Defence

An acknowledged 'Magic Circle' criminal set 2 Bedford Row has an outstanding track record in high profile trials.

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Our barristers provide representation and advice to those accused of all types of criminal offences, whether being tried in the Magistrates’ Court or the Crown Court on the most serious of charges.

We are committed to providing our clients with comprehensive, clear and professional advice together with excellent advocacy whatever the offence. We appear for the defence in the entire range of criminal cases including:

We are instructed on behalf of various professional bodies to represent their members and are familiar with the demands made of defence advocates by clients and are ready to provide the best service possible.

Contact information


For further information and enquiries please contact our clerks team.


+44 (0)20 7440 8888



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