Linda Taylor
April 3, 2017
Dale Sullivan
April 3, 2017

Greg Johnson

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Greg is a criminal defence specialist. He knows that for his clients the result is everything. Greg always strives to secure an acquittal using the law, tactics and persuasive advocacy. Solicitors and clients ask for him not only due to the results he achieves but also because he never forgets that at the heart of every case is the client.

Greg regularly represents those accused of serious offences from murder & manslaughter to kidnap and rape. He also specialises in fraud, money laundering and organised crime.

Greg’s interest in science enables him to understand, deploy & cross-examine experts in a wide variety of fields in a highly effective way.

“We have worked with Greg Johnson on some of the most complex and grave cases. As a solicitor, in matters such as these, the last thing you need is a barrister who has to be chased up or is behind the game. Greg Johnson is impressive from the outset. His work ethic is indefatigable. His proactive approach brings calm and confidence to the client and solicitors. His obvious intelligence and up to date knowledge of the sciences (DNA & cell site analysis) puts him in the top bracket of Counsel we have ever used”, Richard Derby (Solicitor)
“Greg Johnson is a very hard-working barrister with a fierce commitment to his clients. His attention to detail, client care and skillful advocacy are all exemplary as is his rapid grasp of the most complex issues”, John Goodwin (Solicitor)
“Greg Johnson is incredibly able Counsel who has an in-depth knowledge of the law and technical argument. This was demonstrated during a complex manslaughter case … whereby a successful submission of no case to answer was advanced by way of comprehensive submissions drafted by Counsel on our client’s behalf.” Frances Murray (Solicitor)
“You saved my life” – BB (Client, Attempted Murder)

Qualifications, Associations


  • Criminal Bar Association
  • South Eastern Circuit
  • North London Bar Mess
  • Bar Lawn Tennis Society
  • Liberty

Reported Cases


  • R v. Mohammed Uddin & others [2010] EWCA Crim 2344. Appeal against sentence: Possessing a prohibited weapon; causing grievous bodily harm with intent; perverting the course of justice and violent disorder (The New Year’s Day shootings in Leeds).
  • R v. Max Sharp and others [2008] EWCA Crim 1395. Appeal against sentence: Robbery; ASBO.
  • R v. Harmer [2005] 2 Cr. App. R. 2, CA. Appeal against conviction: Money laundering conspiracy involving £2.5 million moved to Spain. This case helped to shape the law in respect of money laundering conspiracies (Led junior at trial and appeared pro-bono on appeal).
  • R v. Heard [2005] Cr. App. R. (S.) 73 (Guideline Case). Appeal against sentence: Indecent Assault; Indecency with a Child; Engaging in Sexual Activity with a Child; Causing or Inciting a Child to engage in Sexual Activity. This case helped to shape the law in respect of sentencing under the Sexual Offences Act 2003.
  • R v. Dilks [2005] EWCA Crim 2817, CA. Appeal against sentence: Arson. The fire was set in a serving police officer’s house at the request of a third party.
  • R v. Morris [2005] EWCA Crim 609, CA. Appeal against conviction: Violent Disorder; Wounding.
  • R v. McLean [2002] EWCA Crim 3065, CA. Appeal against conviction: Wounding.
Called 1998
Practice Areas: Crime

Email: clerks@westgate-chambers.co.uk

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