Criminal Barristers UK

Isabel Delamere

Call: 1985Professional Membership:

South Eastern Circuit

Criminal Bar Association

Herts and Beds Bar Mess

Pro Bono Unit

Academic Background:

University of Hull History & Politics 2:1
Solicitors Professional Examinations Parts 1 &2


Skiing, wine tasting (member of the Red Herring Wine Club), theatre and literature (member of the Gothic Book Club)


Anything equestrian

Italian speaker

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  Call 1985Qualified as a Solicitor in 1982A highly experienced criminal practitioner for both Prosecution and Defence in both Leading and junior roles.

Grade 4 prosecutor and accredited Rape Specialist

Licensed to receive instructions direct from the public.

Well known for competence in dealing with particularly sensitive cases involving Sexual Offences and serious offences of violence, very often with witnesses and/or defendants with special needs and particular vulnerabilities.

Represented police officers in Police Disciplinary Hearings



Familial rape; father or step-father on daughter(s), sometimes aided and abetted by mother; family paedophile ring,

Rape between siblings of different or same sex.

Rape of very young victims (aged 4 or 5), young victims with disabilities and by defendants with learning disabilities

Rape accompanied by serious violence and/or kidnap/false: imprisonment:-

R v Brown

BBC News – Life sentence for serial rapist from Luton

Rape by persons in positions of authority:-

R v A  (April 2012)

School supervisor jailed for sexual activity with 14-year-old

Rape of a young girlfriend accompanied by blackmail

Stranger rape, accompanied by violence.

Serious Sexual Offences

Historic allegations of familial abuse (20-30 years old)

Stranger attacks:-

 R v Lekisolish

March 2012

Sexual assault and abduction of a child by young defendant:-

Sexual assaults accompanied by harassment

Multi-handed cases of “gang” attacks on young girls

Sexual assaults by very old Defendant and/or on very young witnesses

Downloading indecent images of children

Campaign of sexual harassment by text messaging:-

Former ‘text pest’ PC could be jailed – Local – Milton Keynes Citizen

September 2011


Multi-handed attack

R v Uddin and others

Attack by stamping on old and frail victim:-

R v Smith

Single punch by youth:-

R v Chalkley

Stabbing in drug-fuelled fight:-

R v Parchment & Mclinchey

Man sentenced to life for murder of Stevenage man Mark Butler ……/man_sentenced_to_life_for_murder_of_steve

Stevenage killer’s girlfriend jailed for lying to … – News – The Comet…/stevenage_killer_s_girlfriend_jailed_for_lying

January 2011

Attempted Murder

Obsessive boyfriend who beat, choked, and then attempted to drown his girlfriend

Serious Violence

Armed robbery of brothel: evidence of facial mapping,

Armed robberies of banks, jewellers, public houses

Kidnap and false imprisonment grievous bodily harm and blackmail by 4 defendants

Fights involving a variety of weapons including baseball bats, glasses, fists, feet, machete, knives


R v TAHED                            Cross examination of complainant

[2004] 2 Cr App R 32, CA

R v JAYSON                           Downloading indecent images

[2003] 1 Cr. App. R. 13

R v UDDIN (REJAN)                      Joint enterprise murder

[1999] 1 Cr. App. R. 319

R v DRAGIC (FILIP)                        Sole witness unavailable to give evidence

[1996] 2 Cr. App. R. 232

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