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The set: Chambers was founded in 1964. In the early 1970s the decision was taken to specialise in criminal law and 3TG has continued to expand and flourish ever since. Today, with 66 tenants led by six Queen’s Counsel, the set provides strength, depth and dedicated representation at every level of the criminal law.

Several of its former members are judges, including one who was appointed Judge Advocate General. Chambers has an extensive and growing client base, undertaking publicly funded and private work. It is instructed by large numbers of excellent firms in London and the South East, and is becoming increasingly sought-after on other circuits, with professional clients instructing chambers from Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham and Wales. Its reputation is one of being efficient, friendly, approachable, reliable and professional, with one of the best clerking teams around, able to identify the most suitable barrister for every brief, ensuring that chambers maintains extremely high standards in its work. In the past year, chambers has welcomed six new members and in addition to its mainstay areas of fraud, murder, serious sexual offences and organised crime, drugs, firearms, kidnap etc chambers has continued to develop a reputation in business crime both domestically and internationally. Chambers has strengthened the teams dealing with business crime and related financial matters, serious sexual offences and extradition.

Types of work undertaken: 3TG’s core areas of work include large-scale frauds (boiler room, phoenix, mortgage etc); major drug conspiracies, many involving substantial telecoms, PGP and computer evidence, and many with hundreds of thousands of pages; murder trials involving deaths of serving police officers; POCA proceedings -restraint, asset recovery, confiscation; and appellate work – several members are currently instructed in Operation Midas, a large-scale fraud involving the alleged misappropriation of grant funding from the Welsh Assembly and the EU and the defrauding of private investors. Chambers is instructed in Operation Balaban, a sophisticated, multi-million pound carbon credit fraud which branches into frauds involving gold mines and high value diamonds. It is also experienced in the areas of art crime; asset forfeiture and confiscation; civil and commercial; coroners court; courts martial; extradition; firearm legislation; food safety; health and safety; human rights; international arbitration; police discipline; judicial review; landlord and tenant; licensing and regulatory; medical negligence; money laundering; murder; online child abuse offences; organised crime; parole hearings; planning/properties; prison law; public access; road traffic; serious sexual offences; social media law; sports law; terrorism; tribunals and inquiries; and youth court.

Recruitment: In the past year chambers has welcomed three new members and this process of recruitment, reinforcement and expansion will continue. As part of the ongoing recruitment policy, 3TG welcomes applications to join chambers. Please contact Kevin Aldridge (Chambers’ Business Manager).

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