Paul Abrahams

Year of call:

2002

Education:

2001 - LLB (Hons) Sheffield

BVC Nottingham Law School

Career:

2004 - Tenant at Old Court Chambers, Middlesbrough

2019 - Door tenant at PSQB

2020 - Old Court Chambers merges with Park Square Barristers

Appointments:

CPS Grade 4 Prosecutor

Approved Rape Prosecutor

Memberships:

Member of the North Eastern Circuit

North Eastern Circuit Teesside Mess Junior

2012 - North Eastern Circuit Junior

Member of the Criminal Bar Association

Paul has extensive experience in dealing with serious sexual offences, particularly cases involving vulnerable and young witnesses. His ability to handle victims and witnesses in a sensitive, thoughtful and caring manner is well regarded. He also deals with cases involving serious violence, such as Manslaughter and Attempt Murder, complex fraud and organised crime conspiracies. He prides himself on his preparation and case handling.

Paul not only has prosecution experience but has extensive experience in handling the most serious of Defence cases, involving Attempt Murder, Manslaughter, S.18, Rape and complex organised crime prosecutions and frequently appears as the lead Defendant in multi handed cases. He has also been led in seven murder cases.

 

Contact Paul’s clerks

Dan Foulger on 01642 232523

Claire Gibson on 01642 232523

Emma Gibson on 01642 232523

Notable Cases

Prosecution

R v L D (2020) – Successfully prosecuted violent rapist who would assault, sexually assault and rape the complainant.

https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/18800924.victim-fearful-resist-terrifying-ordeal/

 

R v C T (2020) – Secured conviction in a historic case involving allegations of serious sexual abuse and rape of a child.

https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/18985637.darlington-man-accused-raping-young-boy-teenager/

 

R V K A (2021) – Prosecuted the brutal rape and sexual assault of a very elderly woman, who was raped in her own home. The allegation was so serious that it resulted in a life sentence being passed.

https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/19542934.darlington-sexual-predator-jailed-life-sickening-rape-pensioner/

https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/sobbing-rapist-caged-life-after-21418915

 

R v D T (2021) – The case involved allegations of significant violence, sexual allegations and rape up on a particularly vulnerable complainant. The defendant was convicted following trial and was sentenced to a significant extended sentence the court finding the defendant as dangerous.

https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/19502096.dangerous-offender-spend-12-years-behind-bars/

 

R v Munemo and others (Operation Georgia – NERSOU) (2022) – Secured convictions against all five defendants in a complex mail intercept fraud, in which counsel had been involved throughout proceedings from charging decision to conviction. The case involved significant telecom and financial evidence.

https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/19926513.rural-homes-county-durham-north-yorkshire-targeted-mail-fraud-gang/

 

Defence

R v J G (2020) – Successfully defended a young defendant charged with an allegation of rape and voyeurism, where the issue was capacity to consent.

https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/young-man-denies-rape-voyeurism-17912648

 

R V M D (2021) – Instructed as leading counsel for the defence in a complex multi handed prosecution of an organized crime group relating to a firearms conspiracy.  The matter proceeded to trial and the defendant was acquitted.

https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/identities-five-men-woman-accused-18520062

 

R v C R (2021) – Defendant faced serious allegations of sexual offences against two separate complainants. The defendant was acquitted by the jury of all counts.

Court Martial

Paul has a keen interest and compressive knowledge of military matters and law and has regularly appeared at Court Martial hearings.

Contact Paul’s clerks

Dan Foulger on 01642 232523

Claire Gibson on 01642 232523

Emma Gibson on 01642 232523