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Pierce has practised in the criminal courts for over 30 years, and has defended in the most serious of cases ranging from Murder & Rape through to multi-handed drug conspiracy trials both leading as a junior.
Pierce also accepts instructions from the Crown Prosecution Service and is a Grade 3 Prosecutor.
Pierce is regularly briefed in cases involving sexual offences & serious violence.
Pierce is well regarded by those he works for and against and is widely known as a dedicated, conscientious & hard working lawyer. Pierce is known for being approachable with both lay & professional clients, affable, and a first rate & fearless jury advocate.
Pierce joined Westgate Chambers almost since its inception in 1990 before being invited to join a leading firm of solicitors in Sussex in 2007 as one of the first in house advocates. He remained with the firm for 10 years with much success before returning to Westgate in 2016. The time spent working 'in house' has given him a unique perspective on the needs of the professional client and what they need from the independent bar.
- R v B : Leading counsel in a 9 handed drugs
conspiracy case where the allegation was that prison officers were
drugs into one of HMP.
- R v B: A multi handed Robbery with
- R v S: A multi handed, 3 week historic sex
case where the client had learning difficulties & was vulnerable.
- R v Z:
A 17 year old charged with rape of a 14 year old.
- R v W: A
48 hour armed siege where the defendant was
dying of cancer.