Criminal Defence

Chambers is widely acknowledged as one of the foremost criminal sets in the country, which offers specialised and dedicated representation for defence clients at all levels of the criminal justice system up to and including the Supreme Court.

Members appear throughout England and Wales, Northern Ireland and the Caribbean, and in other international jurisdictions. They provide outstanding legal knowledge, focused and timely advice, and robust and effective advocacy to individuals and corporates.

Chambers offers unrivalled experience and ability in the defence of cases of murder, terrorism and serious fraud. Expertise is provided at all levels in the fields of drug trafficking, armed robbery, blackmail, money laundering and other serious and organised crime.

Members have appeared for the defence in some of the most challenging and high profile trials in recent years, including:

  • The Adam Johnson trial
  • The Cairns Trial
  • Operation Tabernula – Defendant Charged with 10’s of millions of insider dealings, it was the largest prosecution of its type to ever have been brought.
  • The SFO’s Rolls-Royce investigation
  • Operation Yewtree matters including Paul Gadd (Gary Glitter)
  • R v KM, which used new DNA profiling techniques
  • Acting for individuals involved in LIBOR prosecution case
  • Jimmy Mubenga gross negligence manslaughter case
  • News International phone hacking cases (Rebekah Brooks and Ian Edmondson)

We also specialise in cases involving the use of social media, such as:

  • The Facebook juror case
  • The Twitter bomb joke case

Many cases in which members of Chambers have been involved have been of sufficient public importance to have been heard in the House of Lords / Supreme Court, including:


Jack Shah
Jack Shah, Senior Practice Clerk
Criminal Defence Team

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Directory Quotes

“An excellent set with, pound for pound, some of the best barristers at the Bar.” and “All the barristers here have excellent legal knowledge, a wealth of expertise and strong advocacy skills.”

Chambers UK 2021

“A very impressive chambers with an exceptionally high quality of barristers” and “one of the leading sets in the UK.”

Chambers UK 2020

Interviewees praise the set for having “dependable” and “first class” counsel who display “strength across the board” and provide “extremely high-quality service.”

Director of clerking Julian Campbell is noted for his “razor sharp” and “commercially aware” leadership. Senior practice clerk Ben Heaviside also attracts praise for his “very professional” approach.

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