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Jason Beal lr

Jason Beal

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Core Practice Area: Crime
Call: 1993
Inn: Gray’s Inn
Education: Exeter College, Oxford
Memberships: Criminal Bar Association, Western Circuit

Ranked as a leading junior in the Legal 500 2020
“A very measured, calm advocate who prepares thoroughly”.

Ranked in Chambers and Partners 2020
“He has a lovely manner about him in court and is very bright”.

Jason has over 25 years’ experience as a criminal barrister. He has been Head of Chambers at Devon Chambers since 2012. He is regularly instructed to defend in the most serious and complex criminal cases; he provides straightforward and practical advice to clients and is meticulous in his case preparation. He deploys the knowledge that he has accrued over the years in the tactical and strategic approach towards his cases.

He is a level 4 Prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service and is on the list to prosecute cases involving Rape and Serious Sexual Offences (“RASSO”).

His attention to detail means that he is instructed regularly in cases involving allegations of fraud, drug trafficking, people trafficking and applications under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

He has a particular interest in cases involving vulnerable defendants, witnesses and complainants. He has been a lead facilitator in training other advocates in relation to the cross-examination of vulnerable witnesses. He is responsible for providing ethics training on the Western Circuit as part of the New Practitioners’ Programme.

In 2019, his notable trials have included :-

  • prosecuting a care worker who was alleged to have ill-treated a number of dementia sufferers in a care home

  • defending a man charged with multiple allegations of sexual abuse against his step-daughter

  • defending a man charged, together with others, with a serious allegation of causing grievous bodily harm with intent arising from an alleged disagreement over the supply of drugs

  • defending a man charged with people trafficking arising from an allegation involving the smuggling of non-EU nationals into the UK

  • prosecuting a complicated jigsaw identification case involving serious sexual offences committed by a stranger against a female in the street.