Matthew Barnes

Call: 1992


Matthew is a specialist advocate in the field of criminal law. Having originally qualified as a solicitor with Messrs Lovells in the City of London, he was called to the Bar in 1992 and has practised exclusively in the area of crime ever since. 

Matthew is regularly instructed to prosecute or defend in cases involving serious crime and has acquired considerable specialist experience in this area. 

He was initially a tenant at 3 Fountain Court, Birmingham, a renowned Midland Circuit criminal set of chambers, forging there a considerable reputation as an outstanding advocate and lawyer. 

In 2006, he was recruited by the criminal team at St Philips Chambers, now widely regarded as the standard-bearers in the Midlands for representation in the field of criminal law. 

He has since then developed his reputation as one of the most popular and sought-after criminal advocates on Circuit. 


Criminal Bar Association

Midland Circuit

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