Jose Olivares-Chandler was instructed to defend in a 3-week trial involving allegations of false imprisonment, serious assault, coercive and controlling behaviour and stalking with a fear of violence, all in the context of a relationship.

Notwithstanding that the defendant had confessed to some of the allegations during an audio recording with the complainant, the defendant was acquitted on all 4 counts and only found guilty of a lesser summary-only offence to which he admitted his guilt in evidence. He was released upon acquittal.

Jose was instructed by MB Law

Jose Olivares-Chandler has been ranked in the Legal 500 since 2016 and is ranked as a Tier 2 leading barrister in crime at the London Bar.  Jose is also ranked in Chambers and Partners as a Band 4 leading individual in crime at the London Bar, 2020 edition.

He defends and prosecutes in criminal cases involving the most serious allegations including offences of violence, sexual offences (including rapes and sex trafficking), firearms offences, drugs offences, fraud and confiscation proceedings. Jose is Duty accredited and a Grade 3 prosecutor on the Advocate Rape Panel. He is an expert trial advocate who goes the extra mile for his clients. He is particularly well regarded by both defence firms and the CPS for his representation in serious and high-profile sexual offence trials.