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Erin Kitson-Parker
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In 2017, Erin obtained a First-Class Honours degree and Masters in Law at Northumbria University. Erin continues to mentor students currently undertaking the BPTC.

Erin worked for the Ministry of Justice, as one of the youngest legal advisers in the country before pursuing a career at the bar.

Throughout her practice, Erin has experience of prosecuting and defending in all types of criminal proceedings. The majority of her practice is criminal defence work.

Erin understands that effective communication with both professional and lay clients is essential. Erin is always available to discuss issues with clients and advise accordingly.

Last year, Erin gained a Direct Access Qualification. She continues to accept instructions in relation to criminal and civil matters.


Member of the Honourable Society of Lincolns Inn

Criminal Bar Association

CPS Grade 2


Erin joins chambers with a previous career in law. Erin started her career as a legal adviser to the Magistrates in North Yorkshire. Her main function was to advise on procedure, points of law and evidence during criminal trials.

Erin left the Ministry of Justice to pursue a career at the bar. Since then, Erin has successfully prosecuted a large volume of serous criminal cases in the Magistrates and the Crown Court. She is regularly instructed by CPS for complex case unit matters involving vulnerable witnesses.

Erin is regularly instructed as defence counsel to conduct trials, appeals and sentencing hearings in the Crown Court.  Her practice encompasses a range of offences, including the supply of drugs, dishonest offences and matters of a violent and sexual nature.

Erin has prosecuted a number of complex committal for sentences and appeals against conviction and sentence.

Notable Cases

R v RW (2023) – Defendant acquitted of stalking following submissions relating to mens rea.

R v TM (2023) – 2 year suspended sentence imposed for defendant charged with two counts of possession with intent to supply class A drugs.

R v H (2022) – Defendant acquitted of harassment following submission of no case to answer.

R v LB (2022) - The defendant was charged with assaulting a police officer. Following the trial at Leeds Crown Court, the jury heard submissions of police brutality. The jury returned a unanimous not guilty verdict.

R v JB (2022) - The defendant was charged with two counts of Domestic burglary at York Crown Court. This was the defendants fourth conviction of domestic burglary in 18 months who also had over 150 convictions.  After a five-day trial, the jury returned a unanimous not guilty verdict.

R v L (2022) - The defendant was charged with a number of counts relating to possession with intent to supply class A drugs. The minimum sentence of 7 years should have been passed due to previous convictions. Following submissions, a two-year suspended sentence was passed.  

R v CS (2021-2022) - Appeared at Bradford Crown Court on behalf of the Defendant who was in breach of a suspended sentence of 18 months imprisonment.  The order was breached on three occasions by the commission of further offences. Successfully argued on each occasion that the Court ought not to activate the term of imprisonment.

R v W (2022) - Represented the Defendant charged with various child sexual offences for trial. Complex legal arguments were heard.  A community order was imposed after submissions regarding the imposition of custodial sentences guideline.

R v M (2021) - The defendant was charged with possession of a bladed article and threatening behaviour. The defendant held the knife against a public servants neck for a sustained period.  Suspended sentence imposed at Preston Crown Court following defence submissions.

R v S (2021) - Defended at Bradford Crown Court in a multi handed possession with intent to supply case and ran a cut throat defence.

R v SM (2021) - The defendant was charged with assaulting a psychiatrist. Following submissions relating to the defendants mental health, the Crown offered no evidence and the charge was dismissed.