Members of chambers have unrivalled experience in the prosecution of the highest profile cases brought before the courts in this country over the last 20 years, including:
In London members of chambers are counsel of choice for many branches of the Metropolitan Police's Specialist Crime and Operations Directorate, including cases investigated by the Homicide and Serious Crime Command, the Flying Squad, Trident, the Projects Team, the Central Task Force and the Kidnap Unit amongst others. We regularly receive instructions from the CPS Complex Casework Unit (comprising Special Casework, and the Homicide and Rape and Serious Sexual Offence Unit), the Central Fraud Division, the Organised Crime Division, and the Special Crime and Counter Terrorism Division, as well as at Borough level.
As part of our ongoing commitment to undertaking work for Government agencies, Chambers has established a team of specialist prosecutors, operating at all levels from the very junior to Queen's Counsel. Members of the team who undertake prosecution work (typically as part of a mixed practice) also represent the CPS and the Attorney General in the Supreme Court (House of Lords) and in the Court of Appeal, as well as in the Administrative Court in related public law challenges.
Our involvement in prosecution work extends to advice provided to Government departments and to the Treasury Solicitor, the intelligence agencies, to police services and to other prosecuting agencies (including the Serious Fraud Office, the Health and Safety Executive, the Environment Agency and various local authorities). Many members of the team are SC or DV cleared. Members of chambers are also highly experienced in the pre-charge preparation of long-running investigations (particularly commercial fraud) and in developing the strategy and in managing and running teams of investigators and lawyers. Such cases frequently involve highly sensitive work and enquiries with consequent PII issues. We have experience in dealing with restraint and confiscation proceedings under POCA.
Amongst its current members Chambers presently boasts four from Treasury Counsel's Room, and seven former Treasury Counsel (three of whom served as First Senior Treasury Counsel). We also can provide coverage at all levels of CPS grading and across all specialist prosecution lists.
For further information on our prosecutions work, please contact our dedicated and experienced clerking team who can assist in the selection of counsel appropriate to any case.