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William Beardmore

Call: 2005

Education: LLB (Hons)

Scholarships & Awards: Prince of Wales Scholarship, Gray’s Inn (2004)

Memberships: Criminal Bar Association

Practice Areas


William Beardmore was called to the Bar in 2005. Prior to commencing pupillage in 2006 he worked as an accredited Police Station clerk for a firm of solicitors, specialising in Defence work.

Mr Beardmore has developed a varied Crown Court Practice. He has been instructed to defend in;

  • Large scale drug conspiracies
  • Serious Violence
  • Rape
  • Robbery
  • Fraud
  • Blackmail
  • Burglary
  • Serious Public Disorder
  • Multi Million Pound POCA proceedings

Mr Beardmore has successfully appeared in the Court of Appeal Criminal Division on a number of occasions.

Mr Beardmore is a Level 3 Prosecutor. He is also licensed to accept instructions via the direct access scheme.


Notable Cases

  • R v T [2013] EWCA Crim 432
  • R v T and others [2012] EWCA Crim 630
  • R v T [2011] EWCA Crim 1722
  • R v H [EWCA] Crim 1312
  • R v B [2009] EWCA Crim 2657
  • R v J and others [2009] EWCA Crim 1712
  • R v S and others [2008] EWCA Crim 3157
  • R v A [2008] EWCA Crim 2263
  • R v B [2008] EWCA Crim 686


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