Jeremy Barton specialises in criminal work, predominantly defending and has a wealth of experience defending the most serious of criminal matters.
Jeremy is a versatile and charismatic advocate who simply does not give up on his case. He is popular and personable with both lay and professional clients and has a confident, calm manner in court. He is particularly good at managing difficult clients and robust cross examination.
Jeremy has one of the busiest and varied practises in chambers. In addition to criminal work, he accepts instructions covering various regulatory matters including defending for the Medical Defence Union, Police Discipline, Coroner’s Inquests and environmental
He is a registered pupil supervisor and has had one recent pupil, (Maryam Ahmad) who successfully completed pupillage and is now a tenant at these chambers.
Jeremy joined chambers in 2015 having previously spent 10 years practising in London at 2 King’s Bench Walk.
Jeremy’s work in the criminal courts has led to him being instructed in disciplinary matters involving alleged sexual assault and misconduct.
He has appeared before the General Medical Council and General Chiropractic Council defending doctors, chiropractors and General Practitioners who were alleged to have treated patients inappropriately.
Jeremy also accepts instructions regarding interested parties in inquests including those that invoke article 2 and has defended in a number of death in custody cases.
During 2017, Jeremy had great success defending a number of large scale drug importation cases involving class A drugs. These cases involved analysing large volumes of mobile phone data and expert forensic evidence, areas with which Jeremy has great experience and knowledge.
Jeremy has a wealth of experience in defending Sexual offences and has recently completed a three month high profile historical sex case in Leeds. He frequently defends in matters of rape and sexual assault involving children, intermediaries and s.28 procedure.
Jeremy has been led in a number of murder cases and receives instructions as Junior alone in matters of attempted murder. Jeremy has previously studied human physiology at diploma level (attaining a distinction) and is an honorary member of the British Academy of Forensic Sciences. He puts this knowledge to good effect when cross examining expert witnesses.
Junior alone – Historical sexual assault of children. Involved careful cross examination of vulnerable young witnesses.
Junior alone. The case turned on the reliability of alleged DNA evidence found on the intended murder weapon. The murder charge was eventually dropped based on being able to show that the evidence was flawed and unreliable.
Junior alone. This case involved understanding and analysing data from an array of social media platforms that were said to have been used for the conspirators to communicate with one another.
Led Junior. The issue was identification.
Junior alone. This case had an international element and involved legal argument as to whether the prosecution had correctly sought permission from DPP.
The issue was self defence, the defendant had used a weapon and caused catastrophic injuries to the victim. Was found to be reasonable in the circumstances.
A campaign of rape over a number of years on the defendant’s wife.
The case turned on mobile phone evidence and the reliability of Expert evidence.
Jeremy has successfully represented Appellants in relation to both sentence and conviction at the Court of Appeal. He has represented parties successfully in Judicial Review proceedings on numerous occasions, most notably a police officer who was alleged to have assaulted a female prisoner whilst in his custody. Chief Constable of Hampshire v Andrews.
The incident that led to the court case can be viewed here. The officer was acquitted on appeal.
He also has a busy Civil practise predominantly dealing with high value asset recovery and finance matters for some of the most prestigious automobile clients in the world. He has particular expertise in dealing with consumer credit, novation agreements and contracts for hire purchase agreements. Jeremy has experience of defending copyright and trademark matters and was employed by British Telecom in-house, advising on matters concerning intellectual property rights.