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John Young

John Young

John has over 30 years’ experience working as a defence solicitor within the criminal justice system. Having qualified in 1983 he worked initially in general practice dealing with both contentious and non-contentious matters. He then moved to specialise in litigation and by 1992 was the partner in charge of the criminal department at Pinders solicitors.

John is a very experienced and trusted advocate. He defends clients from diverse backgrounds and across all ages who face a wide range of offences. He also has extensive experience of representing clients at the police station and in other types of investigations such as those by the DWP and local authorities.

He has been a Duty Solicitor at both the police station and Magistrates’ Court since the very early years of those schemes and was a member of the Derby Duty Solicitor Committee until it was disbanded.

Across the years John has developed many valuable contacts with other agencies within the criminal justice system, such as the Probation Service and Youth Offending Team. This, together with his wealth of knowledge and experience, has made John a respected advocate. He is approachable and candid in his dealings with clients, and robust when representing them.


Derby Office:
8 St Mary’s Gate,

Tel: 01332 546818
Email: john.young@vhsfletchers.co.uk

R v T. Animal Cruelty. Represented and 80 year old woman and her daughter prosecuted for persistent mistreatment of a herd of ponies.

R v S. Murder. Litigator in a case involving a knife attack on several customers in a Derbyshire pub.

R v J. Murder. Litigator in a case of murder arising from a stabbing after a family dispute over pieces of frozen chicken.

R v A and others. Sexual offences. Litigator in relation to the first prosecution in the East Midlands of a sex-ring involving the grooming of vulnerable young females.

R v R. Local Authority Prosecution. The client was alleged to have deliberately introduced unfit meat into the human food chain.

R v B. Manslaughter. The client was alleged to have undertaken a revenge attack following and incident of road rage, throwing a brick through the deceased’s window leading to his death.

R v T. Burglary. An unusual case where the client was a security guard filmed committing a burglary on premises he was supposed to be guarding, being capture on the premises’ CCTV.

R v J. Breach Restraining Order. Immediate prison sentence avoided for client with a particularly poor record for similar offending, while on community orders for the same offences.    Read more here.

R v I. Early Guilty Plea. Suspended sentence order secured for client facing four assault charges including ABH.  Read more here.

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