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Peter Woodall

Peter is a specialist defence advocate. He is an extremely experienced leading junior with a particular specialism in serious fraud sexual offences and organised crime.

Peter Woodall, defence barrister
Peter Woodall, criminal defence barrister

Career highlights

Call: 1983

Peter has been instructed in some of the largest frauds prosecuted in recent years such as Operation Vaulter and Operation Eraser. He has specialised in contracted cases since the inception of the VHCC scheme as both leading and junior counsel.

Peter Woodall CV
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Notable cases

R v S 2013 (Fraud)

Leading Junior Counsel – multi handed VHCC trial. One of a sequence of three Missing Trader VAT frauds. The case lasted approximately three months. The served evidence was in excess of 200k pages. Value over £30 million. This was the first of three trials involving one of the largest carousel frauds of its type. The allegation centred upon a network of companies purporting to trade in high cost, high volume merchandise from the UK to the UAE over a period of years.

R v T (Organised crime)

Instructed in trial 3 of 4 in operation Bombay – alleged Firearm and drugs Conspiracies.

R v F 2017 (Drug offences)

This was a 10,000 page plus multi handed Class A drugs conspiracy that was listed for a six-week trial. The Crown alleged that wholesale amounts of Cocaine were being moved from the West Midlands to Sussex. At the close of the Crown case the jury were discharged against all defendants save for F. The trial continued against him alone. He was duly acquitted.

R v X 2016 (Serious sexual offences)

The defendant was an asylum seeker charged with sexual assault upon a young woman in a secluded car park whom he had initially met in a local night club. The defence was one of consent. CCTV evidence was critical to the defence. The defendant was acquitted.