Noël joined Chambers as a door tenant in August 2023 and practises primarily from a chambers in Bristol. Noël specialises in criminal law and human rights and animal law, with a primary interest in developing a future practice which concentrates on animal law.
Noël has experience in complex criminal matters for both the prosecution and defence in the Crown Court and Court of Appeal. He is also experienced in judicial review.
Noël is the author of a number of Animal Law books including A Practical Approach to Animal Law, Animals-in-Law and Dogs of Law as well as a unique contemporary book on bees: Bees at Law. He has written numerous articles on the subjects for various journals including the Bar Quarterly, Counsel, Criminal Law & Justice, Criminal Law Review, Environmental Law & Management, Justice of the Peace, Knowledge and The Beekeepers Quarterly. He has written several articles for the BBC Wildlife Magazine on legal rights including an analysis on 'Should We Have An Animal Abusers Register?'
Noël is also a qualified Mediator. He has lectured widely on all aspects of Animal Law at various universities including Bath, Hartpury College, Oxford and Winchester as well as introducing a Course at the Marlborough Summer School.
Outside of Noël’s busy practice, he plays guitar, is keen on D-I-Y and occasionally takes part in the ‘Race for Life’ in aid of those affected by breast cancer.