Brad Lawlor


Brad has a busy practice across all of Chambers' specialisms and appears in court on a daily basis. Due to his varied practice, regular court attendance and the range of tribunals that he has appeared in front of, Brad is a trusted advocate and is comfortable accepting instructions in new areas of law.

Brad specialises in general crime with extensive experience as both prosecuting and defence counsel in the Magistrates' Court and the Crown Court. Brad is instructed to defend and prosecute a broad range of criminal offences including serious violence, sexual offences, drugs, dishonesty and road traffic offences. He receives both public and private instructions and he additionally deals with a number of civil matters (including warrants of entry and CBOs) and extradition.

Brad has a range of experience in public law, encompassing diverse areas such as utilities regulation, economic sanctions, illegality and irrationality challenges and statutory claims. Brad has also advised on a wide range of complex matters, from housing, healthcare, social welfare, to data protection and freedom of information.

Prior to tenancy, Brad worked at the Law Commission on the Property, Family and Trusts Law Team, working primarily on the Enforcement of Family Financial Orders and other family law projects. Brad also worked as a law tutor for a number of years, teaching undergraduate and BPTC students in a wide range of subjects including criminal, family and public law. He has also provided lectures in subjects including corporate crime, confidentiality and privilege.

Brad undertook voluntary work at the BLAC Family Unit and Article 8 Project.





(2010-2014) University of Oxford: Jurisprudence (with Law in Europe): 1st Class Degree
(2012-2013) studying French Law at Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II.
Recipient of the Peter Carter prize for highest Law degree results at Wadham College, Oxford (July 2014)
Recipient of a Gibbs book prize for best overall performance in Contract, Tort, Land and Trusts (July 2014)
Recipient of the Astbury Scholarship from Middle Temple (September 2014)
(2014-2015) BPTC at BPP (Very Competent)
(2015-2016) Law Commission Research Assistant

Memberships & Associations

Criminal Bar Association
Young Fraud Lawyers' Association

Areas of work

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