Alaric Bassano

Call 1993

"He has good judgement and is a really good advocate."

Chambers and Partners 2024
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Alaric is a specialist criminal barrister who acts for both prosecution and defence in cases of the utmost gravity. He has been a Category 4 Prosecutor since 1999.

He is frequently instructed in a wide range of criminal cases with experience in the following areas – homicide, attempted murder, rape and serious sexual violence, serious violence and large scale drug trafficking, firearms offences and gang-related criminal activity, fraud and money laundering and Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

Robust in his preparation and approach, he is noted for the quality of his submissions and in-depth knowledge of his practice area.

Criminal Cases

R v Brown & R v Butterworth [2007]
1 Cr App R 77; [2006] Crim L.R.1082 – guideline case concerning extended sentences of imprisonment under the CJA 2003 – Alaric was commended by the Court of Appeal for the quality of his submissions.

R v Edwards & others [2006]
1 Cr App R 3 – one of the first guideline cases concerning the operation of the bad character provisions of the CJA 2003.