June Purkiss


June started working within the Criminal Justice system in North Wales in 1986.

June met Andrew when training in 1988.

June moved down to work in Surrey in 1990.

June joined one of the largest Surrey criminal defence practices in 1997.

Since joining the defence June has built up a loyal client following with clients from all walks of life, with varied backgrounds and occupations.

June and Andrew set up the Purkiss Partnership’ in 2004, and have been based at their current location ever since.

Now with over 28 years extensive experience there is little June hasn’t seen and done within the criminal court system.

Cases of note:

Old Bailey/Central Criminal Court
R –v- B
High profile case, re-ignited debate regarding assisted suicide and right to die.
Custodial sentence avoided following manslaughter plea and mitigation.

R –v- J
Sexual offences
Female defendant charged with serious sexual offences committed whilst in prison for other matters.

R –v- S
False imprisonment and neglect
Manager of nursing home charged with serious allegations against elderly residents one of whom had died in their care.

Liverpool Crown Court
R –v- H
Large scale drug importation and money laundering
Successfully defended local man allegedly part of gang importing class a drugs through Ireland into the UK.

Winchester Crown Court
R –v- S
Security chief acquitted following death of male during eviction from local bar.

R –v- l
Misfeasance in public office and sexual allegations
Serving police officer acquitted of serious allegations following re-trial.

R –v- M & H
Drug importations and proceeds of crime.
2 Serbian defendants facing large scale drug importation charges.

R –v- X
Aggravated burglary.
3 Co-defendants, charged with serious offences. Mixed verdicts and retrial required

Guildford Crown Court
R –v- F
Father charged with tragic murder of his young son, committed suicide awaiting trial.

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