Brian O'Neill QC

Brian O’Neill QC

"An exceptional counsel. He knows what works best with the bench, and has excellent case management and preparation."

Legal 500 UK 2022
Year of call: 1987 QC: 2010
For enquiries please call: 020 7353 5324 or email vcard cv linkedin save

Now entering his twelfth year in Silk, Brian provides advice and advocacy in private prosecutions (in which he has a particular expertise), business crime, and serious crime. His expert skills can be applied to any complex situation whether defending or prosecuting across various jurisdictions. He advises corporate clients in this jurisdiction and abroad and gives advice to foreign Governments. He has appeared in numerous high profile cases and has represented a number of professional footballers.

Brian is consistently recommended in the principal industry guides as a leader at the Criminal Bar with quotes such as:

“He is extremely effective in court.” – Chambers UK 2022

“He has the jury eating out of his hand.” – Legal 500 UK 2021

“Calm, confident and very down to earth, he has an encyclopedic knowledge of the law.” – Chambers UK 2021

“He’s the real deal when it comes to private prosecutions.” – Chambers UK 2021

“He possesses that rare gravitas through which he can command a courtroom with ease.” – Legal 500 2020

“He’s very thorough, he’s very organised, and he shows great attention to detail.” – Chambers UK

“A very strong practice…he is very level headed and very cool” – Chambers UK

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