Gary Short

Year of Call 1996

Gary was called to the bar in 1996 and after six years in London he moved to the East Midlands where he has built a strong defence practice. Gary undertakes both legally aided and privately funded defence work specialising in serious crime.



Gary is an accomplished trial advocate with significant experience and a direct approach which places him in high demand. He has represented defendants in many of the most serious cases that Leicestershire and Northamptonshire have seen in recent years.

Gary practices as a Criminal barrister.


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Recent cases
R v B,B & W
Secures convictions for GBH Sec.18 against 3 defendants. Whilst fleeing from a brutal attack, the victim was run down by a car and subjected to a further ‘stamping’ by the trio.
R v B, R et al
Successfully prosecuted a five-handed complex fraud in Nottingham Crown Court.
R v H and Others
Chartered Accountant accused of fraudulent trading and a £10 million revenue fraud.
R v A M
Illegal trade in firearms to under cover police officer.
R v D and Others
Three police officers accused of misconduct in public office.