John Evison (1974)

Barrister

Year of call 1974

Areas of practice Prosecution, Defence

Biography

John exclusively practices in criminal law, and has many years’ experience of prosecuting and defending a wide variety of criminal cases. He is very experienced at managing all of those involved in a case including the CPS, the defendant, the solicitors and the courts and is viewed as a very safe pair of hands.

John is able to represent clients in a wide variety of cases including offences of violence, the importation and supply of drugs, sexual offences including historical sex abuse and fraud. He is a Grade 3 prosecutor and has experience of prosecuting cases of serious sexual assault.

John is extremely personable and quickly able to establish relationships and to put people at ease. He remains equable and collected in stressful situations, and is reliable and efficient at dealing with court hearings and papers.

John is regularly instructed by the CPS and has a wealth of experience in prosecuting cases in the Crown Court. John practices primarily on the South Eastern Circuit. He prosecutes a wide range of offences, and is able to give clear and considered advice from the outset about the probability of conviction.

John has experience of dealing with cases of serious sexual assault, including familial rape and abuse and was a member of the RASSO panel for many years. He prosecutes serious allegations with sensitivity and tact.

John acts for Defendants as well as the CPS, and uses his knowledge and experience of prosecution to advise clients on the likely outcome and the prospects of acquittal. John’s experience in the Crown Court means that he is able to give clear advice on the strength of the prosecution case, and provide strong arguments in mitigation if necessary.

John also has experience of fraud cases, and in the matter of R v Geppert successfully defended an accountant charged with theft of £90,000 from a premier league footballer who was his client.

John delivers straightforward, effective advice and advocacy and is popular with clients and solicitors who find him very easy to work with.

To instruct John, please contact John Wooloughan

Education

  • LL.B. (Hons) University of London

Languages

  • French
  • Italian