Dudley Beal

  • Year of Call 2014

Introduction

Dudley specialises predominantly on criminal matters, both defence and prosecution,  appearing daily in the Youth, Magistrates, Crown and Appellant courts across all circuits in England and Wales. He is a particulalry sought after advocate for matters concerning allegations of fraud, sexual offences, drug supply and violence and noted for his attention to detail, client rapport and trial advocacy. 

Other areas of his practice include civil, family, regulatory, property, immigration, costs and private prosecution. He has a busy private practice in defending allegations of motoring offences.

Dudley is a Graded CPS Advocate and prosecutes on behalf of private corporations and regulatory bodies across the breadth of the UK as well as for Local Authorities and Local Government across a wide spectrum of offences and specialisms. He also appears on behalf of the National Probation Service as a breach prosecutor in the Crown Court. 

Dudley has also honed a keen practice in defending clients at appellant level in complex and often historic matters referred from the Criminal Cases Review Commission.

Dudley is authorised and regulated to undertake work on a Direct Access basis across all areas of his practice. 

Notable Cases

R v S (Luton Crown Court) 2020 - Dangerous Driving 

R v T (Preston Crown Court) 2020 - S.20 GBH

R v K (Norwich Crown Court) 2020 - Fraud (£95,000)

R v N (Woolwich Crown Court)) 2020 - Arson with intent to endager life 

DPP v IB (CCRC Referral) 2019 - Immigration

R v H (Norwich Crown Court) 2018 - Burglary and Dangerous Driving

R v S (St Albans Crown Court) 2018 - Possession of an offensive weapon

R v J (St Albans Crown Court) 2018 - Causing serious injury by dangerous driving

R v K (Southwark Crown Court) 2018 - Offering to supply Class A Drugs

R v H (Bournemouth Crown Court) 2018 - Dangerous Driving

R v P & Anor (Guildford Crown Court) 2018 - Possession with intent to supply Class B 

R v K (Snaresbrook Crown Court) 2018 -  Assault occasioning actual bodily harm

R v R (Harrow Crown Court) 2018 - POCA 

R v A (Aylesbury Crown Court) 2018 - Benefit fraud

R v R (Reading Crown Court) 2018 - Grievous bodily harm (S.18)

R v M (Wood Green Crown Court) 2018 - Breach of Orders

R v T & Ors (Stafford Crown Court) 2018 - Confiscation

R v D (Lewes Crown Court) - Appeal against conviction

R v M (Harrow Crown Court) 2018 – Malicious communications, stalking and breach of a non-molestation order

R v WM (Chelmsford Crown Court) - POCA Enforcement

R v FS (Harrow Crown Court) 2018 - Appeal against conviction

R v J (Newcastle Crown Court) 2017 –  Attempted bank fraud

R v B (Winchester Crown Court) 2017 – Appeal against conviction

R v R (Inner London Crown Court) 2017 – GBH S.20

R v A (Basildon Crown Court) 2017 – Dangerous Driving

 

Qualifications

LL.B (Hons)

PgDipBTC

Awards & Prizes

The Daniel Lett Scholarship, 2016 & 2017

Memberships

The Honourable Society of Inner Temple

Criminal Bar Association

South Eastern Circuit

Junior Bar Association

Languages

Conversational French, German and Russian