Vincent Blake-Barnard

Year of call:

2012 (Solicitor 2003)


1996 - University of Lincoln, BA (Hons) Law & Business

1997 - College of Law, York, Legal Practice Course


1983–91 - Royal Navy

1998 - Litigation solicitor, Hull City Council

2003 - Principal litigation/regulatory solicitor, Scarborough Borough Council

2007 - Principal litigation/regulatory solicitor, East Riding of Yorkshire

2012 - Tenant at No 6, Leeds

2015 - No 6 becomes Park Square Barristers


Grade 2 prosecutor


North Eastern Circuit

Vince Blake-Barnard has a broad criminal practice in which he represents both prosecution and defendant. He is a Grade 2 prosecutor, regularly instructed on many matters by local authorities throughout Yorkshire in both the magistrates’ and crown courts.

In particular, Vince has vast experience and clients in all matters linked to local-authority work, including benefit fraud, environmental health, food safety, and issues linked to housing and licensing infringements and anti-social behaviour.

In addition to his local-authority practice, Vince has undertaken defence work for a number of business against the Health and Safety Executive, the Security Industry Authority and fire authorities.

Notable cases:

  • R v Moore plus other (2019) – Seven week prison mutiny ay HMP Swaledale involving a total of 21 defendants.
  • R v Stanevicius, Marcinkevius plus others (2019) – Multi handed conspiracy to handle.

Public Access

Vince may accept Public Access work, where he can be instructed directly by a member of the public rather than a solicitor.

Contact Vince’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

Lucy Finney on 0113 213 5220