Sean Middleton

(Year of Call: South Africa: 2004 England:  2011)

Having worked for many years in commercial environments, Sean understands the nature and difficulties of the business world. His knowledge of Construction, Commercial and Family law places him in a unique position when dealing with matters that relate to these fields of knowledge. Sean has repeatedly demonstrated the ability to grasp the essentials of a case quickly, problem-solve and work within tight time-frames and this has led to him being Counsel of choice in urgent matters. Furthermore, Sean’s ability to establish a good rapport with instructing solicitors and lay clients has repeatedly proved invaluable.

As a Barrister of 15+ years call, Sean conducts himself with the highest professional standard and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience. Sean is an experienced and dynamic barrister specialising in substantial commercial work including interlocutory injunctions and Appeals and Applications in the High Court and Court of Appeal. He continues to prove his exceptional trial ability in Court, using his specialised knowledge of forensics, fraud and a wide range of skills to demonstrate that he is equally capable of switching between both civil and family work. He has exceptional communication skills and is highly regarded as a tough litigator whom clients would want on their side.

Rights of AudienceAcademic
• Barrister – England and Wales
• Barrister of Northern Ireland
• Advocate of the High Court of South Africa
• Four Year LLB (University South Africa)
• 1 year Cross qualifying study at Glasgow University
• Middle Temple Advocacy Course
• BPP – Forensic Accounting
Areas of PracticeMemberships
• Emergency Injunctions
• Appeals
• High Court and Chancery Division
• Business entities and Corporate Law
• Family law
• Specialised Crime
• Torts and Delict
• Law of Agency
• Computer and I.T. Law
• Employment Law
• Military Law
• Forensic and Medical Law
• South African Law
• Public Access (with authorisation to conduct litigation)
• Member of The Honourable Society of Grays’ Inn
• Member of The Bar Library – NI
• Member of the South East Circuit
• Member of the Western Circuit
• Member of Association of Military Court Advocates
• Member of Commonwealth Bar (England)
• Arbitrator – AFSA – Commercial Panel
• IMI and CIArb
Judicial AppointmentsSome Notable Cases (parties names excluded for the sake of privacy
Sean sat as an Advisor with His Lordship, Pandya J.– High Court in two Murder Trials (WLD) 2007. • Present-2023 – Various Family law
• 2014 – 2021 RCJ – Commercial Freezing Injunction
• 2014- 2021 – Various Building work disputesMatters, Contact and Financial
• 2017 Advice and Counsel on Insolvency caused by HBOS
• 2017 Commercial relief relating to ownership of property
• 2017 High Court Manchester – Challenge to a Stat Demand
• 2015 Successful Challenge Body Corporate not ordered to pay costs
• 2016 – Injunction to secure Residential Property
• 2013 – Eviction proceedings on behalf of Landlord
• 2013 – Enforcement and repossession proceedings
• 2013 – Appeal – Lee v DWP – Upheld. Determination of extent of disability caused by injury while at work.
• 2013-2021 – Criminal – Various
• 2004-2014 Various cases involving High value Computer Fraud
Credits and Publications
CRI Journal Feb 18 – Carrilion
Sky News – Interviewed by Kate Burley – Dewani case
Counsel Magazine -Pistorius – Dec 14