Pump Court Chambers

Charles Gabb and Mark Ruffell successfully prosecute members of Basingstoke drugs network

News 8th September 2023

The leader of the county lines drugs gang was jailed for eight years at Salisbury Crown Court on Tuesday 5th September for conspiracy to supply heroin and cocaine. Twelve members of the drugs gang had already been prosecuted for their involvement in the conspiracy. It brings the total sentence for all parties involved in the drugs network to more than 60 years.

Further information about the case can be found here.

Charles Gabb has covered every type of serious offence both for the Defence and for the Crown Prosecution Service in the Crown Court and the Court of Appeal. He is also a specialist Jury Advocate. His current workload includes lengthy conspiracy trials which require careful case management and the ability to work with other agencies as a team player.

Mark Ruffell is regularly instructed in heavy weight criminal defence work and is also regularly instructed by the CPS as a grade 4 advocate. He has been instructed as Independent Counsel by the Serious Fraud Office and by HMRC. He is Chancellor of the Diocese of Gloucester and Deputy Chancellor of the Diocese of Winchester. Mark is head of Pump Court Chambers’ Regulatory and Disciplinary Team.

For further information on Charles or Mark’s practice or to instruct them, please contact Tony Atkins, Senior Clerk or Tony George, Senior Criminal Clerk on 020 7353 0711 or via email: clerks@pumpcourtchambers.com.

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