Viewing: Crime for John O’Higgins

John O’Higgins joined No5 Barristers’ Chambers in Birmingham in January 2017 having practised in London and the South East for the last 30 years as a specialist in Criminal Law. He has appeared in numerous cases of homicide, serious violence, sexual offences, drugs and fraud. He has a reputation as a formidable advocate and is known for meticulous preparation which provides the basis for an impressive success rate.
He is recognised as a leading member of the profession in the Chambers UK Bar Guide and the Legal 500.
Recommendations
An accomplished junior who has acted in a vast number of cases, including those concerning homicide, serious violence, sexual offences and fraud. Strengths: “A really canny operator and a first-rate advocate.”
Chambers UK Bar Guide [2018]
“A terrifyingly good advocate”
Legal 500 [2017]
“He is an extremely confident and commanding advocate, capable of undertaking the most serious work. His written work is also excellent: prompt and succinct”
Chambers UK Bar Guide [2017]
“An instinctive advocate and excellent cross-examiner” “He fights doggedly for the lay client and is an expert in unlawful killing and serious violence”
Legal 500 [2016]
“The senior-junior both defends and prosecutes complex and high profile cases such as gangland shootings and homicides” Strengths: “He is an exceptional advocate who has a commanding courtroom presence. He is a fearless opponent who nevertheless possesses the soft skills to deal with the most vulnerable of clients. He quickly identifies the heart of a case but also finds points of law that elude others”
Chambers UK Bar Guide [2016]
Memberships
Criminal Bar Association
Midland Circuit
South Eastern Circuit
Kent Bar Mess
Qualifications
Queens’ College, Cambridge University in Modern History [B.A. 1982; M.A. 1986]
Common Professional Examination [1983]
Law Society Final Examination [1984]
Admitted Solicitor [1986]
Called to the Bar of the Middle Temple [1990]
CPS “Grade 4” prosecution panel advocate
Specialist Rape panel advocate.

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John O’Higgins Prosecutes Death by Dangerous Driving Trial...

Date: Mon, 02 Jul 2018