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Justin Rouse QC
Justin is an experienced criminal law practitioner with a pedigree in prosecution and defence. His forces background gives him insight into service life and the use of firearms.
Background and Expertise
Justin has amassed substantial experience over a 45-year career and has been cited as a leading individual in the UK Legal 500.
He has wide experience of many forms of criminality – including how to investigate it, prosecute, defend and adjudicate upon it.
His forces background gives him insight when defending armed services personnel – and he uses his knowledge of firearms to benefit civilian clients. He also specialises in serious and complex fraud.
Justin can be instructed to appeal a decision to the Court of Appeal, and can advise both orally and in writing upon the prospects for success.
He has a strong record on sex cases, and has had some remarkable successes in defending murder cases.
Justin has advised Parliament on the drafting of legislation, sits as a recorder in the Crown Court, and is an advocacy trainer.
Successful acquittal of husband who admitted killing his wife by cutting her throat during an argument. Charges of murder and manslaughter. Cross-examination of five experts.
See BBC article.
At Harrow Crown Court, successfully defended the only Operation Yewtree jury trial to end in acquittal. BBC staff member accused of historic sexual assault of subordinate over an entire year. Extreme sensitivity because of defendant’s subsequent employment with government department.
See BBC article.
Other activities and interests
- Justin is a lecturer on sexual offences and a tutor on the Inns of Court advocacy course
- He has been approached to chair a national anti-corruption commission abroad
- Chair of 9 Bedford Row Education Committee
PROFILE: Justin Rouse QC
"A fearless advocate."
Confiscation / POCA
Fraud, Bribery & Corruption
Inquests / public inquiries
Regulatory / Disciplinary
Financial and Corporate law
020 7489 2727
Inns of Court School of Law (Bar finals),
BA(Hons) in Law, London,
CBA South Eastern Circuit NRA Bar Yacht Club Amersham and Chiltern RFU
Recorder of the Crown Court Queen’s Counsel