5 Essex Court

Barnabas Branston

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Practice Areas

Coroners' Inquests (on behalf of Chief Officers in police inquests in drugs, firearms, pursuit and detention-related deaths and on behalf of Serco in inquests where there has been a death in custody in the private prison sector), Civil Actions Against the Police (Defendant) in claims for assault, wrongful arrest/false imprisonment, malicious prosecution and misfeasance, Regulatory and Disciplinary proceedings (advising and presenting on behalf of the Appropriate Authority in police misconduct hearings), Health and Safety (defending alleged or actual breaches of the usual raft of health and safety regulations), Personal Injury (Claimant and Defendant), Public law (on behalf of Chief Officers).


Called to the Bar in 1999; Infantry Officer (Welsh Guards, 1992 - 1997)

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Barney is married with three children, lives in Shropshire and his outside interests include sport and games (especially rugby and cricket), the Welsh Guards, and looking after his chickens, pigs and spaniels.