Areas of Expertise

Members of chambers conduct work in a wide range of practice areas, further details of which can be accessed through the links to the left.

In our 60 year history we have consistently appeared in the major criminal trials and appeals in England and Wales. We defend and prosecute at all levels from Magistrates' Courts to the House of Lords, and are regularly involved in lengthy, complex and high profile cases. Members of Chambers also frequently act in other jurisdictions including Ireland, mainland Europe, Hong Kong and the Caribbean, and before international tribunals including the ICC at The Hague and the UN's International Criminal Tribunals for Yugoslavia and Rwanda.

We are routinely instructed in the largest and most complex fraud and financial crime cases in the country, and have significant experience of restraint, confiscation and asset recovery proceedings. Members are now regularly instructed in appeals before the VAT tribunal arising out of fraud and alleged criminal conduct.

Our established and experienced team of barristers acting in the field of professional discipline applies our long history of high quality advocacy in the criminal courts. We have significant expertise in healthcare regulation, and are also involved in disciplinary proceedings involving the police, solicitors and barristers. Members are also instructed in the regulation of football, rugby and other sports.

Individuals and firms in the financial services sector regularly instruct us to advise and act for them, and we are also involved in health and safety, environmental, licensing and gaming, food and drugs and public inquiries work.

In order to provide our clients with immediate and effective advice and assistance we have established Rapid Response Advisory Teams in all our specialist fields.