We are delighted to announce that three experienced criminal practitioners from Sussex Chambers in Eastbourne have accepted our offer of tenancy at Crown Office Row, Brighton. The current Head of Sussex Chambers, Julian Dale, together with fellow criminal practitioners Rebecca Upton and Daniel Frier, will become Members of Crown Office Row, Brighton with effect from 8 December.
Head of our criminal team, Rowan Jenkins, said that he was delighted with this important boost to the existing criminal team – “All three are highly regarded locally and bring with them extensive experience which complements that of our existing team.”
Julian was called to the Bar in 1991 and joined Sussex Chambers as only their third tenant in 1992 and has been their Head of Chambers for 9 years. He practises exclusively in the field of criminal law and has one of the busiest criminal defence practices in the South East. For the last 9 years, he has been recognised as a leading practitioner in the Legal 500 Directory.
Rebecca (1999 call) has been a tenant at Sussex Chambers since taking pupillage there in 2000. Since 2006 she has been recognised by Legal 500 as a leading criminal practitioner. She has particular experience in dealing with vulnerable clients, especially those who are young or mentally unwell. She undertakes work in all areas of criminal law including murder, manslaughter, serious violence, sexual offences, drugs, fraud and arson.
Daniel (2005 call) has been a tenant at Sussex Chambers since completing his pupillage there in 2006. He has built up a successful Crown Court criminal practice and undertakes work in all areas of criminal law including sexual offences, serious violence, robbery and offences of dishonesty and drugs. He is currently also studying for his LLM at SOAS University in London.