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  1. Crime – Leading silks
  2. Crime – Leading juniors

Crime – Leading silks

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    • Ian Duguid QC - Black ChambersWell known for acting in high-profile murder trials.’
    • Donald Findlay QC - Mackinnon StableNationally recognised for his extensive experience in criminal matters.’
    • Peter Gray QC - Compass ChambersHe communicates complex ideas in a succinct style.’
    • Murdo MacLeod QC - Compass ChambersA first-rate advocate.’
    • Derek Ogg QC - Mackinnon StableHe has particular expertise in prosecuting serious sexual offences.’
    • Mark Stewart QC - Compass ChambersA determined advocate, who fights for his clients.’

Crime – Leading juniors

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    • Gavin Anderson - Westwater AdvocatesVery approachable and communicates well with clients.’
    • Ronnie Renucci - Black ChambersExperienced in heavyweight criminal cases.’

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Criminal law is the keystone area of practice at Black Chambers, where members are instructed in a broad spectrum of cases, including sexual offences, terrorism, murder, fraud and drugs matters.

Members of Compass Chambers have expertise in regulatory crime alongside a broad cross-section of criminal offences, including murder and terrorism. In 2016, Mark Stewart QC acted for the defence in the high-profile HMA v Nyomi Fee & Rachel Trelfa case involving the murder of a two-year-old boy.

Advocates at Mackinnon Stable are instructed in criminal trials and appeals across a range of matters, including terrorism, serious sexual offences and murder.

Westwater AdvocatesGavin Anderson specialises in white-collar crime, including fraud and money laundering issues. However, in 2016, Anderson’s practice saw an increase in prosecution work in cases involving serious violence towards children; one such matter was the high-profile murder of two-year-old Liam Fee by Nyomi Fee and Rachel Trelfa.

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