Christopher Dunn has defended or prosecuted a wide range of cases including murder, child and adult rape, attempted rape, S18, serious historical sexual offences, firearms offences, armed robberies, conspiracies to supply large amounts of Class-A drugs, conspiracies to commit Hanoi-style burglaries, conspiracies to commit armed robberies and conspiracies to commit bank fraud.
Christopher’s practice largely involves litigating serious crimes for the defence or prosecution. He has significant experience of preparing large, serious and multi-handed cases, including advising on preparing defence and prosecution cases, drafting schedules and admissions, negotiating with other counsel, and undertaking Crown Court and Court of Appeal advocacy. He has been involved in many cases involving complex covert evidence, expert witnesses and financial documentation. He is on the RASSO panel.
Having served as a Grade 4 CPS prosecutor, Christopher has appeared on behalf of the Crown in Proceeds of Crime Act applications and public-interest immunity applications. At the last CPS grading application process, he was granted Grade 4 prosecutor status.
Christopher has conducted numerous cases under the old ex post facto scheme (now replaced by the VHCC scheme) which were listed for over 25 days. Some cases involved 5 defendants or more and involved over 10,000 pages of evidence.
Christopher appears for either side in serious criminal cases involving murder, rape, firearms and conspiracies
- R v KW  – prosecuted a trans-gender prisoner who sexually assaulted two inmates at a women’s jail. See media coverage: Sky News, The Telegraph , BBC
- R v JP  prosecuted historic Teesside sex abuser. defendant was charged with multiple sexual offences including indecent assault, indecency with a child and rape.
- R v ST  – prosecutes carer guilty of historic sexual abuse at Children’s home in 1970’s.
- R v DC, WC, PC, TC, MYN, TT  – successfully prosecutes violent gang of robbers. The gang members were jailed for a total of more than 65 years.
- R v Sean Timmins 
- R v Sean Timmins 
- R v Jamie Millership 
- R v Macaulay Jenkinson 
- R v Nicholas Polihronos .
- R v Amir Raheem (2020) – Succesful prosecution leading to sentence of 16 years for man who stabbed victim with a flick knife in broad daylight. For media coverage click here