Dale Brook LLB (Hons) Northumbria, Call 2003

Professional Reputation

  • Dale joined Chambers in June 2015 having previously practised in London and Leeds.
  • Dale practises exclusively in criminal law and he has developed a reputation as a capable advocate in the Crown Court and Court of Appeal.
  • Dale both prosecutes and defends and is regularly instructed in cases involving historical sexual offences, serious violence, drug conspiracies and dishonesty.
  • Dale is a Level 2 Prosecutor.  He has also prosecuted extensively in confiscation proceedings and has previous experience of working for HMRC dealing with condemnation and confiscation proceedings.

Notable Cases

  • R v J (2016) - Represented the defence in a case of serious historic sexual abuse.  The defendant was acquitted of the most serious offences and the Crown offered no evidence on the rest.
  • R v A and others (2016) - Defended in multi handed human trafficking case.  Dale’s client was the first on the indictment and as a result of his cross examination of the two complainants the Crown offered no evidence against his client for human trafficking at the conclusion of the prosecution case.
  • R v E (2016) - First on the indictment in a multi handed case of serious violence involving an assault with a baseball bat.  The Defendant was acquitted after trial.
  • R v H (2016) - Prosecuted a confiscation case involving the recalculation of the available amount 7 years after the original hearing.  The case required complex legal submissions and detailed skeleton arguments.  The court made the order for recalculation in full.
  • R v A (2014) - Prosecuted case involving supply of class A drugs and possession of criminal property. The defendant was convicted after a trial of all counts.

 

Qualifications and Appointments

  • LLB (Hons) University of Northumbria
  • Level 2 Prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service

 

Memberships

  • Inner temple
  • North Eastern Circuit
  • Criminal Bar Association