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Chambers of Oliver Blunt QC & Sally O'Neill QC

32 FURNIVAL STREET, LONDON, EC4A 1JQ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7405 3232
Fax:
Fax 020 7405 3322
DX:
72 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.furnivalchambers.co.uk

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

Furnival Chambers houses β€˜top-quality’ and β€˜effective’ advocates across the spectrum of criminal law, providing β€˜an elite level of representation, which simultaneously feels like a safe pair of hands’. β€˜Even if your first-choice counsel is not available, the clerks will ensure that someone of appropriate experience and skill is offered.’ Indeed, senior clerk Stephen Ball is β€˜the finest clerk you will ever meet – bar none; once you have met him, you know what real clerking really is’. He is β€˜a true legend’, β€˜hands-on’ and β€˜his clerking skills are like poetry in motion’. First junior Joel Mason also β€˜goes out of his way for clients’. Offices in: London

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London Bar

Crime (general crime)
Crime (general crime) – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

Furnival Chambers

Furnival Chambers is β€˜a go-to set for quality, efficiency and care’. Prior to taking silk in 2017, Caroline Carberry QC prosecuted a 17-year-old, who was convicted of the murder of a senior HMRC civil servant he knew, but arranged to meet on Grindr.

Crime (general crime) – Leading silks

Oliver Blunt QC - Furnival Chambers β€˜His work includes challenging multi-handed cases.’

Ranked: tier 2

Charles Sherrard QC - Furnival Chambers β€˜Dedicated, fastidious and incapable of switching off his brain once he has a case in it.’

Ranked: tier 3
Crime (general crime) – 2016 silks

Giles Cockings QC - Furnival Chambers β€˜Very able, good with clients and a fine advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

Stephen Moses QC - Furnival Chambers β€˜A new silk with a history of appearing in groundbreaking cases.’

Ranked: tier 1
Crime (general crime) – 2017 silks

Caroline Carberry QC - Furnival Chambers β€˜Calm, well prepared and an effective cross-examiner.’

Ranked: tier 1
Crime (general crime) – Leading juniors

Adam Morgan - Furnival Chambers β€˜He defends in a range of cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

Alexia Power - Furnival Chambers β€˜One of the most industrious and professional juniors at the Bar.’

Ranked: tier 3

Caroline Haughey - Furnival Chambers β€˜Dogged, focused and quite brilliant.’

Ranked: tier 3

Craig Harris - Furnival Chambers β€˜He has a superb eye for detail and grasps the key issues in a case quickly, however substantial or complex the evidence.’

Ranked: tier 3

Joel Smith - Furnival Chambers β€˜An extremely effective prosecutor with an easy manner inside and outside of court.’

Ranked: tier 3

Jon Swain - Furnival Chambers β€˜His down-to-earth communication skills make him very effective when addressing a jury.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Fraud: crime
Fraud: crime – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

Furnival Chambers

Furnival Chambers is β€˜an excellent set with many talented members renowned for being instructed in complex and lengthy cases’. David Durose successfully prosecuted a gang operating a boiler room selling rare earth metals at inflated prices; the four convicted received sentences totalling 29 years.

Fraud: crime – Leading silks

Charles Sherrard QC - Furnival Chambers β€˜An excellent silk, who takes the time to listen to his clients.’

Ranked: tier 3

Sandip Patel QC - Furnival Chambers β€˜A very good all-round advocate, who is quick on his feet in court.’

Ranked: tier 3
Fraud: crime – 2016 silks

Giles Cockings QC - Furnival Chambers β€˜His real skill is in tactical manoeuvring – he plays his cards carefully and well.’

Ranked: tier 1
Fraud: crime – Leading juniors

David Durose - Furnival Chambers β€˜A fair-minded and good-humoured prosecutor, opponents should underestimate him at their peril.’

Ranked: tier 3

Kieran Galvin - Furnival Chambers β€˜He has a good manner with lay clients and is well liked by instructing solicitors.’

Ranked: tier 3

Lisa Freeman - Furnival Chambers β€˜She is always well researched and has a great understanding of complex issues.’

Ranked: tier 3

Craig Harris - Furnival Chambers β€˜An excellent tactician, appreciated for his thorough approach.’

Ranked: tier 4

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International crime and extradition
International crime and extradition – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

Furnival Chambers

For some, Furnival Chambers is β€˜a go-to set for extradition law’ that includes a number of juniors, often with strengths in prison conditions cases. James Stansfeld and Nicholas Hearn were both involved in the Supreme Court case of Goluchowski and Sas v Poland, which concerned the level of information required in European Arrest Warrants for persons already convicted.

International crime and extradition – Leading juniors

Nicholas Hearn - Furnival Chambers β€˜A very capable and effective advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

Julia Farrant - Furnival Chambers β€˜Her paperwork is of an impressively high standard, as is her advocacy.’

Ranked: tier 2

James Stansfeld - Furnival Chambers β€˜He has a real talent for identifying and developing groundbreaking legal points.’

Ranked: tier 2

Joel Smith - Furnival Chambers β€˜He is very bright with good judgement and an ability to focus in on the heart of the issue.’

Ranked: tier 2

Amanda Bostock - Furnival Chambers β€˜Regularly instructed by the CPS extradition unit.’

Ranked: tier 3

Catherine Brown - Furnival Chambers β€˜Courteous, well prepared and in command of the facts of her case.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture
Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture – Leading juniors

Lisa Freeman - Furnival Chambers β€˜She is always able to explain matters to lay clients in simple terms.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Professional discipline and regulatory law
Professional discipline and regulatory law – Leading juniors

Kieran Galvin - Furnival Chambers β€˜He defends nurses, midwives and social workers.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Set overviews: England and Wales

Furnival Chambers houses β€˜top-quality’ and β€˜effective’ advocates across the spectrum of criminal law, providing β€˜an elite level of representation, which simultaneously feels like a safe pair of hands’. β€˜Even if your first-choice counsel is not available, the clerks will ensure that someone of appropriate experience and skill is offered.’ Indeed, senior clerk Stephen Ball is β€˜the finest clerk you will ever meet – bar none; once you have met him, you know what real clerking really is’. He is β€˜a true legend’, β€˜hands-on’ and β€˜his clerking skills are like poetry in motion’. First junior Joel Mason also β€˜goes out of his way for clients’. Offices in: London

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Sport
Sport – Leading juniors

Craig Harris - Furnival Chambers β€˜An impressive advocate and a pleasure to work with.’

Ranked: tier 4

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