Benedict Peers


Benedict is a cheerful and diligent advocate who has had seventeen years experience of prosecuting and defending in criminal courts across the South Eastern and Midlands circuits in cases of serious violence, sexual offending, drug trafficking and fraud. He is keen to develop a comprehensive practice in all forms of serious crime.


  • BA Modern History, Exeter College, Oxford
  • Diploma in Law ( CPE ), City University
  • Competent, Inns of Court School of Law
  • Grade 3 Prosecutor
  • Qualified to accept public access work.

Associations and memberships

  • Middle Temple
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • South Eastern Circuit
  • Midland Circuit
  • Cambridge and District Law Society
  • Cambridge & Peterborough Bar Mess

Notable Cases

R v Waada & Bah - Prosecution of 'County lines' drug dealing conspiracy. Entirely virtual hearing, all done by Skype and video link from the prison due to Coronavirus lockdown. One of the first truly virtual hearings. See press link here 

R v R (May 2019) - Cambridge Crown Court – instructed to prosecute Police Officer charged with dangerous driving after hitting a fleeing suspect with his patrol car. See press link for more information.

R v M ( March 2018 ) - Cambridge Crown Court - successfully prosecuted a six day trial at Cambridge involving two counts of an unprovoked s 18 wounding against two people in the centre of town. High profile case attracting significant local press interest.

R v M ( July 2018 ) - Peterborough Crown Court - defended a man in a three week trial accused upon a 32 - count indictment containing multiple historic offences of rape of four separate complainants. Mixed verdicts.

R V I ( September 2018 ) - Peterborough Crown Court – successfully prosecuted two day POCA confiscation hearing investigated by the Eastern Regions Special Operations Unit in relation to a drug trafficking case. The case involved over 1000 pages of financial statements and the cross – examination of eight defence witnesses through an interpreter as to the source of the monies.

R V O & X (December 2018) – Cambridge Crown Court – defence of social worker on blackmail charges. National press interest.

  1. BBC
  2. Daily Mail

R v H-M ( March 2017) - Peterborough Crown Court - successfully defended a vulnerable youth in a two week rape trial involving 4 complainants.Involved questioning of multiple vulnerable witnesses.

R v G ( Feb 2015 ) - Cambridge Crown Court - successfully prosecuted a two week trial at Cambridge involving multiple allegations of perverting the course of justice and motoring fraud. Involved detailed cross - examination upon financial records.

Other recent cases reported in the press:

R v G

R v C

R v L

R v D