John Waller > Chambers of Martin Rutherford QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Martin Rutherford QC
15 New Bridge Street
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Although only recently called to the Bar, John has solely been working in criminal law since 2005.   John was admitted to the roll as a Solicitor in 2007 after completing his training contract at a highly regarded criminal defence firm in Soho.   He became a Duty Solicitor in 2008 and attained his Higher Rights of Audience in early 2012.   Since then he has practised solely in the Crown Court.

John has considerable experience in all areas of criminal law, ranging from the police station to the Court of Appeal. Consequently, John has been instructed in serious cases of violence, sexual offences and fraud. From his eight years as a Solicitor, John brings a different approach from traditional Counsel. He has experienced both roles and consequently understands the pressures and demands that instructing solicitors and clients can face. John is an approachable advocate who is able to build an instant rapport with both clients and solicitors alike.

In addition to his Crown Court practice John is able to accept private instructions in relation to driving offences.  He has extensive experience defending in matters of excess alcohol, careless driving and speeding. John can offer advice and robustly argue special reasons and matters of exceptional hardship.

Since being called to the Bar in 2015,  John has quickly established himself as an able, reliable,  fair and hardworking member of the Bar.  John divides his time between prosecuting and defending and since January 2019 is a Grade 3 Crown Prosecutor.  



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