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Kevin Batch

Kevin Batch

Solicitor & Higher Court Advocate

0151 608 9078
Liverpool

Summary of current role/ areas of expertise

Kevin is an experienced Solicitor Advocate and has represented clients in high profile cases both in the Magistrates’ and Crown Courts. He has appeared in courts across the length and breadth of the country and as a specialist criminal defence Advocate has extensive experience in all areas of criminal law. He also has expertise in connection with RSPCA prosecutions.

In addition to criminal defence, Kevin undertakes FA regulatory matters representing players and officials in disciplinary matters locally and at FA Headquarters, Wembley.

Kevin enjoys a good working relationship with his clients.

Career History

Prior to qualifying from the Guilford College of Law in 1987, Kevin was a Fellow of the Charted Institute of Law. Whilst a Partner at Lucas & Wyllys Kevin managed the Criminal Department however most recently worked for Hynes Solicitors who cover the Midlands and South of England. Kevin obtained Higher Court Advocacy Rights for criminal matters in 2005.

Education

Guilford College of Law - 1987

Joined Kirwans

July 2017

Professional Highlight

Kevin represented one of nine defendants in a large scale conspiracy to supply cocaine case worth £7.5 million. The trials in total were six months long over a two year span. Kevin successfully represented the client through the turmoil of the trials including a hung jury in the first trial and dealing with 14 different counsels.

Notable cases

R v C – successfully defended one of 9 defendants, twice, after a hung jury on the first trial, in a large scale conspiracy to supply cocaine worth £7.5m in the Rugby and Luton areas following a three month trial at Birmingham Crown Court

R v Q – Cambridge Crown Court - successfully defended a man accused of historic sexual abuse. The trial involved careful but detailed cross examination of the complainants and family witnesses

R v K – Reading Crown Court - represented K who had mental health issues and had attacked members of the public without provocation causing life changing injuries resulting in life imprisonment

R v H – Aylesbury Crown Court - Successfully argued self defence on behalf of H who was charged with affray following a large scale street fight involving use of weapons and resulting in serious injuries

R v J – Kingston upon Thames Crown Court - Defended J who was charged under s 30 SOA. The case involved careful and sympathetic cross examination of mentally impaired witnesses under the new s28 rules

R v C – Court of Appeal – Represented C on an Attorney Generals reference for an unduly lenient sentence for a s18 GBH. 

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