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Serious Sexual Offences

Our barristers have extensive experience in defending and prosecuting allegations of serious sexual offences.

Members of 2 Bedford Row are renowned for their handling of cases involving allegations of a serious sexual nature. Our barristers have appeared in high profile trials generated by ‘Operation Yewtree’ as well as the much publicised multi-defendant grooming and child exploitation cases.

Routinely instructed to defend or prosecute in these types of cases, many members of Chambers have extensive experience in dealing with the following types of sexual allegations including:

  • Rape and sexual assault
  • Child abuse and allegations involving vulnerable witnesses
  • Grooming and child exploitation
  • Human trafficking
  • Historic sexual abuse
  • Indecent images

Barristers at 2 Bedford Row specialising in this area of law are frequently called upon to advise pre-charge and are able to assist at each and every stage of the investigation. Our barristers are at the forefront of the vulnerable witness training courses and are adept at witness handling in the most sensitive and difficult cases. Whether the case involves expert evidence, the use of intermediaries or cross examination of a young/vulnerable witness, barristers at 2 Bedford Row have the skill and expertise required in this highly specialised area of criminal law.

Get in touch

For further information and enquiries please contact our clerks team.

Call: +44 (0)20 7440 8888
Email: clerks@2bedfordrow.co.uk

Clerk: Paul Rodgers
Telephone: +44 (0)7894 125 434
Email: Click here

Latest Serious Sexual Offences news and publications

Cases 15th Jun 2022

Sam Thomas successfully defends client accused of rape

Sam Thomas represented Mr P who was unanimously acquitted of rape by a jury at Chelmsford Crown Court. Sam was...

Cases 31st May 2022

Christopher Martin secures Rape acquittal

Christopher Martin, instructed by Emma Grewock, of Paul Robinson Solicitors, successfully defended a man accused of...

Cases 2nd Mar 2022

Louise Sweet QC successfully defends in high profile prosecution of Met Police officer accused of rape

Louise Sweet QC successfully defended a Metropolitan Police officer accused of raping a woman at a five star hotel....

Cases 27th Jan 2022

Youth Court sexual offences acquittal

Natalie Bird, instructed by Emma Grewock of Paul Robinson Solicitors, secured the acquittal of a 17-year-old boy with...

News 27th Oct 2021

Child Abuse Inquiry – Lord Janner Investigation’

In October 2020, Brian Altman QC and Jacqueline Carey appeared as counsel to the Independent Inquiry...

Cases 18th Oct 2021

Youth Court Rape Acquittal:

A 17 year old boy, represented by Louise Sweet QC, was found not guilty of rape in the Youth Court, where it has...

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