Highly regarded as an expert criminal defence barrister - and named as a leader in the field by Legal Directories - I gained my experience fighting trials in Crown Courts throughout England and Wales. Most of my work involves serious and privately funded cases, though I am instructed in all types and size of case, and will undertake legal aid work.
A top-rated barrister known for his fraud and money laundering expertise.
Broke ground as defence lawyer in the first major slavery/servitude trial.
Allegations of Murder and Serious Violence
Advice on Appeal Against Conviction or Sentence.
seconded to Lloyd’s of London Disciplinary Department
Serious Drugs Cases.
Extensive experience in cases involving serious sexual allegations, including rape.
"Thank you, thank you, thank you. I can get on with my life now." - R v M (allegations made against a man of good character)
"Mr Barraclough demolished the witness – the evidence was taken apart." - R v K (Slavery case)
"Your cross examination was brilliant; I wouldn’t want to be questioned by you." - R v S (Mortgage fraud)
"I wanted to say, whatever the verdict, I am happy because I had a very good barrister." (The verdict was not guilty.) - R v M (Plenty of Fish date rape)
"[The client] attended our offices today and was very grateful for your assistance at Court. He described you as “stunning in court"." - R v T