Warwick Aleeson is a senior barrister who specialises in defence work, both private and legally aided. He has a wide range of experience and a special interest in defending high end multi-handed drug conspiracies, complex fraud matters (including money laundering, tax evasion and confiscation proceedings), homicide and serious violent crime.
Warwick has represented high profile defendant’s throughout England and Wales and has successfully overturned convictions in the Court of Appeal.
Warwick is available on a direct access basis to advise at any stage of proceedings, including pre-charge whilst matters are still under investigation by the police, and has considerable experience in representing professionals, including members of the legal profession, who have proceedings arising out of their work.
Warwick works closely with instructing solicitors and instructed case experts and will undertake detailed analysis to ensure that each case is fully and thoroughly prepared. His meticulous approach combined with a natural flair for advocacy and a robust and fierce defence of a client’s case ensures that each client is represented to the highest possible standards.
Warwick regularly appears as a leading junior in cases of murder, drugs conspiracies and fraud. Warwick has natural mathematical and analytical abilities which give him an excellent grasp of complex banking, telephone and cell data. He can analyse complex documents and evidence and is able to convert them into readily understandable evidence to present before the jury in the support of his client’s case.
Warwick has a great deal of experience in cases which are reliant on cell site data to establish location and movements of telephones by the prosecution, which are used heavily in serious violence and drugs cases. He is confident and skilled in the correct approach to successfully challenging this evidence.
Warwick has extensive experience in representing young and vulnerable defendant’s charged at the most serious end of the spectrum and is able to offer support and reassurance throughout a case, as well as installing confidence in his client throughout the trial process.
Member of Grays’ Inn
Criminal Bar Association of England & Wales
Member of the South Eastern Circuit
Awards, Qualifications & Other
Grade 3 CPS Counsel
Previously appointed as the assistant secretary to the Criminal Bar Association and elected to the Bar Council as the nominated candidate for the Criminal Bar Association.
Pupil master. Member of chambers’ pupillage and training committee, as a result of which I am regularly asked to give training and feedback to pupils
Warwick is approved to accept instructions direct from international and UK clients on a direct access basis, without the need for a solicitor intermediary in appropriate cases.