Pump Court

John Caudle

Call 1976
Recorder 2000
  • Essex Criminal Justice Strategy Committee
  • South Eastern Circuit

Instructing John Caudle

To instruct John or for any further information please contact our clerks.

Clerk: John Grimmer
Telephone: +44 (0)7776 154 664
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John Caudle has built up a practice involving all areas of criminal work and has considerable experience both of defending and prosecuting heavyweight cases.

John is regularly instructed as a Leading Junior both for the Defence and the Prosecution. As well as representing defendants accused of serious offences all over the country, he is regularly instructed by the prosecution in substantial and lengthy cases and is a member of the Attorney General’s ‘A’ List Panel of prosecuting Advocates. A large proportion of the cases he prosecutes involve complex and sensitive Ex Parte Public Interest Immunity Hearings.

John has recently been involved in a 4 month trial in Sheffield which reputedly concerned the largest drugs operation ever mounted in that area. Many of the drugs cases he has been instructed in have involved contested Confiscation Hearings at the conclusion of the trial.

John also represents the Bar Council in relation to Professional Conduct matters and is the Bar’s representative on the Essex Criminal Justice Strategy Committee.

Practice Areas


Notable crime cases

R v David Martin

Attempted Murder, Robbery, Escape and various other violent offences. The case gained additional notoriety when the police shot Steven Waldorf, mistaking him for David Martin who was then at large.

R v Stockwell

Leading case on Facial Mapping.

R v Spalding

Reputedly one of the largest drugs operations mounted in that area. Involved substantial argument over police Covert Tape Recordings.

R v Jarrett & Others

Customs & Excise smuggling prosecution.

R v Jelbart & Others

Large scale conspiracy to supply Class ‘A’ Drugs involving Covert Tape Recordings.

R v Brock & Wyner

Case better known as the prosecution of ‘The Cambridge Two’.


Notable fraud cases

R v Powell

Substantial Customs & Excise case involving container lorry loads of cigarettes.

Murder & Manslaughter

Notable murder & manslaughter cases

R v Saunders

Shooting during alleged feud between families in the ‘Travelling’ Community.

R v Salmon

Planned murder by wife of her ex-husband.

R v Pierce & Walsh

Revenge attack by ex-girlfriend.

R v Carroll & Others

Murder of a Chinese student by a night club doorman.

R v Hui & 25 Others

Triad execution which took place in Colchester.

R v Blake & O'Dell

Alleged Gangland Execution.

R v Redhead

Headless corpse case in which the singer Gabrielle was called as a witness.

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