Peter Hunter


Peter is a criminal defence specialist focusing on serious crime such as terrorism, murder, manslaughter, fraud and serious sexual crimes.

Regularly instructed as leading junior, Peter's assets include the ability to see a case from the defendant's point of view, aiming to understand their situation and goals - often taking into account the 'big picture' including the needs of the family and friends.

He is able to break issues down to basics for clients and to articulate points of law effectively in court.

Prior to being called to the Bar, Peter worked in commerce selling a business specialising in importing and exporting air freight.

Notable cases

R v A and others (2016) - Lead junior in a terrorism related case at Kingston Crown Court defending a man who failed to report others who were actively preparing to go to Syria to join Da'esh.

R v JPT (2017) - Successful defence of a man charged with an attempted murder involving a slashing across the throat - after identification evidence was called into question

R v GH and others (2017) - Historic rape trial leading to a successful acquittal of a male defendant in relation to four alleged offences dating back twenty-seven years.

R v AM and 16 others (2017) - Case at the Central Criminal Court involving the largest police seizure of cannabis being produced in UK factories. The value of the drugs was estimated between £2-3 million.

R v BA (2016) - Four month trial relating to a £2 million housing fraud against a local authority.

R v PF (2016) - Acquittal of a fifteen-year-old boy charged with the rape of another fifteen-year-old.



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