Set Profile > Carmelite Chambers > London, England

Carmelite Chambers
Carmelite Chambers
20 Farringdon Street
EC4A 4AB
England

Crime Tier 3

Carmelite Chambers is 'a fantastic set', housing a team of 'highly skilled and dedicated barristers' with established expertise in handling the gamut of serious criminal work; recent instructions include murders, violent crime, terrorism and drugs conspiracies. Christopher Henley QC is 'thorough and dedicated, with a sensitive approach to vulnerable clients', and Alan Kent QC is 'a class act - meticulously prepared and unflappable in his presentation'. Charles Bott QC is well known for acting in terrorism and homicide cases. Among the junior ranks, Richard Furlong is well versed in advising on private prosecutions.

Leading Silks

Charles Bott QC - Carmelite ChambersAn excellent silk.
Ranked: Tier 3
Christopher Henley QC - Carmelite ChambersHe fights hard for his client and his witness handling skills are extremely impressive. In court, he is calm, tenacious, skillful and highly persuasive, which makes for a very effective combination.
Ranked: Tier 3
Alan Kent QC - Carmelite ChambersA very smooth advocate, who is calm under pressure and extremely jury friendly.
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Richard Furlong - Carmelite ChambersRichard is a fierce and hugely bright advocate. He excels in the most challenging of cases.
Ranked: Tier 2
Tom Edwards - Carmelite ChambersTom is intelligent and articulate, able to communicate with the most difficult of clients. He provides robust advice and advocacy in the most challenging of cases.
Ranked: Tier 3
Joe Hingston - Carmelite ChambersA fluent, charming and committed junior. He puts clients at ease and commands the confidence and trust of juries.
Ranked: Tier 3
Alexandra Scott - Carmelite ChambersAlexandra is determined and has great judgement. She is always very well prepared and indomitably determined to fight her client’s corner.
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

A very well organised set.’

The set is very impressive. It boasts a number of extremely capable counsel at all levels.’

Able and talented barristers.’

The very junior end is a particularly talented group of young barristers who are already making a big impression in the market.

Clerking

The clerks have an incredible work ethic and provide an exceptional level of service and client care.’

The clerking team is capable and appreciates their role perfectly. The team always seem to be able to cover unexpected listings and last minute changes.’

The clerks are accessible, available at all hours and very friendly.’

The clerks are efficient, hard working and reliable.’

Fraud: crime Tier 3

The set at Carmelite Chambers is highly experienced in fraud relating to tax evasion, money laundering, and insider dealing and investment fraud. While it is known primarily for defence work, members of the set also frequently act for prosecuting bodies, including the SFO. Recent cases include Richard Furlong defending a client supposedly connected to a £300m money laundering scheme allegedly tied to celebrity James Stunt.

Leading Silks

Colin Aylott QCCarmelite ChambersColin is an intelligent, knowledgeable counsel and an excellent strategist. Clients respect him, peers admire him and judges find it difficult not to agree with him.
Ranked: Tier 3
Charles Bott QCCarmelite ChambersCharles is extremely bright, very thoughtful and combines academic excellence with incisive and persuasive advocacy. He is undoubtedly in the top echelon of silks.'
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

William EnglandCarmelite ChambersWilliam provides a commanding performance every time. The court listens when he speaks, such is his delivery.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Alexandra ScottCarmelite ChambersAlexandra has excellent judgement, relates well to clients, and demonstrates very good and detailed knowledge of the law.
Ranked: Tier 3
Matthew Buckland – Carmelite ChambersMatthew is extremely bright and shrewd. He has a phenomenal work ethic. Clients appreciate his direct, smart approach.'
Ranked: Tier 3

Proceeds of crime (POCA) and asset forfeiture

Leading Silks

Charles Bott QC - Carmelite ChambersHe is extremely bright, very thoughtful and combines academic excellence with incisive and persuasive advocacy. He is very patient and caring towards all his lay clients. He is undoubtedly in the top echelon of silks. Anyone who instructs him would agree he is a truly outstanding barrister.
Ranked: Tier 3