Brian Outhwaite

Highly experienced, acting for the prosecution or defence across the span of criminal law, including murder and firearms offences.

Brian Outhwaite has over 28 years’ experience as a senior prosecutor and has dealt with the full range of criminal offences. Having joined the CPS in 1988 Brian was quickly promoted to Senior Crown Prosecutor and was soon dealing with a wide range of criminal offences.

He joined the independent Bar in 2016, where he has acted for the prosecution and the defence. He has been a Crown Court advocate since 2006 and was junior counsel in two murder cases, a firearms importation case and a gross negligence manslaughter case.

He was an international prosecutor to the United Nations in 2001/2002 in Kosovo, which included leading investigations and advocacy in very serious cases including murder.

Brian was also legal advisor to the IPCC in 1997, in a number of cases involving alleged wrongdoing by police officers including senior officers.

He was president of the Leeds University Inner Temple Society from 1985/86.

How much will Brian Outhwaite’s services cost?

Brian mostly works on a fixed-fee basis for the main hearing, with a daily refresher rate for any subsequent date of hearing, although this depends on the type of work you request. If you’d like a quotation for his legal services in a particular matter, please contact our clerk using the details below and we’ll be very happy to help. Please also refer to Bank House Chambers’ standard terms & conditions.

What might influence the timescales of the services Brian offers?

Brian would normally expect to arrange a preliminary conference with your client within 7 days of first contact from you. After that, despite our best intentions, we can’t always control timescales or the amount of time we spend on a case. These can be affected by factors such as urgency; complexity; your own (or your client’s) availability; Brian’s availability and that of any third parties; the volume of documents he needs to review or must request; and the court’s availability.

Can you have confidence in Brian’s work?

He is regulated by the Bar Standards Board.

How can you contact Brian Outhwaite?

In the first instance, please contact our senior clerk, Wayne Digby, on 0114 275 1223 or email him at