Guy Mathieson

Guy Mathieson


Phone: 0161 214 1500

Year of call: 1993

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Guy read Ancient History and Latin at UC Swansea. He spent a year working at Davis Wallis Foyster in Blackburn, before completing the CPE at Chester College of Law. He was called to the bar by Middle Temple on 14th October 1993. He has been a member of St John’s Buildings since completing his pupillage in September 1994. He practises exclusively in crime.


  • Crown Court Recorder, appointed in 2008
  • Appointed to try serious sexual offences and rape in August 2012
  • Appointed to try appeals in August 2013


  • Crime

    Guy is a criminal law specialist. His practice is evenly split between prosecuting and defending. He is a category three prosecutor and is on the Rape and Serious Sexual Offences panel.

    Guy has extensive experience in all types of sexual cases, including rape and historic abuse, and particular expertise in cases involving child witnesses.

    Guy has appeared for both prosecution and defence in cases involving the use of intermediaries.


    R v Arif – defended in a murder of a pregnant woman

    R v Jamieson – defended in a domestic abuse murder allegation

    R v Kay – defended in a one-punch manslaughter case

    Sexual Offences

    R v Ford – prosecuted in father/daughter abuse case

    R v Garside – defended in sexual assault case with intermediary

    R v Karimi – defended in rape case with intermediary

    R v Williams – defended in historic abuse case following new sec28 guidelines at Liverpool CC

    R v Walker – defended in seven complainant historic abuse case

    R v Sutton – prosecuted in foot fetishist case

    R v Lever – defended young woman in false rape/perverting course of justice case


    R v Saqib – defended in possession of shotgun and ammunition case


    R v Cullen – prosecuted in £1M mortgage fraud case

    R v Gleeson – defended in money laundering proceeds of drugs case

    People Trafficking

    R v Khan – defended one of seven defendants in four-month trial – only defendant to be acquitted

    Armed Robbery

    R v Upton and Others – prosecuted gang of armed robbers

    Death by Careless Driving

    R v Rigby – defended and successfully appealed sentence in a case of death by careless driving after a hypoglycaemic episode


    R v Goodger and Bannister – defended in a case brought by the Premier League relating to live streaming of matches on the internet


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