John Edwards Crime

Call: 1983


A specialist practitioner in crime for 30 years and an original member of chambers, John handles all aspects of work in the Crown Court up to and including the gravest crimes from serious sexual offences to homicide,firearms and drugs. His “housestyle” is businesslike but extremely approachable, John is particularly adept and patient in the handling of vulnerable clients.

Qualifications and Appointments:

  • Haileybury
  • B.A.(Hons)Law Leeds: Recorder appointed 2002 (Crime,civil,family with authority to deal with appeals. Recently authorised to try serious sex cases).
  • Deputy Chancellor,Diocese of Birmingham
  • Member of the Criminal Bar Association
  • Former Circuit Junior and member of the Bar Council,sitting on the Race Relations Committee


John has lectured to solicitors on a variety of topics,including recently cases where the accused wishes to give assistance to the police and sentencing of juveniles.

Homicide (Murder and Manslaughter)

Recent successful defence of the gettaway drivers in two high profile murder trials which reached national prominence.

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Motoring and Road Traffic

Frequently deal with road traffic appeals when sitting with magistrates on appeals to the Crown Court.

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Organised Crime and Terrorism

Frequently instructed to defend in high profile undercover police drug operations.

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Serious Sexual Offences

Regularly instructed in defence and prosecution. Recent experiece includes the cross examination of a 7 year old victim and the defence of a number of historic sex allegation cases involving elderly defendants.

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