Errol Ballentyne

Called 1983

Errol is a well respected member of the Bar and is often chosen when a degree of tact and diplomacy is needed, especially with difficult clients.

He has a broad spread of experience having worked previously as Legal Advisor for a Local Authority with responsibility for all civil and criminal matters, such as environmental, highways and food safety. He worked for the Crown Prosecution Service in Nottinghamshire and spent time in Jamaica advising the Attorney General.

Errol has been a tenant at 1 High Pavement since Chambers were created, having since gained extensive experience across the full spectrum of criminal cases both for the Defence and Prosecution in the Magistrates’ Court, Crown Court and Court of Appeal.

His practice profile includes:

• Murder
• Other Serious violence
• Prison mutiny
• Firearms
• Serious sexual abuse- including Rape, both historic and contemporary
• Kidnapping
• False imprisonment
• Fraud- VHCC cases
• Burglary/theft
• Drug trafficking
• Prison law – Parole/lifer appeals
• Police misconduct
• Health and Safety at Work

Errol has not only been led in very serious cases, he has also appeared as Leading Junior in complex and difficult cases.

Errol is married with three children. He is a keen golfer and is currently learning to ski properly.

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