Congratulations Pete Weatherby
Chambers is pleased to congratulate Pete Weatherby on his appointment as Queen's Counsel in 2012.
Pete practices mainly in human rights, public, prison, inquest and criminal law, and is a regular commentator on such matters in the media. He has appeared in a number of landmark cases on areas such as false imprisonment, Article 6 in relation to prison adjudications and challenging the IPP sentence regime. Recent cases include Vinter and others v UK (whole life tarrif), JF & Thompson v SSHD in the Supreme Court (sex offenders register) and the case of Michael Shields , the football fan released by royal pardon in 2009 following his original conviction in Bulgaria for attempted murder of a waiter. Pete is highly ranked for all his key practice areas in Chambers UK 2012 and Legal 500 2011.
88 Queen's Counsel will be appointed from a total 214 applicants in the 2011 - 2012 competition.
The new Queen's Counsel announced today (29th February 2012) will formally become Silks when they make their declaration before the Lord Chancellor at the ceremony on 30th March 2012.
> 29/2/12 New QCs revealed - by Joshua Rozenberg (The Guardian) includes a particular mention of Pete Weatherby.