Cerys Sayer
October 11, 2019
Andy Hall
October 26, 2020

Alan Kent QC

Specialises in defending and prosecuting all manner of serious crime. He is an accomplished advocate who has been instructed in dozens and dozens of murder cases, however his skills are not limited to murder. He has considerable experience of complex money laundering and fraud work as well as drugs and sexual offences. His work ethic is second to none and he prepares and presents all his cases with meticulous care.

His client care is faultless and he is always ready and willing to provide advice and help. He is especially good with vulnerable clients and is adept at explaining law and procedure in a clear and understandable way.

Alan builds up a great rapport with clients and is an exceptional jury advocates. A judge recently described him as a credit to his profession, to those who instruct him, his lay client and the courts. One solicitor recently said, "I look forward to working together again as it makes such a difference to have a Silk who is so down to earth". Another described him as "a delight to work with".

Recommended in the 2017 edition of Legal 500 for his defence in multi-handed murder cases.

Ranked in Chambers & Partners. The recent 2018 edition ranks him as a Leading Silk in Crime.

Permitted by the Bar Council to accept instructions directly under the Public Access scheme.


  • Chairman of the Sussex Bar Mess, 2010-Present

  • 2009 Queen’s Counsel
  • South Eastern Circuit Criminal Bar Association
Called 1986, Silk 2009
Practice Areas: Crime, Sexual Offences, Civil

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