Set Profile > Drystone Chambers > London, England

Chambers of Karim Khalil QC and Andrew Campbell Tiech QC
Drystone Chambers
35 BEDFORD ROW
LONDON
WC1R 4JH
England

Consumer

Leading Juniors

Richard Heller - Drystone ChambersIt is always a pleasure to instruct Richard. His presentation is impeccable, his delivery impressive and his cross-examination both sharp and probing.
Ranked: Tier 1

Crime (general and fraud) Tier 2

Enjoying a stellar reputation, Drystone Chambers remains one of the top circuits, with members being instructed in several high profile criminal cases. Karim Khalil QC represented the first defendant in a trial concerning an alleged "boiler room" in which the CPS offered no evidence after it was identified that the key prosecution expert, who had been used in over twenty prior trials, was unqualified.

Leading Silks

Karim Khalill QC - Drystone ChambersA formidable advocate who is highly intelligent, excellent with paperwork and an engaging personality.
Ranked: Tier 1

2020 Silks

Leading Juniors

William Carter - Drystone ChambersHe possesses a calm and reassuring manner with clients and in court and commands a great deal of respect among his peers.
Ranked: Tier 2
Lynne Shirley - Drystone ChambersShe has a superb knowledge of the law and is always well-prepared; she is a tenacious advocate and always provides superb client care putting the client at ease during the proceedings.
Ranked: Tier 2
Claire Matthews - Drystone ChambersFabulously prepared for ehr cases, she has an extraordinary ability to speak to anyone and everyone on their level.
Ranked: Tier 3
Stephen Spence - Drystone ChambersHe is calmness personified and inspires true confidence.
Ranked: Tier 3

Proceeds of crime (POCA) and asset forfeiture

Leading Juniors

Barnaby Hone - Drystone ChambersHe has a forensic knowledge of POCA matters, with an unrivalled understanding of complex financial legislation. Barnaby is extremely approachable and helpful and goes the extra mile for those instructing him.
Ranked: Tier 3

Crime

Leading Silks

Michael Magarian QC - Drystone ChambersA robust advocate not afraid to give clients a voice that is heard; he will fight tirelessly for his client. He is also a stalwart silk who is great with the most difficult clients.
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Zarif Khan - Drystone ChambersHe able to grasp new laws very quickly and explain them to clients in digestible way. Proactive, approachable, and effective strategist and advocate able to deal with the most complicated cases with ease.
Ranked: Tier 3

Fraud: crime

Leading Juniors

Annie Johnston - Drystone ChambersAnnie is a highly experienced, able and successful advocate and fearless in respect of all types of cases. She is very personable and client friendly and makes clients feel at ease.
Ranked: Tier 3
Andrew Price - Drystone ChambersHe has a thoughtful manner which relaxes clients instantly and he is able to convey complicated things simply so that clients can fully appreciate their position. Respected by judges and juries in equal measure, he commands the attention of the court.
Ranked: Tier 4
Jack Talbot - Drystone ChambersFirst class in his client presentation.
Ranked: Tier 4

Immigration (including business immigration)

Leading Juniors

Julian Norman - Drystone ChambersMs Norman is a brilliant advocate and fearless fighter for justice. She is approachable and very prompt with detailed and strategic advice. Extremely thorough in her preparation for appeals and for judicial review proceedings. Very dedicated and passionate counsel. She is articulate in her submissions and impressive both on feet and on paper.
Ranked: Tier 4

Crime (general and fraud)

Drystone Chambers is 'an excellent set with a variety of counsel', with a number members active in both prosecution and defence work, primarily in the Wessex part of the circuit. Matthew Jewell QC prosecuted at first instance and in the Court of Appeal in R v Fisher, the latter stage of which being the first case at that level to consider the new sentencing guideline for manslaughter. Robert Bryan prosecuted a couple who filmed themselves sexually abusing a child, in which expert evidence was used to identify the defendants from their hands. The 'tenacious and hardworkingRebecca Fairbairn is an expert in both prosecuting and defending rape and serious sexual offences and highlighted for her handling of vulnerable parties. As a former officer in the Royal Navy, rising star Helen Easterbrook maintains strong military links via the Royal Naval Reserve and regularly defends before the Courts-Martial in addition to prosecuting and defending across the full range of criminal law matters.

Rising stars

Helen Easterbrook - Drystone ChambersShe invests a lot of time and effort into her cases, even the simplest or low-grade cases. Her enthusiasm and commitment never ebbs. She is personable and communicates well with clients. She is exceptional when it comes to legal research.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Matthew Jewell QC - Drystone ChambersHe is a charming and fair advocate. Liked by both opponents and judges he is co-operative, knowledgeable on the law, measured, unflashy and quietly understated with a devastating line in cross-examination. Smooth, old-fashioned quality. He makes everything look easy.
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Robert Bryan - Drystone ChambersHe has the ability to reassure clients, and is always very committed to his cases.
Ranked: Tier 2
Rebecca Fairbairn - Drystone ChambersShe is tenacious, hardworking and very personable. Whilst always fighting her corner, she gets on well with both her opponents and judges alike. She has great communication skills and juries warm well to her.
Ranked: Tier 2
Barnaby Shaw - Drystone ChambersAn excellent advocate who is always on top of his brief.
Ranked: Tier 2

Crime (general and fraud)

Drystone Chambers's new silk Allison Summers is instructed in cases on the South-Eastern and Midland Circuits. Her case experience includes homicides, joint enterprise, somnambulism, and infanticide, as well as cases involving rape and other serious sexual offences.

Set overviews: England and Wales

Drystone Chambers is a multidisciplinary set with particular expertise across the spectrum of criminal law. In recent news, Allison Summers QC took silk in March 2020; Lynne Shirley (formerly of East Anglian Chambers), Ahmed Muen and Vaneeta Sharma (previously of Holborn Chambers) joined the set; Barnaby Hone has been appointed the first Visiting Professor of Practice at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies; Julian Norman  has been appointed as a Family Court Recorder, sitting in Central London; the set has been appointed to the barristers’ panel of the London Borough's Legal Alliance; Sharmistha Michaels was appointed a chair of the Police Misconduct Panel.

Testimonials

Clerks: The service we get is exceptional, Richard and Ryan make a great criminal clerking team and constantly keep us informed in the ever changing warned/reserve list scenarios. They respond to emails efficiently and are quick to return our calls.

Responsive and supportive clerking team with shrewd knowledge for customer care, prioritising urgency and responsibility. Richard Goodman and Steve McCarthy out stand from the rest of the clerking team with their friendly and reliable approach. They are accurate in their approach to the case details, operative in arranging for the conferences and acceptance of the counsel instructions.

Ryan Bartlett – an excellent clerk – understands what counsel is right for a particular case

Ryan Bartlett is the stand out clerk of chambers. He is personable, helpful and reliable.

The Clerks here are incredibly helpful, approachable, and eager to assist. They respond rapidly and actively liaise with the courts’ listings officers direct in an effort to assist.

The clerks provide an excellent service. They are knowledgeable about the court process and advise on the appropriate counsel for a given type of case.

The set we have found to be helpful and efficient. If any issues arise with availability of counsel then they will do all they can to resolve it. The Clerks are approachable and will problem solve as best they can where needed.

Well organised and friendly clerking team. Operatively take instruction, connect you with the counsel and go beyond their responsibilities to assist.

Set:

The communication is good, the support excellent and the follow up attendance notes are always clear and detailed.

Chambers are very highly regarded by my firm. They are helpful, and always try and ensure the briefed advocate covers the individual hearing.

Chambers is blessed with a wide spread of talented counsel over a broad spectrum of specialist subjects. They always have the right person at the right level available. Throughout the year they offer to all a training/education programme covering many specialist topics but particularly the Fraud/POCA lectures are of real significance in terms of education.

Extremely friendly and supportive set that offers its services in variety of practice areas.

Set offers very informative and practical training seminars. I undoubtedly recommend to engage with the barristers of the set as they inspire the practitioners with confidence

Fantastic chambers who go the extra mile, willing to work with solicitors providing solutions to any obstacles.

Since being recommended to Drystone Chambers in 2015 I have been impressed by how approachable the barristers and clerks I have come into contact with have been. All seem quick to respond and easy to deal with.

The set we have found to be helpful and efficient. If any issues arise with availability of counsel then they will do all they can to resolve it.

This is a very helpful set in that as well as providing excellent barristers for fraud and general crime, there is also a specialisation in respect of POCA and associated Legislation, which crosses the little practice border between criminal/civil law.

We are very pleased to work with Drystone Chambers, who has very experienced and talented barristers in immigration and other areas of law. Chambers have good availability of counsels, they provide a variety of professional training in immigration and other areas of law.

Set overviews: England and Wales

Drystone Chambers is a multidisciplinary set with particular expertise across the spectrum of criminal law. In recent news, Allison Summers QC took silk in March 2020; Lynne Shirley (formerly of East Anglian Chambers), Ahmed Muen and Vaneeta Sharma (previously of Holborn Chambers) joined the set; Barnaby Hone has been appointed the first Visiting Professor of Practice at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies; Julian Norman  has been appointed as a Family Court Recorder, sitting in Central London; the set has been appointed to the barristers’ panel of the London Borough's Legal Alliance; Sharmistha Michaels was appointed a chair of the Police Misconduct Panel.

Testimonials

Clerks: The service we get is exceptional, Richard and Ryan make a great criminal clerking team and constantly keep us informed in the ever changing warned/reserve list scenarios. They respond to emails efficiently and are quick to return our calls.

Responsive and supportive clerking team with shrewd knowledge for customer care, prioritising urgency and responsibility. Richard Goodman and Steve McCarthy out stand from the rest of the clerking team with their friendly and reliable approach. They are accurate in their approach to the case details, operative in arranging for the conferences and acceptance of the counsel instructions.

Ryan Bartlett – an excellent clerk – understands what counsel is right for a particular case

Ryan Bartlett is the stand out clerk of chambers. He is personable, helpful and reliable.

The Clerks here are incredibly helpful, approachable, and eager to assist. They respond rapidly and actively liaise with the courts’ listings officers direct in an effort to assist.

The clerks provide an excellent service. They are knowledgeable about the court process and advise on the appropriate counsel for a given type of case.

The set we have found to be helpful and efficient. If any issues arise with availability of counsel then they will do all they can to resolve it. The Clerks are approachable and will problem solve as best they can where needed.

Well organised and friendly clerking team. Operatively take instruction, connect you with the counsel and go beyond their responsibilities to assist.

Set:

The communication is good, the support excellent and the follow up attendance notes are always clear and detailed.

Chambers are very highly regarded by my firm. They are helpful, and always try and ensure the briefed advocate covers the individual hearing.

Chambers is blessed with a wide spread of talented counsel over a broad spectrum of specialist subjects. They always have the right person at the right level available. Throughout the year they offer to all a training/education programme covering many specialist topics but particularly the Fraud/POCA lectures are of real significance in terms of education.

Extremely friendly and supportive set that offers its services in variety of practice areas.

Set offers very informative and practical training seminars. I undoubtedly recommend to engage with the barristers of the set as they inspire the practitioners with confidence

Fantastic chambers who go the extra mile, willing to work with solicitors providing solutions to any obstacles.

Since being recommended to Drystone Chambers in 2015 I have been impressed by how approachable the barristers and clerks I have come into contact with have been. All seem quick to respond and easy to deal with.

The set we have found to be helpful and efficient. If any issues arise with availability of counsel then they will do all they can to resolve it.

This is a very helpful set in that as well as providing excellent barristers for fraud and general crime, there is also a specialisation in respect of POCA and associated Legislation, which crosses the little practice border between criminal/civil law.

We are very pleased to work with Drystone Chambers, who has very experienced and talented barristers in immigration and other areas of law. Chambers have good availability of counsels, they provide a variety of professional training in immigration and other areas of law.

Regional Bar > South Eastern Circuit > Crime (general and fraud) Tier 2

Enjoying a stellar reputation, Drystone Chambers remains one of the top circuits, with members being instructed in several high profile criminal cases. Karim Khalil QC represented the first defendant in a trial concerning an alleged "boiler room" in which the CPS offered no evidence after it was identified that the key prosecution expert, who had been used in over twenty prior trials, was unqualified.

Leading Silks

Karim Khalill QC - Drystone ChambersA formidable advocate who is highly intelligent, excellent with paperwork and an engaging personality.
Ranked: Tier 1

2020 Silks

Leading Juniors

William Carter - Drystone ChambersHe possesses a calm and reassuring manner with clients and in court and commands a great deal of respect among his peers.
Ranked: Tier 2
Lynne Shirley - Drystone ChambersShe has a superb knowledge of the law and is always well-prepared; she is a tenacious advocate and always provides superb client care putting the client at ease during the proceedings.
Ranked: Tier 2
Claire Matthews - Drystone ChambersFabulously prepared for ehr cases, she has an extraordinary ability to speak to anyone and everyone on their level.
Ranked: Tier 3
Stephen Spence - Drystone ChambersHe is calmness personified and inspires true confidence.
Ranked: Tier 3

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Crime (general and fraud)

Drystone Chambers is 'an excellent set with a variety of counsel', with a number members active in both prosecution and defence work, primarily in the Wessex part of the circuit. Matthew Jewell QC prosecuted at first instance and in the Court of Appeal in R v Fisher, the latter stage of which being the first case at that level to consider the new sentencing guideline for manslaughter. Robert Bryan prosecuted a couple who filmed themselves sexually abusing a child, in which expert evidence was used to identify the defendants from their hands. The 'tenacious and hardworkingRebecca Fairbairn is an expert in both prosecuting and defending rape and serious sexual offences and highlighted for her handling of vulnerable parties. As a former officer in the Royal Navy, rising star Helen Easterbrook maintains strong military links via the Royal Naval Reserve and regularly defends before the Courts-Martial in addition to prosecuting and defending across the full range of criminal law matters.

Rising stars

Helen Easterbrook - Drystone ChambersShe invests a lot of time and effort into her cases, even the simplest or low-grade cases. Her enthusiasm and commitment never ebbs. She is personable and communicates well with clients. She is exceptional when it comes to legal research.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Matthew Jewell QC - Drystone ChambersHe is a charming and fair advocate. Liked by both opponents and judges he is co-operative, knowledgeable on the law, measured, unflashy and quietly understated with a devastating line in cross-examination. Smooth, old-fashioned quality. He makes everything look easy.
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Robert Bryan - Drystone ChambersHe has the ability to reassure clients, and is always very committed to his cases.
Ranked: Tier 2
Rebecca Fairbairn - Drystone ChambersShe is tenacious, hardworking and very personable. Whilst always fighting her corner, she gets on well with both her opponents and judges alike. She has great communication skills and juries warm well to her.
Ranked: Tier 2
Barnaby Shaw - Drystone ChambersAn excellent advocate who is always on top of his brief.
Ranked: Tier 2

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Crime (general and fraud)

Drystone Chambers's new silk Allison Summers is instructed in cases on the South-Eastern and Midland Circuits. Her case experience includes homicides, joint enterprise, somnambulism, and infanticide, as well as cases involving rape and other serious sexual offences.

Regional Bar > Set overviews: England and Wales

Drystone Chambers is a multidisciplinary set with particular expertise across the spectrum of criminal law. In recent news, Allison Summers QC took silk in March 2020; Lynne Shirley (formerly of East Anglian Chambers), Ahmed Muen and Vaneeta Sharma (previously of Holborn Chambers) joined the set; Barnaby Hone has been appointed the first Visiting Professor of Practice at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies; Julian Norman  has been appointed as a Family Court Recorder, sitting in Central London; the set has been appointed to the barristers’ panel of the London Borough's Legal Alliance; Sharmistha Michaels was appointed a chair of the Police Misconduct Panel.

Testimonials

Clerks: The service we get is exceptional, Richard and Ryan make a great criminal clerking team and constantly keep us informed in the ever changing warned/reserve list scenarios. They respond to emails efficiently and are quick to return our calls.

Responsive and supportive clerking team with shrewd knowledge for customer care, prioritising urgency and responsibility. Richard Goodman and Steve McCarthy out stand from the rest of the clerking team with their friendly and reliable approach. They are accurate in their approach to the case details, operative in arranging for the conferences and acceptance of the counsel instructions.

Ryan Bartlett – an excellent clerk – understands what counsel is right for a particular case

Ryan Bartlett is the stand out clerk of chambers. He is personable, helpful and reliable.

The Clerks here are incredibly helpful, approachable, and eager to assist. They respond rapidly and actively liaise with the courts’ listings officers direct in an effort to assist.

The clerks provide an excellent service. They are knowledgeable about the court process and advise on the appropriate counsel for a given type of case.

The set we have found to be helpful and efficient. If any issues arise with availability of counsel then they will do all they can to resolve it. The Clerks are approachable and will problem solve as best they can where needed.

Well organised and friendly clerking team. Operatively take instruction, connect you with the counsel and go beyond their responsibilities to assist.

Set:

The communication is good, the support excellent and the follow up attendance notes are always clear and detailed.

Chambers are very highly regarded by my firm. They are helpful, and always try and ensure the briefed advocate covers the individual hearing.

Chambers is blessed with a wide spread of talented counsel over a broad spectrum of specialist subjects. They always have the right person at the right level available. Throughout the year they offer to all a training/education programme covering many specialist topics but particularly the Fraud/POCA lectures are of real significance in terms of education.

Extremely friendly and supportive set that offers its services in variety of practice areas.

Set offers very informative and practical training seminars. I undoubtedly recommend to engage with the barristers of the set as they inspire the practitioners with confidence

Fantastic chambers who go the extra mile, willing to work with solicitors providing solutions to any obstacles.

Since being recommended to Drystone Chambers in 2015 I have been impressed by how approachable the barristers and clerks I have come into contact with have been. All seem quick to respond and easy to deal with.

The set we have found to be helpful and efficient. If any issues arise with availability of counsel then they will do all they can to resolve it.

This is a very helpful set in that as well as providing excellent barristers for fraud and general crime, there is also a specialisation in respect of POCA and associated Legislation, which crosses the little practice border between criminal/civil law.

We are very pleased to work with Drystone Chambers, who has very experienced and talented barristers in immigration and other areas of law. Chambers have good availability of counsels, they provide a variety of professional training in immigration and other areas of law.

 

Drystone Chambers was formed in 2015 following the successful merger of One Paper Buildings and Dyers Chambers. Capitalising on the existing success and reputation of both sets, chambers established a reputation as a prominent and leading set in London and the regions, with a growing influence nationally. Chambers continues to develop a broad range of work over a substantial area of the country, helping it to stand apart from other sets.

The set: Members have acted at every level of the criminal justice system in general crime, corporate crime, VAT and tax fraud, and proceeds of crime.

Chambers provides advice and advocacy across a range of practice areas including consumer and regulatory law, extradition, immigration, professional discipline, prison law, military law, aviation and sports law. The focus of chambers€™ ethos is to provide outstanding advice and advocacy at every level of seniority, while understanding and respecting the need for clear communication with professional and lay clients alike.

Types of work undertaken: Crime: prosecuting and defending in cases ranging from murder, fraud (including cases involving money laundering and confiscation), corporate crime often including an international element (currently practitioners are working in the Cayman Islands), drugs and sexual offences to motoring matters. Chambers has acted in many cases of notoriety and importance, including the ‘Cheeki Rafiki’ negligence manslaughter, the Soham murders, the Huntingdon Life Sciences campaigners, Fallon racing fraud, Operation Mellor (sham marriages), the Millenium Dome robbery, 21/07 terrorism trial, Damilola Taylor murder and the Allied Irish £750m mortgage fraud.

Consumer protection: the set acts for businesses, individuals and regulators across the full -range of consumer protection and trading standards work, from large-scale rogue trader cases and fatal food safety investigations to intricate product safety matters.

Professional discipline and regulatory law: members of chambers provide a comprehensive service assisting professionals with advice on their regulatory obligations from registration requirements, negotiations with the regulator and all stages of proceedings from interim orders to appeals.

Extradition: members of Drystone Chambers have shaped the law of extradition under the 2003 Act. The set has extensive knowledge of international human rights standards and understands how to deploy the right evidence to its clients’ advantage. In the last year Drystone Chambers has acted in cases concerning requesting states as diverse as Iraq, Peru, UAE and the US as well as securing its clients’ discharge in EAWs issued by Greece, Romania and Poland among many others.

Immigration law: Drystone Chambers provides advice and representation in all aspects of immigration law including asylum, deportation, applications under the EEA Regulations and applications under the points-based system. The set appears regularly in the first tier and the upper tier immigration tribunals. Its strong public law background means that it has particular skill in judicial review applications.

Administration: a dedicated and progressive team of clerks is at the heart of the administration, assisting in the development of each barrister’s practice and implementing chambers’ growth and development plans. They are praised in legal directories for their professionalism and efficiency as well as their accommodating service. The presence of a marketing director, working closely with the senior clerk, enables chambers to focus upon the retention and servicing of existing clients, coupled with the timely pursuit of broader categories of work through business development and recruitment.

 

Department Name Email Telephone
Senior clerk Mark Cornell
Marketing director Brett Carver
Members of Chambers CAMPBELL-TIECH QC, Andrew (1978)
Members of Chambers KHALIL QC, Karim (1984)
Members of Chambers MALCOLM QC, Alastair (1971)
Members of Chambers MASSIH QC, Michel (1979)
Members of Chambers MAGARIAN QC, Michael (1988)
Members of Chambers HARRISON, Roger (1969)*
Members of Chambers FARMER, John (1970)
Members of Chambers KELLETT, Charles (1971)
Members of Chambers SPENCE, Stephen (1983)
Members of Chambers VASS, Hugh (1983)
Members of Chambers COX, Lindsay (1984)
Members of Chambers WING, Christopher (1985)
Members of Chambers CLEAVER, Wayne (1986)
Members of Chambers KITCHEN, Simon (1988)
Members of Chambers JEWELL, Matthew (1989)
Members of Chambers CARTER, William (1989)
Members of Chambers HOBSON, Sally (1991)
Members of Chambers ASCHERSON, Isobel (1991)
Members of Chambers REIFF-MUSGROVE, Kaja (1992)
Members of Chambers PARDOE, Matthew (1992)
Members of Chambers O'DONNELL, Duncan (1992)
Members of Chambers BRYAN, Robert (1992)
Members of Chambers MYATT, Charles (1993)*
Members of Chambers GREEN, Jonathan (1993)
Members of Chambers FALK, Charles (1994)
Members of Chambers SHAW, Barnaby (1996)
Members of Chambers MCNALLY, John (1996)
Members of Chambers KHAN, Zarif (1996)
Members of Chambers ELEY, Joanne (1997)
Members of Chambers HAM, Nicholas (1997)
Members of Chambers MATHER, Stephen (1997)
Members of Chambers WALTON, Karen (1998)
Members of Chambers HELLER, Richard (1998)
Members of Chambers MATTHEWS, Claire (1998)
Members of Chambers HIMSWORTH, Mark (1999)
Members of Chambers THOMPSON, Ryan (1999)
Members of Chambers SUMMERS, Allison (2000)
Members of Chambers FAIRBAIRN, Rebecca (2000)
Members of Chambers BROWN, Azza (2001)
Members of Chambers BEDLOE, Giles (2001)
Members of Chambers DONNELLY, Stephen (2001)
Members of Chambers FARR, Philip (2001)
Members of Chambers JONES, Daniel (2002)*
Members of Chambers MINIHAN, Sean (1988)
Members of Chambers MICHAELS, Sharmistha (2002)
Members of Chambers DOLAN, Gary (2015)
Members of Chambers FLEMING, Giles (2016)
Members of Chambers MILLETT, Trilby (1996)*
Members of Chambers GURDEN, Alison (2000)
Members of Chambers GILLET, Gemma (2003)
Members of Chambers DEVAS, Nicola (2003)*
Members of Chambers HOWELL, Claire (2003)
Members of Chambers PRICE, Andrew (2003)
Members of Chambers STAPLES, Joanna (2003)
Members of Chambers RENVOIZE, Edward (2004)
Members of Chambers TALBOT, Jack (2004)
Members of Chambers GRAY, James (2005)
Members of Chambers DAVIES, Unyime (2006)
Members of Chambers HASWELL, Oliver (2006)
Members of Chambers HONE, Barnaby (2006)
Members of Chambers BIRBECK, Alan (2006)*
Members of Chambers EDWARDS, Jacob (2007)*
Members of Chambers KARBANI, Nawraz (2007)
Members of Chambers GORDON, Henry (2007)*
Members of Chambers HINTON, Hannah (2008)
Members of Chambers SWAIN, Jonathan (2010)
Members of Chambers WALTERS, Simon (2010)
Members of Chambers CARVER, Alice (2011)*
Members of Chambers NORMAN, Julian (2012)
Members of Chambers CAMERON, Alex (2012)
Members of Chambers PENFOLD, Rebecca (2012)
Members of Chambers DAVIES, Richard (2013)
Members of Chambers WILLS, George (2013)
Members of Chambers CHATTERJEE, Charles (1992)*
Members of Chambers HALSALL, Stephen (1997)*
Members of Chambers WAINE, Lydia (2007)*
Members of Chambers COMPTON, Charlotte (2008)*
Members of Chambers FREND, DAVID (1994)*
Members of Chambers GURDEN, ALISON (2000)*
Members of Chambers LUSCOMBE, Georgia (2017)
Members of Chambers *associate members
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 Isobel Ascherson  photo Isobel Ascherson Isobel is an experienced barrister who defends and prosecutes the most serious…
Mr Giles Bedloe  photo Mr Giles Bedloe Giles specialises in fraud, financial crime and business regulation. Ranked in Legal…
 Alan Birbeck  photo Alan Birbeck Alan’s reputation is for prepared, realistic and persuasive advocacy. He is regularly…
 Azza Brown  photo Azza Brown Azza’s experience in all areas of serious crime is impressive. She is…
 Robert Bryan  photo Robert Bryan As both Junior and Leading Junior Robert’s work covers the wide spectrum…
 Alex Cameron  photo Alex Cameron Alex regularly appears in the Crown Court, Magistrates’ Court and Youth Court…
Mr Andrew Campbell-Tiech QC photo Mr Andrew Campbell-Tiech QC Fraud – crime (including money laundering and asset forfeiture) – Leading silks…
 William Carter  photo William Carter Will Carter has forged a reputation as an extremely able and knowledgeable…
 Alice Carver  photo Alice Carver Associate tenant Alice Carver is currently working with Priestleys Attorneys in the…
 Charles Chatterjee  photo Charles Chatterjee Door Tenant Dr Charles Chatterjee combines a busy practice with his role…
 Wayne Cleaver  photo Wayne Cleaver Wayne is an accomplished and committed advocate with over 30 years experience…
 Charlotte Compton  photo Charlotte Compton Door Tenant Charlotte has recently moved to Jersey but remains a door…
 Lindsay Cox  photo Lindsay Cox Lindsay Cox has practised criminal law on the South Eastern Circuit, predominantly…
 Richard Davies  photo Richard Davies Richard joined chambers in 2016. He accepts instructions in the fields of…
 Unyime Davies  photo Unyime Davies Unyime is a criminal law specialist with a reputation as a formidable…
 Gary Dolan  photo Gary Dolan Gary is an immigration and public law specialist practising mainly in immigration,…
 Stephen Donnelly  photo Stephen Donnelly Stephen has developed a substantial practice in criminal law and has broad…
 Jacob Edwards  photo Jacob Edwards Jacob is an associate member and is now an unregistered barrister. He…
 Joanne Mary Eley  photo Joanne Mary Eley Joanne Eley was called to the Bar in 1997 and joined One…
 Rebecca Fairbairn  photo Rebecca Fairbairn Rebecca has a dual criminal and family law practice which has evolved…
 Charles Falk  photo Charles Falk Charles Falk is an experienced Criminal law specialist, regularly appearing in serious…
 John Farmer  photo John Farmer John Farmer has vast experience as a specialist Criminal barrister. The geographic…
 Phillip Farr  photo Phillip Farr Philip Farr is a highly able criminal practitioner with significant experience across…
 Giles Fleming  photo Giles Fleming Giles joined Chambers in 2017, and became a tenant in June 2018…
 David Frend  photo David Frend Called in 1994, David completed pupillage and practised independently in a London…
 Gemma Gillet  photo Gemma Gillet Gemma Gillet is currently on sabbatical. Gemma Gillet is an experienced Regulatory…
 Henry Gordon  photo Henry Gordon Henry Gordon has been appointed as Senior Crown Counsel to Montserrat. His…
 James Gray  photo James Gray James Gray is a dedicated criminal advocate recommended by the Legal 500…
 Jonathan Green  photo Jonathan Green Jonathan is a leading junior with considerable experience in a wide range…
 Alison Gurden  photo Alison Gurden Alison joined us as an associate tenant in June 2018 and in…
 Stephen Halsall  photo Stephen Halsall Dr. Stephen Halsall was called to the Bar in 1997 and is…
 Nicholas Ham  photo Nicholas Ham Nick is a regulatory crime specialist with over 20 years’ experience. With…
 Roger Harrison  photo Roger Harrison Roger Harrison has built a reputation as an experienced barrister who can…
 Oliver Haswell  photo Oliver Haswell Oliver joined Chambers in 2017 after spending his first ten years of…
 Richard Heller  photo Richard Heller Richard is a specialist practitioner who acts for regulators, businesses and individuals…
 Mark Himsworth  photo Mark Himsworth Mark is on sabbatical at present and and therefore not accepting any…
 Hannah Hinton  photo Hannah Hinton Hannah is an extradition law specialist. She has appeared in many leading…
 Sally Hobson  photo Sally Hobson Sally is a senior criminal practitioner with a practice consisting predominantly of…
 Barnaby Hone  photo Barnaby Hone Barnaby has a range of experience in international asset recovery, POCA, financial…
 Claire Howell  photo Claire Howell Although appearing for the Prosecution in large complex cases, she is sought…
 Matthew Jewell QC photo Matthew Jewell QC Matthew Jewell’s practice includes criminal prosecution and defence matters, covering in particular…
 Daniel Jones  photo Daniel Jones Daniel is a non-practising Associate Member of Drystone Chambers currently working in…
 Nawraz Karbani  photo Nawraz Karbani Nawraz is an experienced multidisciplinary practitioner with a particular interest in Contractual…
 Charles Kellett  photo Charles Kellett After 10 years of working on a wide range of cases in…
 Karim Khalil QC photo Karim Khalil QC Karim Khalil appears in many of the most serious and high profile…
 Zarif Khan  photo Zarif Khan Zarif Khan is an established practitioner with over 22 years experience at…
 Simon Kitchen  photo Simon Kitchen Simon is a specialist criminal law barrister. He brings his wealth of…
 Georgia Luscombe  photo Georgia Luscombe Georgia joined Chambers in 2017 and became a tenant after completion of…
Mr Michael Magarian QC  photo Mr Michael Magarian QC London Bar: Crime – Leading silks
 Alastair Malcolm QC photo Alastair Malcolm QC Alastair Malcolm’s practice covers every aspect of serious crime, from murder to…
 Michel Massih QC photo Michel Massih QC Michel read Law at London University. In 1979 he was called to…
 Stephen Mather  photo Stephen Mather Stephen is an experienced advocate specialising in Criminal Law. Called in 1997,…
 Claire Matthews  photo Claire Matthews Claire Matthews works across the South Eastern Circuit, with an exclusively criminal…
 John McNally  photo John McNally John McNally has had a broad common law practice and has appeared…
 Sharmistha Michaels  photo Sharmistha Michaels Sharmistha joined Drystone Chambers in 2017, having previously been at the employed…
 Trilby Millett  photo Trilby Millett Trilby has been a member of chambers since 2002 and an associate…
 Sean Minihan  photo Sean Minihan Sean has developed an outstanding practice both as a junior and as…
 Charles Myatt  photo Charles Myatt Charlie Myatt prosecutes and defends in all areas of criminal law. This…
 Julian Norman  photo Julian Norman Julian has fifteen years experience in immigration law. After ten years working…
 Duncan O’Donnell  photo Duncan O’Donnell Duncan O’Donnell undertakes all aspects of serious crime (including murder, fraud, serious…
 Matthew Pardoe  photo Matthew Pardoe Matthew has built his practice on hard work, attention to detail and…
 Rebecca Penfold  photo Rebecca Penfold Rebecca joined Chambers in 2013 taking tenancy in November 2014, following successful…
 Andrew Price  photo Andrew Price Andrew specialises in fraud, proceeds of crime, criminal and regulatory law. He…
 Kaja Reiff-Musgrove  photo Kaja Reiff-Musgrove Kaja acts as a junior and leading junior in a broad spectrum…
 Edward Renvoize  photo Edward Renvoize Ed Renvoize has developed an impressive practice having undertaken a common law…
 Barnaby Shaw  photo Barnaby Shaw Barnaby Shaw prosecutes and defends in Hampshire and Dorset and defends in…
 Stephen Spence  photo Stephen Spence Stephen Spence has considerable experience both prosecuting and defending in all aspects…
 Allison Summers  photo Allison Summers Allison Summers is a specialist criminal law advocate undertaking a range of…
Mr Jack Talbot  photo Mr Jack Talbot Fraud – crime (including money laundering and asset forfeiture) Professional Discipline Consumer…
 Ryan Thompson  photo Ryan Thompson Ryan is an exceptional criminal defence advocate with an enviable success rate.…
 Hugh Vass  photo Hugh Vass A former Member of East Anglian Chambers (1992-2002), Hugh Vass works in…
 Simon Walters  photo Simon Walters Simon is an experienced advocate who practises mainly in crime, regulatory and…
 Karen Walton  photo Karen Walton Karen Walton specialises in serious crime and maintains a practice that involves…
 George Wills  photo George Wills George joined chambers in 2016 following successful completion of a third six…
 Christopher Wing  photo Christopher Wing Christopher Wing was called to the Bar in 1985 and admitted to…