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Mr Peter Wilson

Call: 2017

    Family Law

     

    During his first six Mr Wilson observed members of chambers in hearings including contested final hearings, interim removals, cases involving non accidental injuries, cases involving allegations of sexual abuse, neglect and finding of fact hearings.

    He now acts for parties in Private Law Proceedings including contested final hearings involving allegations of both physical and sexual abuse and interim hearings. He has also acted for the Local Authority in interim hearings and drafting disclosure schedules.

     

    Criminal Law

     

    In March 2019, Mr Wilson completed the “first six” of his pupillage under 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 and Theft Act.

    He is currently a Level 1 CPS Panel Advocate and regularly appears in both the Magistrates’ and Crown Court conducting trials, sentences, appeals and preliminary hearings. He also has experience of cross -examining vulnerable witnesses.

     

     

    Notable Cases

     

    • R v DK: Successfully prosecuted a defendant charged with ABH, after attacking a neighbour with part of a door that had nails protruding from it.

     

    • R v SJ: Represented a bus driver charged with dangerous driving and possession of class A drugs whilst carrying 23 passengers. This case was reported on BBC News.

    Education

     

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

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

     

    Other Achievements

     

    2015 Short Essay Competition Winner at Northumbria University BPTC.

    2015 Family Law Advocacy Competition Winner at Northumbria University BPTC.

     

    Publications

     

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

     

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