peter full - Peter Coombe

Peter Coombe

Criminal Barrister
  • Year of Call
  • 1993

Criminal Law

Murder, manslaughter and non-fatal violence


Peter is regularly instructed in cases of murder, manslaughter, attempt murder and other cases of serious violence. As well as appearing on his own in such cases, he has also acted as the junior to Queen’s Counsel and as the leading junior where two junior barristers have been instructed.

Serious sexual offences


Peter regularly defends and prosecutes allegations of rape, child abuse and all other types of sexual offences. He is on the the CPS list as a specialist rape and serious sexual offences Advocate. He has completed the training on questioning vulnerable witnesses.

Driving Deaths and Motor manslaughter


Peter appears both for the defence and the prosecution in cases involving death and serious injury caused by driving.

Drugs Offences


Peter is regularly instructed in cases involving Organised Crime Groups supplying substantial quantities of Class A and Class B.

Biographical and Other Information

  • Prosecution
  • Peter is instructed in all areas of general criminal work both for the Prosecution and the Defence. He has substantial experience in fraud, confiscation, dishonesty offences and cases of general violence.
  • Grade 4
  • Peter is a Grade 4 prosecutor on the Advocates Panel. He is a member of the Western Circuit. He graduated with a 2.1 in Jurisprudence from New College, Oxford in 1991 and attended Bar School in 1992-1993.

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