Year of Call
As a keen cricketer and a choral scholar Luc brings stamina, attention to detail and a commitment to excellence that defines his busy practice.

Member of Grays Inn & Criminal Bar Association.

Level 3 CPS Panel Advocate


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Luc regularly prosecutes and defends in all manner of matters before the Crown Court - including cases of serious violence, weapons offences, dishonesty, money laundering and supplying Class A drugs.

He has particular experience of prosecuting multi-handed cases listed for trial, as well as those involving vulnerable witnesses, disclosure queries and related confiscation proceedings. He has defended in complex cases of modern slavery and fraud as a led junior.

Luc is happy to provide timely advice on legal and evidential issues and is keen to engage with clients on early preparation and case planning, where desired.


University of Nottingham/University of Texas (2012-16) – LLB Law with American Law, 2:1 with Merit in American Law and an internship with the Texas Advocacy Project, which supports victims of domestic and family abuse.

Nottingham Law School (2016-17) – Bar Professional Training Course, Very Competent

While studying abroad, Luc completed an internship with the Texas Advocacy Project, which supports victims of domestic and family abuse. He recently returned to the Project and led a roundtable discussion concerning the offence of controlling and coercive behaviour in English Criminal Law, as well as other contemporary issues in domestic violence offences.

Other Interests

Luc's other interests include baseball, cricket, country music and visiting the theatre.

Notable Cases
R v P and others (Prosecution) (2023)

Nottingham Crown Court: current instructions in a multi-handed conspiracy to commit fraud case due for trial.

R v L (Prosecution) (2022)

Nottingham Crown Court: Section 18 prison assault involving imposition of a discretionary life sentence.

R v T (Defence) (2021)

Derby Crown Court: current instructions in a conspiracy to supply Class A drugs due for trial. Includes multiple Defendants and over 5000 pages of evidence.

R v C (Prosecution) (2021)

Leicester Crown Court: current instructions in a home invasion case involving threats with a firearm.

R v C (Defence) (2020)

Leicester Crown Court: Multi-handed conspiracy to defraud and associated money laundering charges.

R v A (Prosecution) (2020)

Northampton Crown Court: Multi-handed prison affray case involving a victim who sustained serious injuries. Only CCTV evidence.

R v B (Defence) 2020)

Leicester Crown Court: Mitigation for a young man convicted of street dealing Class A drugs at a music festival. Received a suspended sentence.

R v J (Prosecution) (2019)

Leicester Youth Court: Prosecuted a youth defendant for 2 offences of knife violence against young victims. All witnesses had special measures, including ABE interview evidence and were cross-examination.

Related News
Luc Chignell

Luc Chignell, instructed by the East Midlands CPS, recently prosecuted the company director of an oak-framed home extensions business, for misuse of more than £100,000 of customer funds. Following a 3-week Trial before the Honorary Recorder of Leicester HHJ Timothy Spencer KC, the Defendant was convicted of fraudulent trading and multiple counts of theft. He was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment.

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Luc Chignell

Luc Chignell, instructed by Northamptonshire CPS, appeared for the Crown and prosecuted 3 people with theft of 480 prams from a parked lorry.

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