Set Profile > Chambers of Karim Khalil QC and Andrew Campbell Tiech QC > London, England

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

Crime

Drystone Chambers is home to several strong criminal practitioners, who act on a wide range of criminal cases. Recent work highlights include R v David, a high-profile multiple rape case prosecuted by Robert Bryan in which the defendant used Grindr to connect with his victims.

Leading Juniors

Robert Bryan - Drystone ChambersExtremely effective when cross-examining vulnerable witnesses.
Ranked: Tier 2
Barnaby Shaw - Drystone ChambersAn excellent advocate who is always on top of his brief.
Ranked: Tier 2
Rebecca Fairbairn - Drystone ChambersShe knows her cases inside out.
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Silks

Matthew Jewell QC - Drystone ChambersA very accomplished crime silk.
Ranked: Tier 2

Crime

Members of Drystone Chambers are instructed across the spectrum of criminal law work, with members' specialisms including fraud, medico-legal cases, and historic sexual offences. Edward Renvoize recently defended in a large-scale money laundering case concerning a series of rogue trader frauds.

Leading Juniors

William Carter - Drystone ChambersOutstanding for both defence and prosecution briefs.
Ranked: Tier 2
Edward Renvoize - Drystone ChambersA calm and reassuring presence who is exceptionally good with clients.
Ranked: Tier 2
Sally Hobson - Drystone ChambersParticularly notable for fraud and sexual offences cases.
Ranked: Tier 3
Claire Matthews - Drystone ChambersProsecutes and defends with a particulart focus on serious violent or sexual offences.
Ranked: Tier 3
Stephen Spence - Drystone ChambersInstructed on a wide range of cases.
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Silks

Karim Khalil QC - Drystone ChambersParticularly recommended for gross negligence manslaughter cases.
Ranked: Tier 2

Set overviews: England and Wales

Drystone Chambers has a ‘wealth of experienced and talented barristers’, across silk and junior levels, specialising in criminal law. Members’ expertise in POCA, human rights, and serious crime make it a ‘go-to set’ for some solicitors. Continuing its expansion plans, the last 12 months has seen chambers welcome Graham Blower (Cartwright King), Helen Easterbrook (2 King's Bench Walk), Annie Johnston (REFORM CHAMBERS), and Benedict Peers (Fenners Chambers); extradition specialists Stuart Allen and Jonathan Swain have joined 9 Bedford Row. The clerks’ room has also seen change, with Mark Cornell stepping down as senior clerk. The names to note in the senior clerking team following the restructure include Stephen McCarthy, Richard Goodman, Ryan Bartlett, first junior David Cox, and marketing director Brett Carver. The clerking team ‘do their utmost to assist. This is vital when working at such a fast pace and with little time to think – there is no room for time wasting – and you can trust chambers to provide a service which exceeds my expectations’. Offices in: London

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Crime

Drystone Chambers is home to several strong criminal practitioners, who act on a wide range of criminal cases. Recent work highlights include R v David, a high-profile multiple rape case prosecuted by Robert Bryan in which the defendant used Grindr to connect with his victims.

Leading Juniors

Robert Bryan - Drystone ChambersExtremely effective when cross-examining vulnerable witnesses.
Ranked: Tier 2
Barnaby Shaw - Drystone ChambersAn excellent advocate who is always on top of his brief.
Ranked: Tier 2
Rebecca Fairbairn - Drystone ChambersShe knows her cases inside out.
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Silks

Matthew Jewell QC - Drystone ChambersA very accomplished crime silk.
Ranked: Tier 2

Regional Bar > South Eastern Circuit > Crime

Members of Drystone Chambers are instructed across the spectrum of criminal law work, with members' specialisms including fraud, medico-legal cases, and historic sexual offences. Edward Renvoize recently defended in a large-scale money laundering case concerning a series of rogue trader frauds.

Leading Juniors

William Carter - Drystone ChambersOutstanding for both defence and prosecution briefs.
Ranked: Tier 2
Edward Renvoize - Drystone ChambersA calm and reassuring presence who is exceptionally good with clients.
Ranked: Tier 2
Sally Hobson - Drystone ChambersParticularly notable for fraud and sexual offences cases.
Ranked: Tier 3
Claire Matthews - Drystone ChambersProsecutes and defends with a particulart focus on serious violent or sexual offences.
Ranked: Tier 3
Stephen Spence - Drystone ChambersInstructed on a wide range of cases.
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Silks

Karim Khalil QC - Drystone ChambersParticularly recommended for gross negligence manslaughter cases.
Ranked: Tier 2

 

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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 Azza Brown  photo Azza Brown
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 William Carter  photo William Carter
 Alice Carver  photo Alice Carver
 Charles Chatterjee  photo Charles Chatterjee
 Wayne Cleaver  photo Wayne Cleaver
 Charlotte Compton  photo Charlotte Compton
 Lindsay Cox  photo Lindsay Cox
 Richard Davies  photo Richard Davies
 Unyime Davies  photo Unyime Davies
 Gary Dolan  photo Gary Dolan
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 Alison Gurden  photo Alison Gurden
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 Nicholas Ham  photo Nicholas Ham
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 Richard Heller  photo Richard Heller
 Mark Himsworth  photo Mark Himsworth
 Hannah Hinton  photo Hannah Hinton
 Sally Hobson  photo Sally Hobson
 Barnaby Hone  photo Barnaby Hone
 Claire Howell  photo Claire Howell
 Matthew Jewell QC photo Matthew Jewell QC
 Daniel Jones  photo Daniel Jones
 Nawraz Karbani  photo Nawraz Karbani
 Charles Kellett  photo Charles Kellett
 Karim Khalil QC photo Karim Khalil QC
 Zarif Khan  photo Zarif Khan
 Simon Kitchen  photo Simon Kitchen
 Georgia Luscombe  photo Georgia Luscombe
Mr Michael Magarian QC  photo Mr Michael Magarian QC
 Alastair Malcolm QC photo Alastair Malcolm QC
 Michel Massih QC photo Michel Massih QC
 Stephen Mather  photo Stephen Mather
 Claire Matthews  photo Claire Matthews
 John McNally  photo John McNally
 Sharmistha Michaels  photo Sharmistha Michaels
 Trilby Millett  photo Trilby Millett
 Sean Minihan  photo Sean Minihan
 Charles Myatt  photo Charles Myatt
 Julian Norman  photo Julian Norman
 Duncan O’Donnell  photo Duncan O’Donnell
 Matthew Pardoe  photo Matthew Pardoe
 Rebecca Penfold  photo Rebecca Penfold
 Andrew Price  photo Andrew Price
 Kaja Reiff-Musgrove  photo Kaja Reiff-Musgrove
 Edward Renvoize  photo Edward Renvoize
 Barnaby Shaw  photo Barnaby Shaw
 Stephen Spence  photo Stephen Spence
 Allison Summers  photo Allison Summers
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 Ryan Thompson  photo Ryan Thompson
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