Mr Rupert Wheeler > 23ES > London, England > Lawyer Profile

1 Gray\'s Inn Square


Rupert is a criminal barrister with substantial expertise in related public law and human rights matters. He is a tenacious and committed advocate with particular skill in identifying and employing subtle points of law in order to succeed in his client’s case. As well as being an accomplished trial advocate, he has been instructed in numerous cases before the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) and the High Court (Queen’s Bench Division).

Rupert has represented clients charged with the whole range of serious criminal offences. His recent trials include armed robbery, possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, and aggravated arson. Rupert also has significant experience in financial crime cases and the related confiscation, forfeiture and asset recovery proceedings.

In addition to traditional criminal law, Rupert regularly advises on and litigates judicial review and civil claims arising from criminal litigation. His dedication and eye for detail have led to recent successful claims against the Ministry of Justice, the police and the lower courts.

Rupert has a strong interest in international criminal law. He recently assisted a defence team at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in the Hague. He has a wide knowledge of international human rights issues and is a member of the Executive of the Bar Human Rights Committee.

Outside of daily practice, Rupert regularly contributes to legal journals and publications. He is the co-editor of “Confiscation” for Butterworths’ Money Laundering Law.


Called 2010.