Ian Whitehurst secures acquittal for defendant charged with serious firearms offences

March 4, 2019

Ian Whitehurst from Exchange Chambers, instructed by Brian Jackson & Co., has secured an acquittal for a client who was charged with a range of serious firearms charges.

After a three month trial at Liverpool Crown Court, the defendant was unanimously acquitted of all charges.

Ian is a criminal and regulatory barrister with 24 years of experience at the criminal bar. He is recognised as a leading individual in the fields of crime and financial crime in both Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500.

His recent Chambers and Partners comments include “He thinks outside the box, is tenacious in court, very experienced and has a good breadth of knowledge of serious white-collar crime” and “A pleasure to work with, he gets results.” He is also described by The Legal 500 as “A very shrewd barrister”.

He has extensive experience of defending all types of serious crime including homicide and serious sexual offences. He also prosecutes and defends serious organised crime such as gang related homicide, large scale drugs and firearms conspiracies, corruption cases, armed robberies and serious firearms charges. He also has a significant practice in the niche areas of cyber crime and data protection, particularly excelling in cases with a very technical angle.