Graeme Cook


Graeme joined Chambers having already spent a number of years as in-house Counsel at a leading solicitors’ firm in South Tyneside before call to the Bar in 2016.

Prior to this Graeme was a leading criminal defence practitioner heading his own firm and has over 30 years’ experience as a Duty Solicitor. Graeme brings extensive experience during his long and distinguished career and in 2008 he was appointed as a Recorder of the Crown Court.

Graeme has specialised in criminal litigation since 2005 and has been involved in serious and complex cases including offences of armed robbery, conspiracy to supply drugs/commit GBH, aiding and abetting murder, rape and causing death by dangerous driving.

Graeme has represented a diverse array of clients in both the Magistrates Court and the Crown Court and gained a wealth of experience. He prides himself on his professionalism and preparation.

Recent Cases

R v S - drugs class A conspiracy - successful no case to answer submission after 5 week trial.

R v W - drugs class B conspiracy - not guilty after 4 week trial.

R v W - rape of girlfriend with defence being unconfirmed alibi - jury failed to agree - prosecution not seek re-trial

R v C - stranger rape - defence of exaggeration by defendant succeeded

R v E - junior in successful defence of causing death by careless driving.

R v R - successful submission of no case to answer in DWP trial after chief investigator crumbled under cross examination on PACE

R v L- police officer found not guilty of racially aggravated S39.

R v G - not guilty in case of robbery and witness intimidation

R v H- not guilty in attempted street robbery.

R v B - S20 not guilty in steet fight incident involving cctv and independent witnesses


2016 (Admitted solicitor 1985)



Practice Areas

Regulatory and Criminal

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