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

Crime – Leading silks

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    • Ian Duguid QC - Black Chambers β€˜Highly experienced in prosecuting and defending in serious criminal matters.’
    • Donald Findlay QC - Mackinnon Stable β€˜His expertise includes terrorism cases.’
    • Murdo MacLeod QC - Compass Chambers β€˜A fearless and tenacious cross-examiner; an impressive figure in court.’
    • Derek Ogg QC - Mackinnon Stable β€˜Very well known for prosecuting in serious sexual offences trials.’
    • Mark Stewart QC - Compass Chambers β€˜A very grounded and approachable silk.’

Crime – Leading juniors

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    • Gavin Anderson - Compass Chambers β€˜Calm, measured and very effective in court.’
    • Susan Duff - Compass Chambers β€˜An adroit cross-examiner.’
    • Ronnie Renucci - Black Chambers β€˜Past instructions include murder cases and multimillion-pound drugs trials.’

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Black Chambers’s key area of strength remains criminal law; members’ workloads include multi-million-pound drugs and fraud cases, murder, serious sexual offences and terrorism.

Compass Chambers’ advocates handle a wide spectrum of criminal matters, including serious sexual offences, murder, multi-handed serious violence and regulatory crime. In June 2018 Gavin Anderson joined from Westwater Advocates.

Members of Mackinnon Stable have expertise in a broad spectrum of criminal matters, including terrorism, murder and serious sexual offences.

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