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At Crucible, professional excellence, client care and reliability of service remain central to all that we do. We aim to fuse this with a modern, creative and agile approach that sets us apart in the market. Specialising in: financial crime, serious crime, professional discipline and regulatory law.
Crucible was conceived, designed, structured and opened during the second half of 2020 against the backdrop of the COVID pandemic. We have learned from the challenges the pandemic has posed for businesses, both financially and organisationally.
Serious crime: Barristers at Crucible prosecute and defend cases across the whole criminal spectrum. The cases recently undertaken by members of Crucible range from high profile multi-handed murder cases to more sensitive and complex matters often involving vulnerable defendants and witnesses. Members of Crucible routinely appear at the Central Criminal Court, Crown Courts across the country and at the Court of Appeal.
Members of Crucible advise on complex and lengthy investigations pre-charge for prosecuting authorities, individuals and companies; they maintain a high level of commitment and dedication throughout the proceedings and on to appeal. A number of members of Crucible also specialise in extradition work and are known for their legal acumen and expertise in this field.
Financial crime: We are frequently instructed at the outset during investigations, from the initial discovery of a potential liability through to trials and enforcement proceedings. Our barristers have been instructed to defend in some of the highest profile financial crime cases in recent years, including three of the most recent individuals prosecuted alongside Deferred Prosecution Agreements. We are instructed by prosecutorial, regulatory and investigatory bodies in a wide variety of matters including bribery, tax fraud, pension fraud, money laundering and sanctions matters.
We have acted in the very highest profile fraud cases brought by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), HMRC, FCA, the Pensions Regulator, and the CPS (among others). Our pedigree is illustrated by the cases we have appeared in, from Libor and NHS Price Fixing to Tabenula insider dealer and G4S. Our depth of experience is such that we are often the very first point of contact that clients reach out for.
Professional discipline and regulatory: Members are highly regarded experts within their fields of practice, recommended in The Legal 500 rankings, and include Legal Assessors and Advisors to a number of Fitness to Practice panels. From our silks to our seasoned juniors we act in all stages of proceedings across the healthcare, financial, legal, transport and sporting professional regulators. The team is also able to call upon chambers’ substantial expertise in financial crime.
All of Crucible’s barristers have experience in serious criminal cases, which gives us a solid foundation in advocacy, forensic legal analysis and an ability to act in a wide range of associated proceedings. Several of members of the team have been appointed to the Health and Safety Executive List of Specialist Regulatory Advocates and have experience of Criminal, First Tier Tribunal and High Court appearances on behalf of government regulators.
Crucible’s barristers are frequently instructed to appear on behalf of bereaved families, interested persons and corporate entities at Coroners Inquests, including those engaging Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights, requiring juries. We have experience advising and representing individuals on appeals against Disclosure and Barring Service barring decisions, including appearances in the Upper Tribunal.
|Ms Libby Anderson
|She has recently acted in several cases involving gang violence, firearms, and…
|Mrs Laura Bayley
|Laura is recognised for her careful case preparation, considered legal submissions and…
|Mr Thomas Buxton
|He is instructed in complex, sensitive cases on behalf of the Royal…
|Mrs Julia Flanagan
|A highly experienced, innovative and hard-working advocate, Julia is a leading London…
|Ms Leila Gaskin
|Leila Gaskin is a leading barrister in her field. She both prosecutes…
|Mr Martin Goudie
|Member of Attorney General’s Panel of Special Advocates since 2005 dealing with…
|Mr Henry Grunwald
|Henry is a long-established Queen’s Counsel and dedicated advocate with forty-eight solid…
|Mr Neil Hawes
|Head of Chambers
|Mrs Laura Herbert
|Known for her clear and cogent advice she is a persuasive advocate…
|Mr Roderick James
|Described by instructing solicitors as “very methodical with evidence and excellent under…
|Mr Michael Lavers
|Michael is a committed barrister with a strong sense of social justice.…
|Ms Tasmin Malcolm
|Examples of instructions include Murder and Serious Violence (such as s.18 GBH,…
|Ms Briony Molyneux
|Ms Alexandra Monaghan
|She is regularly instructed in cases involving vulnerable defendants, including defendants as…
|Mr Oliver Renton
|Oliver is regularly instructed to defend grave and complex matters, often involving…
|Ms Claire Robinson
|Claire is an experienced barrister who regularly acts as leading junior and…
|Mr Ben Rowe
|Ben Rowe is a founding member of Crucible and specialises in serious,…
|Mrs Clea Topolski
|Clea has an exclusive defence practice in serious crime and is regularly…