road Traffic

Carl accepts instructions for death while driving matters in the Crown Court.  Carl will also act in more serious and complex matters in the Magistrates’ Courts, including road traffic matters.

Education

Inns of Court School of Law - Bar Vocational Course - Very Competent
Birmingham University - Graduate Diploma in Law
BA Hons Business Information Systems - 2:1

Appointments and Memberships

Criminal Bar Association

Midland Circuit

Gray’s Inn