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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

Paul Rodgers

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


Latest Serious Sexual Offences news and publications

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 into Child...

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...

News 7th Sep 2021

Historic sexual offences acquittals

Tomas McGarvey, instructed by Mohammed Abid of City Law Chambers Solicitors, represented a 60 year old defendant...

Cases 24th Jun 2021

Sexual assault acquittal at Court Martial

Christopher Martin, instructed by Sam Nundy of Levy & Co Solicitors, successfully defended a British Army Junior...

Cases 1st Apr 2021

Louise Sweet QC successfully defends man accused of historic sexual offences

Louise Sweet QC, instructed by Sandra Paul and Nicholas Dent of Kingsley Napley, successfully defended a man accused of...

News 17th Dec 2020

Brian Altman QC – Times’ Lawyer of the Week

Brian Altman QC is featured in The Times today as the Lawyer of the Week for his work as lead counsel to the...

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