July 1, 2019

His Honour Judge Niblett

All at Westgate Chambers send our best wishes to Judge Anthony Niblett on his retirement.  Philip Meredith made a suitably humorous, yet moving, speech on behalf […]
April 19, 2019

Richard Barton secures s.18 GBH machete acquittal

Richard Barton, representing the first defendant on the Indictment, secured a complete acquittal for his client at Wood Green Crown Court in an alleged multi-handed gang-related […]
March 23, 2019

Philip Meredith achieves acquittal based upon a defence of duress

Philip’s client accepted at Hove Crown Court that he had driven dangerously, but said he had only done so because he was held at knifepoint as […]
March 17, 2019

Richard Barton secures acquittals in false imprisonment and Class A drug-dealing trial

Richard Barton, instructed by Joe Harrington, had the false imprisonment charge dismissed before the trial started, and successfully argued out the drug charges on a half-time […]
March 14, 2019

Westgate providing local pro bono support

  Members of Chambers have agreed to provide pro bono legal advice to seAp, a locally based not for profit organisation, that offers independent advocacy support for health and social care service […]
March 8, 2019

Westgate is proud to be sponsoring the Refugee Tales Walk – 2019

Refugee Tales organise walks in solidarity with refugees, asylum seekers and detainees. They call for an end to indefinite immigration detention. In 2019, Westgate Chambers is […]
January 9, 2019

Nicholas Howard Hamblin secures acquittal of the defendant following a 5 day case at Lewes Crown Court.

The allegations were Arson with intent to endanger life (and / or reckless)  and burglary. The case from December 2016 involved a serious fire at a […]
November 5, 2018

Richard Cherrill secures further convictions against a serial paedophile who targeted young boys in the Brighton area for decades

October 16, 2018

Alan Kent QC Joins Westgate

We are very pleased to announce that Alan has joined the Lewes Westgate team. In his own words: I am delighted to be joining Westgate Chambers […]
October 1, 2018

Rob Mayes Joins Westgate As Practice Manager London

We’re delighted to welcome Rob Mayes to Westgate where he reunites again with Sean and will be leading our new London office. He can be contacted […]