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Courts of Justice


Brian Fitzherbert

Call: 2008

Education:  MA (Hons) - History, University of Cambridge , Graduate Diploma in Law, City University London, Bar Vocational Course (Outstanding), BPP London

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Areas of Practice: Criminal & Civil Law Barrister


Brian joined chambers in 2012 having practised at 2 Harcourt Buildings in London since 2009. He defends and prosecutes in criminal matters across the Western circuit. He is a Grade 3 Prosecutor on the Crown Prosecution Service Advocate Panel.

Brian’s Crown Court trial experience includes organised crime, serious violence, sexual offences and the full range of offences of dishonesty. He appears regularly in confiscation matters. He has appeared in both the Criminal Division of the Court of Appeal and the Administrative Court, appealing against both sentence and conviction.

Brian also appears before the Parole Board and Coroner’s Court. 

Cases of Note

R v K & Others - Defended in a complex multi-handed people trafficking conspiracy.

R v L & Others - Prosecution Junior, led by Simon Laws QC, in a multi-handed manslaughter trial involving positional asphyxia.

R v K & Others - Prosecution Junior, led by Simon Laws QC, in one of the largest operations ever brought against those trafficking Class A drugs into Devon.

R v J -  Defended in a multi-handed trial for cannabis cultivation involving a day-long voire dire and successful application to exclude evidence of an unlawful search.

 R v L - Defended in a trial for harassment involving large volumes of technical evidence regarding explicit images stored on the defendant’s computer and published on-line. Extensive cross-examination of expert witnesses involved.

Appellate Work

R v T - Appeal against sentence for firearms offences on the basis of the Article 8 rights of dependant children.

R v B - Appeal by way of case stated regarding the admissibility of res gestae evidence.

Scholarships (Lincoln's Inn)

Lord Denning Scholarship

Buchanan Prize

Shelford Scholarship