Criminal Defence and Motoring Barrister 
Providing Public Access Services Direct to Clients

Bespoke defence service for criminal or motoring allegations

No one works harder to defend you in a hostile Court environment

Police Station cases / Magistrates Court / Crown Court /Appeals

No Need to go through a solicitor / Go direct and save money

The Chambers Of Peter Gotch

Based in Oxfordshire but able to travel anywhere in England and Wales

 Vast experience in dealing with Motoring matters such as, Speeding / Drink Driving / Carless and dangerous driving, including causing death  / Failing to give information / In charge / Using a phone  / drug driving / Failing to provide.

 Many years of criminal defence experience including, Assaults / Wounding, Drugs, Murder, Manslaughter, Indecent  images sexual offences / Theft, Fraud, domestics , Harassment, controlling behaviour,  Firearms / Public order /

Misc. Football banning orders / Taxi offences and appeals against the refusal of a licence / Appeals from Magistrates Court/ Private prosecutions in criminal and motoring matters. 


Peter Gotch


Peter began his career in criminal Justice as a police officer in 1986. He served up until 2001 leaving as a sergeant. He has wide experience in the traffic department and criminal investigations which give him a particular advantage in Court. He knows how the police work and is able to use his experience to the advantage of his clients.

Peter is a self admitted petrol head. He has worked as a motorcycle instructor and has a class 1 driving pass. He became a member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists at the age of 18. Recent cars he has owned include a Mustang GT and an Audi RS6. He is often out on his Harley Davidson Fat Bob. 

Qualifications include a BSc Hons in Police Studies and a Post Graduate Diploma in Law. After passing the Bar Court Peter was called to the Bar in 2005. He is a member of Lincolns Inn. Since that date he has worked in Criminal / Motoring defence both as a Solicitor and  Barrister representing clients on a daily basis in Magistrates Courts and Crown Courts across the country 

Peter sold his successful law firm in 2020 and now concentrates on his Public Access practice. This means that clients get a much more personalised service and have easy access to their advocate. Every client has Peter's mobile number and personal e-mail. 'Each case is fought like its our only case' says Peter, 'I know how important each case is to the clients. We will leave no stone unturned when preparing a case. 

Need legal advice?

If you have a Criminal or Motoring issue  please feel free to make contact. It is important to get advice early in the case as often your actions at the beginning of a case dictate the course of the defence. Mistakes made at the beginning are hard to correct later on. 


If you would like us to consider your case please e-mail a description of what the case is about. Have you been charged? Do you have a Court Date? What is the charge? What stage are you at? What do the prosecution say about you? What do you say? We try to reply to every email within 24 hrs. Initial advice is FREE.  We offer fixed fees for all Court work.

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