Peter Moulson

Year of Call 1991

Moulson KC

Door Tenant

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Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defence
  • Public Prosecution


  • King’s Counsel – 2011, Criminal Bar Association

Professional Memberships

  • North Eastern Circuit
  • Criminal Bar Association


  • Ranked tier ONE for Crime – The Legal 500 2021
  • Band ONE Silk for Crime – Chambers and Partners 2019


  • “ He has a charm with juries that diffuses tense situations “– The legal 500 ( 2021)
  • “ Very well known for handling cases of complex homicide” The Legal 500 ( 2019)
  • “ Highly regarded for complex homicide cases” The Legal 500 (2017)
  • “ He is very conscientious and has a very nice manner – he gets on extremely well with clients and solicitors- Chambers and Partners (2017)
  • “ An expert in complex cases “ The Legal 500 ( 2016)
  • “Specialises in factually and legally complex cases” – The Legal 500 ( 2015)


During his career as King’s Counsel, Peter has been instructed in extensive, complex, joint-enterprise murder and manslaughter cases for the Prosecution and Defence.

Instructed for both Prosecution and Defence in multi-handed international and domestic conspiracy cases. He has appeared in homicide cases involving loss of self-control, self-defence, abnormality of mental functioning, and cases involving complex medical-causation issues. He has defended regularly in multi defendant cases involving “cut – throat “defences.

Accomplished in the analysis and presentation of complex telephone evidence and data. He is able to challenge attribution and other evidence relating to the seizure and alleged use of electronic devices.

In 2016 Peter was lead counsel for the Crown regarding a murder by shooting. This was his fifth multi-defendant joint-enterprise case of this nature. He has prosecuted and defended in numerous joint enterprise knife-crime homicides.

In 2017 Peter was instructed as Defence Counsel in respect of a case involving the murder and serious physical abuse of a baby aged four and a half months. This involved the assimilation of, and challenge to, highly complex pathological, neuropathological and histo-pathological evidence.


Recently returning from Nigeria, Peter was invited by the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office to advise Nigeria’s elite advocates regarding the investigation and presentation of counter-terrorism cases. He continues this specialist training for elite Prosecutors and Judges in Tanzania and Somaliland.

Lecturing & training

Peter has delivered seminars and lectures to defence solicitors on a range of topics including closing speeches, cross-examination, examination in chief and principally disclosure. He has designed and delivered numerous courses on disclosure. He is an accredited advocacy trainer and has addressed 250 delegates from the National Ballistics and Intelligence Service and the Association of Chief Police Officers concerning firearms legislation.

Notable Cases

R v M 2018 ( refers) and others prosecuted in a case involving a fatal shooting of a man by the Police.

R v W 2018 ( refers) prosecuted serving inmate who murdered a child killer

R v ZL (refers)2018 – secured life sentence against a husband who murdered his wife in Halifax and was sentenced for life with a minimum term of 24 years. Media Coverage: Halifax Courier, BBC News

R v NH (2018) – prosecuted murder of Aldi worker. A man who stabbed to death his ex-partner’s daughter at an Aldi supermarket has been jailed for at least 30 years. – Media coverage: BBC.

In 2019 prosecuted in a case involving the murder by son and mother of a vulnerable victim ( R v D refers ) and defended in a running down and machete attempted murder case ( R v G refers ).

In 2020 and into 2021 defended in lengthy joint enterprise knife crime cases and murder and attempted cases involving the use of firearms with alleged gang related affiliations ( R v B and  R v D  refers )

Chambers and Door tenancies

PSQB Leeds

Rose Court Chambers -Covent Garden London

Bank House Chambers Sheffield

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