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Justin is a highly experienced practitioner. A seasoned jury trial advocate and formidable opponent.

His approach to work is both meticulous and clinical.

Justin's case experience includes multi-million pound frauds; very large drug importations; murders; rapes and other serious sexual assaults; and other offences involving violence especially instances where fatalities occur.


Before being called to the Bar, Justin was a senior equity partner in a Legal 500 firm of solicitors and has practiced as a criminal defence lawyer for some 36 years.


His practice covers all criminal courts across England and Wales, and he is regularly involved in defending high-profile cases.

Justin was one of the first solicitor-advocates to be appointed and was also one of the first to be instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to prosecute in the Crown Court.


He is a direct access barrister and also has qualifications to enable him to act in police stations as a duty solicitor holding a dual capacity practicing certificate.


A former member of the Secretary of State's standing committee for the review of military law, and appears for the defence in courts martial wherever UK troops are stationed. 


He is also president of ‘Forces Law', the national organisation that provides assistance and representation to service personnel and their families.


Justin is a signatory on the Armed Forces Covenant. 

He is still a member of one of the six companies of the Sovereigns Warranted Body Guards and participates in State Ceremonial Occasions

Justin sat for many years as a member of the Legal Aid Agency's complex case appeals committee, and he undertook work as an independent cost adjudicator.

He has written articles on military law, appeared in training videos, and has advised on the production and scripting of feature films.

A freeman of the City of London and a Liveryman of a City livery Company he lives on the Welsh Border spending his spare time with his horses and spaniels.

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Justin Hugheston-Roberts


All areas of criminal law

Asset forfeiture & confiscation

Coroners Court


Corporate Investigations

Courts Martial

Firearm Legislation

Health & Safety

Human Rights

Judicial Review

Parole Hearings

Police Discipline

Prison Law

Public Access

Tribunals & Inquiries

Youth Court


Member of the Honourable Society of Gray's Inn

Criminal Bar Association

The doyen of Seniors for Gray's Inn

Member of the Midland Circuit

Associate Writer to the Signet of Scotland

Freeman of the City of London

Admitted as a Solicitor - 1986

Granted Higher Rights - 1996

Called to the Bar - 2009

For any enquiries, please contact the clerking team:


Phone: 02920 23 2032

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