In July 2018 two females police officers stumbled into an armed robbery of the Tesco Express on...
We have an exceptionally busy and highly reputed criminal team, both for prosecution and defence work. Most members specialise in rape and serious sexual offences, especially historic cases and those involving young or other vulnerable witnesses. In addition, members of the team are sought for their experience in fatalities, including murder, manslaughter and serious road traffic cases.
Members of the team regularly appear in reported cases in the High Court and Court of Appeal.
We are also experienced at prosecuting on behalf of The Crown Prosecution Service, Local Authorities and the RSPCA.
Senior members of the team regularly act as leading juniors, and have been instructed in some of the most high-profile cases in the South East in recent years.
Amy Packham secures extended sentence for armed robber who tried to escape in police car - Oct 2018
Edward Hand provides training to Police - Oct 2018
Jonathan Atkinson instructed on Russell Bishop Re-Trial - Oct 2018
Members of Chambers defend in multi-handed attempted murder trial - Oct 2018
Michael Walker secures custodial sentence for Anti-Social Behaviour injunction Breaches - Oct 2018
Matthew Withers prosecutes man charged with public nuisance for incident that closed a major road in the centre of Brighton - Oct 2018
A warm welcome to new tenant Christopher Prior - Oct 2018
David Reader secures two guilty pleas in breach of trust theft and road-rage public order prosecutions - Aug 2018
1COR welcomes new tenant Jonathan Atkinson - Aug 2018
Matthew Heywood and Sophie Evans secure suspended sentence in class A drugs conspiracy - Jul 2018
Matthew Withers instructed in appeal against sentence by professional footballer - Jul 2018
Edward Hand succeeds in Court of Appeal - Jul 2018
Scott Storey acts for the Police after an injunction was breached within 24 hours - Jun 2018
Amy Packham prosecutes pilot Julian Monaghan - Jun 2018
1COR welcomes Amy Packham as a new tenant - Jun 2018
David Lewis-Hall successful in application to set aside charging order in favour of Legal Aid Agency for criminal legal aid contribution - May 2018
Matthew Heywood in successful prosecution for murder - Sep 2015
Rowan Jenkins secures conviction for attempted murder - Aug 2015
Matthew Heywood secures convictions for three involved in vicious stabbing case - Aug 2015
Catriona Murdoch assists in an appeal at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda - Apr 2015
Adam Wagner instructed in Supreme Court murder challenge - Mar 2015
Rowan Jenkins has successfully prosecuted a case of historic rape from 1968-1975 - Feb 2015
Matthew Heywood secures convictions for the Crown in a large scale Graffiti case - Feb 2015
Boost for the Criminal Team as 3 experienced practitioners join us from Eastbourne - Oct 2014
Catriona Murdoch publishes article: Living on Death Row in the Criminal Bar Quarterly, Issue 3, Autumn 2014 - Oct 2014
Kieran Coonan QC leading Rowan Jenkins acted on behalf of a colorectal surgeon charged with gross negligence manslaughter and perjury - Feb 2014
Christine Henson leading Denise Saunders, acted on behalf of the Defendant, PJ, in a three week-long multiple rape trial - Feb 2014
Matthew Heywood instructed in the High Court on child suffocation case - Jul 2013
Christine Henson in first ‘cash for crash’ trial resulting in a fatality in the UK - Jan 2013
Edward Hand secures acquittal in 3 day Jury Trial - Apr 2018
Brighton Criminal team align with Criminal Bar Association - Apr 2018
Kris Berlevy successfully prosecutes GBH with intent - Mar 2018
Rebecca Upton defends man who supplied gun in murder plot - Feb 2018
Catriona Murdoch joins the panel discussion and book launch of Alex de Waal’s ‘Mass Starvation’ - Feb 2018
Legal 500 Directory names 12 Brighton Members as leaders - Sep 2011