Iwona Boesche

Call: 2015

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Iwona has a wide-ranging criminal practice and appears as junior alone in cases involving sexual offences (including rape), drugs, serious violence, dishonesty, weapons, and dangerous driving. She has prosecuted as a led junior in murder cases at the Old Bailey.

Approachable and with easy communication skills, Iwona is often instructed to represent vulnerable defendants and those with mental health issues.

As a prosecutor (Grade 2 on the CPS Panel), Iwona is fair and always thoroughly prepared.


Prior to coming to the Bar, Iwona performed worldwide as a concert violinist and taught at the Royal College of Music and Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Iwona is bi-lingual and can take instructions, and advise, in Polish.

Notable Cases


R v A, Aylesbury Crown Court [2023]  – defendant found not guilty after a trial for sexual assaults at school.

R v O, Guildford Crown Court [2023] – defendant found not guilty after a trial for GBH, offence alleged to have been committed on an elderly resident when O worked as a carer.

R v T, Central Criminal Court [2022] – defendant found not guilty after a trial for robbery on a bus.

R v L, Luton Crown Court [2020] – defendant found not guilty after a successful argument of self-defence at a trial for GBH.

R v L, Oxford Crown Court [2020] – defendant found not guilty after a trial for GBH in prison.

R v B, Aylesbury Crown Court [2020] – 51-year-old man with life-long schizophrenia found not guilty after a trail for  attempted robbery.

R v W, St Albans Crown Court [2019] – A woman pleaded guilty to 5 charges of child neglect after a toddler fell out of a van, travelling at 70mph on a motorway. After successful mitigation, the Court imposed a suspended sentence order.


R v S, W and J, Central Criminal Court [2022] – junior counsel in a trial for murder, attempted murder, GBH, and perverting the course of justice. All defendants were found guilty.

R v B, Harrow Crown Court [2022] – defendant found guilty a trial for possession of a bladed article in a public place.

R v O, Wood Green Crown Court [2020] – Domestic violence case where the appellant had assaulted his sister and her friend in their family home. Appeal dismissed; restraining order issued.

  • BPTC, Very Competent, City Law School, 2015
  • GDL, Distinction (first in the year), London Metropolitan University, 2014
  • Master of Arts, Distinction (high first), Academy of Music, Krakow
  • The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Women in Criminal Law
  • South Eastern Circuit

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