Harry Crowson joined Chambers in 2018 after successfully completing his pupillage under the supervision of James Lake.

He began his career at the Bar having previously studied as a Physicist, undertaking a research project with the Ministry of Defence.

Harry enjoys a mixed practice, appearing in the Crown, Magistrates and County Courts on a daily basis.


Harry accepts instructions for both Prosecution and Defence and regularly appears as an advocate in both the Magistrates and Crown Court. He accepts instructions across all areas of crime.

He is a Grade 2 Prosecutor.

Notable Crime cases

R v L

Successfully Prosecuted a Defendant for Sexual Offences against 2, teenage females, one of whom was his half-sister.

R v Gibson

Prosecuted a defendant involved in a drugs conspiracy having been extradited from Germany.  After the defendant was sentenced for the drugs matters he faced in Lincoln he was prosecuted for his role in gang robbery. The offence was an orchestrated attack when this defendant was alleged to have taken the victim to the scene.  Evidence focussed upon telephone links, ANPR hits for the vehicles in question and CCTV footage.

R v S

Successfully overturned the conviction of a Defendant charged with being the Owner of a Dog Dangerously out of control. The sentence was quashed and the Dog in question was released having been set for destruction if the conviction was upheld.

R v W

Representing a Defendant charged with Dangerous Driving. Prior to trial successfully argued a disclosure issue which led to the release of video evidence which led to the case being dropped.

R v W

Represented a Defendant charged with multiple offences of Making and Distributing Sexual Images of Children. Through use of medical evidence and personal mitigation the Defendant did not receive custody.

R v R

Secured the conviction of a Defendant charged with Driving without Due Care and Driving Whilst Over the Prescribed Limit of alcohol following an accident in which two passengers were injured; one passenger sustained a life changing brain injury. Conviction was secured in the absence of eyewitness evidence and with back calculation evidence about the Defendant’s blood alcohol level.

R v N

Defendant being sentenced for his 8th breach of a sexual harm prevention order. Successfully argued that the Defendant’s mental health and personal circumstances were sufficiently changed to allow the Defendant a further opportunity. The Defendant received a suspended sentence.

R v D

Representing a member of the Navy at Court Martial. Following service of an application to dismiss the Crown offered no evidence on Driving whilst over the Prescribed limit.

Harry is regularly instructed to represent parents, children and local authorities in public and private law proceedings.

Harry is accepting instruction on matters concerning financial provision and financial remedy.

Harry has experience in Matters of Prison Law appearing frequently for clients in Parole hearings and Prisoner Adjudications. His experience extends to Clients whose applications involve complex Psychiatric considerations.

Harry appears in the County Court for Claimants and Defendants in Civil matters. He is briefed to attend Multi-Track Trials, Fast-Track Trials, Small-Claims, Disposals, Stage 3s, Infant Settlements and Interim Applications.

Harry also advises on liability and quantum and aims to respond within 7 days to all instructions.


  • Grade 2 General Crime
  • Trustee of the Bradford Bulls Foundation (2020)


  • Bar Professional Training Course (Very Competent), BPP University
  • Graduate Diploma in Law (Commendation), University of Law – Leeds
  • Bsc Physics and Astronomy (2:1), University of Leeds

Contact Us

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

Contact Us

St Pauls Chambers
Park Row House
19-20 Park Row

For out of hours assistance please call the senior clerk on 07854170429.

The switchboard will open from 08:30 until 17:30

Phone: +44 (0)1132 455 866
Email: [email protected]
CJSM: [email protected]

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