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Rob Taberner
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      • Silverwell House
      • 32 Silverwell Street
      • Bolton
      • Lancashire
      • BL1 1PT
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Rob Taberner

Where/when you studied: Canon Slade Secondary School, Bolton College, Cardiff University

I previously worked for various criminal firms throughout Greater Manchester and Lancashire

Professional expertise before joining the firm:

When you joined the firm: April 2002

Department responsibilities: Court attendance at prisons and the interviewing of new clients. Responsible for running and managing cases in the Crown Court. Attendance at Police Stations up and down the country both for the firm’s own clients and also in respect of the 24 hour Duty Solicitor schemes for Bolton, Salford and Manchester

Areas of special legal expertise: All aspects of criminal defence work

What our clients say about Rob:

"Mr Taberner is an asset to your company. He has the exceptional talent of being able to marry the qualities of professionalism and also of empathy. I genuinely felt he cared about my situation and wanted to provide the best help he could with my predicament. He went above and beyond his role to provide me with an excellent service and shattered my stereotypical view of the legal system. It was obvious that he is out to provide the best service to all of his clients and takes his role in their lives very seriously." U.P. May 2017

"Rob represented me at the police station. I found him very easy to talk to. He explained everything in detail and what to expect. He was always available on his mobile when I rang and got in touch with me as soon as he had any additional information. I would thoroughly recommend him."

''Excellent service all round from Rob Taberner !!'' - G.M

Notable cases:

R v F – Manchester Crown Court - 2020

Client appeared in court in respect of Conspiracy to Defraud in excess of £650,000 the copyright owners of subscription-based television services supplied to customers in England and Wales, by providing alternative means of accessing such devices without their permission. Client received a suspended sentence.

R v A – Manchester Crown Court - 2020

Client went onto the dating website Grindr, he engaged in conversation with three men, whom he later met separately. All three men were threatened to hand their car keys over, one of them received a stab wound to his arm and had his throat cut. The third male received a number of stab wounds to his stomach which resulted in a punctured lung and a torn spleen. He was charged with three offences of attempted robbery, three offences of Possession of a Bladed Article and two offences of Section 18 Wounding with intent. After hearing evidence from two Psychiatrists and Judge was persuaded to pass a Section 37/41 Hospital Order rather than a custodial sentence, given the fact the client had a history of mental illness.

R v D – Manchester Crown Court - 2020

Client appeared before the court for attempted Section 18, Robbery and Possession with Intent to supply heroin, pleaded guilty and received a 7 year custodial sentence.

R v S – Preston Crown Court – 2020

Successfully prepared a case a historical sex case when it had been alleged that my client had sexually assaulted his son. My client was found not guilty and was acquitted.

R –v- L - Bolton Crown Court - 2019

Client pleaded to 2 counts of causing Serious Injury by Dangerous Driving. Injuries caused were life changing as both complainants had brain and body injuries. Client received a 32 month custodial sentence.

R –v- S - Burnley Crown Court - 2018

Client was jointly charged with his co-defendant in relation to an historic sex case on a 34 count indictment. Client was found guilty of 3 out of the 9 counts for which he was tried.

R –v H - Manchester Crown Court - 2018

Successful defence of a prostitute in relation to a Section 18 Offences Against the Persons Act of wounding with intent. It had been alleged that she had stabbed a fellow street worker in the face and body. Despite a number of prosecution witnesses giving evidence, she was found not guilty. She was also acquitted of the Section 20 alternative and less serious offence.

R –v- D - Preston Crown Court - 2018

Successfully persuaded the prosecution to drop the Section 18 wounding with intent and accept a Section 20, in a case where the complainant have received a number of wounds and a punctured lung.

R –v- M - Minshull Street Crown Court - 2018

Successfully defended a Greek national who had been accused of raping his long term partner.

R –v- S - Bolton Crown Court - 2018

Successfully defended a client when he had been accused of breaking another's jaw.

R –v- R - Bolton Crown Court - 2018

Manage to persuade the prosecution to drop a rape, Section 47 assault (actual bodily harm) and criminal damage. Client pleaded to Section 20 Wounding and Coercive and Controlling Behaviour. Received 40 month custodial sentence.

R v Dr P – Preston Crown Court 2017

Successfully represented a psychiatrist at trial when he faced an allegation of voyeurism on a work colleague. The case was dismissed on the day of trial.

R v Z – Manchester Crown Court 2017

Successfully prepared a case when client was acquitted of raping a paralysed woman in her home.

R v S – Bolton Crown Court 2002

Successfully prepared a case of client who was a primary school classroom assistant who was acquitted of indecent assaulting pupils.

R v S – Bolton Crown Court 2008

Client pleaded guilty to human trafficking and received an 18 month custodial sentence.

R v H – Liverpool Crown Court 2014

Client was originally facing a trial for a Section 18 wounding with intent, as she poured boiling hot water over her husband. After much negotiation with the CPS the allegation was dropped and reduced to Administering a substance with intent, as a result of which she pleaded guilty and received a non custodial sentence.

R v H – Bolton Crown Court 2011

Prepared a case of a care worker at an old people's home who was accused of seven counts of Section 47 (ABH) and one count of sexual assault on patients with dementia. This was later amended to seven counts of ill treatment. She was acquitted on all counts.

I had travel to Prague in 2007 when I took statements from a number of witnesses in a murder case.