Sebastian was called to the Bar in 2016 and joined Chambers as a Pupil in 2018. He regularly appears in the Magistrates’ Court and Youth Court for both the prosecution and defence, as well as representing defendants in the Crown Court.
Sebastian has been praised for his attention to detail, commitment and approachability with clients. He regularly represents young people and vulnerable adults, including those with mental health problems, autism spectrum disorder, schizophrenia and learning difficulties. Sebastian endeavours to reassure and assist clients of all ages and walks of life, including those who may have never stepped foot in the often-intimidating criminal courts before.
Sebastian has successfully defended clients at trial across a range of areas, including driving offences, theft offences, possession of bladed articles, assaults and domestic violence. He has also been instructed to prosecute a wide range of offences, including burglary.
Before commencing pupillage in Chambers, Sebastian worked as a paralegal in a successful property law team, defending specialist prosecutions brought by local authorities against landlords and companies. This included defending Trading Standards & HMO prosecutions, as well as in tenancy fraud cases.
Criminal Bar Association
Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
Awards, Qualifications & Other
Bar Professional Training Course, BPP University – Very Competent
Law with Politics (LLB Hons), University of Sussex – Upper Second Class Honours