Tracy Ayling KC is a highly regarded specialist criminal silk whose practice focuses on prosecuting and defending some of the most serious, and high profile, multi handed murder and sexual offence cases. She is also frequently instructed in Health and Safety and Criminal Negligence Manslaughter cases.
Some examples include :
Defending in gang murders; representing a triple murderer; defending in a high-profile terrorism case; defending in two multi handed ENCROCHAT cases.
Prosecuting both single and multi-handed murders; prosecuting two defendants for gross negligence manslaughter, the “bouncy castle” case.
As a Special Advocate (appointed by the Attorney General) she is also experienced in cases concerning International Security. It was in this capacity she was instructed in the Terrorism Case, Operation Lanosity.
Tracy is a frequent writer and speaker on criminal law. In February 2020 she took part in a panel discussion with Baroness Hallett entitled “Is the Presumption of Innocence Alive and Well?” as part of the prestigious Social Context of the Law series at Inner Temple. In 2023 she will participate in “ Is our Adversarial System Fit For Purpose” with The Rt Hon Lord Bonomy LLD and David Perry KC in the same series.
She is also the author of the chapter on disclosure in Vulnerable People and the Criminal Justice System (Cooper and Norton, ed., OUP), the leading book on the participation of vulnerable witnesses and defendants in the criminal justice system.
R v Goldstein & Rimmington
Sending salt through the post pretending it to be anthrax.
R v Davis-Jones
Solicitor murder of wife.
R v Jarvis
Largest confiscation on paper.
R v O
Gang gun murder.
R v D
Gang knife murder.
R v U
R v H
Drug related shooting.
R v M
Gang related stabbing by juvenile.
R v T
R v Karrar & Others
Asian gang grooming young girls in Oxford.
R v Maule & Others
Human Trafficking and controlling prostitution.
R v Moliere
Alleged Sexual abuse of three year old girls.
R v Malcolm
Historic Sexual abuse 38 years previously.
R v Wright
Defended soldier of the Blues and Royals for rape in Green Park.
R v Padmanabha
Mother convicted of Manslaughter and cruelty of her seven month old baby girl.
R v Blundell
Shooting of John Pordage in Chelmsford.
R v B
Allegation that Headmaster of approved school caned boys in 19 complainant case.
R v Thurston & Thurston
Two defendants who operated a bouncy castle which blew away, were convicted of Gross Negligence Manslaughter of a 7 year old girl.
Conspiracy to Murder.
Aggravated Burglary where the victims had boiling water poured on them.
R v M
Double murder. Defendant accused of stabbing two men in a flat. Acquitted in relation to one deceased.
One of the first cases concerning a gang of Asian men committing child sex offences by grooming and abusing very young girls over a period of many years in Oxford Also appeared in more recently linked cases of Operations Sabaton 2016 and Operation Silk 2018. Child sex offending, grooming, and human trafficking.
R v Maule
Human trafficking case at Wood Green.