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Rose Court Chambers
71–75 Shelton Street

London Bar > Crime

Leading Juniors

Mark Fraser – Rose Court Chambers 'Mark is a well prepared tactician in and outside of the courtroom. He has fantastic client care skills and clients really warm to his good nature quickly. He will fight to end of the world and back for his client and in search of justice in the courtroom he is a different beast.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Matheos Lefteris – Rose Court Chambers ‘Matheos is a strikingly good courtroom operator with an unerring eye for the best points. He has an air of unflappability when on his feet which greatly encourages client confidence. He is admired by judges and opponents alike and can always be relied upon to advance his case with meticulous attention to detail and not a little charm.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Yogain Chandarana – Rose Court Chambers ‘Yogain is an exceptionally hard working and gifted advocate. His cross-examination is first class and his closing speeches are excellent. A calm, thorough and charming advocate.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Ishan Dave – Rose Court Chambers ‘An up and coming young practitioner with a very good manner both in and out of court which exudes understated confidence. He is as good on paper as he is on his feet. He has good judgment and is a sound tactician too.' 
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4

Rose Court represents a bold new approach to Barristers’ Chambers.  By utilising a new and effective business model and by embracing advances in technology and video conferencing, we are able to offer the highest level of service to our professional and lay clients. Equality, diversity, integrity and transparency are paramount in everything we do and stand for.

About Us

Rose Court is a virtual Chambers founded in January 2021 by two highly – rated and very experienced Clerks and five senior Barristers. Formed amidst the tumult of a global pandemic, Chambers has as its core principles: excellence, diversity, equality and transparency. Chambers both defends and prosecutes and was created to herald the evolution of the modern Bar in the digital age.

We deliver a low-cost model of Chambers fit for the 21st Century, which strives both to reduce the cost of providing legal services to those most in need of them, as well as promoting accessibility to the profession of under-represented groups for whom cost continues to act as a barrier to entry and progression. We work to the highest ethical standards whilst offering both our lay and professional clients the best service possible.

Discrimination against traditionally under-represented groups is an historic and continuing injustice which has deprived the legal profession of many skilled practitioners. Rose Court Chambers are committed to promoting the prospects of individuals from traditionally under-represented groups in order to overcome discrimination and allow the most able practitioners to succeed, regardless of their background or identity, with structures and systems in place to support practitioners with families and other commitments outside of work.

Chambers will grow according to carefully developed policies and will focus on strategic recruitment in order to ensure that it provides services of the highest quality, whilst maintaining a diverse membership who actively represent Chambers’ core principles and values.

Areas of Expertise

  • Fraud, Money Laundering, Bribery & Corruption & White Collar Crime
  • Murder / Manslaughter
  • Serious Sexual Offences

Rose Court’s barristers provide professional legal knowledge and expertise, high quality advocacy and client-focused service across our diverse specialist practice areas.

Rose Court Chambers has a strong criminal team acting for both defence and prosecution from the Magistrates’ Courts to the Crown Courts and the Court of Appeal.

Why choose Rose Court?

At Rose Court Chambers, we pride ourselves on offering the highest standards of legal expertise, legal services and client care.

Solicitors choose Rose Court time and time again because of our professionalism and the efficiency with which we deliver legal services.

Our Clerks are very experienced, approachable and adept at identifying the particular needs of our professional clients and ensuring that they receive the best service possible. Our members are all pro-active in their case management, technologically adept and responsive.

Lay clients choose Rose Court due to the outstanding calibre of our Barristers and the high standards of advocacy, case preparation and written work that we consistently deliver, together with the care, attention and commitment given to each and every client and their specific needs. The achievements and track-record of our members speak for themselves.

We continue to strive to build a Chambers focussed on excellence, integrity and diversity. We are committed to bringing together top tier practitioners who are representative of the community we serve and who represent our core values.



Department Name Email Telephone
Senior Clerk Joel Mason 0203 988 7451
Deputy Senior Clerk Leon St. Muir 0203 988 7452
First Junior Clerk Callum Ratcliffe 0203 988 7453
Senior Fees Clerk Emily Winter 0203 988 7454
Member of Chambers Mark Fraser (2000)
Member of Chambers Susan Meek (1997)
Member of Chambers Charles Burton (1983)
Member of Chambers Graeme Wilson (1987)
Member of Chambers Samantha Giffin (1991)
Member of Chambers Andrew Frymann (1995)
Member of Chambers Kimberley Aiken (1995)
Member of Chambers Raymond Ali (1995)
Member of Chambers Paul Douglass (1996)
Member of Chambers Yogain Chandarana (1997)
Member of Chambers Matheos Lefteris (1997)
Member of Chambers Abbe Arnold (2000)
Member of Chambers Paul Spreadborough (2002)
Member of Chambers Danny Barnard (2003)
Member of Chambers Yimi Yangye (2004)
Member of Chambers Ishan Dave (2006)
Member of Chambers June Warwick (2009)
Member of Chambers Janaka Siriwardena (2010)
Member of Chambers Asma Khan (2011)
Member of Chambers Graeme Molloy (2012)
Member of Chambers Nargees Choudhury (2013)
Member of Chambers Twanieka Alcindor (2015)
Member of Chambers Kate Riekstina (2016)
Member of Chambers Lauren Hebditch (2018)
Member of Chambers John Briant (2017)
Member of Chambers Abdul Kapadia (2017)
Member of Chambers Helen Douglass-Dixon (2017)
Probationary Tenant Payton Goodred-Vaucrosson (2021)
Door Tenant Graham Trembath KC (1978)
Door Tenant Peter Moulson KC (1991)
Door Tenant Mark Hemming (1999)
Door Tenant Balvinder Bhatti (2003)
Door Tenant Robert Mochrie (2017)
Door Tenant Erin Kitson-Parker (2018)
Photo Name Position Profile
Kimberley Aiken photo Ms Kimberley Aiken Kimberley is an independent criminal barrister who has over 24 years of…
Twanieka Alcindor photo Miss Twanieka Alcindor Twanieka is an experienced junior barrister who defends exclusively in Criminal Law…
Raymond Ali photo Mr Raymond Ali With an exclusive Criminal Defence Practice, ranging from multi-handed drug conspiracies to…
Abbe Arnold photo Miss Abbe Arnold Abbe is regularly instructed in both defence and prosecution work; as leading…
Danny Barnard photo Mr Danny Barnard Although called to the Bar in 2003, Danny has been working in…
Balvinder Bhatti photo Miss Balvinder Bhatti Balvinder is a defence specialist. She has a reputation for working hard…
John Briant photo Mr John Briant John qualified as a barrister after two and a half decades working…
Charles Burton photo Mr Charles Burton Leading junior specialising in criminal defence across the full range of serious…
Yogain Chandarana photo Mr Yogain Chandarana Yogain Chandarana is a specialist criminal defence practitioner, instructed in a wide…
Nargees Choudhury photo Miss Nargees Choudhury Junior Barrister at Rose Court Chambers, specialising in all areas of crime. Nargees…
Ishan Dave photo Mr Ishan Dave Ishan is a determined and charismatic advocate with an exceptional presence in…
Paul Douglass photo Mr Paul Douglass Paul Douglass specialises in serious and historic sexual offences, violence, drugs and fraud.…
Helen Douglass-Dixon photo Miss Helen Douglass-Dixon As well as having an extensive background in criminal defence, Helen completed…
Mark Fraser photo Mr Mark Fraser Mark is a defence specialist.‍ He has a reputation for building a…
Andrew Frymann photo Mr Andrew Frymann Andrew Frymann specialises in serious crime, serious and historic sexual offences and…
Samathan Giffin photo Miss Samathan Giffin Sam is a committed skilled advocate who exclusively practises for the defence,…
Lauren Hebditch photo Miss Lauren Hebditch Lauren joins Chambers with previous experience having worked as a criminal defence…
Mark Hemming photo Mr Mark Hemming Mark is a polished lawyer with over 30 years experience in dispute…
Abdul Kapadia photo Mr Abdul Kapadia Before becoming a barrister, Abdul was a solicitor advocate from 1999 and…
Asma Khan photo Miss Asma Khan Asma demonstrates a high level of competency in each and every case…
Erin Kitson-Parker photo Miss Erin Kitson-Parker In 2017, Erin obtained a First Class Honours degree and Masters in…
Matheos Lefteris photo Mr Matheos Lefteris Matheos Lefteris was called to the Bar in 1997. He is a…
Susan Meek photo Miss Susan Meek Barrister specialising in Criminal Law, she only defends. Susan is an experienced…
Robert Mochrie photo Mr Robert Mochrie Robert has extensive experience in defending serious offences across the full spectrum…
Graeme Molloy photo Mr Graeme Molloy Graeme is a pragmatic and meticulous advocate who quickly grasps and identifies…
Peter Moulson photo Mr Peter Moulson During his career as Silk; Peter has been instructed in lengthy, complex,…
Kate Riekstina photo Miss Kate Riekstina Kate is an empathic, persuasive and thorough advocate predominantly with a criminal…
Janaka Siriwardena photo Mr Janaka Siriwardena Crime Janaka both defends and prosecutes at the Magistrates’ Courts and Crown…
Paul Spreadborough photo Mr Paul Spreadborough Having been called to the Bar in 2002 Paul spent many years…
Graham Trembath photo Mr Graham Trembath Since taking Silk in 2003 Graham has vast experience, specialising in defence…
June Warwick photo Miss June Warwick June gets matters dealt with quickly by using negotiation, tactical and forensic analysis…
Graeme Wilson photo Mr Graeme Wilson Leading Junior Counsel. Criminal defence. Graeme Wilson is a highly experienced and…
Yimi Yangye photo Miss Yimi Yangye A leading junior, Yimi is an experienced barrister with a predominately criminal defence practice. She…

Established in January 2021, we strive for excellence in everything we do and have at the forefront of our minds at all times integrity, fairness, equality of opportunity and equality in our treatment of others. This  approach is clearly enshrined in our constitution and Chambers’ policies. We are mutually supportive and inclusive at all times.

Discrimination against traditionally under-represented groups is a historic and continuing injustice in its own right. It has deprived the legal profession of many skilled practitioners. Individuals may suffer unjustified discrimination due to factors such as background and socio-economic status. We are committed to promoting the prospects of individuals from traditionally under-represented groups in order to overcome historic discrimination and allow the most able practitioners to succeed, regardless of their background or identity.

Under the Equality Act 2010, people are protected against unlawful discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, sex, race (including colour, ethnicity,  nationality and origin), sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, pregnancy or maternity and religion or belief.

Chambers is bound by the Equality Act 2010, both as an employer and in all aspects of its work, as a barristers’ chambers. This includes; the recruitment of pupils and tenants, the arrangements made for the distribution of work and the provision of legal services to the public. Chambers is also bound by the Employment Rights Act 1996 regarding employees.

Our Equality and Diversity Officer will constantly review all equality and diversity policies and draft a comprehensive diversity strategy and action plan.

Upon launch, Chambers’ website will include; a statement of our commitment to equality and diversity, our willingness to consider reasonable adjustments for any disabled candidates and our desire to encourage applications from under-represented groups. Chambers’ advertising will also include these statements.

We will ensure as far as possible that no individual is discriminated against directly or indirectly, consciously or non-consciously for any such reason.

Chambers actively encourages individuals from groups traditionally under-represented in the legal profession to apply.

The selection criteria for employment, tenancies and pupillage are based on objectively justifiable criteria. Chambers has a recruitment policy and procedure for the selection and recruitment of employees, pupils and tenancies, which forms part of this Diversity and Inclusion Policy.

In addition to Chambers’ contractual obligation to employees, full support and assistance will be given to any tenant who wishes to take leave on the birth of a child, both whilst they are on leave and when they return to work in accordance with the Parental leave policy.

Chambers will take all reasonable steps to support and assist tenants and pupils with disabilities, in training and in practice, by ensuring, as far as is reasonable, that facilities are suitable and accessible, that work is appropriate and that reasonable adjustments are made as required. In addition, Chambers will make reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities in accordance with our reasonable adjustments policy.

All applicants will be required to demonstrate their understanding and acceptance of Chambers policy and practice on equal opportunities and dignity at work.

CLIENT: Mohammed Zeb
COMPANY/FIRM: Managing Director, Stuart Miller Solicitors
TESTIMONIAL: “We as a firm have worked for many years with Rose Court’s excellent clerks and a number of its talented barristers.

We admire the principles that led to the creation of Rose Court, especially during such troubling and uncertain times.

First and foremost, we expect a first-class service and are never disappointed. Professional and lay client care is first rate, as invariably are the results which flow.

Their commitment to an outreach programme to both increase access to the profession from disadvantaged groups and aid understanding of the profession, marks Rose Court out as a positive force for good.”

CLIENT: Daniel Martin
COMPANY/FIRM: Partner, JMW Solicitors LLP
TESTIMONIAL: “I hold chambers’ leading counsel Mark Fraser in the highest possible regard, both personally and professionally.

I’ve worked very closely Mark on many very challenging cases over the years. Mark’s dedication to his client is paramount and he goes further than could reasonably be asked of counsel in the defence of his client’s interests. In particular, Mark is always conscious of the vulnerabilities of some of those who we deal with and he never loses sight of that when fighting their case to the fullest.

It is typical of Mark and his chosen colleagues at the bar, supported by the excellent clerks Joel Mason and Leon St. Muir, to set up a new progressive chambers against the backdrop of lockdown and the many challenges that has brought. Rose Court’s laudable commitment to actively promoting access to the profession among the underrepresented in our society, sets them apart from most on the criminal circuit.

In addition, Rose Court have managed to pull together a pool of real talent at all levels of call, which guarantees a higher level of client-focused service.

CLIENT: Sasha Sidhu
COMPANY/FIRM: Managing Director, SVS Solicitors
TESTIMONIAL: “Our Practice has worked alongside Rose Court’s talented clerking team for several years and has benefited from instructing their extremely able Counsel. Since its inception Rose Court has progressed admirably as a chambers and established itself as a market leader within a short period of time.

The quality of Rose Court’s advocates is emulated by their highly proficient clerking team and they are market leaders in both disciplines. The quality of the service that they provide is unrivalled within their field and bodes well for the advancement of greater societal integration given that chambers is diversely constituted.”

CLIENT: Amar Aujla
COMPANY/FIRM: Partner, Stonewood Lawyers
TESTIMONIAL: “Their clerking team really are a cut above: extremely capable, well organised and well resourced.

The calibre of barristers at both the senior and junior level is exceptional.

Client service is second to none. Nothing is too much trouble, and you always receive a helpful response.

The ‘outstanding’ Rose Court Chambers is a stellar set and provides excellent representation to clients, as well as support to solicitors through excellent training.”

CLIENT: Mohsin Ariff
COMPANY/FIRM: Solicitor, Lloyds PR
TESTIMONIAL: “Rose Court marked its inception in the midst of uncertain times. In the recent past many challenges have been faced by the profession. Rose Court have already set out making mark for having a refreshing approach to providing first class service to their professional clients. The clerks are always hands on with an extremely committed and formidable team of barristers being the backbone of Rose Court. Mark Fraser, Andrew Frymann and Ishan Dave are a few to name who have a proven track record for undertaking high quality work and achieving the desired results.”