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Chambers of Karim Khalil QC and Andrew Campbell Tiech QC

Work 020 7404 1881
Fax 020 7404 1991


Drystone Chambers was formed in 2015 following the successful merger of One Paper Buildings and Dyers Chambers. Capitalising on the existing success and reputation of both sets, chambers established a reputation as a prominent and leading set in London and the regions, with a growing influence nationally. Chambers continues to develop a broad range of work over a substantial area of the country, helping it to stand apart from other sets.

The set: Members have acted at every level of the criminal justice system in general crime, corporate crime, VAT and tax fraud, and proceeds of crime.

Chambers provides advice and advocacy across a range of practice areas including consumer and regulatory law, extradition, immigration, professional discipline, prison law, military law, aviation and sports law. The focus of chambers€™ ethos is to provide outstanding advice and advocacy at every level of seniority, while understanding and respecting the need for clear communication with professional and lay clients alike.

Types of work undertaken: Crime: prosecuting and defending in cases ranging from murder, fraud (including cases involving money laundering and confiscation), corporate crime often including an international element (currently practitioners are working in the Cayman Islands), drugs and sexual offences to motoring matters. Chambers has acted in many cases of notoriety and importance, including the 'Cheeki Rafiki' negligence manslaughter, the Soham murders, the Huntingdon Life Sciences campaigners, Fallon racing fraud, Operation Mellor (sham marriages), the Millenium Dome robbery, 21/07 terrorism trial, Damilola Taylor murder and the Allied Irish ÂŁ750m mortgage fraud.

Consumer protection: the set acts for businesses, individuals and regulators across the full -range of consumer protection and trading standards work, from large-scale rogue trader cases and fatal food safety investigations to intricate product safety matters.

Professional discipline and regulatory law: members of chambers provide a comprehensive service assisting professionals with advice on their regulatory obligations from registration requirements, negotiations with the regulator and all stages of proceedings from interim orders to appeals.

Extradition: members of Drystone Chambers have shaped the law of extradition under the 2003 Act. The set has extensive knowledge of international human rights standards and understands how to deploy the right evidence to its clients’ advantage. In the last year Drystone Chambers has acted in cases concerning requesting states as diverse as Iraq, Peru, UAE and the US as well as securing its clients’ discharge in EAWs issued by Greece, Romania and Poland among many others.

Immigration law: Drystone Chambers provides advice and representation in all aspects of immigration law including asylum, deportation, applications under the EEA Regulations and applications under the points-based system. The set appears regularly in the first tier and the upper tier immigration tribunals. Its strong public law background means that it has particular skill in judicial review applications.

Administration: a dedicated and progressive team of clerks is at the heart of the administration, assisting in the development of each barrister’s practice and implementing chambers’ growth and development plans. They are praised in legal directories for their professionalism and efficiency as well as their accommodating service. The presence of a marketing director, working closely with the senior clerk, enables chambers to focus upon the retention and servicing of existing clients, coupled with the timely pursuit of broader categories of work through business development and recruitment.


Above material supplied by Drystone Chambers (Chambers of Karim Khalil QC and Andrew Campbell Tiech QC).

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