Ranked in Tier 3 for Crime – The Legal 500 (2018)
“Her legal submissions and closing speeches are cleverly persuasive.” The Legal 500 (2018)
An experienced criminal defence practitioner. Rebecca Randall is recognised for her straightforward and tenacious manner, not afraid to give difficult advice but always working in her client’s best interests.
She has wide experience of multi-handed conspiracies involving drugs and violence and has and has been frequently instructed in complex, high profile cases where she has an ability to get to the heart of the matter. She has a reputation for defending in difficult and sensitive cases of a sexual nature, often dealing with vulnerable clients and witnesses with complex legal arguments.
Rebecca Randall specialises in drugs, firearms, homicide, serious violence and sexual offences.
Recent Notable Cases
Murder and Serious Violence
- R v G – Murder. Led junior for first defendant in fatal car jacking.
- R v N – Murder. Led junior in a five-handed execution-style shooting of a doorman.
- R v T – Murder. Led junior in re-trial in case where there was no body and complex legal issues.
- R v M – Murder. Led junior, stabbing of neighbour.
- R v H – Attempted murder. Leading Junior. Large scale violence in Leicester City Centre, 23 defendants.
- R v W – Preventing the lawful and decent burial of a body. Highly unusual case where defendant’s father died and was left to decompose in a small bedroom.
Drugs and Organised Crime
- R v R – Firearms factory. Only defendant to be acquitted of all charges.
- R v H – Conspiracy to supply cocaine. 9 defendants, supply of cocaine between Derby and Chesterfield.
- R v M – Conspiracy to produce and supply industrial amounts of cannabis.
- R v S – Large scale, nationwide conspiracy to supply cocaine. 30 defendants.
- R v M – 8 defendant gang rape. Defendants and complainant all aged 14/15 years old. All defendants acquitted of all charges.
- R v I – Rape, sexual assault, false imprisonment. Client had previously been convicted of two stranger rapes, both of which went before the jury. Acquitted of all charges apart from sexual assault.
- R v J – Rape. Defendant previously served 11 years for a stranger rape. Acquitted.
- R v P – Rape. Acquitted of a campaign of marital rape.
- R v Y – young defendant charged with the rape and sexual assault of all three of his sisters over 10 years. Case complicated further by the fact that the defendant’s father was serving an IPP for the rape of one of the complainants, his daughter.
Proceeds of Crime
- R v Hutchinson and Dale – Led Junior in a case where the defendant had allegedly claimed over £2 million worth of fraudulent benefit payments, hijacking over 60 different identities. The confiscation hearing was listed for ten days with the prosecution initially claiming £1.85 million from each defendant. The case was concluded when the prosecution accepted a benefit figure of £100k from each defendant.
- R v Lau – Led Junior in a confiscation case where the Crown were claiming over £1million. Settlement was reached before the hearing for £75,000.
- Attorney-General’s Ref (No. 34 of 2015)  EWCA Crim 1152
- R v Townsend  EWCA Crim 771
- R v W  2 Cr.App.R (S) 87