John Benson QC has appeared in many high profile criminal cases in recent years involving homicide, fraud, sexual offences and health and safety.
Although based in Liverpool where he is currently Head of Atlantic Chambers he appears frequently in the Central Criminal Court and Crown Courts throughout England and Wales. He was recently described in Chambers Guide as many solicitors first stop for fraud. His recent murder cases include R v Sorton & Others (death of Mr Gary Newlove, Warrington. 2008);); R v Johnson (Liverpool 2007) Rv Qasim (Old Bailey 2007); Rv Dempsey & Ors (Manchester 2007); R v Joy (Manchester 2007). In 2006 he appeared for a lead defendant in the prosecution of senior managers involved in fraud/corruption arising out of the construction of the Millennium Dome.
Other homicide cases include: