Andrew Stephens
April 3, 2017
Jonathan Atkinson
April 3, 2017

Gareth Burrows

Gareth is a talented and persuasive Jury Advocate with an attention for detail. His defence work is wide ranging from serious violence and high level drug supply to offences of dishonesty and public order offences. He has dealt with confiscation proceedings involving substantial assets. Gareth has a sound and thorough grasp of road traffic offences.

His tenacious legal argument has led to him appearing in the Court of Appeal raising legal points about whether conviction is safe based on the approach taken by judiciary and to challenge sentences imposed in the Crown Court, with success.

Gareth’s is regularly instructed in multi handed and complicated prosecution trials and prosecutes for a number of department agencies including Department of Work and Pensions, Department for Business Innovation and Skills and the National Probation Service.


Qualifications, Associations


  • LLB First Class (Hons)
  • BVC
  • Level 3 Prosecution Counsel
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Sussex Bar Mess

Notable Cases


  • R-v-McDonagh (& others) – Led Junior in a three month trial at Winchester Crown Court involving ten members of an extended family accused of conspiracy to steal caravans and money laundering. Defendant acquitted.
  • R v Maynard (& others) Led Junior in a three month trial at Hove Crown Court involving four defendants on charges of conspiracy to supply drugs, firearms offences and perverting the course of justice. Jury unable to reach a verdict.
  • R v Maynard (& others) Led Junior in retrial resulting in successful acquittal.
  • R v Martin Tulik (& others) Prosecuting a s18 involving a gang of people using extreme violence, with weapons, causing extensive injuries. Complex case without a victim. Convictions obtained on all defendants resulting in sentences of 12 years, 10 years and 8 years.
  • R v RS Sentence of youth substantially reduced in the Court of Appeal.
  • R v Potts possession of firearm with intent to cause fear. Defendant acquitted.
  • R v DC defending in sexual offences involving complicated legal argument on cross admissibility of counts and the admissibility of hearsay.
  • R v JR successful legal argument leading to the dismissal of 11 counts out of 13 counts on multiple burglary allegations.
Called 2006
Practice Area: Crime, Licensing & Regulatory

Email: gburrows@westgate-chambers.co.uk

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