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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 4 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.

"Extremely conscientious, professional and hardworking, good rapport with clients and had some very good results! Would definitely recommend him to clients and other professionals." - John Black Solicitors

Simon is an excellent barrister and is one of my top choices for difficult cases. His case preparation is always proactive and meticulous. His manner puts our clients at ease from the first meeting and we always receive fantastic feedback from our clients who speak very highly of him. - Stacey Mabrouk, Olliers Solicitors

"Simon is a lovely barrister to work with and a pleasure to instruct. Client's feel very at ease with him and find him extremely easy to get on with due to his friendly nature. From my experience, he also achieves excellent results in Court. Simon is very helpful when it comes to assisting in preparing cases, to always being on the other side of a telephone/email to discuss any queries I as a Litigator may have. I find him extremely helpful and goes above and beyond to assist when needed" - Siobhan McGuiness, VHS Fletchers

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