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New Park Court Chambers

"Regarded as ‘one of the most prominent sets for crime in the North of England’."
- Legal 500 2015

Private Client

"Clients 'would strongly recommend New Park Court Chambers to anyone looking for a strong criminal or regulatory lawyer'."
- Chambers and Partners 2016

Jeremy Barton 2004

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Jeremy Barton joined Chambers in 2015, having previously been a tenant at 2 King’s Bench Walk chambers in London. Having built up a successful practice both defending and prosecuting, Jeremy has obtained vast experience across a range of criminal offences and has earned a reputation for successfully managing both difficult and challenging defendants. He frequently represents defendants facing the most serious criminal charges including rape and matters of violence.

Jeremy has particular experience of matters covering fraud and white collar crime. He has been involved in a number of high value MTIC/Carousel frauds, predominantly defending and has a sound knowledge in this area of work. He has a solid working knowledge of mobile technology/cell site analysis and often successfully defends cases by undermining expert evidence on the subject.

Jeremy also operates a busy regulatory and civil practice which covers three distinct areas. Those areas are police discipline, medical misconduct, asset recovery and finance.

Police Discipline

Jeremy has successfully appeared at every level of misconduct hearing concerning all appeal processes including Judicial Review. Most notably, Jeremy represented Sergeant Mark Andrews, a custody sergeant through every stage of his case lasting four years. Sergeant Mark Andrews was originally charged with causing actual bodily harm against a female detainee in his custody.

The incident was captured on CCTV and showed the officer dragging the female through the custody suite where it appeared as though the officer then threw the female to the floor in her cell, witnessed by a female police officer and a Doctor. The defence required the services of several experts and careful reconstruction of the incident in order to show the true nature of what actually happened. The cross examination of those who claimed to observe the incident was crucial.

After successfully overturning the criminal conviction (before Mr Justice Bean on appeal at Oxford Crown Court), the officer then faced misconduct proceedings at Swindon Police Headquarters. After finding misconduct proven, the officer was dismissed from the force. That finding was then taken successfully to the Police Appeals Tribunal where the previous decision was overturned and the officer reinstated.

This however was not the end of the matter. The then Chief Constable of Wiltshire sought to Judicially Review the decision of the Police Appeals Tribunal at the High Court on the basis that the decision to overturn the original panel’s decision was unreasonable. That application was also successfully defended and the officer returned to the force at the same rank as Sergeant.

This high profile matter which received national coverage involved assessing a great deal of expert evidence and careful cross examination of a particularly emotional and difficult complainant. (For more information on this case, please click on the following link http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-16007845 or see YouTube for relevant footage.)

Medical Defence

Jeremy is an approved advocate through the Medical Defence Union and can receive instructions at Interim Order Panel Hearings and Misconduct Hearings before the General Medical Council and General Chiropractic Council. Jeremy has successfully represented medical professionals facing misconduct allegations (including criminal charges) concerning possession of indecent images, inappropriate examination of patients and sexual assault of colleagues whilst in the workplace. He also has experience and knowledge of basic medical procedures which has assisted him in relation to defending allegations of failing to act in the patient’s best interests.

Jeremy also appears on behalf of the medical profession attending at Coroner’s inquests, often on behalf of General Practitioners and other medical professionals. He has experience covering a wide range of matters including domestic homicide and systemic failure within the NHS Trust where article 2 is engaged. Jeremy has achieved a reputation for dealing with these cases in a sensitive yet robust manner, always appreciating the possible wider implications on the medical professionals involved following a narrative verdict.

Jeremy is accredited to accept instructions through BAR direct access and takes great pride in delivering a first class down to earth service to both his professional and lay clients. His tenacity to obtain the best results in the most difficult cases combined with a passion for advocacy is what motivates Jeremy.

Recent Criminal Cases

  • R v Watch – Rape – Multiple unrelated complainants (4) all linked in one trial.
  • R v Clarke – Rape – (7 counts of historic matters)
  • R v Mills – Indecent images/child pornography.
  • R v ‘A’ Doctor – Rape and sexual assault.
  • R v Brown – Conspiracy to commit Arson with intent to endanger life - defendant allegedly built a sophisticated bomb and threw it into a house with occupants.
  • R v Kemp – Arson/Fraud –
  • Judicial Review in R v C listed below.
  • R v C- Rape/Kidnap alleged against a 14 year old male committed on a 4 year old child
  • Chief Constable Hampshire v PC M –
  • Numerous Coroner’s Inquests spanning a wide spectrum.
  • Chief Constable Hampshire v PC H
  • R v L & Others – Conspiracy to commit Armed Robbery – 8 handed matter, 1st on indictment – sole counsel – The Old Bailey London.
  • R v K – £10 Million MTIC VAT Carousel fraud
  • Chief Constable of Wiltshire v Sgt Mark Andrews – High Court – Judicial Review
  • R v C – Double knife point rape and kidnap
  • R v B – Attempted murder – junior counsel. The case involved large amounts of CCTV and complicated mobile phone evidence
  • R v C – Blackmail/Aggravated burglary/Firearms offences
  • R v S and S – Conspiracy to commit fraud £500,000
  • R v S – Copyright/Trademark offences
  • R v G – Large scale passport factory
  • R v K – £20,000,000 mortgage, credit card and benefit fraud
  • R v C & Others – Violent disorder involving thirteen defendants
  • Police v S on appeal to the PCC – Serious charges against a senior ranking police officer who was successfully reinstated
  • Police v A – Serious charges against a police officer
  • R v E – Armed robbery

Education

  • LLB (Hons)
  • Inns of Court School of Law (Made an honorary member of the British Academy of Forensic Sciences for achieving first place in advanced criminal litigation )

Other

•          Member of the Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers