Beatrice Allsop was called to the Bar in 2021 and joined chambers as a tenant in 2023.

Beatrice has attracted praise from the judiciary, being described as having an “extremely pleasant disposition”, being “extremely well prepared” and making submissions “of the highest standard”.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Laws degree, Beatrice was appointed as a specialist court advocate for West Yorkshire Police. In this role, she prosecuted Domestic Violence Protection Orders and breaches of these orders on behalf of the Chief Constable. In addition, she also advised and trained police officers across the force on the relevant legislation and procedure, presenting to officers from all ranks between Constable and Chief Superintendent. Beatrice was ranked as “exceptional” in this role, and was chosen to speak alongside the Chief Constable and Police and Crime Commissioner at an external conference.

For the Bar Professional Training Course, Beatrice was awarded the Diplock Scholarship and Blackstone Entrance Exhibition by the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple. During the course, she obtained Very Competent and Outstanding marks in her advocacy modules, and a Very Competent grade overall whilst continuing to work for West Yorkshire Police.

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Notable Crime cases


R v F & W 2023

Appeared for the Crown in a burglary trial of a Doctors’ Surgery by an employee and her partner. After calling witnesses and cross examining both defendants, a conviction was secured.


R v G 2022

Appeared for the Crown in the trial of a father accused of assaulting his 10 year old child, before trying to push her in front of a vehicle. After calling two child witnesses and cross examining the defendant, a conviction was secured.


R v T 2022

Secured a two-year suspended sentence for a defendant who rammed a police vehicle during a high speed police chase, whilst under the influence of drugs and carrying over £7000 of cannabis. The defendant had numerous previous convictions for PWITS which had resulted in immediate prison sentences. His Honour remarked during sentencing, “When I came into this court I was going to send you to prison, but Miss Allsop has persuaded me otherwise”.


R v M 2022

Secured a fourteen-month suspended sentence for a defendant convicted of two counts of breaching the Sex Offender Register, having failed to notify a new address and the fact he was living with his partner’s four children. His partner was unaware of his past and was pregnant with his child.


R v T 2022

Successfully defended a client charged with ABH and criminal damage, resulting in acquittal.


R v E 2023

Successfully appealed a Destruction Order for a dog that had bitten three members of the public, including a child. Destruction Order replaced with Contingent Destruction Order, resulting in the dog being returned to its owner. In addition, successfully argued for kennel costs to be reduced from over £7,500 to £250.


R v R 2023

Due to disclosure issues, successfully persuaded the Crown to offer no evidence on all counts for a defendant remanded on two charges of ABH and two charges of s39 assault by beatings


R v H 2023

Successfully defended a client at trial charged with s39 assault by beating in a domestic setting. After cross examining the complainant and witnesses, and calling the defendant, the court found in favour of self-defence and the defendant was acquitted


R v T 2022

Successfully defended a client at trial charged with ABH and criminal damage. After cross examining the complainant and calling the defendant, the court found in favour of the fact that if the defendant caused the injuries exhibited, it was accidental. The defendant was acquitted of both charges.


R v M 2022

Secured a fourteen-month suspended sentence for a defendant convicted of two counts of breaching the Sex Offender Register, having failed to notify a new address and the fact he was living with his partner’s four children. His partner was unaware of his past and was pregnant with his child.


R v T 2022

Secured a two-year suspended sentence for a defendant who rammed a police vehicle during a high speed police chase, whilst under the influence of drugs and carrying over £7000 of cannabis. The defendant had numerous previous convictions for PWITS which had resulted in immediate prison sentences. His Honour remarked during sentencing, “When I came into this court I was going to send you to prison, but Miss Allsop has persuaded me otherwise”.

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Appointments

Grade 2 General Crime Prosecutor

Education

  • Bar Professional Training Course (Very Competent)

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Chambers is centrally located within walking distance of the train station, secure car parks and the Courts.

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St Pauls Chambers
Park Row House
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Leeds
LS1 5JF

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