John Hipkin KC (Associate Tenant)

Call 1989 Silk 2020

John Hipkin KC is an Associate Tenant at 3TG.

John is a highly experienced criminal practitioner, who acts for both prosecution and defence, dealing with cases of the utmost gravity and sensitivity, many of which have attracted widespread publicity. The focus of John’s practice has been homicide, serious sexual offences, drugs conspiracies and fraud. He is also a member at 9 Park Place Chambers, Cardiff.

John has a particular specialism in modern day slavery cases and led the prosecution team in the trial of Operation Imperial, which arose from the largest police investigation into modern day slavery in Wales. He is well accustomed to leading a team of lawyers in the presentation of complex cases to a jury.

John has frequently represented professional or high-profile individuals accused of serious crime. These include professional sportsmen and police officers.

John’s expertise has led to him conducting training in POCA and financial crime issues for lawyers and police officers in the Caribbean. John is an accredited pupil supervisor and has been a category 4 prosecutor for over 20 years.


Featured Serious Sexual Offences cases

v X

Prosecution of a father for raping his natural daughter and fathering 6 children by her – one of whom he went on to rape. The case involved the control of his victims by the use of a false medium;

R. v R

defence of police officer charged with rape;

Featured Fraud cases

v C

defence of police officer charged with fraud;

R. v E

defence of vulnerable individual tried for large scale fraud conspiracy;

Featured General Crime cases

R. v A

defence of nursery nurse accused of child cruelty in her employment.

R v JB

defence of main conspirator charged with conspiracy to supply class A drugs and firearms offences;

Regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB)

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  • 1989 Called to the Bar
  • 2020 Silk
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