John Hipkin KC

John Hipkin KC

Called to bar: 
Silk: 2000
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John has over 30 years experience in prosecuting and defending in serious crime. As a junior, he prosecuted Operation Imperial - the first Operation dealing with modern day slavery in Wales. Since taking Silk in 2020, he has been involved in a number of high-profile murder trials.

He continues to be instructed in cases of serious sexual offences and drug offences.

Practice Areas

Criminal law

Notable Cases

  • Regina v Anthony Williams - instructed to defend in a case of murder. Defence of “diminished responsibility” successfully run.
  • Regina v CM - defence of 14 year old charged with the murder of a 5 year old child.
  • Regina v KB - defence of man charged with murder of a 2 year old.
  • Rex v HW - defence of BBC director charged with manslaughter.
  • Rex v MH - defence of man charged with rape against a number of women.

King’s Counsel 2020