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Members of London-based set Drystone Chambers handle cases of organised crime, historic and recent sexual offences, murder and fraud across the Midland Circuit.

No5 Barristers Chambers’ criminal team has a wealth of expertise in prosecuting and defending across a range of heavyweight criminal matters, including high-profile murders, historic and recent serious sexual offences, high-value fraud, multi-handed drugs conspiracies and gang violence. Recent work includes acting in Operation Falkenbach, regarding a Β£80m money laundering conspiracy, and successfully prosecuting in R v Leroy Sterling, where the defendant was convicted of the murder of his ex-partner and the attempted murder of his ex-partner’s new boyfriend. In 2018 Alexander Stein moved to 2 Bedford Row.

St Ives Chambers’ criminal practice reports an uptick in large-scale drugs conspiracies over the last 12 months; other recent work includes serious sexual offences, including cases of historic abuse, and homicide. Members of the team are acting in the ongoing Operation Emboss case, regarding two multi-handed conspiracies to import and supply cocaine into the United Kingdom.

The criminal team at St Philips Chambers are instructed in, among other areas, cases of murder, corporate manslaughter, terrorism, human trafficking, serious sexual offences (including historic abuse), and drugs conspiracies. In 2017 Kevin Hegarty QC successfully prosecuted Sivan Amin, who murdered his former housemate in a knife attack. In 2018 Heidi Kubik QC took silk and was appointed to the circuit bench.

London-based set The 36 Group houses members who practice across the Midland Circuit in cases involving cybercrime, human trafficking, homicide and serious sexual offences. In 2017 Mary Prior QC represented one of the defendants in R v Pendery and Crane regarding the murder of Carl Pask, who was beaten to death in his home.

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