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Pete Weatherby QC

Year of Call: 1992 | Year of Silk: 2012

"Always right up to date with the law and is especially good at making written legal arguments."

Chambers UK 2014

"Very good. He has always had a fantastic reputation."

Chambers UK 2014

"Very committed and a good lawyer. One of your first choices if you are looking for a prison law silk outside London."

Chambers UK 2014


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Legal 500 2022: Leading Silk

Pete Weatherby QC predominately practises in Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds and Liverpool. He undertakes the full range of criminal defence work, as well as actions against the police and general prisoners' rights law. He is also a tenant of Garden Court North, Manchester.

Criminal Defence

Pete undertakes the full range of criminal defence work including murder, manslaughter, GBH, armed robbery, public order, drugs, theft and fraud. He is particularly interested in cases with a civil liberties dimension, or political, prison law or mental health aspects. He has an increasingly appellate practice and has appeared in a number of miscarriage cases in recent years.

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Prisoners’ Rights

High Court applications (judicial review and habeus corpus) regarding conditions, rules and release dates. Actions against the Home Office for assault and negligence. Representation at 'Discretionary Lifers panels', and the new style adjudications. Pete has appeared in the Court of Appeal, House of Lords and Court of Human Rights in respect to false imprisonment, Article 6 (adjudications), and Article 2 (prison death inquests) cases.

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  • BSc (Hons)

Professional Membership

  • INQUEST Lawyers Group
  • Liberty

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