Matthew Bean

Matthew Bean

MATTHEW BEAN

Year of call: 1997

Call clerks: 0113 297 1200

Email clerks: clerks@kbwchambers.com

  • Practice Summary

    Matthew Bean is instructed across the North-Eastern Circuit in a wide variety of cases including homicide, fraud, rape, historic child abuse, and drugs offences. A Level 4 prosecutor (including rape panel), he is regularly instructed in serious sexual offences by Prosecution and Defence including difficult and sensitive cases involving children, historic sexual abuse, and child pornography. He is accustomed to dealing with vulnerable witnesses with the use of the video link.He is often instructed in all types of fraud including high value theft from employers or vulnerable persons. He has attended training in prosecuting serious sexual offences and in the use of intermediaries to assist vulnerable witnesses. He is experienced in advising upon all aspects of Human Rights law and regularly contributes commentaries for publication.

    His work has included numerous appearances in the Court of Appeal. Recent appearances include the cases of R v Mohemmedu (Appeal against rape conviction) and R v Webber (Appeal against conviction for historic child abuse).

    Recent Cases

    R v Wood (CPS Leeds RASSO Unit) – Series of sex offences committed upon 6 girls;

    R v Cairns and others (Special Crime Division) – Alleged conspiracy to murder involving shot gun (junior counsel);

    R v Sewell (Defence) – Alleged series of sexual assaults;

    R v Barnes et al (Defence) – Customs and Excise prosecuted fraud valued at in excess of £2 million;

    R v Mohemmedu (CPS Teesside) – Rape;

    R v Fox (CPS Scarborough) – Rape and indecent images of a child;

    R v Hipkiss (Defence) – Manslaughter of Defendant’s child;

    R v Sayner (CPS York) – Historic Rape and indecent assault upon 10 year old girl;

    R v Hartnell (Defence) – Sexual activity with a child;

    R v Fahti (CPS Teesside) – Murder (junior counsel);

    R v Bostock (Defence) – Alleged series of rapes and sexual assaults;

    R v Webber (CPS Harrogate) – Historic attempted Rape and Indecent Assault;

    R v Al-Jaadi (Defence) – Conspiracy to supply drugs worth in excess of £80,000;

    R v Allen, Ullah & Grantham (Defence) – ‘Gangland’ murder trial.

    Professional Memberships

    Member of Criminal Bar Association

    North Eastern Circuit

  • Practice Summary

    All aspects of litigation and advisory work, with particular focus upon cases involving sexual and disability discrimination.
    Accepts work on direct access basis.

    Professional Memberships

    • Member of Criminal Bar Association
    • North Eastern Circuit

  • Practice Summary

    Acts for the police in a wide range of non-criminal police work, including coroners’ inquests, licensing, cash forfeiture hearings and Sexual Offences Prevention Order applications.

    Represented individual officers both before disciplinary panels and at inquests.

    Professional Membership

    • Member of Criminal Bar Association
    • North Eastern Circuit

  • Practice Summary

    Experienced in all aspects of personal injury litigation, acting on behalf of both claimants and defendants. Involved in many claims relating to noise induced hearing loss, vibration white finger and other industrial diseases. Regularly instructed in Fatal Accident claims. Undertakes work on a Conditional Fee basis where appropriate.

    Professional Memberships

    • Member of Criminal Bar Association
    • North Eastern Circuit

  • Called to the Bar 1997/Middle Temple

    Education

    • University of Durham BA(Hons)
    • Inns of Court School of Law 1996-1997