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Peter Moulson QC

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Park Square Barristers (Chambers of Richard Wright QC)

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Peter Moulson QC was called to the Bar in 1991 and appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2011. Since then, he has regularly been instructed in a range of homicide and other serious and high-profile cases. He has led for the defence in complex murder, manslaughter, money-laundering, drug-supply, firearms and other cases. For 2015, Peter has been instructed in lengthy, complex joint-enterprise murder cases for lead defendants.

Peter’s cases have included those involving joint-enterprise murder/manslaughter (including gross negligence/unlawful act) and multi-defendant and conspiracy cases. He has appeared in homicide cases involving loss of self-control, self-defence, abnormality of mental functioning, and cases involving complex medical-causation issues. In addition, he is instructed regularly by the defence in a range of cases on a privately paid basis.
In October 2011, Peter led for the Crown in a case involving 15 defendants charged with conspiracy to import firearms with intent to endanger life. On completion of this case, he was invited to address 250 delegates from the National Ballistics and Intelligence Service and the Association of Chief Police Officers.
Peter has recently returned from a month in Nigeria, having been invited by the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office to advise Nigeria’s elite advocates on the investigation and presentation of counter-terrorism cases.
Peter Moulson QC has delivered seminars and lectures to defence solicitors on a range of topics including closing speeches, cross-examination, examination in chief and principally disclosure. He is an accredited advocacy trainer.


1991 Silk 2011


North Eastern CircuitCriminal Bar Association


Newcastle University, LLB (Hons)
University of Bradford, MBA

Regional Bar: North Eastern Circuit


Within: Leading Silks

Peter Moulson QC - Park Square BarristersHe has a charm with juries that defuses tense situations.

Within: Crime

Park Square Barristers is the 'chambers of choice' for many criminal solicitors within the region, with clients praising the 'strong range of alternative counsel' that can be provided where necessary. Head of chambers Richard Wright QC is known for prosecuting some of the circuit's most high-profile cases, and recently prosecuted in in the Huddersfield grooming trials, with Kate Batty acting as his junior. In another stand-out case, Peter Moulson QC defended a restaurant owner charged with gross negligence manslaughter following the death of a patron from an allergic reaction, only the second such prosecution to be undertaken.

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