Barristers

Criminal Barristers

Barrister William Clegg

William Clegg QC

Silk: 1991

Call: 1972

Barrister Howard Godfrey

Howard Godfrey QC

Silk: 1991

Call: 1970

Barrister Peter Griffiths

Peter Griffiths QC

Silk: 1995

Call: 1970

Barrister Nigel Lithman

Nigel Lithman QC

Silk: 1997

Call: 1976

Barrister Michael Wolkind

Michael Wolkind QC

Silk: 1999

Call: 1976

Barrister Jim Sturman

Jim Sturman QC

Silk: 2002

Call: 1982

Barrister Richard Kovalevsky

Richard Kovalevsky QC

Silk: 2003

Call: 1983

Barrister Ian Stern

Ian Stern QC

Silk: 2006

Call: 1983

Barrister Tracy Ayling

Tracy Ayling QC

Silk: 2006

Call: 1983

Barrister Mark Milliken-Smith

Mark Milliken-Smith QC

Silk: 2006

Call: 1986

Barrister Brian Altman

Brian Altman QC

Silk: 2008

Call: 1981

Barrister Richard Whittam

Richard Whittam QC

Silk: 2008

Call: 1983

Barrister Richard Matthews

Richard Matthews QC

Silk: 2010

Call: 1989

Barrister Dean Armstrong

Dean Armstrong QC

Silk: 2014

Call: 1985

Barrister Stephen Vullo

Stephen Vullo QC

Silk: 2014

Call: 1996

Barrister Christine Agnew

Christine Agnew QC

Silk: 2015

Call: 1992

Barrister Charles Conway

Charles Conway

Call: 1969

Barrister Deborah Champion

Deborah Champion

Call: 1970

Barrister Nigel Ingram

Nigel Ingram

Call: 1972

Barrister Mark Halsey

Mark Halsey

Call: 1974

Barrister John Caudle

John Caudle

Call: 1976

Barrister Anthony Abell

Anthony Abell

Call: 1977

Barrister Barry Gilbert

Barry Gilbert

Call: 1978

Barrister Michael Haynes

Michael Haynes

Call: 1979

Barrister Michael Levy

Michael Levy

Call: 1979

Barrister John Livingston

John Livingston

Call: 1980

Barrister John Donnelly

John Donnelly

Call: 1983

Barrister Gelaga King

Gelaga King

Call: 1985

Barrister Timothy Kendal

Timothy Kendal

Call: 1985

Barrister Craig Rush

Craig Rush

Call: 1989

Barrister Sean Hammond

Sean Hammond

Call: 1991

Barrister Stephen Ferguson

Stephen Ferguson

Call: 1991

Barrister Valerie Charbit

Valerie Charbit

Call: 1992

Barrister Adam Budworth

Adam Budworth

Call: 1992

Barrister Michael Epstein

Michael Epstein

Call: 1992

Barrister John Hurlock

John Hurlock

Call: 1993

Barrister Allan Compton

Allan Compton

Call: 1994

Barrister Maria Dineen

Maria Dineen

Call: 1997

Barrister Anand Beharrylal

Anand Beharrylal

Call: 1997

Barrister Jamas Hodivala

Jamas Hodivala

Call: 1998

Barrister Ashraf Khan

Ashraf Khan

Call: 1999

Barrister Andrew McGee

Andrew McGee

Call: 1999

Barrister Jacqueline Carey

Jacqueline Carey

Call: 1999

Barrister Garry Green

Garry Green

Call: 1999

Barrister Charles Langley

Charles Langley

Call: 1999

Barrister Emma King

Emma King

Call: 1999

Barrister Quentin Hunt

Quentin Hunt

Call: 2000

Barrister Shauna Ritchie

Shauna Ritchie

Call: 2000

Barrister Louise Oakley

Louise Oakley

Call: 2001

Barrister Archangelo Power

Archangelo Power

Call: 2001

Barrister Dean George

Dean George

Call: 2002

Barrister James Harrison

James Harrison

Call: 2002

Barrister Samuel Magee

Samuel Magee

Call: 2003

Barrister Kevin Toomey

Kevin Toomey

Call: 2004

Barrister Sandesh Singh

Sandesh Singh

Call: 2004

Barrister Nick Bonehill

Nick Bonehill

Call: 2006

Barrister Dr Austin Stoton

Dr Austin Stoton

Call: 2007

Barrister Jonas Milner

Jonas Milner

Call: 2008

Barrister Vedrana Pehar

Vedrana Pehar

Call: 2008

Barrister Thomas Daniel

Thomas Daniel

Call: 2009

Barrister David Patience

David Patience

Call: 2009

Barrister Christopher Saad

Christopher Saad

Call: 2009

Barrister David Ewings

David Ewings

Call: 2009

Barrister Alice Bricogne

Alice Bricogne

Call: 2011

Barrister Sam Thomas

Sam Thomas

Call: 2011

Barrister Charlotte Brewer

Charlotte Brewer

Call: 2012

Barrister Helen Jones

Helen Jones

Call: 2013

Barrister Margaret Dodd

Margaret Dodd

Call: 1979

Barrister Ian McMeekin

Ian McMeekin

Call: 1987

Barrister Michael Williams

Michael Williams

Call: 2008

Barrister William Clegg

William Clegg

Silk: 1991

Call: 1972

William Clegg QC frequently advises foreign governments, international corporations, trade unions and individuals resident here and abroad in relation to all aspects of regulatory offences, compliance, corporate manslaughter, health and safety corruption and sanctions.

Barrister Howard Godfrey

Howard Godfrey

Silk: 1991

Call: 1970

Howard Godfrey QC is recognised as one of the UK’s leading criminal barristers, with a reputation as a master strategist and supreme tactician.

Barrister Peter Griffiths

Peter Griffiths

Silk: 1995

Call: 1970

Peter Griffiths QC acts in some of the highest profile fraud and criminal cases in the UK.

Barrister Nigel Lithman

Nigel Lithman

Silk: 1997

Call: 1976

During the last two years Nigel Lithman QC has justified the faith that his professional colleagues have shown him, by being elected to lead the Criminal Bar.

Barrister Michael Wolkind

Michael Wolkind

Silk: 1999

Call: 1976

Michael Wolkind QC is a specialist in serious crime and criminal appeals.

Barrister Jim Sturman

Jim Sturman

Silk: 2002

Call: 1982

Jim Sturman QC is a specialist advocate in crime, fraud, health and safety, sports law and criminal appeals, as well as International crime and business advisory work including corruption and data protection.

Barrister Richard Kovalevsky

Richard Kovalevsky

Silk: 2003

Call: 1983

Richard Kovalevsky QC is a specialist in white collar defence, corruption, fraud and money laundering.

Barrister Ian Stern

Ian Stern

Silk: 2006

Call: 1983

Ian Stern QC, Head of Chambers Regulatory team, is recommended as a ‘leader in the field’ by Chambers & Partners, an independent guide to the legal profession.

Barrister Tracy Ayling

Tracy Ayling

Silk: 2006

Call: 1983

Tracy Ayling QC is a specialist Criminal Practitioner, for both the defence and prosecution.

Barrister Mark Milliken-Smith

Mark Milliken-Smith

Silk: 2006

Call: 1986

Mark Milliken-Smith QC is recognised by Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 as a ‘leading silk’ in Crime, Financial Crime, Professional Discipline and Sport.

Barrister Brian Altman

Brian Altman

Silk: 2008

Call: 1981

Brian Altman QC’s principal area of practice is serious crime, such as terrorism and homicide, but his main specialisms are fraud and bribery, as well as corporate governance, compliance and regulatory work.

Barrister Richard Whittam

Richard Whittam

Silk: 2008

Call: 1983

Richard Whittam QC is First Senior Treasury Counsel (Crime), a specialist criminal practitioner with experience in the most complex and high profile criminal cases.

Barrister Richard Matthews

Richard Matthews

Silk: 2010

Call: 1989

Richard Matthews QC is ranked as the best Health & Safety Silk by the independent guides to legal profession, Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500.

Barrister Dean Armstrong

Dean Armstrong

Silk: 2014

Call: 1985

Dean Armstrong QC was first called to the Bar in 1985. However, he left to pursue a career in company and commercial law in the City, but returned to the Bar after 6 years in 1991, since when he has developed a strong, exclusively defence practice.

Barrister Stephen Vullo

Stephen Vullo

Silk: 2014

Call: 1996

Stephen Vullo QC has been instructed as both leading Counsel and junior Counsel in many of the most high profile cases to have been tried in recent years.

Barrister Christine Agnew

Christine Agnew

Silk: 2015

Call: 1992

Christine Agnew QC conducts the most serious and complex criminal cases as leading and junior counsel for both the defence and the prosecution.

Barrister Charles Conway

Charles Conway

Call: 1969

Charles Conway has an exclusively criminal defence practice that consists mostly of leading junior work.

Barrister Deborah Champion

Deborah Champion

Call: 1970

Deborah Champion has wide experience in all areas of criminal law both prosecuting and defending.

Barrister Nigel Ingram

Nigel Ingram

Call: 1972

Nigel Ingram is an experienced counsel who primarily specialises in complex and detailed cases of fraud primarily for the defence.

Barrister Mark Halsey

Mark Halsey

Call: 1974

Mark Halsey is a Grade 4 prosecutor experienced at all levels of criminal work and specialising in cases involving detailed preparation.

Barrister John Caudle

John Caudle

Call: 1976

John Caudle has built up a practice involving all areas of criminal work and has considerable experience both of defending and prosecuting heavyweight cases.

Barrister Anthony Abell

Anthony Abell

Call: 1977

Anthony Abell specialises in cases of serious crime with an emphasis on fraud.

Barrister Barry Gilbert

Barry Gilbert

Call: 1978

Following call to the Bar, Barry Gilbert worked for HM government in the UK and in Germany, France and the Middle East on political and public order affairs.

Barrister Michael Haynes

Michael Haynes

Call: 1979

Michael Haynes practice has always been 100% crime and he has a wealth of experience in serious criminal cases.

Barrister Michael Levy

Michael Levy

Call: 1979

Michael Levy has an almost exclusively criminal defence practice in both serious crime and fraud.

Barrister John Livingston

John Livingston

Call: 1980

John Livingston now practises only in the fields of crime and immigration, having practised for a number of years in general common law.

Barrister John Donnelly

John Donnelly

Call: 1983

John specialises in Regulatory law, particularly; healthcare, psychotherapy and social care.

Barrister Gelaga King

Gelaga King

Call: 1985

Gelaga King is a leading junior who specialises in serious crime and regulatory law.

Barrister Timothy Kendal

Timothy Kendal

Call: 1985

Timothy Kendal specialises in all areas of privately funded criminal litigation as a senior junior.

Barrister Craig Rush

Craig Rush

Call: 1989

Craig Rush is able to provide advice both pre and post charge and has acted in cases involving Leading 500 companies, city regulatory compliance, international sporting figures as well as general criminal cases.

Barrister Sean Hammond

Sean Hammond

Call: 1991

Sean Hammond is a highly recommended barrister with over 20 years experience.

Barrister Stephen Ferguson

Stephen Ferguson

Call: 1991

Stephen Ferguson is one of the most sought after defence barristers in the UK.

Barrister Valerie Charbit

Valerie Charbit

Call: 1992

Valerie Charbit is an intelligent, thoughtful, creative yet pragmatic and extremely professional barrister.

Barrister Adam Budworth

Adam Budworth

Call: 1992

Adam Budworth began his career as a civil practitioner but has been a full time criminal barrister for over 16 years.

Barrister Michael Epstein

Michael Epstein

Call: 1992

Over the last few years Michael Epstein has focused solely on heavy criminal defence work, particularly cases involving corruption, large scale drugs importation and all other forms of organised crime.

Barrister John Hurlock

John Hurlock

Call: 1993

John Hurlock is a criminal law specialist.

Barrister Richard Ferry-Swainson

Richard Ferry-Swainson

Call: 1994

Richard Ferry-Swainson is an experienced defence advocate specialising in white collar crime, corruption, fraud and money laundering.

Barrister Allan Compton

Allan Compton

Call: 1994

Allan Compton has a wide-ranging practice embracing all areas of serious crime both as leading and junior counsel.

Barrister Maria Dineen

Maria Dineen

Call: 1997

Maria Dineen is a highly regarded criminal law specialist who is known for her sharp mind, thorough case preparation and exceptional trial advocacy.

Barrister Anand Beharrylal

Anand Beharrylal

Call: 1997

Anand is a highly experienced general common law barrister practising criminal and civil law.

Barrister Jamas Hodivala

Jamas Hodivala

Call: 1998

Jamas Hodivala has acted both as single advocate and junior counsel in a wide variety of serious criminal cases.

Barrister Ashraf Khan

Ashraf Khan

Call: 1999

Ashraf Khan is widely acknowledged as a leading specialist defence barrister.

Barrister Andrew McGee

Andrew McGee

Call: 1999

Andrew McGee defends and prosecutes all types of crime, he regularly leads and is led in complex multi-handed cases.

Barrister Jacqueline Carey

Jacqueline Carey

Call: 1999

Jacqueline Carey has an extremely successful practice in all areas of criminal law, both publicly and privately funded.

Barrister Garry Green

Garry Green

Call: 1999

Garry Green specialises in criminal defence.

Barrister Charles Langley

Charles Langley

Call: 1999

Charles Langley instructs in the most serious and complex cases both as leading and junior counsel.

Barrister Emma King

Emma King

Call: 1999

Emma King specialises in advisory, crime, fraud and regulatory work.

Barrister Quentin Hunt

Quentin Hunt

Call: 2000

Quentin Hunt acts as leading junior and junior counsel specialising in; Fraud, Health & Safety and other high profile Criminal cases.

Barrister Shauna Ritchie

Shauna Ritchie

Call: 2000

Shauna Ritchie prosecutes and defends across a wide variety of serious criminal cases.

Barrister Hanna Llewellyn-Waters

Hanna Llewellyn-Waters

Call: 2000

Hanna Llewellyn-Waters has a busy and successful practice in the prosecution and defence of serious crime.

Barrister Louise Oakley

Louise Oakley

Call: 2001

Louise Oakley’s down to earth manner makes her an effective advocate and popular with both lay and professional clients who repeatedly instruct her.

Barrister Archangelo Power

Archangelo Power

Call: 2001

Archangelo Power specialises in all forms of serious crime and has conducted numerous cases concerning; murder, attempted murder, armed robbery, firearms and fraud.

Barrister Dean George

Dean George

Call: 2002

Dean George is regularly instructed in high profile cases and on behalf of high profile clients and organisations.

Barrister James Harrison

James Harrison

Call: 2002

The mainstays of James Harrison’s criminal practice are drugs and violence, fraudulent and sexual offence cases.

Barrister Samuel Magee

Samuel Magee

Call: 2003

Samuel Magee is a specialist practitioner with extensive experience in high profile criminal law, white-collar fraud, inquest and tribunal work.

Barrister Kevin Toomey

Kevin Toomey

Call: 2004

Kevin Toomey is a specialist advocate who works in all areas of crime including the full range of fraud, money laundering, dishonesty and drugs offences.

Barrister Sandesh Singh

Sandesh Singh

Call: 2004

Sandesh Singh has considerable experience of acting for regulatory bodies and professionals facing disciplinary proceedings, predominantly in the healthcare sector.

Barrister Eleanor Sanderson

Eleanor Sanderson

Call: 2005

Eleanor Sanderson’s practice focuses around complex and high profile trials in the fields of criminal, regulatory and disciplinary law.

Barrister Nick Bonehill

Nick Bonehill

Call: 2006

Nick is instructed in a wide range of cases across the Criminal Law spectrum.

Barrister Dr Austin Stoton

Dr Austin Stoton

Call: 2007

Austin is a leading health & safety law and enforcement practitioner.

Barrister Christopher Martin

Christopher Martin

Call: 2008

Christopher Martin joined Chambers, as a Tenant, in October 2009 following the successful completion of his 12 month pupillage.

Barrister Jonas Milner

Jonas Milner

Call: 2008

Jonas Milner has amassed a considerable amount of experience in cases of the most serious nature, both alone and as a led junior.

Barrister Vedrana Pehar

Vedrana Pehar

Call: 2008

Vedrana Pehar’s practice covers domestic and international crime and regulatory law, with a particular interest in business and financial crime.

Barrister Thomas Daniel

Thomas Daniel

Call: 2009

Thomas Daniel joined chambers following the successful completion of pupillage. He regularly appears in the Crown Court and has also appeared in the High Court and the Court of Appeal both in the UK and New Zealand.

Barrister David Patience

David Patience

Call: 2009

David Patience specialises in fraud, general crime, inquest law and professional discipline.

Barrister Christopher Saad

Christopher Saad

Call: 2009

Christopher Saad’s practice encompasses serious crime, financial crime, inquests and regulatory law.

Barrister David Ewings

David Ewings

Call: 2009

David Ewings is a primarily a criminal defence specialist. He is regarded as a tenacious and independent-minded advocate, solicitors and clients warm to his down to earth and practical approach.

Barrister Alice Bricogne

Alice Bricogne

Call: 2011

Alice Bricogne enjoys a multifaceted and international practice, encompassing regulatory, criminal, human rights, sports, and health and safety law, as well as offshore trusts and civil law.

Barrister Sam Thomas

Sam Thomas

Call: 2011

Sam Thomas’ practice encompasses violent and financial crime, inquests and regulatory law.

Barrister Charlotte Brewer

Charlotte Brewer

Call: 2012

Charlotte Brewer joined 2 Bedford Row following the successful completion of her pupillage in Chambers.

Barrister Helen Jones

Helen Jones

Call: 2013

Helen Jones joined 2 Bedford Row after successful completion of her pupillage in Chambers.

Barrister Margaret Dodd

Margaret Dodd

Call: 1979

Margaret Dodd’s practice is almost exclusively in crime, both prosecuting and defending.

Barrister Ian McMeekin

Ian McMeekin

Call: 1987

Ian McMeekin has a prominent practice based at Lincoln House chambers in Manchester but his work spreads beyond that region.

Barrister Michael Williams

Michael Williams

Call: 2008

Before qualifying as a Solicitor in 1998, Michael Williams held commissions in the Royal Hong Kong Police (as it then was), the Royal Australian Air Force Police and the British Army Intelligence Corps (TA).