Alan Kent QC


Alan has a reputation for sound judgement, thorough preparation, and fearless advocacy. He is a specialist in homicide cases and has conducted hundreds of murder trials. He is well respected by his peers and judges in all the courts he practises in.

Alan has developed an expertise in defending and prosecuting multi handed cases, with a particular emphasis on gang related murder allegations. He has outstanding trial strategy and tactics based on over 35 years of experience in the criminal courts.

He is regularly instructed in cases involving young and vulnerable people and those with mental health issues. His calm and measured approach provides reassurance to all his clients, and he is adept at explaining the law and procedure in a clear and simple way.

He is always ready and willing to listen, provide advice and assistance

Alan builds an excellent rapport with clients, both professional and lay. He is down to earth and very easy to work with.

Achievements, appointments and memberships

  • South Eastern Circuit
  • Sussex Bar Mess (Chairman 2010-2019)
  • Queens Counsel 2009