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Dere Street Barristers

Chambers of John Elvidge QC

33 BROAD CHARE, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, NE1 3DQ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0844 3351 551
Fax:
Fax 0191 261 0043
Email:
Web:
www.derestreet.co.uk
Newcastle upon Tyne, York

Peter Makepeace QC

Tel:
Work 0844 335 1551
Email:
Dere Street Barristers (Chambers of John Elvidge QC)

Work Department

Crime/Regulatory

Position

Peter has practised exclusively in criminal law since 1994 and has extensive experience of defending and prosecuting in all areas of serious crime. He was appointed QC in 2016. Peter has frequently acted as leading junior in multi-counsel cases. Areas of special experience include homicide and other serious violence, fraud, serious and large-scale drug conspiracies, sexual offences, the importation and distribution of medicines, and a growing expertise in computer-related law culminated in the first prosecution for fraud of a peer to peer, BitTorrent music file sharing site. Peter has developed a particular reputation in cases requiring sensitivity of approach either through the nature of the offence or the vulnerability of witnesses, victims or the accused, etc. He is acknowledged to have an exhaustive approach to case preparation and manages his diary to ensure serious cases are afforded the proper case management they require. Peter also accepts private instructions in the field of licensing and regulatory offences.

Career

Called 1988; recorder (crime) 2009; QC 2016; approved pupil master 2002; Grade 4 Prosecutor, Fraud, Serious Organised Crime and Rape Panel.

Member

Criminal Bar Association; North East Circuit.

Education

University of Wales (Bachelor of Laws (Hons)).


Regional Bar : North Eastern Circuit

Crime

Within: Crime – Leading silks

Peter Makepeace QC - Dere Street BarristersHighly recommended for a broad range of complex criminal matters.

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