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23 Essex Street

Chambers of John Price QC and Cairns Nelson QC

LONDON, WC2R 3AA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7413 0353
Fax:
Fax 020 7413 0374
DX:
148 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.23es.com
London, Manchester

James Bloomer

Tel:
Work 0207 413 0353
Email:
Web:
www.23es.com
23 Essex Street (Chambers of John Price QC and Cairns Nelson QC)

Position

James is an experienced Leading Junior, with a heavyweight and complex practice for his call. Whilst the majority of his work has, for some years, been in Hampshire and Surrey, he continues to practice over a wider geographical area.

He has a particular specialism in defending those with complex mental health problems and/or learning difficulties charged with serious offences; an area calling for a particular blend of approachable, patient, careful client-facing skills, plus the robust forensic skills and diligence solicitors have come to know him for, over a period of years.

Current instructions include 2 multi-defendant paedophile ring allegations, 2 separate allegations of attempted murder (one as Leading Junior, and one alone), a baby-shaking, allegations of rape by an 11 year old, and numerous cases involving large scale dishonesty, kidnapping, serious violence of every kind and serious sexual allegations.

Although the overwhelming majority of his practice has long been in defence work, James has also prosecuted for the Crown Prosecution Service, the Department of Work and Pensions, and various Borough Councils.

Career

Called 2000.

Member

Criminal Bar Association, South Eastern Circuit.


London Bar

Crime (general crime)

Within: Crime (general crime) – Leading juniors

James Bloomer - 23 Essex StreetHis case preparation is second to none.

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Regional Bar : South Eastern Circuit

Crime

Within: Crime – Leading juniors

James Bloomer - 23 Essex StreetVery experienced in acting for clients with mental health issues.

Within: Crime

23 Essex Street has offices in London and Manchester, but James Bloomer, Alan Gardner and Stephen Shay handle a broad spread of work on the South Eastern Circuit. In a recent work highlight, Shay appeared in R v Shamim Miah and others, a multi-defendant people trafficking case involving the use of undercover newspaper reporters posing as migrants.

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