Simon Burch

Call - 2007 Joined Chambers - 2017
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Mr Burch joined Chambers in 2017 having originally practiced at a leading Legal 500 set in London.

Having been the partner in a firm of solicitors he has also gained valuable experience in client care and has a full understanding of the legal process from arrest through to trial.

He has adopted a no-nonsense, honest approach to dealing with clients but is mindful of the need to adapt to the different personalities and needs of individual clients. One of his main attributes is a keen eye for detail with particular skills in presenting data analysis which are paramount in engaging with a jury on complex cases.

As a CPS level 3 advocate Mr Burch also prosecutes serious matters giving him the experience to take a balanced approach to cases whichever side he is working for.

His practice incorporates all areas of crime with particular experience in sex cases, drug matters and violence. Matters involving electronic evidence are a specialism for him. He also boasts experience in PII and disclosure matters.

Notable Cases

R v R – 2017 – defending conspiracy to use drones to fly prohibited articles into prison.

R v C – 2017 – defended in multiple uncle/ niece rape case.

R v F – 2017 – defended man accused of historic multiple rapes of his sister in the 1960s.

R v C – 2017 Stafford Crown Court – defended in a large armed robbery conspiracy.

R v J – 2016 – defended in s18 stabbing case.

R v O – 2015 Wolverhampton Crown Court – prosecuted a man accused of voyeurism and multiple sexual abuse of women on trains.

R v S – 2015 Central Criminal Court – Defended in drug importation conspiracy concerning the largest haul of amphetamine ever to be seized within the UK.

R v B – 2014 – prosecuted a carer accused of sexually abusing a child in his care who had severe learning difficulties. This case was part of the pilot scheme for s28 video recorded cross examination.

R v C – 2014 – Reading Crown Court – Prosecuted father accused of raping his disabled daughter over a period of years.

R v R – 2014 – Central Criminal Court – successfully defended murder case on the grounds of self defence.


LLB (Hons)


CPS Grade 3 Prosecutor

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