Barristers

Criminal Barristers

Barrister Brian Altman

Brian Altman QC

Silk: 2008

Call: 1981

Barrister Jim Sturman

Jim Sturman QC

Silk: 2002

Call: 1982

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 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 Richard Whittam

Richard Whittam QC

Silk: 2008

Call: 1983

Barrister Richard Matthews

Richard Matthews QC

Silk: 2010

Call: 1989

Barrister Kieran Vaughan

Kieran Vaughan QC

Silk: 2012

Call: 1993

Barrister Christine Agnew

Christine Agnew QC

Silk: 2015

Call: 1992

Barrister Sam Green

Sam Green QC

Silk: 2015

Call: 1998

Barrister Louise Sweet

Louise Sweet QC

Silk: 2016

Call: 1994

Barrister Anand Beharrylal

Anand Beharrylal QC

Silk: 2018

Call: 1997

Barrister Dean George

Dean George QC

Silk: 2019

Call: 2002

Barrister Samuel Magee

Samuel Magee QC

Silk: 2020

Call: 2003

Barrister Stan Reiz

Stan Reiz QC

Silk: 2020

Call: 2001

Barrister Mark Halsey
Barrister John Caudle
Barrister Gelaga King
Barrister Craig Rush

Craig Rush

Call: 1989

Barrister Alex Stein

Alex Stein

Call: 1998

Barrister Simon Baker
Barrister Ashraf Khan
Barrister Emma King

Emma King

Call: 1999

Barrister Nick James

Nick James

Call: 2001

Barrister Sam Thomas

Sam Thomas

Call: 2011

Barrister Helen Jones
Barrister Rhys Rosser
Barrister Emma Kutner

Associate Tenants

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 Jim Sturman

Jim Sturman

Silk: 2002

Call: 1982

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.

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 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 Richard Whittam

Richard Whittam

Silk: 2008

Call: 1983

Richard Whittam QC is 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 Kieran Vaughan

Kieran Vaughan

Silk: 2012

Call: 1993

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.”

Barrister Christine Agnew

Christine Agnew

Silk: 2015

Call: 1992

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.”

Barrister Sam Green

Sam Green

Silk: 2015

Call: 1998

 

 

Barrister Louise Sweet

Louise Sweet

Silk: 2016

Call: 1994

Louise 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.

Barrister Anand Beharrylal

Anand Beharrylal

Silk: 2018

Call: 1997

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

Barrister Dean George

Dean George

Silk: 2019

Call: 2002

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

Barrister Samuel Magee

Samuel Magee

Silk: 2020

Call: 2003

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

Barrister Charles Conway

Charles Conway

Call: 1969

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

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 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.

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 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.

Barrister Nick Barraclough

Nick Barraclough

Call: 1990

Nick Barraclough is recommended by the Legal 500 as a leader in his field.

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 a specialist defence barrister. He is one of the most sought after defence barristers in the UK.

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 John Hurlock

John Hurlock

Call: 1993

John Hurlock is a criminal law specialist.

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 Alex Stein

Alex Stein

Call: 1998

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.

He regularly prosecutes work…

Barrister Simon Baker

Simon Baker

Call: 1998

Simon 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.

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 Charles Langley

Charles Langley

Call: 1999

Charles Langley is instructed 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 Nick James

Nick James

Call: 2001

Nick defends in the most serious, complex and sensitive criminal cases from white collar fraud to murder.

Barrister Alastair Smith

Alastair Smith

Call: 2001

Alastair 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 both the…

Barrister Stan Reiz

Stan Reiz

Silk: 2020

Call: 2001

Stan Reiz QC is regularly instructed to defend in cases involving allegations of serious crime, substantial fraud and international money laundering arrangements.

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 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 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 specialises in financial crime, heavyweight general crime, regulatory proceedings and judicial review.

Barrister David Patience

David Patience

Call: 2009

David Patience specialises in general crime, financial crime, judicial review and professional discipline.

Barrister Christopher Saad

Christopher Saad

Call: 2009

Christopher Saad’s practice encompasses Crime and Fraud, Regulatory law, Inquiries and Inquests.

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 Jessica Ward

Jessica Ward

Call: 2012

Jessica Ward appears regularly in the Crown Court in a wide range of Criminal matters including serious violence, drugs and sexual offences.

Barrister Helen Jones

Helen Jones

Call: 2013

Helen Jones appears daily in the Crown Court for both the Prosecution and the Defence, as a led junior and a junior alone.

Barrister Lucy Sweetland

Lucy Sweetland

Call: 2014

Lucy Sweetland prosecutes and defends in a wide range of serious criminal matters.

Barrister Victoria Shehadeh

Victoria Shehadeh

Call: 2015

Victoria’s work has three strands; professional discipline, criminal prosecution and defence and statutory inquiries.

Barrister Cathryn Sutcliffe

Cathryn Sutcliffe

Call: 2015

Miss Sutcliffe accepted Tenancy after the successful completion of her pupillage in June 2020.

Barrister Natalie Bird

Natalie Bird

Call: 2015

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.

Barrister Kwaku Awuku-Asabre

Kwaku Awuku-Asabre

Call: 2015

Kwaku has appeared both as single advocate and junior counsel in a wide variety of cases ranging from R v JA, murder trial to R v LA, an Environmental Agency (“EA”) prosecution in which the EA sought a benefit figure of £4.6m, to DP v AS, a matter in the Privy Council where the appellant sought to pierce the corporate veil to SF, a lengthy article 2 Coroner’s inquest.

Barrister Rhys Rosser

Rhys Rosser

Call: 2015

Rhys practises in a wide range of Criminal and Quasi-Criminal areas such as inquests, judicial review and regulatory proceedings.

Barrister Conall Bailie

Conall Bailie

Call: 2016

Conall regularly acts for the defence and prosecution, on both a private and publicly-funded basis. He has a growing practice in all areas of criminal law and in the Crown Court has been instructed in cases of robbery, malicious wounding, and supply of drugs.

Barrister Emma Kutner

Emma Kutner

Call: 2017

Emma enjoys a busy practice defending and prosecuting in the Crown Court, magistrates’ courts and youth courts.

Barrister Callum Munday

Callum Munday

Call: 2017

Callum defends and prosecutes in the Crown Court, magistrates’ courts, and youth courts on a daily basis.

Barrister Harry Laidlaw

Harry Laidlaw

Call: 2018

Harry 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.

Barrister Eleanor Lucas

Eleanor Lucas

Call: 2018

Eleanor prosecutes and defends, regularly appearing in the Crown Court as well as the Magistrates’ and Youth Courts.

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 Stephen Vullo QC

Stephen Vullo QC

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 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).

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.