Former Army Officer, called to the bar in 1998.
LLB Degree and Bar Course (Nottingham) 1994 – 1997.
24 years’ experience defending and prosecuting criminal cases primarily on the North-Eastern and London and South East circuits.
CPS Grade 4 Panel Advocate (General Crime)
CPS Grade 3 Panel Advocate (Fraud)
CPS RASSO Panel Advocate
Accredited Duty Solicitor & Police Station Representative.
R v L (Leeds – Prosecution) Rape and serious violence inflicted upon woman walking home at night resulting in discretionary life sentence.
R v T (St Albans – Defence) Wife accused of murdering her husband whose body discovered months after he went missing.
R v J (Chelmsford – Prosecute for CPS Serious Economic & Organised Crime Directorate) Theft, VAT Fraud & Company Director Offences in excess of £3 million.
R v R (Teesside Defence) Client accused of inflicting numerous fractures to his 6-month-old baby son.
R v B (Leeds – Prosecution) 15 year old defendant accused of serious assault upon security guard.
R v W (St Albans – Defence) Young person accused of murder. Stabbing incident involving his older brother.
R v M (Leeds – Prosecution) Multiple serious sexual offences against child under 13.
R v P (Sheffield – Prosecution) Driving Instructor accused of sexually assaulting female clients.
R v H & others (Leeds/Bradford – Prosecution) Numerous inter-related drugs & attendant violence cases.
R v M (Teesside – Defence) Care worker accused of sexually assaulting female colleague.
R v R (Teesside – Defence) Female accused of assisting an offender convicted of murder.
Brian is a keen tennis player and also plays guitar in a rock covers band