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The Legal 500 Hall of Fame Icon The Legal 500 Hall of Fame highlights individuals who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence. The Hall of Fame highlights, to clients, the law firm partners who are at the pinnacle of the profession. In the United Kingdon, the criteria for entry is to have been recognised by The Legal 500 as one of the elite leading lawyers for eight years. These partners are highlighted below and throughout the editorial.
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  1. Crime – Leading silks
  2. Crime – Leading juniors

Crime – Leading silks

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    • Ian Duguid QC - Black ChambersHighly experienced in prosecuting and defending in serious criminal matters.
    • Donald Findlay QC - Mackinnon StableHis expertise includes terrorism cases.
    • Murdo MacLeod QC - Compass ChambersA fearless and tenacious cross-examiner; an impressive figure in court.
    • Derek Ogg QC - Mackinnon StableVery well known for prosecuting in serious sexual offences trials.
    • Mark Stewart QC - Compass ChambersA very grounded and approachable silk.

Crime – Leading juniors

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    • Gavin Anderson - Compass ChambersCalm, measured and very effective in court.
    • Susan Duff - Compass ChambersAn adroit cross-examiner.
    • Ronnie Renucci - Black ChambersPast instructions include murder cases and multimillion-pound drugs trials.

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Black Chambers’s key area of strength remains criminal law; members’ workloads include multi-million-pound drugs and fraud cases, murder, serious sexual offences and terrorism.

Compass Chambers’ advocates handle a wide spectrum of criminal matters, including serious sexual offences, murder, multi-handed serious violence and regulatory crime. In June 2018 Gavin Anderson joined from Westwater Advocates.

Members of Mackinnon Stable have expertise in a broad spectrum of criminal matters, including terrorism, murder and serious sexual offences.

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