Matt Stanbury is a criminal and appeals barrister at Garden Court North Chambers. He is regularly involved in bringing cases before the Court of Appeal and making applications to the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC). He is most frequently instructed in murder appeals and sex cases. 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 providing expert comment.
Matt acts for Victor Nealon, the victim of a longstanding miscarriage of justice, in his application for compensation, which is currently awaiting a hearing at the Supreme Court.
He 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.
He has a particular interest in defending against false allegations, notably acting for Elgan Varney who was falsely accused of rape.
Matt is recommended in the Chambers and Partners Directory 2017, which says that he is “highly regarded” for his miscarriages of justice work. He is direct access qualified, which means that members of the public can instruct him directly in appropriate cases.
A fuller summary of his practice can be found on chambers’ website.