Paul Fleming

Position(s)  Barrister

Area(s) of Practice  Criminal Defence, Advocacy

Location(s)  Sheffield

Phone  07715 375 882


Paul is a Barrister and works as a senior in-house counsel from his chambers in Leeds, Paul became member of Gray’s Inn in 1983.  He has practised in various Civil and Criminal Courts in the North East and Midland and Oxford circuits.  During this time he has undertaken a range of work including personal injury, general common law, private and public law child cases.  He has been instructed in prosecution work both by the Crown Prosecution Service and H.M. Customs and Excise.

Progressively specialising in all types of serious criminal defence in the last 20 years, he has made regular appearances in the Court of Appeal and in the case of R v Savage before the House of Lords.  Over the past 10 years he has been instructed in the defence of Police Officers in both the criminal courts and in connection with disciplinary proceedings.

In 2015 he represented defendants facing allegations of serious historical sexual abuse, major drug conspiracies involving the cultivation of industrial quantities of cannabis and the smuggling of over £150 million of Class A drugs.  In addition he appears in cases involving fraud, serious assaults, manslaughter and murder, robbery, blackmail and money laundering.

Prior to joining the Bar he was a solicitor undertaking industrial personal injury litigation, divorce, family and general common law claims based in Nottingham.

Significant Cases

R v Savage and Parmenter 1992 UK HL 3 (Mens rea of assault)

R v Ellerington and others (manslaughter, misfeasance in public office defence, arising out of death in Police custody.)

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