Chester Beyts

Called 1978

Chester Beyts


Specialist criminal defence practice with wide experience of defending the most serious offences, and being instructed to lead for the defence.

Defending in both notable cases and the more mundane. Numerous GBH, drug trafficking, rape & historic abuse, armed robbery, murder, and fraud, cases. His history includes violent strikes, anti-war protests, and working before tribunals instructed to represent mentally disordered defendants.

Environmental defences developed as an aside to his mainstream practice. Typically for defendants and organisations used to civil courts, cases and solicitors, when they are faced with the very different process of running a criminal court defence. For example, involving the prejudicial attitudes to waste and its disposal.

Chester Beyts is overall an experienced criminal defence counsel, and his particular aptitudes, manner and abilities may be discussed with him or with his Clerks

Associated Work

  • International criminal law

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Criminal Bar Association.
  • Eligible defence counsel at the International Criminal Court
  • United Kingdom Environmental Law Association (UKELA)
  • Member of the South Eastern Circuit