Guy Wyatt

  • Year of Call 1981

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Profile

Guy has over 40 years of experience in the courtroom. Although in the past he has had a diverse practice, for the last 25 years he has specialised in criminal defence. He is known for his work in cases of murder and serious violence, and sexual offences. He has built up a strong reputation amongst lay clients and solicitors as a jury advocate.  

Guy has considerable experience and skills in dealing with lay clients with vulnerabilities, particularly learning difficulties, autism and mental health difficulties.

Recent cases include:

  • Acting as leading junior in a multi-handed, gang related murder trial at the Central Criminal Court for a sixteen year old defendant;
  • Acting alone on a murder at Bristol Crown Court. The case arose from a stabbing at a hostel for people with psychiatric difficulties;
  • In a shotgun murder trial at Maidstone Crown Court, acting alone for the second defendant who was alleged to have supplied the gun to the first defendant;
  • Acting alone on a number of attempted murder trials;
  • Acting alone for one of the defendants in a manslaughter trial at Maidstone Crown Court. Three nightclub doormen stood trial in connection with the death of a patron. Issues around positional asphyxia. The case was prosecuted by treasury counsel;
  • Numerous rapes and other sexual offences. Some of these have been historic cases going back many decades. Some with very young witnesses;
  • A twenty-five million pound, international money laundering.

Some years ago, Guy appeared as junior counsel in the Edlington Boys case at Sheffield Crown Court.  It was described at the time by the Guardian newspaper as “the most notorious crime committed by British children since James Bulger was murdered in 1993”. Guy’s client was eleven years old at the time of trial. The case involved allegations of attempted murder, torture, and sexual offences on two seemingly randomly selected victims of a similar age.

“Guy is one of those barristers who is an absolute dream to work with.  Over the past few years he has had the dubious honour of being 'go to' counsel for my more difficult cases.  He somehow makes everything alright and can talk around the most tempestuous of Judges and clients.  He has the patience of a saint and a work ethic beyond words.  I cannot recommend him highly enough” - Susan Richardson, Partner and Head of Crown Court department, Hine Solicitors