Dickon Reid is a specialist criminal barrister. He has been instructed alone as well as led junior counsel for both the prosecution and defence in a wide range of serious criminal matters.
Dickon has recently appeared as junior counsel in a number of lengthy and complicated cases that include multi-kilo Class A drugs importations, a conspiracy to possess firearms with intent to endanger life and, most recently, in a human trafficking conspiracy. He has also appeared as junior defence counsel in a four-week murder case at the Central Criminal Court. He was also junior defence counsel in a conspiracy to murder case in which the five defendants were accused of carrying out a series of vigilante attacks over a two-week period.
He regularly prosecutes and defends in matters of organised crime, sex, violence, drugs and firearms offences. He has also prosecuted and defended a number of confiscation proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and the Drug Trafficking Act 1994.
Regulatory experience includes prosecutions against individuals and companies brought by local authorities in respect of housing and benefit fraud, health and safety & trading standards. Additionally, he has appeared in a number of Courts Martials in Germany and in the United Kingdom.
Prior to being called to the Bar, Dickon was a financial journalist. He was taken on as a tenant after successful completion of a twelve-month pupillage with Sarah Forshaw QC.