Set Profile > Carmelite Chambers > London, England

Carmelite Chambers
Carmelite Chambers
9 CARMELITE STREET
LONDON
EC4Y 0DR
England

Fraud: crime Tier 2

Carmelite Chambers is 'an impressive set with clerks who are approachable, helpful, and extremely professional'. The set's members have notable strength in defending across a range of fraud work, including VAT and MTIC frauds, tax evasion, carbon credit frauds, and money laundering cases. The set is well known for representing financial professionals, for example, accountants, bankers, and solicitors. The Set also undertakes some fraud prosecutions. Instructing solicitors say the set's junior counsel are 'extremely reliable and well-liked by defendants'.

Leading Silks

Colin Aylott QC - Carmelite Chambers ‘Once you have briefed him you will continue to do so. He is always professional and calm under pressure and grasps complex issues with ease. He is very approachable and understanding and the clients love him. He is admired for his expertise and skills amongst the profession and a delight to work with.

Ranked: Tier 3
Charles Bott QC - Carmelite ChambersStill rightly viewed as one of the top Silks to defend in complex fraud. Clever but with a really lovely touch in front of a jury. Just effortless in being able to distil down complex factual and legal issues in a way that appeals to juries.
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

William England - Carmelite ChambersA fighter who oozes confidence.
Ranked: Tier 3

Proceeds of crime (POCA) and asset forfeiture

Leading Silks

Charles Bott QC - Carmelite ChambersVery experienced in civil recovery and confiscation cases.
Ranked: Tier 3

Crime Tier 4

'Very well run, full of exceptional barristers and QCs', Carmelite Chambers is viewed by instructing solicitors as 'a strong set' for criminal work, with notable strength in handling a range of defence instructions. Members are also well versed in advising on private prosecutions.

Leading Silks

Charles Bott QC - Carmelite ChambersClever but with a really lovely touch in front of a jury. Just effortless in being able to distil down complex factual and legal issues in a way that appeals to juries.
Ranked: Tier 3
Christopher Henley QC - Carmelite ChambersHighly rated by his peers, Christopher's relaxed manner belies a razor-sharp intelligence.
Ranked: Tier 3
Alan Kent QC - Carmelite ChambersHis calm, measured and unflappable approach instantly creates confidence.
Ranked: Tier 3

Set overviews: England and Wales

Carmelite Chambers specialises in all areas of criminal law, including serious crime, international crime, regulatory, private prosecutions, and appeals, but have particular strength in serious fraud and financial crime matters. In recent news, Chloe Birch was appointed vice-chair of the Women in Criminal Law group and it's been all change in the clerks' room where former 2 Hare Court senior practice clerk Ben Heaviside has joined as Carmelite's new senior clerk.

Clerks:

Ben Heaviside (Senior Clerk); Dean Allen (Deputy Senior Clerk); Jordan Wescott (Clerk); Louisa Wheeler (Fees Clerk); Orla O’Sullivan (Chambers Administrator)

Testimonials

Clerks:

Clerks always provide an excellent service.

Carmelite Chambers is truly one of the best sets out there. A great bunch of clerks and a depth of first class counsel. Carmelite is a one stop shop for sheer quality.

Carmelite chambers are an impressive set who clerks are approachable, helpful and extremely professional.

An extremely capable set with the best communicating clerks in the business.

Set:

A professional and reliable set of chambers. A very strong set.

Always efficient, keep us up to date regarding changes in Court hearings and always able to offer a suitable alternative for Counsel. Friendly and helpful clerks.

Chambers are very professional, very organised and very efficient

A leading set of chambers with great strength in depth.

Carmelite Chambers are a leading set for fraud with huge strength in depth.

An excellent set of Chambers, well organised and helpful. They have an excellent choice of counsel.

Carmelite Chambers are very organised, very professional and very efficient.

Carmelite Chambers is an excellent London set with barristers and silks of the highest quality.

Carmelite Chambers is an excellent London set with barristers and silks of the highest quality.

They are always able to offer a choice of suitable counsel across all Defence disciplines at all levels of experience.

Carmelite Chambers is very well run, full of exceptional barristers and QCs, and with an enviable clerks room.

Chambers’ regulatory practice in particular has grown significantly in recent years and they also offer excellent training programmes.

I receive an outstanding service from Chambers. Always willing to help and go the extra mile.

Impressive set of criminal defence barristers with real proactive clerking. It is rare to find a criminal case of any significance in England and Wales in which at least one of their tenants is not involved.

They are approachable, dedicated and very supportive to solicitors. Very efficient in all that they do.

Very strong set with range of expertise. Chambers CPD lectures always extremely relevant and informative.