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

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

Members of Drystone Chambers both prosecute and defend across a wide spectrum of high-profile criminal cases. Karim Khalil QC has established expertise in handling cases of serious fraud, homicide, gross negligence manslaughter and drugs conspiracies, to name a few areas of instruction, while Allison Summers QC acts solely for the defence in cases of serious violence, homicide, rape and other serious sexual offences.

Western Circuit > Crime (general and fraud)

London Bar > Crime

Midland Circuit > Crime (general and fraud)

London Bar > Consumer

London Bar > Fraud: crime

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

Members of Drystone Chambers both prosecute and defend across a wide spectrum of high-profile criminal cases. Karim Khalil QC has established expertise in handling cases of serious fraud, homicide, gross negligence manslaughter and drugs conspiracies, to name a few areas of instruction, while Allison Summers QC acts solely for the defence in cases of serious violence, homicide, rape and other serious sexual offences.

Drystone Chambers is a leading London-based criminal chambers with an outstanding reputation in criminal litigation, local authority and trading standards, and regulatory and professional discipline. Members of Chambers appear in a diverse range of serious and complex cases throughout London and the South East and on circuit in the Midlands and East Anglia, both defending and prosecuting.

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 Steve McCarthy steve.mccarthy@drystone.com
Senior Clerk Ryan Bartlett ryan.bartlett@drystone.com
Chambers Administrator Russell Burton-Lawrence russell.burton-lawrence@drystone.com
Head of Chambers SUMMERS QC, Allison (2000)
Members of Chambers CAMPBELL-TIECH QC, Andrew (1978)
Members of Chambers KHALIL QC, Karim (1984)
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 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 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 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
Photo Name Position Profile
 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 photo Mr Andrew Campbell-Tiech 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…
 Claire Howell  photo Claire Howell Although appearing for the Prosecution in large complex cases, she is sought…
 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 photo Karim Khalil 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 photo Mr Michael Magarian London Bar: Crime – Leading silks
 Alastair Malcolm photo Alastair Malcolm Alastair Malcolm’s practice covers every aspect of serious crime, from murder to…
 Michel Massih photo Michel Massih 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…
 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…