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Tim Moloney QC

Work 020 7404 1313
Doughty Street Chambers (Doughty Street Chambers)


Tim Moloney QC is ranked by Chambers and Partners as a “Star Individual” for crime, and is also featured as a leading barrister for international criminal law. The Legal 500 also ranks him as a leading silk for crime, fraud and international crime; he was shortlisted as Crime Silk of the Year at the Legal 500 Awards 2019. Editorial for the guides describe him as “A phenomenal academic lawyer with an incredible grasp of detail”, as “Dedicated and passionate” with “Astonishing recall and attention to detail, and possessing a truly incisive mind”, and as “A remarkable barrister”.


Throughout his career Tim has been instructed in the highest profile cases involving allegations of homicide, terrorism, fraud, sexual offences, and other serious crime. He also has extensive experience of all levels of appellate advocacy including the House of Lords and Supreme Court. Unusually for a criminal practitioner he also has extensive experience of public law and judicial review proceedings arising from criminal justice issues. He is regularly instructed on extradition matters, and advises media organisations on terrorism and other aspects of criminal law. He enjoys permanent call to the Bar of Northern Ireland, and regularly appears in that jurisdiction for trials and appeals.

Outside of courtroom practice he undertakes extensive pro bono work relating to death penalty cases, and he travels the world providing human rights, Rule of Law and criminal justice training to judges, prosecutors and defence lawyers; recent assignments for the UN and NGOs have included Nigeria, Kenya and Pakistan.

London Bar

Crime (general crime)

Within: Crime (general crime) – Leading silks

Tim Moloney QC - Doughty Street ChambersA well-respected lawyer and advocate, particularly in terrorism cases.

Within: Crime (general crime)

Doughty Street Chambers handles a range of work for individuals, with particular strengths in terror-related work and criminal appeals. Tim Moloney QC handles a number of cases involving terror offences, including defending a woman who was convicted of forming a terror plot after striking up a relationship with a man on dating website. Piers Marquis defended a prisoner, who was acquitted of murder on charges regarding the stabbing to death of an inmate; the defendant’s case was that due to a state of anarchy in the prison he had to protect himself by arming himself with a knife.

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Fraud: crime

Within: Fraud: crime – Leading silks

Tim Moloney QC - Doughty Street ChambersVery good at taking difficult concepts and explaining them to a jury in understandable language.

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International crime and extradition

Within: International crime and extradition – Leading silks

Tim Moloney QC - Doughty Street ChambersHe brings a lot of light and shade to his advocacy.

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