Robin Frieze

Year of call:



1984 - University of Leeds, LLB (Hons)

1985 - Inns of Court School of Law, Bar Finals


1985 - Pupil at No 6, Leeds

1986 - Tenant at No 6

2015 - No 6 becomes Park Square Barristers

2017-2022 - Head of PSQB Criminal Team


1999–2004 - Friends of Leeds Church Housing Trust, committee member

2004–2007 - Friends of Leeds Church Housing Trust, chair

2005–2006 - Methodist Homes for the Aged, Leeds Steering Committee member


North Eastern Circuit


University of Leeds, Hughes Discretionary Prize

Robin Frieze has over 30 years’ successful practice in criminal law in West Yorkshire. He has conducted over 700 Crown Court trials, including numerous cases of murder and serious sexual offences.

Robin is particularly noted for his effective jury advocacy and sensitive handling of clients, and is regularly instructed by a wide range of solicitors.

Notable Cases

  • R v Ziarab and others (Multiple D historic sex ‘grooming’), Bradford CC
  • R v Majid and others (“), Leeds CC
  • R v Akhtar and others (“), Bradford CC
  • R v Dogar and others (“), Leeds CC
  • R v Grigg-Booth (Nurse accused of 26 murders), Bradford CC
  • R v H and others (‘honour’ killing), Bradford CC
  • R v Fitzgerald and others (series of gang related murder trials), Leeds CC
  • R v Francom and others (the ‘Mabgate’ torture and murder), Leeds CC
  • R v B (13 year old boy accused of murder), Leeds CC
  • R v Ann Bowers – wife acquitted of murdering husband
  • R v Peter Horne – acquitted of murdering brother
  • R v Michael Norbury – prosecuted professional footballer for murder

Contact Robin’s clerks

Andrew Thornton on 0113 213 5202

Gina Hawkins on 0113 213 5205

Rebecca Wilson on 0113 213 5203

Lucy Finney on 0113 213 5220