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Christopher Dunn

Year of call:
1996
Education:
1991
Newcastle Polytechnic, BSc (Hons) in Sociology (2:2)
1993
Newcastle University, MA in Legal Studies (distinction)
1994
University of Northumbria, Legal Practice Course
1995
Newcastle University, LLM by Research (distinction)
1996
Inns of Court School of Law, BVC (‘competent’)
Career:
1987
Production Manager, JC Wire & Tube Ltd
1988
Demolition engineer, Shepherds Demolition Services, Newcastle
1995
Part-time teaching criminal law at Newcastle University Law School
1996
Sovereign Chambers, 46 Park Place, Leeds
2015
Sovereign Chambers becomes Park Square Barristers
Appointments:
2015
RASSO panel Grade 4 Prosecutor
Memberships:
North Eastern Circuit

Christopher Dunn has defended or prosecuted a wide range of cases including murder, child and adult rape, attempted rape, S18, serious historical sexual offences, firearms offences, armed robberies, conspiracies to supply large amounts of Class-A drugs, conspiracies to commit Hanoi-style burglaries, conspiracies to commit armed robberies and conspiracies to commit bank fraud.

Christopher’s practice largely involves litigating serious crimes for the defence or prosecution. He has significant experience of preparing large, serious and multi-handed cases, including advising on preparing defence and prosecution cases, drafting schedules and admissions, negotiating with other counsel, and undertaking Crown Court and Court of Appeal advocacy. He has been involved in many cases involving complex covert evidence, expert witnesses and financial documentation. He is on the RASSO panel.

Having served as a Grade 4 CPS prosecutor, Christopher has appeared on behalf of the Crown in Proceeds of Crime Act applications and public-interest immunity applications. At the last CPS grading application process, he was granted Grade 4 prosecutor status.

Christopher has conducted numerous cases under the old ex post facto scheme (now replaced by the VHCC scheme) which were listed for over 25 days. Some cases involved 5 defendants or more and involved over 10,000 pages of evidence.

Christopher appears for either side in serious criminal cases involving murder, rape, firearms and conspiracies

Other notable cases

  • R v Sean Timmins [2008]
  • R v Sean Timmins [2009]
  • R v Jamie Millership [2013]
  • R v Macaulay Jenkinson [2013]
  • R v Nicholas Polihronos [2014].

Contact Christopher’s clerks

Andrew Thornton on 0113 213 5202

Gina Hawkins on 0113 213 5205

Rebecca Wilson on 0113 213 5203

Hannah Dempsey on 0113 213 5211