‘Very experienced across the spectrum of heavyweight criminal matters’Legal 500 2018 Leading Juniors
Rupert is a highly accomplished criminal defence specialist. Over the past 30 years, he has built up a formidable practice in the South West, regularly instructed to defend the most serious crimes. Such is his reputation that, for some years now, he has been in demand nationwide regularly travelling to Swansea, Newcastle, Leeds, Stafford, London, York, Lewis and Chester Crown Courts. Rupert is always prepared to travel to suit his clients and prides himself on being available for conferences, whether by telephone, video-link or in person to assist solicitors in the full preparation of the case
He is well liked for his calm and approachable manner with clients. He has a rapid grasp of the strengths and weaknesses of a case and delivers sound advice on the merits. In court, he is admired for his incisive cross-examination and persuasive speeches to the jury. He has a particular skill when it comes to questioning vulnerable witnesses.
Rupert is authorised to undertake work in accordance with the Public Access Scheme, which means that members of the public can instruct Rupert directly.
Rupert is regulated by the Bar Standards Board.