Iscoed Chambers is delighted to announce that John Hipkin was appointed a Queen’s counsel in a ceremony at Westminster Hall on 16th March 2020.
In the ceremony presided over by Robert Buckland QC, Lord Chancellor himself a former member at Iscoed Chambers, John was joined by his family and Donna Williams, representing the chambers’ clerks.
A good day was had by all!
John Hipkin QC (appointed Q.C. 2020)
John is a highly experienced criminal practitioner, who acts for both prosecution and defence. He deals with cases of the utmost gravity and sensitivity, many of which have attracted widespread publicity.
He is well accustomed to leading a team of lawyers in the presentation of complex cases to a jury.
The focus of John’s practice has been homicide, serious sexual offences, drugs conspiracies and fraud.
John has a particular specialism in modern day slavery cases. He led the prosecution team in the trial of Operation Imperial which arose from the largest police investigation into modern day slavery in Wales.
John has frequently represented professional or high profile individuals accused of serious crime. These include professional sportsmen and police officers.
John’s expertise has led to him conducting training in POCA and financial crime issues of lawyers and police officers in the Caribbean.