Foundry Chambers > London, England > Set Profile
Foundry Chambers Offices
QUALITY HOUSE, 5-9 QUALITY COURT
CHANCERY LANE, LONDON
Foundry Chambers > The Legal 500 Rankings
London Bar > Fraud: crime Tier 3The 'well established and recognised set' at Foundry Chambers have a 'great strength in depth' and are 'well respected, particularly in the area of fraud prosecutions', having been regularly instructed by the SFO and the FCA, although members also act for defence in fraud matters, including complex boiler room fraud, VAT and MTIC cases. James Waddington QC successfully represented the SFO as respondent in appeals by traders from European and American banks after a Euribor manipulation case, having been lead prosecutor in the three original trials. Mark Bryant-Heron QC was appointed to the circuit bench in September 2021.
‘A strong set with talented individuals at all levels.’
‘Good set for criminal fraud. They train their juniors well, are hard working, diligent and client-focused.’
‘Foundry Chambers are a well established and recognised set, covering multiple disciplines.’
‘Foundry Chambers are well respected, particularly in the area of fraud prosecutions. They have real depth with strong up and coming advocates evidence at all call levels within chambers.’
‘Excellent chambers, great strength in depth, quality at every call. Clerks are amazing and accommodating with lay and professional clients. Undoubtedly a set of good standing but still on the up.’
‘Clerks are brilliant. Senior clerk Angela May controls and directs all matters with charm and effectiveness. Good with clients, lay and professional. Ably assisted by Dean Begley and Daniel Blackman.’
London Bar > Crime Tier 4Foundry Chambers is ‘a very good criminal set with many excellent criminal barristers across the board of call from silks to juniors.’ Alexandra Healy QC was instructed by the CPS for the prosecution in a murder case, where the defendant was convicted of the murder of his 83-year-old mother by stabbing and then decapitating her. In another matter, David Harounoff is acting for a Swedish kickboxer who has been charged with the murder of record producer Flamur Beqiri, a man connected with several murders in Sweden and the brother of a cast member of Real Housewives of Cheshire. Henrietta Paget is sought after for her expertise in prosecuting in cases involving allegations of historic sexual offences and attempted murder.
‘A friendly and experienced set of chambers.’
‘An excellent criminal set with an ethic that involves prosecuting and defending in any case with equal enthusiasm and care.’
Foundry Chambers > Set Profile
Foundry Chambers is one of the UK’s leading criminal sets, currently headed by Alexandra Healy QC. It was founded in 1970 in Inner Temple by Sir Arthur Irvine QC PC, former Solicitor General and moved in 1994 to 9-12 Bell Yard, by which address it was known until 2017.
Chambers operated successfully at 9-12 Bell Yard until June 2017 when the set moved to new, modern premises, taking the opportunity to re-launch with a new identity. The new premises in Quality Court are situated in the middle of Chancery Lane at the centre of London’s legal district and provide Chambers with modern facilities and an ideal working environment.
Many former members of Chambers have been appointed to the Circuit Bench, and some to the High Court Bench with a number of current members appointed as Recorders of the Crown Court and as Chair of the Police Appeals Tribunal. Members of Chambers are also trained as Facilitators in the provision of “Advocacy and the Vulnerable” training on the South Eastern Circuit.
Chambers is committed to providing an exceptional recruitment and training programme and environment for its pupils, with in-house advocacy training provided on a weekly basis.
Foundry Chambers is an acknowledged leader in its fields of expertise. The set provides expert advice and representation for individual and corporate clients. The set is frequently called upon to advise and represent prosecution agencies, local authorities and regulators in the full range of crime and potential criminal liability. Civil expertise includes conduct of regulatory matters involving allegations of financial wrongdoing, professional misconduct and tax litigation. Chambers’ membership includes established practitioners in the fields of extradition, public law and immigration. The range of work and specialist teams of barristers make Chambers a single port of call for clients looking for solutions to matters crossing different legal disciplines.
Members act in many of the most challenging and high profile cases within its areas of practice. Ranked for many years as a leading set, chambers has been praised as “a superior criminal set” and “a powerhouse for serious crime”.
For individuals and businesses accused of criminal offences, Chambers offers advice and representation from the early stages of an investigation. Members of Chambers assist businesses in developing anti-corruption policies and in conducting internal investigations, along with advising businesses who are under investigation. Chambers has members on the SFO list at all levels.
Chambers has long standing experience in advising and representing individuals facing action from their professional bodies and on behalf of professional regulators bringing actions against their registrants. Members of Chambers are able to assist police officers, lawyers, accountants, health care and financial professionals and other professionals facing disciplinary action.
Chambers has expertise in revenue law, particularly where there is a fraud element, and represents the tax payer and HMRC.
Members are regularly instructed in asset forfeiture proceedings, including condemnation and proceeds of crime matters.
In recent years, Foundry Chambers has acted in some of the largest and most complex extradition cases both for the requesting state or Judicial Authority or the requested person. Chambers also offers expertise in the area of immigration for individuals and businesses.
Individual members of Chambers advise and are instructed by individuals and authorities abroad, including carrying out international litigation and advisory work. Countries where such work is undertaken include the Seychelles, Montserrat in the Caribbean, Panama and East Africa. Members also have experience in North America and The Hague.
Foundry Chambers offers expertise at all levels and prides itself on delivering unparalleled service to clients. Our approachable and efficient clerks’ room works closely with members of chambers to provide the best service for client needs.
|Stephan Alfred||Barrister.Criminal Defence & Prosecution / Fraud & Financial Regulation / Asset Recovery,…||View Profile|
|Darren Almeida||Barrister. Criminal Defence & Prosecution.||View Profile|
|Revantha Amarasinha||Barrister.Criminal Defence & Prosecution||View Profile|
|Szilvia Booker||Barrister.Criminal Defence & Prosecution / Fraud & Financial Misconduct / Asset Recovery,…||View Profile|
|Bethany Condron||Barrister. Criminal Defence & Prosecution||View Profile|
|Zarah Dickinson||Barrister.Criminal Defence & Prosecution.||View Profile|
|Katie Doherty||Barrister. Criminal Defence & Prosecution.||View Profile|
|Nicholas Dunham||Barrister.Criminal Defence & Prosecution.||View Profile|
|Ben Edwards||Barrister.Criminal Defence & Prosecution.||View Profile|
|Sarah Ellis||Barrister.Criminal Defence & Prosecution / Professional Discipline||View Profile|
|Rebecca Foulkes||Barrister.Criminal Defence & Prosecution.||View Profile|
|Edward Gordon-Saker||Barrister. Criminal Defence & Prosecution.||View Profile|
|Neil Griffin||Barrister.Criminal Defence & Prosecution.||View Profile|
|James Gwatkin||Barrister. Criminal Defence & Prosecution.||View Profile|
|Kate Hare||Barrister. Criminal Defence & Prosecution.||View Profile|
|David Harounoff||Barrister Criminal Defence and Prosecution||View Profile|
|Christopher Harper||Barrister. Criminal Defence & Prosecution / Asset Recovery, Restraint and Confiscation /…||View Profile|
|Alexandra Healy||She both defends and prosecutes. She is ranked in Band 1 as…||View Profile|
|Lawrence Henderson||Barrister.Criminal Defence & Prosecution / Fraud & Financial Regulation||View Profile|
|Tom Hoskins||Barrister.Criminal Defence & Prosecution / Fraud & Financial Regulation / Asset Recovery,…||View Profile|
|William Hughes||Silk Call 1989 Silk 2013 Practice; Criminal Law – Prosecution…||View Profile|
|Richard Jory QC||Silk||View Profile|
|Daisy Kell-Jones||Barrister. Criminal Defence & Prosecution.||View Profile|
|Emily Lauchlan||Barrister. Criminal Defence & Prosecution.||View Profile|
|Brent Martin||Barrister.New South Wales: 2001 Higher Court Advocate: 2012 England and Wales: 2015…||View Profile|
|John McGuinness||Criminal Defence and Prosecution; Fraud & Financial Regulation; Asset Recovery, Restraint and…||View Profile|
|Natalie McNamee||Barrister. Criminal Defence & Prosecution / Fraud & Financial Regulation / Asset…||View Profile|
|Anu Mohindru||Silk Criminal Defence & Prosecution / Fraud & Financial Regulation / Asset…||View Profile|
|Sophie Murray||Barrister. Criminal Defence & Prosecution / Fraud & Financial REgulation / Asset…||View Profile|
|Michael Newbold||Barrister.Asset Recovery, Restraint and Confiscation / Business Regulation / Extradition and Mutual…||View Profile|
|Henrietta Paget||Barrister.Criminal Defence & Prosecution / Fraud & Financial Regulation / Business Regulation||View Profile|
|James Partridge||Barrister. Criminal Defence & Prosecution.||View Profile|
|Toby Pleming||Barrister. Criminal Defence & Prosecution.||View Profile|
|Mary Poku||Barrister.Criminal Defence & Prosecution / Asset Recovery, Restraint and Confiscation / Professional…||View Profile|
|Alex Radley||Barrister. Criminal Defence & Prosecution.||View Profile|
|Nicki Roberson||Barrister. Criminal Defence & Prosecution.||View Profile|
|Ellis Sareen||Barrister.Criminal Defence & Prosecution / Fraud & Financial Regulation / Asset Recovery,…||View Profile|
|Sarah Selby||Barrister.Criminal Defence & Prosecution / Fraud & Financial Regulation / Asset Recovery,…||View Profile|
|Mark Seymour||Barrister. Criminal Defence & ProsecutionFraud & Financial RegulationAsset Recovery, Restraint and ConfiscationBusiness…||View Profile|
|Paul Sharkey||Barrister.Criminal Defence & Prosecution / Fraud & Financial Regulation / Asset Recovery,…||View Profile|
|Rose Slowe||Barrister. Criminal Defence & Prosecution||View Profile|
|Alisdair Smith||Barrister. Fraud & Financial Regulation / Asset Recovery, Restraint and Confiscation /…||View Profile|
|David Smith||Barrister.Criminal Defence and Prosectuion.||View Profile|
|Brinder Soora||Barrister.Criminal Defence & Prosecution / Fraud & Financial Regulation||View Profile|
|Sophie Stannard||Barrister. Criminal Defence & Prosecution / Professional Discipline / Asset Recovery, Restraint…||View Profile|
|Jason Sugarman||Barrister and Queen’s Counsel||View Profile|
|Jessica Tate||Barrister. Criminal Defence & Prosecution.||View Profile|
|Warwick Tatford||Barrister.Criminal Defence & Prosecution / Fraud & Financial Regulation / Asset Recovery,…||View Profile|
|James Waddington||Silk||View Profile|
|Benjamin Waidhofer||Barrister.Criminal Defence & Prosecution / Fraud & Financial Regulation / Business Regulation…||View Profile|