John Batchelor

Year of call:

2016 (Solicitor 1993)

Education:

1990 - College of Law York, Law Society Final Examination

1988 - T.E.F.L

Career:

1993 - Solicitor atTwitchen Musters & Kelly, Essex

1994 - Solicitor/Partner at Graham & Rosen, Hull

2000 - Head of Criminal Law at Ramsdens Solicitors, Huddersfield

2002 - Solicitor/Partner at Tates Solicitors, Leeds

2005 - HCA –Higher Rights (crime)

2016 - Tenant at Park Square Barristers

2016 - Grade 3 Crown Prosecutor

Memberships:

Criminal Bar Association Inner Temple

John is a widely experienced advocate, previously a senior solicitor `(admitted 1993) and Higher Courts Advocate (June 2005) and then called to the bar and joining PSQB in 2016. John has a great amount of experience in dealing with both vulnerable clients and those who find themselves in emotionally draining circumstances. He also has experience of cases involving cultural sensitivity and conflict.

John has experience of both representing and challenging those with additional needs, in particular with learning or behavioural issues. He has experience in cases with intermediaries and cross-examination of vulnerable witnesses.

John has a background of dealing with both sensitive and complex cases, including those with complex medical issues or conflicting expert evidence. He also has experience in dealing with issues crossing cultural and religious boundaries.

Having had a long standing interest in family law since first being actively involved in care cases when in his early years John is accepting instructions in family law, and in particular in care work.

John, originally from Leeds, is an approachable advocate providing robust but considered straightforward advice.

Contact John’s clerks

Claudine Cooper on 0113 202 8604

Paul Foster on 0113 213 5209

Arnela Siranovic on 0113 213 5212