Elizabeth Marsh QC > Chambers of Steven Kay QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Steven Kay QC
9 Bedford Row

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Elizabeth is a leading criminal silk specialising in murder, serious violence, financial crime, sex and drugs offences.

While enjoying the unique aspects of every case and client, the challenges of the new bring out the best in Elizabeth. For instance, in the high profile case of EC she had to develop a detailed knowledge of parachute jumping and the construction of parachutes and gas valves. Her client care is considered exceptional.

Elizabeth was a pupil and then tenant, in the same Chambers, which at the time was resident in 4 Brick Court, before the set moved to 9 Bedford Row in 2000. A transformation for which she co-ordinated the funding and moved the entire business into premises while acting as Chambers Treasurer. As a leading criminal barrister, she has covered the complete range of serious criminal allegations: with experience of Police; Homicide; Contract killing; Human trafficking – including the death of 58 Chinese migrants and modern slavery; every complexion of sexual offences – recent and historic; drugs and fraud. Elizabeth has considerable experience of dealing with young defendants and those suffering mental health issues and has extensive experience of cross-examining witnesses of all ages and presentations.


Called 1979; Gray’s Inn; Silk 1999; South Eastern Circuit.


Criminal Bar Association; Bar Pro Bono Unit; Justice; Liberty.


Blackheath High School; BA (Hons).


Peregrination, persiflage, pertinacity.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

Elizabeth Marsh QC9 Bedford RowA hands-on silk and a first-class operator; a force to be reckoned with. You want her in your corner not for the other side! She knows every detail of her cases and woe betide an ill-prepared prosecutor.