Pete Weatherby QC
GCN's second home grown QC became official on Friday. Pete Weatherby QC attended the appointment of Queen's Counsel ceremonies on Friday 30th March 2012 in Westminster Hall and the Royal Courts of Justice. Pete was appointed to QC following the 2011-2012 competition.
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 been a member of GCN since inception and 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 (Administrative and Public Law, Civil Liberties and Crime) and Legal 500 2011.
This new QC appointment takes Chambersâ total to three, joining Mark George QC and head of chambers Ian Macdonald QC , who is once again living in Manchester and being clerked through Garden Court North.
Pete Weatherby QC in full court dress of a Queen's Counsel (30.3.12)
> 29/2/12 New QCs revealed - by Joshua Rozenberg (The Guardian) includes a particular mention of Pete Weatherby.