Llewellyn Culver-Evans

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Year of Call: 2021

Llewellyn practices within Chambers’ Crime, Regulatory and Private Prosecution Teams. Llewellyn practices predominantly in the Crown Court, however he is available to receive instructions to represent or advise on both pre-charge and post-charge issues, as well as appeals from the Magistrates and Crown Courts.

He is available to advise or represent on a range of issues including Driving Matters, General Crime, Private Prosecutions, Criminal Housing offences such as Unlawful Eviction, Environmental Protection Act prosecutions and HMO offences, and POCA proceedings. Furthermore, he appears in the Youth Court to defend young clients for serious offences, including Serious Violence, Robbery, Drugs Offences and Offensive Weapons.

Alongside his criminal practice, Llewellyn has experience being instructed in Taxi Licencing Appeals and Civil Confiscation.

Llewellyn is also developing a thriving private prosecution practice. He is regularly instructed by local authorities on matters concerning the Housing Act, Environmental Protection Act and the Protection from Eviction Act. Llewellyn is currently working with other members of Chambers in designing a training programme for local authorities on bringing private prosecutions in the Magistrates’ and Crown Courts.

 

Current Instructions Include:

R v W: Sole Counsel for the second defendant in a multi-handed robbery trial involving a child complainant

R v M: Sole Counsel for the first defendant in an assault with intent to rob trial involving a child complainant

R v C: Sole Counsel in a s.18 GBH trial involving an acid attack

R v E: Sole Counsel for the first defendant in an aggravated burglary trial involving an allegation of attempted GBH on a child in a care home

R v H: Led by Lewis Power KC in a matter before the Court of Appeal

R v B: Sole Counsel for the second defendant in a large-scale conspiracy to commit theft

 

Recently Concluded Instructions of Note:

R v K: Sole Counsel for the defendant, acquitted of charges of possession with intent to supply class A and B drugs (2023)

R v S: Sole Counsel for the Defendant, acquitted of charges of sexual assault (2023)

NAJ v LBE: Prosecution Counsel for a private prosecution of a landlord, prosecuted by their tenant for offences under the Environmental Protection Act (2023)

M v JC: Junior Counsel to Colin Witcher in successful High Court private prosecution challenge (2023)

R v C: Sole Counsel for the Defendant, acquitted of charges of money laundering (2023)

MVB v JC: Sole Counsel in a successful defence of a landlord, privately prosecuted by their tenant for offences under the Environmental Protection Act (2023)

R v D: Junior Counsel for the third defendant, acquitted on charges of being involved in an EncroChat conspiracy to supply cocaine (2023)

R v M: Counsel defending a youth charged with a stabbing of another youth outside their college (2023)

R v H: Junior Counsel to Lewis Power KC in a 2-month multi-kilo county lines drug conspiracy trial (2023)

JC v O: Disclosure Counsel for the prosecutor in a private prosecution for a allegation of fraud and forgery

TDC v T & Ors: Junior Counsel to Michael Polak on a 4-week unlawful eviction trial involving four defendants, believed to have been the largest trial of its kind in England and Wales (2022)

 

Life Before the Bar

Prior to joining the Bar, Llewellyn worked as a drafting and research assistant within Gainsborough Law Chambers, where he gained experience in Civil, Employment and Chancery matters. As a result, he has a firm grasp of the civil procedure rules and other non-criminal areas. This has proved of significant value in his quasi-criminal work.

Outside of his practice, Llewellyn works with organisations to expand access to legal professions from underrepresented and marginalised groups. He has a passion for expanding the diversity of the legal sector and has worked for a number of years in outreach projects.

 

Scholarships and Awards

Inner Temple Marshal Hall Trust Award
Inner Temple Basil Neild Prize
Inner Temple BPTC ‘Outstanding’ Award
University of Law Negotiation Competition Winner
University of Law BPTC Scholarship

Education

Swansea University: LLB
University of Law BPTC: Outstanding