“High-powered criminal silk whose profile on the Northern Circuit is ‘second to none’. He has appeared in some of the most noteworthy trials of recent years and continues to defend and prosecute headline-grabbing murder, fraud and terrorism cases. Strengths: ‘It’s always good news for me when I don’t have to appear against Peter’, says one peer. ‘His courtroom skills are par excellence’, ‘absolutely top drawer.'” – Chambers & Partners, 2017
”A well-regarded criminal prosecutor” – Legal 500, 2016
“He is an exceptionally bright and brilliantly good. He is a good cross-examiner and an eloquent advocate” “A rock star, one of the top silks on the circuit.” – Chambers & Partners, 2016
“A heavyweight practitioner who regularly features in nationally reported matters.” – Legal 500, 2015
Cited in ‘Chambers and Partners Guide’ as a leading criminal silk and also in The Legal 500 where he is described as a “fantastic advocate”, he is a highly respected and extremely experienced advocate who has appeared in numerous high profile cases.
He prosecutes criminal offences of the utmost gravity and complexity including terrorism, murder, drugs and serious fraud.
In September 2006 he was appointed Treasury Counsel, the first person ever to be so appointed as a silk and directly to that role.