Background Gavel
Peter Moulson KC
Door Tenant
Year of call:



Ranked tier ONE for Crime - The Legal 500 2021

Band ONE Silk for Crime - Chambers and Partners 2019



Peter has worked in Nigeria, having been invited by the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office to advise Nigeria’s elite advocates on the investigation and presentation of counter-terrorism cases. Peter continues this specialist training for elite Prosecutors and Judges in Tanzania and Somaliland  

Lecturing & training

Peter has delivered seminars and lectures to defence solicitors on a range of topics including closing speeches, cross-examination, examination in chief and principally disclosure. He has designed and delivered numerous courses on disclosure. He is an accredited advocacy trainer and has addressed 250 delegates from the National Ballistics and Intelligence Service and the Association of Chief Police Officers concerning firearms legislation.


During his career in Silk Peter has been instructed in lengthy, complex, joint-enterprise murder, and manslaughter cases initially for the Prosecution and in the last 6/7 years  increasingly by the Defence.

In 2022 alone he has defended a son for the murder of his father (R v A 2022 refers) and at the time of drafting this profile is engaged in defending in a lengthy multi handed terrorist case. (R v W,W, H and S)

In 2020 and into 2021 he defended in lengthy joint enterprise knife crime cases and murder and attempted cases involving the use of firearms with alleged gang related affiliations (R v B and R v D refers)

He has defended in multi-defendant international and domestic conspiracy cases. He has appeared in murder cases involving firearms, knife crime,  loss of self-control, self-defence, abnormality of mental functioning, and cases involving complex medical-causation issues.

Peter has defended in a case involving the murder and serious serial physical abuse of a baby aged four and a half months. This involved the assimilation of, and challenge to, highly complex pathological, neuropathological, and histo-pathological evidence.

He has defended regularly in multi defendant cases involving “cut – throat “defences.

He is very well versed in the analysis and presentation of complex telephone evidence and able to challenge attribution and other evidence relating to the seizure and alleged use of electronic devices.

In addition to the forgoing, he is instructed regularly by the defence in a range of cases on a privately paid basis. He has successfully defended clients from the professions.

As indicated by the commentaries above he has an excellent manner with clients from all backgrounds. He is alive to their needs taking time and care with them to explain the case and his presentation of it on their behalf.

Chambers and Door Tenancies

PSQB Leeds  

Rose Court Chambers - Covent Garden London (Door Tenant)

Bank House Chambers - Sheffield (Door Tenant)

Notable Cases

R V A 2022 defending murder of father by son

R V W,W,H 2022 and S defending terrorist and firearms offence

R v M 2018 (refers) and others prosecuted in a case involving a fatal shooting of a man by the Police.

R v W 2018 (refers) prosecuted serving inmate who murdered a child killer  

R v ZL (refers)2018 – secured life sentence against a husband who murdered his wife in Halifax and was sentenced for life with a minimum term of 24 years. Media Coverage: Halifax Courier, BBC News

R v NH (2018) – prosecuted murder of Aldi worker. A man who stabbed to death his ex-partner’s daughter at an Aldi supermarket has been jailed for at least 30 years. – Media coverage: BBC.

R v G - 2019 - prosecuted in a case involving the murder by son and mother of a vulnerable victim ( R v D refers ) and defended in a running down and machete attempted murder case.