Pieter is a skilful and highly experienced barrister, specialising in the defence of serious crime, ranging from murder to fraud. Pieter is instructed as Lead Advocate in appropriate cases and is known for his fastidious preparation and calm yet robust advocacy.
His practice includes offences prosecuted by the Organised Crime Division and the Central Fraud and Welfare Division and covers cases involving homicide, the supply of Class A drugs, armed robberies, large scale conspiracies generally as well as the full range of the most serious sexual allegations.
Pieter’s fraud work encompasses alleged conspiracies related to VAT, mortgage and ghost employee frauds and the facilitation of breaches of immigration controls and also money laundering. Pieter also regularly undertakes matters relating to confiscation, asset forfeiture and restraint.
He has extensive experience of representing and advising clients on the mental health aspects of criminal work, relating not only to insanity and fitness to plead and fitness to stand trial, but also the ramifications of Autism Spectrum Disorders.