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.
Jim Sturman QC is joint Head of Chambers and is a specialist advocate in crime, business crime, fraud, global investigations and corporate advisory work including corruption, reputation management and data protection, health and safety and sports law.
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.
Howard Godfrey QC is recognised as one of the UK’s leading criminal barristers, with a reputation as a master strategist and supreme tactician.
Peter Griffiths QC acts in some of the highest profile fraud and criminal cases in the UK.
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.
Tracy Ayling QC is a specialist Criminal Practitioner, for both the defence and prosecution.
Mark Milliken-Smith QC is recognised by Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 as a ‘leading silk’ in Crime, Financial Crime, Professional Discipline and Sport.
Richard Matthews QC is an Associate Tenant.
Ranked in Band 1 for Crime in Chambers and Partners 2020 who state that Kieran is “a top silk and criminal law heavyweight who comes highly recommended due to his exceptional legal mind.”
Christine Agnew QC is ranked in the Legal Directories as a leader in the three areas of Crime in which she practices – Financial Crime, Health and Safety and General Crime. She was nominated as “Crime Silk of the Year 2019” and, in the words of Chambers and Partners -“She really is first class.”
Louise Sweet QC is a specialist criminal practitioner who defends in legally complex, emotive and high profile cases. Her practice is wide ranging and includes financial crime, murder; serious drugs cases and sexual violence.
Anand Beharrylal QC is a highly experienced general common law barrister practising criminal and civil law.
Dean George is regularly instructed in high profile cases and on behalf of high profile clients and organisations.
Samuel Magee QC is a specialist practitioner with extensive experience in high profile criminal law, white-collar fraud, inquest and tribunal work.
Charles Conway has an exclusively criminal defence practice that consists mostly of leading junior work.
Mark Halsey is a Grade 4 prosecutor experienced at all levels of criminal work and specialising in cases involving detailed preparation.
John Caudle has built up a practice involving all areas of criminal work and has considerable experience both of defending and prosecuting heavyweight cases.
Anthony Abell specialises in cases of serious crime with an emphasis on fraud.
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.
Michael Haynes has specialised in defending those accused of the most serious crimes since the early 1990’s and is regularly instructed in cases involving a wide range of offences.
Michael Levy has an almost exclusively criminal defence practice in both serious crime and fraud.
John Livingston now practises only in the fields of crime and immigration, having practised for a number of years in general common law.
John Donnelly specialises in Regulatory law, particularly; healthcare, psychotherapy and social care.
Gelaga King is a leading junior who specialises in serious crime and regulatory law.
Timothy Kendal specialises in all areas of privately funded criminal litigation as a senior junior.
Craig Rush is instructed in an array of regulatory matters and in particular acts in Health and Safety cases across a range of sectors. He is often instructed on behalf of major leading companies.
Nick Barraclough is recommended by the Legal 500 as a leader in his field.
Sean Hammond is a highly recommended barrister with over 20 years experience.
Stephen Ferguson is a specialist defence barrister. He is one of the most sought after defence barristers in the UK.
Adam Budworth began his career as a civil practitioner but has been a full time criminal barrister for over 16 years.
John Hurlock is a criminal law specialist.
Allan Compton has a wide-ranging practice embracing all areas of serious crime both as leading and junior counsel.
Alex Stein has a nationwide practice focused on regulatory law and is on the list of Specialist Regulatory Advocates in Health and Safety and Environmental Law [List A].
Simon Baker is ranked as a leading junior by both the Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 guides. He specialises in serious crime, particularly relating to corporate offences, fraud and financial crime.
Ashraf Khan is widely acknowledged as a leading specialist defence barrister.
Andrew McGee defends and prosecutes all types of crime, he regularly leads and is led in complex multi-handed cases.
Jacqueline Carey has an extremely successful practice in all areas of criminal law, both publicly and privately funded.
Charles Langley is instructed in the most serious and complex cases both as leading and junior counsel.
Emma King specialises in advisory, crime, fraud and regulatory work.
Quentin Hunt acts as leading junior and junior counsel specialising in; Fraud, Health & Safety and other high profile Criminal cases.
Shauna Ritchie prosecutes and defends across a wide variety of serious criminal cases.
Hanna Llewellyn-Waters has a busy and successful practice in the prosecution and defence of serious crime.
Nick defends in the most serious, complex and sensitive criminal cases from white collar fraud to murder.
Alastair Smith is instructed in serious and complex cases of fraud, violence and organised crime as well as regulatory matters of particular complexity or public interest. Alastair has acted for…
Stan Reiz QC is regularly instructed to defend in cases involving allegations of serious crime, substantial fraud and international money laundering arrangements.
Archangelo Power specialises in all forms of serious crime and has conducted numerous cases concerning; murder, attempted murder, armed robbery, firearms and fraud.
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.
Ms Sasha Bailey joined Chambers in September 2020.
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Ashley Hendron is an established and diligent practitioner. Ashley demonstrates a command of his cases and quickly masters the important issues in complex and serious matters.
Eleanor Sanderson’s practice focuses around complex and high profile trials in the fields of criminal, regulatory and disciplinary law.
Nick Bonehill is instructed in a wide range of cases across the Criminal Law spectrum.
Austin Stoton is consistently ranked in the directories for Health and Safety.
Christopher Martin has a very busy private and legal aid Crown Court practice and has, in the last 12 months, appeared in a number of lengthy and serious trials either as a Junior alone or a Led Junior.
Jonas Milner has amassed a considerable amount of experience in cases of the most serious nature, both alone and as a led junior.
Thomas Daniel specialises in financial crime, heavyweight general crime, regulatory proceedings and judicial review.
David Patience specialises in general crime, financial crime, judicial review and professional discipline.
Christopher Saad’s practice encompasses Crime, Fraud, Regulatory law, Inquiries and Inquests.
Sam Thomas’ practice encompasses violent and financial crime, inquests and regulatory law.
Charlotte Brewer prosecutes and defends in a wide range of criminal matters including sexual offences, fraud, drugs supply and homicide.
Jessica Ward appears regularly in the Crown Court in a wide range of Criminal matters including serious violence, drugs and sexual offences.
Helen Jones appears daily in the Crown Court for both the Prosecution and the Defence, as a led junior and a junior alone.
Lucy Sweetland prosecutes and defends in a wide range of serious criminal matters.
Victoria Shehadeh’s work has three strands; professional discipline, criminal prosecution and defence and statutory inquiries.
Cathryn both prosecutes and defends, appearing regularly in the Crown Court, Magistrates’ and Youth Courts.
Natalie Bird prosecutes and defends in the Crown Court, Youth Court, and Magistrates’ Court on a wide range of criminal matters, including trial advocacy, sentences, and confiscation proceedings.
Rhys Rosser practises in a wide range of Criminal and Quasi-Criminal areas such as inquests, judicial review and regulatory proceedings.
Conall Bailie specialises in criminal law, appeals and crime-related public law.
Emma Kutner enjoys a busy practice defending and prosecuting in the Crown Court, magistrates’ courts and youth courts.
Callum Munday represents clients in the Crown Court, magistrates’ courts, and youth courts on a daily basis.
Harry Laidlaw regularly acts for the defence and prosecution in the Crown, Magistrates’ and Youth Court. He has a busy practice in all areas of criminal law acting on both a private and publicly-funded basis.
Eleanor Lucas prosecutes and defends, regularly appearing in the Crown Court as well as the Magistrates’ and Youth Courts.
Ian McMeekin has a prominent practice based at Lincoln House chambers in Manchester but his work spreads beyond that region.
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).
Alice Bricogne enjoys a multifaceted and international practice, encompassing regulatory, criminal, human rights, sports, and health and safety law.