Matt Stanbury, barrister at Garden Court North Chambers, takes instructions in civil liberties cases, crown court cases, and criminal appeals. He is direct access qualified, which means that in some (but not all) cases he can advise and act for people directly without the need to instruct a solicitor.
Matt has a particular interest and specialism in miscarriages of justice. He is regularly involved in making applications to the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) and bringing cases before the Court of Appeal. He is instructed to act in murder appeals, and appeals involving historical sexual allegations. He has a particular interest in false allegations and “fresh evidence” cases. He is currently involved in a number of cases arising from the ruling in R v Jogee.
Some of Matt’s recent cases include R v Andrew Feather  EWCA Crim 890, which was a fresh evidence case that has attracted widespread public interest and will feature on the forthcoming TV programme “the Jury Room”, in which Matt will be featuring and providing expert comment.
Matt also acted recently for Garry Lloyd-Jones, who successfully appealed his conviction for contempt of court for saying, in a consent case, that he had always thought the complainant was gay.
Matt acts for Victor Nealon, the victim of a longstanding miscarriage of justice, in his application for compensation, which is currently before the Supreme Court awaiting a permission decision.
Matt is recommended in the Chambers and Partners Directory 2017, which says that he is “highly regarded” for his miscarriages of justice work.
If you are interested in instructing Matt, either as a solicitor or as a member of the public under the direct access scheme, please contact the practice team at Garden Court North.