Education: MA (Hons) - History, University of Cambridge , Graduate Diploma in Law, City University London, Bar Vocational Course (Outstanding), BPP London
Areas of Practice: Criminal & Civil Law Barrister
Brian joined chambers in 2012 having practised at 2 Harcourt Buildings in London since 2009. He has defended and prosecuted in criminal matters in London and the South Eastern and Western circuits. He is regularly instructed in complex matters in the Crown Court including conspiracy to steal, fraud, money laundering, robbery and grievous bodily harm. He is a CPS grade two prosecutor and has also prosecuted for the National Probation Service, HM Revenue and Customs and Transport for London.
He is regularly instructed in proceedings relating to prison law and advises and appears in parole board hearings in relation to dangerous offenders. His regulatory practice includes both first instance licensing hearings and appeals from Licensing Committee decisions to the magistrates’ court. I have appeared for both borough councils and licensees. He also accepts instructions in all areas of Civil Law.
Brian completed pupillage in the chambers of David Fisher QC and David Perry QC at 6 King’s Bench Walk. Prior to coming to the bar I worked in executive recruitment and taught criminal law as a teaching fellow at City University between 2007 and 2008.
Scholarships (Lincoln's Inn)
Lord Denning Scholarship
R v M - Defended in a trial for assault occasioning actual bodily harm, perverting the course of justice and witness intimidation.
R v B - Prosecuted in a trial for assault occasioning actual bodily harm involving the use of a knife in a group attack on two victims.
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.