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Simon Blakebrough


Simon defends and prosecutes in all types of criminal cases, since qualifying as a solicitor advocate in 2003, he has regularly appeared in the Crown Court and Court of Appeal.

Simon is a Category 3 prosecutor and is on the CPS Rape and Child Sexual Abuse List. He is therefore authorised to undertake serious prosecutions on behalf of the Crown Prosecution Service, including serious sexual offences.

Simon has been involved in several high profile cases whilst as a solicitor and more recently at the Bar. These include several cases of murder, rape and serious fraud.

In 2005, he successfully defended the first case in this country of a man charged with murder on the grounds of sleepwalking.

Reported Cases

Serious Crime:

  • R v Royales (2017) Successfully prosecuted man charged with indecent assault on a child following two re-trials. Press Coverage.
  • R v Shallcross (2016) - Prosecuted paedophile of 19 counts of child-sex offences over two trials. Press Coverage
  • R v Edwards (2016) - Press coverage
  • R v Kelly (2016) - Press coverage
  • R v N [2012] : Multi-Defendant Conspiracy to Supply Class A Drugs
  • R v S [2012] : Benefit Fraud case, reported widely in the national press
  • R v G [2011] : Historic Sexual Abuse and Rape Trial
  • R v D [2011] : Historic Sexual Abuse and Rape Trial
  • R v P [2011] : Child Abuse
  • R v F [2011] : Rape
  • R v M [2011] : Life Threatening Assault Allegation
  • R v L [2010] : Lengthy Multi-Defendant Fraud Trial
  • R v M [2010] : Rape and Sexual Abuse


  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Legal Aid Practitioners Group