Brereton Horne

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Brereton Horne

Call: 1999 – called to the Bar of England and Wales (Lincoln’s Inn)
2003 – Called to the Bar St Vincent & the Grenadines

 

Direct Access Qualified – Brereton accepts direct access work and provides advice in most areas law. He also accepts matters pertaining to law and practice in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Personal statement

Brereton specialises in criminal defence and practises almost exclusively in that area of work. He has been involved is a wide range of cases and offences of varying degrees of complexity, including murder, fraud, offences against the person and sexual offences. He is a dedicated and committed practitioner who is not apprehensive to promote his clients’ case and to ensure the proper safeguard of their interests and human rights. His resolute approach has resulted in him taking many cases to the Court of Appeal. He is thorough in his consideration of matters of law and practice and his progressive approach is admired by colleagues, other professionals and lay clients alike.
Brereton has an ardent interest in human rights issues and social justice. Prior to practising at the bar, Brereton worked for various organisations including Social Security Department, Local Authority and the Citizens Advice Bureaux, all for whom he did advocacy. Brereton also lectured in law on the ILEX program and at the LLB undergraduate level.

Brereton has a keen interest in many sports including cricket and football.

Brereton is an accomplished actor. He appeared in films including ‘The Wish of a Dying Man’ and ‘Urban Rhythms’ playing the role of legal consultant and practitioner. Brereton also contributes, on Saturdays, to a radio program in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Notable cases

– R. v Ibrahim (Gunnel) [2016] EWCA Crim 405; conspiracy to supply class A drug; appeal against sentence; sentence reduced by 18 months.

– R v Inyama [2016] Offence Against The Person section 20; acquitted.

– R v Duncan [2016] Benefit Fraud; acquitted.

– R v Ilo [2015] Sexual Assault X 2; acquitted.

– R v Campbell [2014] conspiracy to transfer criminal property; 6 defendants – Campbell was the only one acquitted.

– R v Rufai [2012] Conspiracy to defraud HMRC of VAT; acquitted.

– R v Uddin [2012] sexual assault X 7; acquitted.

– R v Andrews [2010] Conspiracy to import cocaine. Led Junior counsel in importation case with international dimensions including Columbia, the Windward Islands and Barbados. 3 other co-defendants pleaded guilty. Defendant Andrews acquitted – no evidence offered

– R v Wright [2009] EWCA Crim 976; Murder; appeal against sentence; minimum term reduced from 28 years to 23 years.

– R v Shearer [2009] Possession of imitation firearm X 2; acquitted

– R v Akinyemi [2007] EWCA Crim 1921; supplying class A drug; appeal against sentence; young offender sentence reduced by 9 months.

– R v Johnson [2007] EWCA Crim 1651; importation of class A drug; appeal against conviction (case appears in Archbold Criminal Pleading Evidence & Practice).

– R v Oloya [2004] Robbery; 10 defendants (youths) accused of robbery on the London Underground in East London; acquitted.

Education

– LLM (Distinction)
– LLB (Hons)

Memberships

– Lincolns Inn
– Criminal Bar Association
– Bar Association of St Vincent and the Grenadines.