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Gareth Burrows

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Gareth is a talented and persuasive Jury Advocate who Prosecutes and Defends in a broad range of criminal matters ranging from serious violence and high level drug supply to offences of dishonesty and public order offences. A legal 500 barrister and grade 3 prosecutor, he is regularly instructed in multi handed and complicated trials both as led junior and junior alone.

He has prosecuted on behalf of the Department of Work and Pensions and Department for Business Innovation and Skills



Qualifications, Associations


  • LLB First Class (Hons)
  • BVC
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Sussex Bar Mess
  • CPS Grade 3 Advocate

Notable Cases


Led Junior
  • 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 Bridger (& others) Led Junior in a trial involving prison officers, prisoners and their families conspiring to bring prohibited items such as class A drugs into HMP Lewes.
  • R v Corcoran (& others) Led Junior in multi million pound drug conspiracy involving seventeen defendants.

Junior Alone

  • R v Martin Tulik (& others) Prosecuting Multi handed s18 involving serious and extensive injuries. Complex case without a victim.
  • R v Brimon (& another) Prosecuting s18 involving expert evidence with victim left requiring 24 hour care for the rest of his life.
  • R v Potts Firearms offenses.
  • R v DC Number of sexual offences involving complicated legal argument on cross admissibility of counts and the admissibility of hearsay.
  • R v Prempeh (& others) Prosecution of multi handed drugs conspiracy.
  • R v Lipowski Defending case of causing death by dangerous driving.

Called 2006
Practice Area: Crime, Licensing & Regulatory

Email: gburrows@westgate-chambers.co.uk

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