Orlando Pownall QC

Orlando Pownall QC

"He is a supreme performer and an artist of the courtroom"

Chambers UK 2016
Year of call: 1975 QC: 2002
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Orlando is ‘regarded by his peers as being one of the best of the best’ at the Criminal Bar. Ranked as a ‘star’ silk by Chambers UK, he is frequently instructed as leading counsel in high profile cases, carrying ‘great authority with Judges’.

Having defended on a number of high profile cases, including the recent and successful defence of New Zealand cricket captain Chris Cairns who was tried for perjury and perverting the courts of justice, Orlando is described as ‘a good cross-examiner…who defends well and has a huge presence in court’.

Orlando is repeatedly instructed by high profile clients to provide pre-charge advice for a range of criminal and business crime charges. He is said to be“”Very engaging and passionate – he gets stuck in.”

He undertakes a number of financial crime cases, having been instructed most recently in Operation Tabernula, one of the largest insider dealing cases bought by the Financial Conduct Authority.

“He is the most wonderful jury advocate, who charms juries and carries great authority with judges.” – Chambers UK 2016

“It is great to work with him as he is an amazing advocate who is hard-working, very classy and modest.” – Chambers UK 2016

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