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7 Harrington Street’s criminal practice is very well versed in handling instructions for the defence and prosecution in high-profile cases of sexual offences, historic abuse, murder, fraud, and large-scale drugs conspiracies. In a major highlight for the set, Nicholas Johnson QC successfully prosecuted Barry Bennell, a former football coach who was convicted of sexually abusing several adolescent boys. In March 2018 Ian Whitehurst moved to Exchange Chambers.

Members at 9 St John Street prosecute and defend in cases of multi-handed drugs conspiracies, serious sexual offences, large-scale fraud and homicide. In January 2018 Gary Woodhall was appointed to the circuit bench.

23 Essex Street’s crime team is well versed in high-profile cases of multi-defendant large-scale drugs conspiracies, complex fraud and serious historic and recent sexual offences.

Atlantic Chambers houses Anne Whyte QC, who prosecutes and defends in heavyweight criminal matters including terrorism, sexual offences and homicide.

The criminal group at Cobden House Chambers prosecutes and defends in heavyweight sexual offences, drugs and murder cases.

Deans Court Chambers has solid expertise across a spectrum of criminal matters, with advocates acting for the defence and prosecution in high-profile cases of murder, people trafficking, historic and recent sexual abuse allegations as well as multi-defendant drugs conspiracies. The set houses leader of the Northern Circuit Michael Hayton QC.

Exchange Chambers’ crime practice has β€˜great strength in depth’, housing 40 grade 4 CPS prosecutors in the group. Members have extensive experience in acting for the defence and prosecution in high-profile cases of large-scale drugs conspiracies, sexual abuse, multi-million-pound fraud, people trafficking and murder. In 2018 Ian Whitehurst joined from 7 Harrington Street; Simon Medland QC was appointed to the circuit bench; and Paul Taylor retired.

Garden Court North Chambers is well known for acting for the defence in large-scale drugs conspiracies, historic and recent sexual abuse cases as well as murder trials. In 2017, Pete Weatherby QC and Nina Grahame acted for the father in a case involving the alleged murder of a baby shortly after birth; the father was acquitted.

Kenworthy's Chambers’ criminal team, led by Barry Grennan, prosecutes and defends in multi-defendant drugs conspiracies, serious sexual offences, child abuse and homicide.

With an established reputation in criminal law, Lincoln House Chambers members frequently handles high-profile cases of homicide, money laundering, multi-defendant drugs and firearms conspiracies along with serious sexual offences.

Recent instructions for St John's Buildings’ criminal group include cases of serious sexual offences, historic abuse, large-scale fraud and homicide.

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