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Peter Wilson

Call: 2017 (Middle Temple Trinity Term)

    Practice areas

     

    Criminal Law

    Peter is a level 3 CPS panel advocate. He is also on the RASSO panel and serious crime panel at level 2.

    He regularly appears in the Crown Court conducting trials, sentences, and appeals. Peter has often taken cases on at short notice and provides advice for both professional and lay clients.

    Peter has been instructed in cases involving vulnerable witnesses/defendants, including cases requiring the use of ABE interviews and issues of fitness to plead/stand trial and has experience in dealing with cases involving expert evidence including telephonic, forensic, and medical.

     

    Notable Cases

    R v JW (2024): Prosecuted a male who was convicted of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a child under the age of 13. The Defendant received a life sentence for this offence.

    R v CH and CW (2023): Disclosure junior in the prosecution of CH and CW, who were convicted of the ill-treatment of patients at Blackpool Victoria Hospital Stroke Unit.

    R v T C (2023): Disclosure junior in the prosecution of T C, who was convicted of the murder of, 9-year-old, O P-K and sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 42 years imprisonment.

    Operation Endless (2023): Defence counsel, in which the Defendant was convicted of two s.18 GBH offences leaving the Complainants with life changing injuries.

    Operation Spartans (2022): Led junior for the Prosecution in a conspiracy to supply Class A drugs. This was a county lines operation which involved 42 Defendants, all of which were convicted.

    Operation Brent (2021): Led Junior for a Defendant accused (and acquitted) of conspiracy to commit robbery, possession of firearms and s.18 GBH. The Defendant was accused of being part of a group who shot the Complainant twice in their home and took a number of guns from the property, along with other possessions. The Defendant was acquitted after the prosecution case following a successful Galbraith submission.

     

    Family Law

    Since joining as a tenant, Peter has experience in:

    • Representing Local Authorities, parents and children in public law proceedings
    • Cases including contested final hearings, Interim removals, non-accidental injuries, allegations of sexual abuse, neglect, cases with issues in respect of designation, and finding of fact hearings
    • Experience in applications for non-molestation orders and occupation orders
    • Carrying out legal research and drafting up legal documents including opinions, threshold documents and skeleton arguments for parents and local authorities.

    Background

     

    Peter joined Chambers following his successful completion of pupillage under the supervision of Mr Jonathan Duffy. During this time, he observed a wide variety of cases ranging from fraud and multi-handed drugs conspiracies to offences under the OAPA.

    Prior to commencing pupillage Peter was an intern at the Arizona Capital Representation Project working on post-conviction death penalty appeals and life without parole cases for juveniles. He has since returned to assist in the hosting of the Bryan R. Shechmeister Death Penalty College at Santa Clara University, California, where teams from across the US are trained in every facet of capital defence on State and Federal level.

    Peter also provides training for Amicus ALJ, primarily on Death Penalty appeals.

     

    Education

    Northumbria University: M/ Law exempting (Bar Professional Training Course 2013 – 2017)

    First Class Honours Degree- Very Competent BPTC (77%)

     

    Publications

    “High Court’s ruling in Arizona death-row case could affect 19 others” for the Amicus ALI newsletter.

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