Aubrey Sampson 

Year of Call:
2021
Practice Areas:
  • Crime
    • Profile


      Aubrey joined chambers in November 2021.

      Although Aubrey was only called to the bar in 2021, he joins Cobden House bringing with him a wealth of experience having previously been a solicitor who qualified in 1994 and having dealt exclusively with crime since 1996.

      He previously practised as a solicitor advocate in Cardiff South Wales area but as both he and his wife are proud Northerners, he decided to relocate back to the North once his two daughters had progressed through `university and flown the nest.

      Aubrey obtained his higher rights qualification in 2006 and since then has dealt with a wide range of matters in the crown court.

      Aubrey has dealt with a vast number of complex trials but by way of example, he has dealt with multi handed people trafficking cases, rapes, complex drugs matters, POCA applications, and in 2013 was junior counsel in a murder case that led to him being the first solicitor advocate in South Wales to be awarded the prestigious red bag in gratitude for his assistance to Queens Council in what was a very complex and emotive case.

      Aubrey deals with the most complex cases in a professional uncomplicated way and one of his main assets are his ability to be able to communicate with the most difficult of clients in a calming manner.

      Outside of work, Aubrey is a keen rugby union fan having played for many local clubs in his younger days.

      Aubrey is also a Newcastle United fan and is looking forward to supporting his team in the Champions League in the near future

      He still enjoys skiing but accepts that his legs are not as young as they once were.

    • Notable Cases

      R v S - Leeds Crown Court - defending in a rape x 3 and indecent assault allegation against two separate females who were friends. Defendant acquitted of all allegations after trial.

      R v J - Cardiff Crown Court - junior in a murder allegation where the defendant accepted that he was present around the time that the assault leading to death took place but denied being responsible. This case involved complex forensic issues.

      R v B- Leeds Crown Court - defending in an aggravated burglary matter. Defendant acquitted after trial.

      R v W - Possession of a bladed article where the defendant put forward a defence of reasonable excuse for being in possession of the blade. Defendant acquitted after trial.