Orlando is an experienced Spanish speaking criminal litigator with a wide-ranging practice in international extradition and domestic criminal law. He specialises in defending high value and complex criminal cases including multiple murder, rape, drug importation, money laundering, and confiscation proceedings. He also has considerable experience in banking and financial fraud.

Orlando’s practice includes both advisory work and litigation, regularly instructing both Queen’s Counsel and leading junior barristers to represent clients in cases at the Magistrates’ Court (including Westminster Magistrates Court), the Crown Court (including the Old Bailey), as well as the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court and the Privy Council.

He is accustomed to working with foreign lawyers, particularly Latin American attorneys and legal attachés to the Latin American Embassies in London. He can be instructed both directly and in conjunction with the legal attachés.

Notable Cases

R -v- R (2019): at Woolwich Crown Court Acquitted of Money Laundry and Possession with Intent to Supply Class A & B Drugs, namely Cocaine & Cannabis


R -v- N (2019): at The Central Criminal Court ( Old Bailey) Acquitted of Murder

R -v- O (2018): at Southwark Crown Court only one Acquitted of 13 accused of Bank Fraud after two Trials  


R -v- C (2018): at Southwark Crown Court Acquitted of GBH With Intent (Sec.18)

R -v- S (2017): at The Central Criminal Court ( Old Bailey) Acquitted of Murder after a lengthy trial


R -v- Z (2017): at Southwark Crown Court Acquitted of over £100k conspiracy to defraud New Look Ltd clothing

R -v- S (2012): 100-kilo multi-handed Cocaine Importation from Colombia

R -v- Y (2011): Murder known as the Body in a suitcase found in Heathrow Airport

R -v- R (2010): Multi-handed conspiracy to supply drugs across the UK

R -v- C (2005): Conspiracy to supply large quantities of class A Drugs

R -v- B (2003): Acquitted in one the largest multinational money laundry operations of its time known as

Operation Anuric involving seizures of a total of £20 million worth of cocaine plus £2 million in cash.



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