Arthur is keen to accept instructions in all aspects of criminal defence work, including financial crime, violence, dishonesty, drugs and weapons offences. He is particularly interested in public order matters and defending the rights of protesters.
Before joining the Bar, Arthur worked as a criminal defence paralegal and police station representative for Lloyds PR and ITN Solicitors. As a paralegal, Arthur worked on a range of criminal matters and gained particular experience of the youth court, financial crime (including large scale MTIC frauds), confiscation and public order. At the police station, Arthur was known for his attention to detail, and was trusted with serious and complex cases, including terrorism offences investigated by S015 and the SECTU. Arthur spent several years volunteering as a legal observer with the Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers. He has experience assisting clients with charges arising from demonstrations, including the Million Mask March, and was successful in persuading the CPS to discontinue cases on a number of occasions.
2017 BPTC (Outstanding), BPP University, London
2013 BA (Hons) Law, Downing College, Cambridge University Awards
2016 Advocacy Scholar, BPP University
2016 Major BPTC Scholarship, Inner Temple
2016 Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Award, Inner Temple
Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers
Howard League for Penal Reform
Criminal Bar Association