– General Crime
John Brotherton was called to the Bar in 1994. Having spent the early years of practice in London he returned to the Midlands joining Cornwall Street in 2007. He is a busy and highly effective trial advocate enjoying a varied practice with a particular emphasis on offences of violence. He is regularly instructed on behalf of both the prosecution (Grade 3) and defence. He has been described as a ‘natural advocate’ and is considered fair, fearless and approachable both in and out of court.
R v MC – Death by dangerous driving involving expert evidence relating to heavy goods vehicles, sleep and road traffic collision.
R v RA – Section 18 offences against the person (kicking).
R v SH – Section 18 offences against the person (stabbing).
R v KC – Section 18 offences against the person (stabbing).
R v SG – Section 18 offences against the person (stamping).
R v RP – Section 18 offences against the person (metal cosh).
R v BC and others – Multi-handed international drug-smuggling conspiracy involving Spanish telephone intercept evidence.
R v BB and others – Multi-handed football violence during FA Cup fixture.
R v MO – Historic sexual offences involving young witnesses.