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Alaric Walmsley

Called to the Bar: 2016

Higher Court Advocate: 2007

Admitted to the Roll: 2001

Practice Areas


  • Murder and Homicide
  • Sexual Offences
  • Fraud and Financial Crime
  • Drugs and Organised Crime
  • Proceeds of Crime and Money Laundering
  • General Crime
  • Motoring Law
  • Military Law



  • Professional Discipline
  • Trading Standards
  • Revenue and Customs
  • Health and Safety
  • Licensing


‘Alaric is bright, agile and charismatic. He can be parachuted into a case at short notice, demonstrate a clear understanding of its nuances, charm the client and dazzle the jury.’
Ranked: Tier 2 (Legal 500 2023) (Crime Leading Juniors) 

“A fearless advocate …Very knowledgeable and well prepared”

“Alaric is bright, agile and charismatic. He can be parachuted into a case at short notice, demonstrate a clear understanding of its nuances, charm the client and dazzle the jury.”

Legal 500


Professional Memberships

  • The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn
  • Northern Circuit
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers
  • Human Rights Lawyers Association
  • National Council for Civil Liberties (Liberty)

Areas of Practice

Alaric Walmsley is an experienced lawyer who specialises in crime, fraud and regulatory matters. Mr Walmsley takes a hands-on, team oriented approach to achieving his clients’ goals and routinely acts in long-running cases involving murder, sexual offences, drugs and other serious crime alongside appellate work and motoring offences.

Mr Walmsley also represents individuals facing allegations in connection with their conduct and competence, particularly in the spheres of medicine and healthcare. Known for his attention to detail and an ability to rapidly assimilate complex material, Mr Walmsley is able to quickly identify and analyse the critical issues in a case. Having a varied and wide-ranging practice, Mr Walmsley is instructed by both the prosecution and the defence.

Prior to joining 7 Harrington Street Chambers, Mr Walmsley was a partner in a Legal 500 firm  with a “formidable reputation” in criminal law and was instructed as a solicitor-advocate in their most serious cases. Previously, Mr Walmsley practised as a duty solicitor in an award-winning London human rights firm and advised on a range of legal issues. As a result of his time in private practice, Mr Walmsley has a thorough understanding of the pressures and difficulties that impact upon instructing solicitors.



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