Sally Hobson > Chambers of Karim Khalil QC and Andrew Campbell Tiech QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Karim Khalil QC and Andrew Campbell Tiech QC
Drystone Chambers


Sally is a senior criminal practitioner with a practice consisting predominantly of complex criminal matters. She is sought-after due to her substantial experience of difficult and serious sexual offence cases involving both contemporary and historic allegations and is excellent in dealing with defendants and witnesses with mental health issues and other vulnerabilities. Although sensitive to the needs of the vulnerable, she has been described as ‘highly skilled’ in her cross-examination of witnesses.

Due to the serious nature of Sally’s practice she is instructed to appear at Court Centres throughout the country and has extensive experience of homicide, rape and serious sexual allegations, fraud and money laundering, and large scale drug conspiracies. Sally is frequently instructed in difficult cases due to her consultative approach and knowledge of expert witnesses. She is able to advise at an early stage of the proceedings as to the suitability of a particular expert.

In addition to her criminal practice, Sally appears at adjudications and parole hearings within the prison system. She is also able to advise at an early stage as to judicial review of a refusal to grant parole.


Called to the Bar 1991
LLB (Hons)


Member of Inner Temple
Member of the South Eastern Circuit
Member of the Criminal Bar Association
Former Junior and current Committee Member of the Cambridge and Peterborough Bar Mess
Grade 4 CPS Prosecutor, Rape and Serious Sexual Offences panel advocate


Nottingham University (LLB (Hons) 2(1); LLM).

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > South Eastern Circuit > Crime

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Sally Hobson

Drystone Chambers

Particularly notable for fraud and sexual offences cases.