Set Profile > Carmelite Chambers > London, England
Carmelite Chambers Offices
20 Farringdon Street
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Carmelite Chambers > The Legal 500 Rankings
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.
‘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.‘
‘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.