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Crime
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Provided by James Newton-Price KC

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James Newton-Price KC has a busy practice with particular experience in cases of murder, child abuse and sexual offences. Since taking silk in 2018, he has been instructed in a series of high profile murder trials. He defended in R v Nicholson (2019), acting for the defendant in a difficult and sensitive case concerning the sexual abuse and murder of a 13 year old girl. His closing speech featured in Channel 4 documentary. In 2020, he secured the acquittal of a 15 year old who was charged with murder following the fatal stabbing of a 17 year old boy. He defended in a drugs related firearms murder trial in early 2021. He is regularly instructed by the Prosecution and has secured convictions in cases concerning the death of a baby (R v Davies 2018) and the sadistic murder of a 16 year old girl in horrific circumstances (R v Mays 2020) both of which attracted extensive media coverage. He has expertise in presenting complex mobile telephone, forensic scientific and medical evidence. He defends in Court-Martial trials.

Career

Called Middle Temple 1992. Head of the Criminal & Regulatory Team at Pump Court Chambers since 2010. Appointed a Recorder in 2017 and KC in 2018. He sits on professional conduct hearings for the Health & Care Professionals Tribunals Service (HCPTS) and for the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS).

Professional Memberships

The Western Circuit, the Criminal Bar Association, The Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers.

Personal

BA (Honours), University of Oxford. Diploma in Law, City University, London.

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Crime - Western (Bar)
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Band 1

James Newton-Price KC
James Newton-Price KC is a leading silk with over two decades of criminal advocacy experience on the Western Circuit. His practice includes acting in drugs, robbery, money laundering and historic sex offence cases, as well as leading the set's crime and regulatory team. He has also acted in conspiracy to commit armed robbery claims and multimillion-pound conspiracies to defraud.

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