Bob Sastry > Chambers of John Price KC and Cairns Nelson KC > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of John Price KC and Cairns Nelson KC
23 Essex Street
Waterhouse, 2nd Floor, 41 Spring Gardens
M2 2BG


General Crime

Bob Sastry regularly prosecutes and defends in high-level criminal cases. In addition to providing high quality advocacy Bob uses the latest information technology and internet resources in order to assist instructing solicitors to remain as up-to-date as possible and to ease the burden of case progression. Bob is a Grade 3 prosecutor and is on the CPS Rape and Serious Sexual Offences Panel

Bob has considerable experience in a variety of matters including,

  • Offences against the person and associated common law offences (Murder, Manslaughter, Section 18 OAPA 1861 etc,).
  • Cases involving football violence.
  • Serious sexual offences involving child witnesses.
  • Fraud and Theft Act offences at all levels.
  • Road Traffic Act cases.
  • Large scale drugs conspiracies.
  • Sham marriage cases

Regulatory and Disciplinary Proceedings

Bob regularly presents for the General Medical Council and undertakes Fitness to Practise hearings, as well as reviews, investigation committee hearings and other hearings at the Medical Practitioner’s Tribunal Service. Bob has considerable experience of other types of regulatory cases including trading standards cases, environment agency matters, food safety matters and FACT

In addition to his busy criminal practice Bob undertakes prison law cases and also teaches advocacy to students on the Bar Professional Training Course at the Manchester Metropolitan University.

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Crime (general and fraud)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Bob Sastry – 23 Essex StreetBob is very proactive in his approach. He makes himself available for discussions about cases on a day-to-day basis and for conferences with clients. He provides detailed written advice and reports following hearings, including any follow-up actions. His manner with a wide variety of clients cannot be be faulted and he has excellent client care and advocacy skills. He has also achieved very good outcomes both in relation to sentences and acquittals following trial.’

23 Essex Street has ‘fantastic strength-in-depth’. The set houses Daniel Lister, who has a strong criminal practice, and of recent note was instructed in a case stemming Operation Vinetic concerning conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and involves evidence obtained from France after the cooperation of the French, Dutch and English police. Bob Sastry is also a key member and has considerable expertise handling cases involving murder, large-scale conspiracies, serious allegations of violence and sexual offence cases. Hugh McKee and Barry White are also of note.