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Set overviews: England and Wales

The ‘innovativeFoundry Chambers retains ‘a hardcore of proper defence advocates’; ‘these talented juniors will adorn the profession in years to come’. ‘These counsel can put the most experienced clients in their place by virtue of not just their legal knowledge, but also their practical experience and knowledge of courts, particular those in the Thames Valley and London areas.’ ‘Brilliant’ senior clerk Angela May is ‘resourceful, patently honest, and resolutely cheerful. She knows each of her barristers, and her instructing solicitors, really well.’ Also of note is Dean Begley as the first junior clerk and Daniel Blackman as the second junior. Daniel Sternberg has departed for Temple Garden Chambers; Elizabeth Lowe and Jonathan Davies have been appointed as circuit judges. Offices in: London

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Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)
Leading Silks

James Waddington QC - Foundry ChambersAn advocate with the art of making the difficult look straightforward.

Ranked: tier 2

Alexandra Healy QC - Foundry ChambersA silk of considerable intellect; she has a quick and incisive mind.

Ranked: tier 3

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Crime
Crime - Leading sets - ranked: tier 4

Foundry Chambers

Foundry Chambers is 'a very strong set' with 'competent and skilful counsel', who mostly prosecuted but also handle challenging defence instructions. John McGuinness QC was instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service in the Supreme Court, resolving a point of the construction of the Representation of the People Act 1983; the case resolved a legal issue prior to a trial that saw an employee of the Conservative Party given a suspended prison sentence for falsifying expenses during the 2015 general election. Szilvia Booker, led, prosecuted in a case after a number of young women were trafficked to a brothel, which was protected by a corrupt PCSO. Meanwhile, unled, Nicholas Dunham prosecuted a man who stalked television personality Christine Lampard, and in a Newton hearing was found to have sent tweets threatening to crucify her.

Leading Silks

Alexandra Healy QC - Foundry ChambersShe has full command of complex cases.

Ranked: tier 3

John McGuinness QC - Foundry ChambersHe is an advocate whom judges trust and his client care skills are superb.

Ranked: tier 3

Richard Jory QC - Foundry ChambersExtremely sound, calm and a good tactician.

Ranked: tier 3

William Hughes QC - Foundry ChambersHe presents cases with consummate skill and a persuasive, jury-friendly manner.

Ranked: tier 3
Leading Juniors

Henrietta Paget - Foundry ChambersA good legal brain combined with a confident court manner.

Ranked: tier 3

Lawrence Henderson - Foundry ChambersHe defends in a range of cases.

Ranked: tier 3

Nicholas Dunham - Foundry ChambersHe prosecutes serious cases.

Ranked: tier 3

Szilvia Booker - Foundry ChambersDeceptively good at cross-examination.

Ranked: tier 3

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Fraud: crime
Fraud: crime - Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

Foundry Chambers

Foundry Chambers' members have notable strength in prosecuting across a range of fraud matters, including diversion frauds, VAT cases, and Ponzi schemes, however, they are equally adept at defence work. Recent highlights for the set include Mark Bryant-Heron QC acting for the prosecution in a multi-defendant precious metals £17m VAT fraud, while Alastair Smith defended in a £210,000 mobile phone fraud case, involving fraudulent ordering and re-selling of multiple phones; the defendant received a suspended sentence.

Leading Silks

Alexandra Healy QC - Foundry ChambersShe possesses great client skills, and is adept at seeing clients through every type of difficult situation.

Ranked: tier 3

Jason Sugarman QC - Foundry ChambersA first-class strategic thinker.

Ranked: tier 3

Mark Bryant-Heron QC - Foundry ChambersFair, thorough and utterly deadly.

Ranked: tier 3
Leading Juniors

Alastair Smith - Foundry ChambersAn iron fist in a velvet glove.

Ranked: tier 2

Natalie McNamee - Foundry ChambersExtremely tenacious and extremely intelligent.

Ranked: tier 3

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Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture
Leading Juniors

Thomas Hoskins - Foundry ChambersVery hardworking, and highly experienced in civil recovery proceedings.

Ranked: tier 3

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Professional disciplinary and regulatory law
Leading Juniors

Tom Hoskins - Foundry ChambersA very personable barrister who will fight his client's corner.

Ranked: tier 3

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Set overviews: England and Wales

The ‘innovativeFoundry Chambers retains ‘a hardcore of proper defence advocates’; ‘these talented juniors will adorn the profession in years to come’. ‘These counsel can put the most experienced clients in their place by virtue of not just their legal knowledge, but also their practical experience and knowledge of courts, particular those in the Thames Valley and London areas.’ ‘Brilliant’ senior clerk Angela May is ‘resourceful, patently honest, and resolutely cheerful. She knows each of her barristers, and her instructing solicitors, really well.’ Also of note is Dean Begley as the first junior clerk and Daniel Blackman as the second junior. Daniel Sternberg has departed for Temple Garden Chambers; Elizabeth Lowe and Jonathan Davies have been appointed as circuit judges. Offices in: London

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