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Doughty Street Chambers
Doughty Street Chambers
53-54 DOUGHTY STREET
LONDON
WC1N 2LS
England

Inquests and inquiries Tier 1

Considered 'one of the very best' Doughty Street Chambers is an 'excellent set for inquest work', acting on behalf of bereaved families in cases including  deaths in clinical and custody settings such as immigration detention, secure hospitals and prison. As an example, Alison Gerry acted at an inquest on behalf of the sister of Kirsty Walker, a prisoner at Sodexo-run HMP Bronzefield who after engaging in over two hundred acts of self harm took her own life in the prison. Heather Williams QC represents the families of three of the deceased in the resumed inquests into the 1974 Birmingham Pub Bombings, which killed 21 and led to six men ("The Birmingham Six") being wrongfully convicted. Members are involved in all the major ongoing public inquiries, with Henrietta Hill QC acting as deputy counsel to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

Leading Silks

Henrietta Hill QC - Doughty Street ChambersAn acknowledged doyenne of the inquests Bar with an encyclopaedic knowledge of coronial law.
Ranked: Tier 1
Heather Williams QC - Doughty Street ChambersIntellectual hefty, a superb cross-examiner and total dedicated to her role.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Adam Straw - Doughty Street ChambersHis drafting is excellent, he has a sharp brain and is good to strategise with.
Ranked: Tier 1
Jude Bunting - Doughty Street ChambersExtremely intelligent, passionate and a phenomenal advocate.
Ranked: Tier 2
Jesse Nicholls - Doughty Street ChambersHe really is a powerful advocate, with encyclopaedic knowledge at his fingertips.
Ranked: Tier 2
Alison Gerry - Doughty Street ChambersShe is impressively thorough in her analysis and advice as well as incredibly rigorous.
Ranked: Tier 3

International crime and extradition Tier 1

Doughty Street Chambers 'has a strong team dealing with extradition and at all levels of seniority', according to clients, and is also well known for acting in prominent international criminal cases. In a major instruction, Edward Fitzgerald QCTim Moloney QCPeter Caldwell, and Graeme Hall successfully defended Arti Dhir and Kaval Raijada against an extradition request made by the government of India, on the grounds that the extradition would breach Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights; the defendants were requested for alleged conspiracy to murder a child.

Leading Silks

Edward Fitzgerald QC - Doughty Street ChambersAn outstanding practitioner in the extradition field.
Ranked: Tier 1
Tim Moloney QC - Doughty Street ChambersA silk you want on your side.
Ranked: Tier 2

2019 Silks

Steven Powles QC - Doughty Street ChambersHis manner in court is calm and authoritative.

Leading Juniors

Peter Caldwell - Doughty Street ChambersA charming barrister who is very knowledgeable on extradition law.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ben Cooper - Doughty Street ChambersA creative advocate with a keen eye for overlooked points of argument.
Ranked: Tier 1
Malcolm Hawkes - Doughty Street ChambersA fierce fighter with compelling advocacy skills.
Ranked: Tier 1
Amal Clooney - Doughty Street ChambersShe acts in complex human rights cases and is unafraid to raise novel points of law.
Ranked: Tier 3
Graeme Hall - Doughty Street ChambersVery intelligent and very committed to his clients.
Ranked: Tier 3
Joe Middleton - Doughty Street ChambersWell known for his expertise in cases involving Interpol red notices.
Ranked: Tier 3
Mary Westcott - Doughty Street ChambersShe is extremely thorough, and will consider all the angles of a case.
Ranked: Tier 3

Clinical negligence Tier 1

Leading Silks

Robin Oppenheim QC - Doughty Street ChambersA first-rate barrister who is meticulous, thorough and exceedingly well-prepared.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Christopher Hough - Doughty Street ChambersHe excels in cases involving multiple medical experts.
Ranked: Tier 3

Product liability Tier 1

Leading Silks

Robin Oppenheim QC - Doughty Street ChambersTechnically very strong and has a phenomenal work rate.
Ranked: Tier 1

Social housing Tier 1

Doughty Street Chambers garners praise from instructing law firms, who note that it 'provides excellent service and has a number of standout barristers'. Its reputation as one of the leading sets for social housing (notably on the tenant side) is underpinned by its consistent involvement in many of the leading decisions in this area, as well as cases involving novel legal issues. Martin Westgate QC and Dominic Preston acted for Abdelrahim Alibkhiet at the Supreme Court in Alibkhiet v Brent LBC, which concerns a challenge to the local authority's procurement and allocations policy in relation to the provision of temporary accommodation. The matter is now pending before the Supreme Court. Also notable is that Westgate QC and others represented the non-governmental organisation Liberty as an intervening party in Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants v Secretary of State for the Home Department; Goloshvili v Secretary of State for the Home Department. These are two linked, systemic challenges to the government's 'Right to Rent' scheme.

Leading Silks

Martin Westgate QC - Doughty Street ChambersHis contribution to housing, social welfare and public law is already immensely impressive and looks set to increase for years to come
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Jamie Burton - Doughty Street ChambersHe has a particularly strong track record in the area of homelessness, where has featured in a number of leading cases
Ranked: Tier 2
David Carter - Doughty Street ChambersHe has expert knowledge and will always assist
Ranked: Tier 2
Lindsay Johnson - Doughty Street ChambersHis experience spans all areas of housing law. Homelessness cases are a notable area of strength
Ranked: Tier 2
Zia Nabi - Doughty Street ChambersHe manages to challenge settled thinking on a legal issue so often but so well that you end up seeing a case in a completely different light
Ranked: Tier 3
Dominic Preston - Doughty Street ChambersHis forensic and thorough approach is perfect on difficult cases. He digs in and it makes a real difference
Ranked: Tier 3
Jim Shepherd - Doughty Street ChambersHe is such a pleasure to work with and gives all cases his utmost attention
Ranked: Tier 3
Ben Chataway - Doughty Street ChambersHe is particularly strong in cases involving discrimination and public law issues, such as those concerning homelessness and allocation schemes
Ranked: Tier 4
Sarah Steinhardt - Doughty Street ChambersShe is knowledgeable about mental capacity and discrimination in housing
Ranked: Tier 4

Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police) Tier 2

Doughty Street Chambers is known for its 'excellence in bringing claims against the police and in the inquest field' and has vast expertise in immigration, extradition, and claims against the state. Recent instructions of note for members include Heather Williams QC representing clients in McGlone & Others v Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police and Chief Constable of West Midlands Police, which concerns the role of the police in the aftermath of the Hillsborough disaster. She has also been instrumental in the Undercover Police Inquiry, undertaking considerable advisory work for the core participants which include Neville Lawrence and six victims of deceptive sexual relationships initiated by undercover officers. Edward Fitzgerald QC is acting for Maha El Gizouli, the mother of one of the 'IS Beatles', El Shafee Elsheikh, in her application for a judicial review into the Home Secretary's decision to cooperate with the US authorities and assurances that her son won't be subject to the death penalty. Others members of note include Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC, who acted for Just for Kids Law in a test case concerning the use of children as ‘covert human intelligence sources’ by the police in R (Just for Kids Law) v Secretary of State for the Home DepartmentStephen Cragg QC who acted in Miah v Independent Police Complaint Commission challenging the use of illegal stops at Heathrow airport under the Terrorism Act 2010; and ‘standout junior’ Adam Wagner who acted for the Equality and Human Rights Commission in AB, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for Justice regarding the prolonged detention of a minor in solitary confinement.

Leading Silks

Edward Fitzgerald CBE QC - Doughty Street ChambersAn absolute titan in the human rights field.
Ranked: Tier 1
Martin Westgate QC - Doughty Street ChambersAn extremely knowledgeable silk.
Ranked: Tier 3
Heather Williams QC - Doughty Street ChambersIncredibly hardworking, extremely persuasive and a bright leader.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Nicholas Bowen QC - Doughty Street ChambersHe is at the vanguard of developments in the police law field and is utterly charming.
Ranked: Tier 4
Stephen Cragg QC - Doughty Street ChambersVery well respected due to the innovative cases he take and his breadth of experience.
Ranked: Tier 4
Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC - Doughty Street ChambersExceptionally tenacious and an expert in her fields. She combines her legal skills with her campaigning prowess.
Ranked: Tier 4

2019 Silks

Charlotte Kilroy QC - Blackstone ChambersHas a very good grounding in asylum, human rights law, and jurisprudence, and offers thorough and well-thought through advice.

Leading Juniors

Ruth Brander - Doughty Street ChambersShe has a brilliant mind and is able to retain complicated detail going back years.
Ranked: Tier 1
Alison Gerry - Doughty Street ChambersAn incredibly rigorous and exceptionally talented advocate who engages with the minutiae of cases.
Ranked: Tier 2
Adam Straw - Doughty Street ChambersIncredibly clever and very good on prison law.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Jude Bunting - Doughty Street ChambersThoroughly impressive and detailed in his analysis of the law and facts.
Ranked: Tier 3
Jamie Burton - Doughty Street ChambersTenacious and highly rated.
Ranked: Tier 3
Laura Dubinsky - Doughty Street ChambersShe is a powerhouse of knowledge when it comes to immigration, detention, and EU law.
Ranked: Tier 3
Nick Stanage - Doughty Street ChambersA skilled and calm advocate who has worked across jurisdictions.
Ranked: Tier 3
Adam Wagner - Doughty Street ChambersA great legal mind who puts a lot of time into his material and gets very good results.'
Ranked: Tier 3

Court of Protection and community care Tier 2

Doughty Street Chambersis a formidable set with a depth of expertise’. This 'excellent' set's members handle the full array of community care and Court of Protection matters. In one example, Aswini Weereratne QC acted for MIND in Welsh Ministers v PJ. The case looked at whether it was lawful to deprive a patient of their liberty with a community treatment order under the Mental Health Act 1983 (as amended).

Leading Silks

Aswini Weereratne QC - Doughty Street ChambersA highly recommended silk.
Ranked: Tier 3
Martin Westgate QC - Doughty Street ChambersA silk worthy of note.
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Ulele Burnham - Doughty Street ChambersForesees the issues which are likely to arise and advises accordingly – her drafting is excellent and she is a very capable advocate.
Ranked: Tier 3
Sophy Miles - Doughty Street ChambersIt’s her eye for detail that sets her apart.
Ranked: Tier 3
Dominic Preston - Doughty Street ChambersExperienced in deprivation of liberty issues.
Ranked: Tier 3
Stephen Reeder - Doughty Street ChambersHas an encyclopedic knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, and an impressive amount of practical experience in this field.
Ranked: Tier 3

Crime Tier 2

'One of the go-to sets for fighting cases against the state', Doughty Street Chambers has particular strengths in terrorism cases, criminal appeals, and cases where mental health issues are involved. Tim Moloney QC represented the first successful joint enterprise appellant after the Jogee Supreme Court case in 2016, and also represented the parents of Jack Letts (dubbed "Jihadi Jack" by the media), who received suspended sentences for sending money to their son; Letts had travelled to Syria to join the Islamic State group, which he subsequently left. Before trial, the matter went before the Supreme Court to consider if the test for mens rea in terrorism finance offences is objective or subjective. Rebecca Trowler QC represented autistic Islamist convert Lewis Ludlow, who was convicted of plotting a truck attack on Oxford Street. A number of the set's juniors handle terrorism work, unled, too: Liam Walker represented the reported leader of proscribed neo-Nazi group National Action, who was convicted of a plot to behead a Labour MP; in an entirely separate trial involving the same group, Piers Marquis represented the first of six defendants convicted of membership of the organisation. Walker also represented television personality Ant McPartlin in a drink-driving case. Paul Taylor QC represented one of two anonymised appellants in the R v AS Court of Appeal case concerning the sentencing of severely ill convicts.

Leading Silks

Joel Bennathan QC - Doughty Street ChambersParticularly brilliant at appeal cases.
Ranked: Tier 1
Tim Moloney QC - Doughty Street ChambersAbsolutely first-rate.
Ranked: Tier 1
Isabella Forshall QC - Doughty Street ChambersA personable advocate who can melt the hardest judicial heart.
Ranked: Tier 2
Rebecca Trowler QC - Doughty Street ChambersVery bright and leaves no stone unturned.
Ranked: Tier 2
David Bentley QC - Doughty Street ChambersA superb advocate who gets results.
Ranked: Tier 3
Kirsty Brimelow QC - Doughty Street ChambersInstructed in matters at the crossroads of crime and human rights.
Ranked: Tier 3
Sarah Elliott QC - Doughty Street ChambersThe go-to silk for sex cases.
Ranked: Tier 3
Edward Fitzgerald QC - Doughty Street ChambersInstructed in Privy Council criminal appeals.
Ranked: Tier 3
David Hislop QC - Doughty Street ChambersA superb tactician who fights to the end.
Ranked: Tier 3
James Wood QC - Doughty Street ChambersAn intellectual titan compared to those around him.
Ranked: Tier 3

2018 Silks

Paul Taylor QC - Doughty Street ChambersAn excellent communicator both in court and conference.
Katy Thorne QC - Doughty Street ChambersGreat with forensics, especially baby-shaking cases, and appeal work.

2019 Silks

Steven Powles QC - Doughty Street ChambersHe has a track record of terrorism cases and appeals.

Leading Juniors

Piers Marquis - Doughty Street ChambersHe fights for his clients like there is no tomorrow.
Ranked: Tier 1
Liam Walker - Doughty Street ChambersFearless and able, he can argue the most unpalatable of points.
Ranked: Tier 1
Farrhat Arshad - Doughty Street ChambersShe has had particular success appealing against discretionary life sentences and IPPs.
Ranked: Tier 2
Richard Thomas - Doughty Street ChambersInstructed in high-profile terrorism cases.
Ranked: Tier 2
Philippa Eastwood - Doughty Street ChambersShe has a fantastic rapport with lay clients.
Ranked: Tier 3
Emma Goodall - Doughty Street ChambersA brilliant junior in serious and complex cases.
Ranked: Tier 3
Garry Green - Doughty Street ChambersHe can be counted on to deliver a superb closing speech that is a delight to listen to.
Ranked: Tier 3
Benjamin Newton - Doughty Street ChambersHe has an instinctive feel for the right approach and tactics.
Ranked: Tier 3
Kate O’Raghallaigh - Doughty Street ChambersShe has extensive knowledge in the field and sensitive to the vulnerabilities of clients.
Ranked: Tier 3
Lauren Soertsz - Doughty Street ChambersExcellent counsel – a top-class advocate.
Ranked: Tier 3
Sarah Vine - Doughty Street ChambersShe has a track record of sex offence cases.
Ranked: Tier 3

Immigration (including business immigration) Tier 2

Doughty Street Chambers is a 'go-to set for immigration' with 'depth and breadth of experience'. As such, chambers undertakes a broad spectrum of immigration work from personal immigration, EU, family, student and nationality applications to business and commercial migration, as well as asylum and human rights-related immigration claims. In one represenative instruction, Laura Dubinsky was leading counsel for a high profile former ETA (Basque separatist) militant convicted of 22 murders who resisted his deportation to Spain.

2019 Silks

Charlotte Kilroy QC - Doughty Street ChambersA specialist in human rights and asylum work.

Leading Juniors

Laura Dubinsky - Doughty Street ChambersShe is one of the best juniors around and definitely a future QC.
Ranked: Tier 1
Joe Middleton - Doughty Street ChambersAn extremely astute barrister with exceptional knowledge of the law and the ability to use it to the client’s best advantage.
Ranked: Tier 1
Phil Haywood - Doughty Street ChambersSeriously intelligent, methodical and perfectionist in his preparation and written work.
Ranked: Tier 3
Alasdair Mackenzie - Doughty Street ChambersHe has both vast legal knowledge and a practical, down-to-earth approach.
Ranked: Tier 3
Michelle Knorr - Doughty Street ChambersTenacious and legally innovative with a never say die attitude.
Ranked: Tier 4
Michelle Knorr - Doughty Street ChambersTenacious and legally innovative with a never say die attitude.
Ranked: Tier 4
David Lemer - Doughty Street ChambersVery clear in his advice and has strength of winning the case.
Ranked: Tier 4
Catherine Meredith - Doughty Street ChambersThe go-to junior for trafficking work.
Ranked: Tier 4
Rowena Moffatt - Doughty Street ChambersVery approachable and collaborative, excellent with vulnerable clients as well as very passionate.
Ranked: Tier 4

Personal injury Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Andreá Risoli - Doughty Street ChambersHis judgement of client character and claim value is extremely good.
Ranked: Tier 2

Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations) Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Nichola Higgins - Doughty Street ChambersA thorough and incisive junior barrister.
Ranked: Tier 2

Employment Tier 2

Leading Silks

Heather Williams QC - Doughty Street ChambersAn absolute brain box, puts legal knowledge quickly into context and has the ear of the court.
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

David Stephenson - Doughty Street ChambersBright, hardworking and fights his client’s corner.
Ranked: Tier 2
Amanda Hart - Doughty Street ChambersHighly intelligent and has an excellent knowledge of employment law.
Ranked: Tier 4

Defamation and privacy Tier 2

Leading Silks

Heather Rogers QC - Doughty Street Chambers'Re-emerging as one of the foremost advocates and advisors in defamation and privacy law.’
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Caroline Addy - Doughty Street ChambersAble and experienced senior junior with a broad practice.
Ranked: Tier 2
Claire Overman - Doughty Street ChambersSpecialised in all aspects of media and information law.
Ranked: Tier 4

Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture Tier 2

Leading Silks

Richard Fisher QC - Doughty Street ChambersHe is a first-rate advocate.
Ranked: Tier 2

Administrative and public law (including local government) Tier 3

Doughty Street Chambers handles various public law matters, frequently crossing over with its other areas of expertise where it acts for individuals against the state. Edward Fitzgerald QC represented a Grenadian revolutionary convicted of murder after the Grenadian Bar rejected his application to practice law due to a failure to meet its "good character" requirement. Among the juniors, Jude Bunting represented Michael Segalov, a left-wing commentator and Labour Party activist, in a challenge to Sussex Police's decision to refuse him accreditation to attend the 2017 Labour Party conference; in court proceedings it transpired that this was based on his reporting.

Leading Silks

Edward Fitzgerald QC - Doughty Street ChambersA brilliant advocate.
Ranked: Tier 2
Martin Westgate QC - Doughty Street ChambersA seriously respected public lawyer.
Ranked: Tier 3
Stephen Cragg QC - Doughty Street ChambersInstructed in various challenging public law cases.
Ranked: Tier 4
Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC - Doughty Street ChambersInstructed in benefits cases.
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Jude Bunting - Doughty Street ChambersHe has an in-depth knowledge of practice, procedure and tactics.
Ranked: Tier 1
Adam Straw - Doughty Street ChambersHe represents claimants against public authorities.
Ranked: Tier 2
Adam Wagner - Doughty Street ChambersHe represents various claimants and is particularly good at explaining complex points of law in a straightforward and convincing manner.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ruth Brander - Doughty Street ChambersShe has a track record of prison law.
Ranked: Tier 3
James Burton - Doughty Street ChambersEffective at carving a legal argument out of a mass of facts.
Ranked: Tier 3
Laura Dubinsky - Doughty Street ChambersHer practice crosses over public law and immigration.
Ranked: Tier 3

Fraud: crime Tier 3

Doughty Street Chambers houses 'a solid team of fraud practitioners'. Rupert Bowers QC is representing West Ham United in an ongoing investigation into alleged tax evasion regarding the transfer of football players, while Benjamin Newton successfully defended Barry Jefferd, an accountant who was acting as financial advisor to Armande Cohen, a former member of the French Resistance, against allegations of fraud by abuse of position and forgery.

Leading Silks

Rupert Bowers QC - Doughty Street ChambersStrong on his feet, with an excellent court presence.
Ranked: Tier 3
Richard Fisher QC - Doughty Street ChambersHe gives clear and concise advice and is a calming presence when clients are in stressful situations.
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Benjamin Newton - Doughty Street ChambersVery robust, and demonstrates exceptional client care.
Ranked: Tier 2
Philippa Eastwood - Doughty Street ChambersHer advocacy and written work are compelling and cogent.
Ranked: Tier 3
Peter Caldwell - Doughty Street ChambersHis courtroom manner is one of unruffled, steely calmness.
Ranked: Tier 4
Liam Walker - Doughty Street ChambersA fearless junior.
Ranked: Tier 4

Public international law Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Amal Clooney - Doughty Street ChambersExtremely good at handling a case, and really, really competent, with a knack for making things happen.
Ranked: Tier 3

Professional disciplinary and regulatory law Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Gemma Hobcraft - Doughty Street ChambersVery knowledgeable on GMC disciplinary cases.
Ranked: Tier 4
Louise Price - Doughty Street ChambersInstructed in cases from the healthcare and education sectors.
Ranked: Tier 4
Sue Sleeman - Doughty Street ChambersA versatile advocate who provides great strategic advice.
Ranked: Tier 4

Crime

Amos Waldman at Doughty Street Chambers specialises in defendant work, including serious drug-related crime. Additionally, Waldman has expertise representing professionals facing criminal prosecution, as well as appearing in the International Criminal Court, recently representing former child soldier Dominic Ongwen.

Leading Juniors

Amos Waldman - Doughty Street ChambersRecommended for drug conspiracy cases.
Ranked: Tier 2

Employment

Doughty Street Chambers northern offering is home to Paras Gorasia, who primarily focuses on respondent work including discrimination, whistleblowing, and union disputes, as well as Paul Draycott, who acts primarily for claimants and is particularly prominent in cases which overlap with issues covered by the European Convention On Human Rights.

Leading Juniors

Paul Draycott - Doughty Street ChambersQuickly grasps the key issues in a case.
Ranked: Tier 2
Paras Gorasia - Doughty Street ChambersApproachable, knowledgeable, and excellent with clients.
Ranked: Tier 2

Immigration

Paul Draycott at Doughty Street Chambers has a strong asylum and immigration practice, with recent highlights including a successful judicial review against a Home Office decision to revoke indefinite leave, which was the third such case undertaken for the same claimant.

Leading Juniors

Paul Draycott - Doughty Street ChambersRecommended for judicial reviews.
Ranked: Tier 2

Property

Doughty Street ChambersJohn Hobson specialises in homelessness and housing proceedings, acting for tenants in  possession claims, disrepair claims, unlawful eviction, and rent arrears.

Leading Juniors

John Hobson - Doughty Street ChambersRecommended for social housing cases on behalf of the tenant.
Ranked: Tier 2

Public law

At Doughty Street ChambersPaul Draycott recently represented a claimant in challenging a court fee charged by Liverpool County Court during a low-value personal injury claim, which had been overcharged by almost 50% and which may affect large numbers of similar claims.

Leading Juniors

Paul Draycott - Doughty Street ChambersRepresents claimants in a wide range of judicial review proceedings.
Ranked: Tier 2

Set overviews: England and Wales

The ‘top-classDoughty Street Chamberstends to be involved in most high profile and/or legally significant cases’. It is ‘one of the best sets for civil liberties and criminal instructions’ and, with a ‘solid team’ of fraud practitioners, it is building itself ‘a strong reputation as a business-crime set’. Chambers also provides pro bono assistance in death penalty and constitutional/human rights cases in the Caribbean and other Commonwealth countries. ‘They have a big team of gifted advocates at all levels who can do the most serious trials as well as appeal work. They are the go-to set for fighting cases against the state.’ Overall, chambers is described as ‘excellent; from reception to senior management they have a real friendly, can-do attitude and a professional feel about how they conduct themselves that can be missing at other sets’. The set also ‘regularly hosts interesting legal events and see the bigger picture in trying to keep their solicitors happy’. The clerks are praised for resolving listing issues thanks to the maintenance of good relationships with both listing offices and other sets, which ‘allows for collaborative resolutions’. Senior practice manager (civil) Sian Wilkins is ‘excellent, friendly, and helpful’. ‘She suggests the right barrister for the work at hand and knows solicitors requirements without prompting.’ Matthew Butchard, senior practice manager (crime), is also a name to note. At practice manager level, Marc Gilby and Rebecca Gilchrist are ‘efficient and easy to deal’, while Callum Stebbing is ‘always very helpful and pleasant’ and Richard Vile ‘is extremely responsive, efficient, and friendly – just what you want from a clerk’. In recent news, general crime practitioner Karlia Lykourgou joined from 3 TEMPLE GARDENS; Adrian Waterman QC moved to Matrix Chambers; the set has moved its Manchester office to 3 Hardman Square in the business district of Spinningfields; and what seems to be becoming a trend at the Bar, after five years in chambers former business development director Marurice MacSweeney has joined Harbour Litigation Funding as a director; and in the clerking team, Georgia Pilbro joined Wilberforce Chambers . Offices in: London, Bristol, Manchester, and The Hague

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Crime

Amos Waldman at Doughty Street Chambers specialises in defendant work, including serious drug-related crime. Additionally, Waldman has expertise representing professionals facing criminal prosecution, as well as appearing in the International Criminal Court, recently representing former child soldier Dominic Ongwen.

Leading Juniors

Amos Waldman - Doughty Street ChambersRecommended for drug conspiracy cases.
Ranked: Tier 2

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Employment

Doughty Street Chambers northern offering is home to Paras Gorasia, who primarily focuses on respondent work including discrimination, whistleblowing, and union disputes, as well as Paul Draycott, who acts primarily for claimants and is particularly prominent in cases which overlap with issues covered by the European Convention On Human Rights.

Leading Juniors

Paul Draycott - Doughty Street ChambersQuickly grasps the key issues in a case.
Ranked: Tier 2
Paras Gorasia - Doughty Street ChambersApproachable, knowledgeable, and excellent with clients.
Ranked: Tier 2

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Immigration

Paul Draycott at Doughty Street Chambers has a strong asylum and immigration practice, with recent highlights including a successful judicial review against a Home Office decision to revoke indefinite leave, which was the third such case undertaken for the same claimant.

Leading Juniors

Paul Draycott - Doughty Street ChambersRecommended for judicial reviews.
Ranked: Tier 2

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Property

Doughty Street ChambersJohn Hobson specialises in homelessness and housing proceedings, acting for tenants in  possession claims, disrepair claims, unlawful eviction, and rent arrears.

Leading Juniors

John Hobson - Doughty Street ChambersRecommended for social housing cases on behalf of the tenant.
Ranked: Tier 2

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Public law

At Doughty Street ChambersPaul Draycott recently represented a claimant in challenging a court fee charged by Liverpool County Court during a low-value personal injury claim, which had been overcharged by almost 50% and which may affect large numbers of similar claims.

Leading Juniors

Paul Draycott - Doughty Street ChambersRepresents claimants in a wide range of judicial review proceedings.
Ranked: Tier 2

 

This buoyant and cutting-edge set, renowned for and committed to defending freedom and civil liberties, has a truly national and international profile across its wide range of practice in criminal law, civil law, administrative and public law, international law and human rights.

The set: Doughty Street Chambers was set up in 1990 with the aim of ‘breaking the mould’ and setting new standards of excellence in the legal world. Striving for justice, professionalism and excellence remains the driving force behind all that chambers does today, along with the desire for innovation in its approach to business. It has grown to become one of the largest sets in the country, with 133 members, of whom 33 are QCs, and now has established chambers in Manchester and Bristol as well as London. Standards of excellence and quality have been both maintained and improved with this expansion, with 8 new silk appointments in the last three years and targeted recruitment at all levels of seniority to ensure a balanced structure to each of the practice teams. Members are noted as leaders in their field, for intellectual excellence and a collegial, team-based approach which allows the set to commit to providing a genuinely first-class, fully accountable service to clients. Many barristers are qualified to accept work directly from lay clients through the public access scheme and chambers can provide mediators and facilities for dispute resolution.

Types of work undertaken: Doughty Street provides specialist practitioners at all levels of seniority in civil and criminal work, offering advice and representation before all the courts of England and Wales and the rest of the UK as well as in Europe and other jurisdictions worldwide. Members are often involved in high-profile, precedent-setting cases. Principal areas of practice include administrative and public law, civil liberties and all aspects of criminal law including the following:

Actions against the police and public authorities; administrative and public law; clinical negligence and personal injury; community care and health; corporate governance and policy; education law; employment law and industrial relations; equality and discrimination; freedom of information and data protection; housing and social welfare; asylum and personal immigration; business and commercial immigration; inquests and public inquiries; public and private international law; land and property; media law and defamation; mental health and Court of Protection; national security; prison law and criminal justice; product liability and group actions; professional discipline and regulation; solicitors’ negligence and professional liability; sports law.

Criminal appeals; courts martial; extradition; homicide and related grave offences; international crime; protest cases; regulatory and financial crime; terrorism.

 

Department Name Email Telephone
Members of Chambers ROBERTSON QC, Geoffrey (1973)
Members of Chambers FITZGERALD CBE QC, Edward (1978)
Members of Chambers KENNEDY QC, Helena (1972)
Members of Chambers O'CONNOR QC, Patrick (1970)
Members of Chambers SALLON QC, Christopher (1973)
Members of Chambers CARTER QC, Peter (1974)
Members of Chambers WOOD QC, James (1975)
Members of Chambers HALL QC, Andrew (1991)
Members of Chambers ROGERS QC, Heather (1983)
Members of Chambers BENNATHAN QC, Joel (1985)
Members of Chambers WILLIAMS QC, Heather (1985)
Members of Chambers OPPENHEIM QC, Robin (1988)
Members of Chambers WATERMAN QC, Adrian (1988)
Members of Chambers BOWEN QC, Nicholas (1984)
Members of Chambers BENTLEY QC, David (1984)
Members of Chambers FORSHALL QC, Isabella (1982)
Members of Chambers WESTGATE QC, Martin (1985)
Members of Chambers WHITFIELD QC, Jonathan (1985)
Members of Chambers HUCKLE QC, Theo (1985)
Members of Chambers WEERERATNE QC, Aswini (1986)
Members of Chambers HISLOP QC, David (1989)
Members of Chambers STONE QC, Joe (1989)
Members of Chambers BRIMELOW QC, Kirsty (1991)
Members of Chambers FISHER QC, Richard (1994)
Members of Chambers TROWLER QC, Rebecca (1995)
Members of Chambers ELLIOTT QC, Sarah (1996)
Members of Chambers CRAGG QC, Stephen (1996)
Members of Chambers HILL QC, Henrietta (1997)
Members of Chambers GALLAGHER QC, Caoilfhionn (2001)
Members of Chambers MOLONEY QC, Tim (2010)
Members of Chambers BOWERS QC, Rupert (1995)
Members of Chambers THORNE QC, Katy (1994)
Members of Chambers POWLES QC, Steven (1997)
Members of Chambers KILROY QC, Charlotte (1999)
Members of Chambers CARTER, David (1971)
Members of Chambers HOUGH, Christopher (1981)
Members of Chambers SAMUEL, Gerwyn (1986)
Members of Chambers SOERTSZ, Lauren (1987)
Members of Chambers MILES, Sophy (2015)
Members of Chambers TAYLOR QC, Paul (1989)
Members of Chambers BROWN, Nick (1989)
Members of Chambers MAIDMENT, Kieran (1989)
Members of Chambers WHITAKER, Quincy (1991)
Members of Chambers REEDER, Stephen (1991)
Members of Chambers NABI, Zia (1991)
Members of Chambers ADDY, Caroline (1991)
Members of Chambers COOPER, Jonathan (1992)
Members of Chambers MURPHY, Fiona (2013)
Members of Chambers WALSH, John (1993)
Members of Chambers HENDERSON, Mark (1994)
Members of Chambers DRAYCOTT, Paul (1994)
Members of Chambers RAWLINGS, Clive (1994)
Members of Chambers MACKIE, Jeannie (1995)
Members of Chambers BROWN, Althea (1995)
Members of Chambers PRESTON, Dominic (1995)
Members of Chambers CALDWELL, Peter (1995)
Members of Chambers CHATAWAY, Ben (1995)
Members of Chambers GOODALL, Emma (1996)
Members of Chambers MUKHERJEE, Krishnendu (1996)
Members of Chambers TOMS, Nicholas (1996)
Members of Chambers BURNHAM, Ulele (1997)
Members of Chambers JOHNSON, LIndsay (1997)
Members of Chambers MIDDLETON, Joe (1997)
Members of Chambers STANAGE, Nick (1997)
Members of Chambers VINE, Sarah (1997)
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Members of Chambers ROBINSON, Jennifer (2016)
Members of Chambers PRICE, Louise (2006)
Members of Chambers ANNAND, Kate (2007)
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Members of Chambers OKEWALE, Tunde (2007)
Members of Chambers TIMAN, Annabel (2007)
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Members of Chambers MASON, Paul (2011)
Members of Chambers O'RAGHALLAIGH, Kate (2011)
Members of Chambers SCOTT, Emma (2011)
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Members of Chambers DOUGLAS, Hayley (2012)
Members of Chambers TAYLOR, Jake (2012)
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Members of Chambers CLARKE, Daniel (2013)
Members of Chambers O'BYRNE, Katherine (2013)
Members of Chambers SANE, Jelia (2013)
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 Caroline Addy  photo Caroline Addy
 Kate Annand  photo Kate Annand Kate has a broad civil practice in international and European human rights…
 Farrhat Arshad  photo Farrhat Arshad Described by Chambers and Partners as, “excellent in Court” and Legal 500…
 Peta-Louise Bagott  photo Peta-Louise Bagott Peta-Louise specialises in crime, international crime, and regulatory law.
 Paul Barker  photo Paul Barker Paul Barker is a barrister specialising in International Arbitration and Public International…
 Kate Beattie  photo Kate Beattie  
 Antonia Benfield  photo Antonia Benfield Antonia is an immigration and public law specialist with particular expertise in…
 Joel Bennathan QC photo Joel Bennathan QC Joel Bennathan QC has an established defence practice in serious and complex…
 David Bentley QC photo David Bentley QC David Bentley QC is a highly regarded criminal defence specialist, whose practice…
 Nicholas Bowen QC photo Nicholas Bowen QC Nicholas Bowen QC specialises in damages claims in tort and under the…
 Rupert Bowers QC photo Rupert Bowers QC Rupert Bowers QC was called to the Bar in 1995 and took…
 Ruth Brander  photo Ruth Brander Ruth specialises in civil actions against the police, public law, prisoners’ rights,…
 Abigail Bright  photo Abigail Bright With a strong academic background, Abigail’s practice is diverse. She brings a…
 Kirsty Brimelow QC photo Kirsty Brimelow QC Kirsty is the winner of the First 100 years Inspirational Barrister Woman…
 Althea Brown  photo Althea Brown Althea Brown is a specialist in employment, equality law, both public and…
 Nick Brown  photo Nick Brown Before coming to the Bar, Nick worked for a firm of solicitors,…
 Jude Bunting  photo Jude Bunting
 Ulele Burnham  photo Ulele Burnham Ulele Burnham’s practice spans the law relating to mental capacity and mental…
 Jamie Burton  photo Jamie Burton Jamie’s main areas of practise are human rights, community and health care,…
 Peter Caldwell  photo Peter Caldwell Peter is ranked by Legal 500 and Chambers UK as a leading…
 David Carter  photo David Carter David specialises in housing, local government, human rights, discrimination and public law.
 Peter Carter QC photo Peter Carter QC
 Ben Chataway  photo Ben Chataway Ben specialises in housing and social welfare, community care and public law.
 Daniel Clarke  photo Daniel Clarke Daniel has a wide range of experience across private law, public law…
 Amal Clooney  photo Amal Clooney Amal represents clients before international courts including the International Criminal Court, the…
 Marisa Cohen  photo Marisa Cohen
 Tim Cooke-Hurle  photo Tim Cooke-Hurle Tim Cooke-Hurle practices in a broad range of civil and international law,…
 Jonathan Cooper  photo Jonathan Cooper Jonathan Cooper is a Human Rights specialist with experience before English and…
 Ben Cooper  photo Ben Cooper Ben defends some of the most complex and difficult extradition and criminal…
 Margherita Cornaglia  photo Margherita Cornaglia During pupillage, Margherita was supervised by Adam Straw, Steven Powles QC and…
 Simon Cox  photo Simon Cox Simon’s work includes judicial review, immigration, European Union and international law, social…
 Stephen Cragg QC photo Stephen Cragg QC Stephen Cragg QC is an experienced specialist in public law and human…
 Gemma Daly  photo Gemma Daly Gemma specialises in mental capacity and mental health law, inquests, and public…
 Hayley Douglas  photo Hayley Douglas Hayley specialises in crime, public law and human rights. In addition to…
 Laura Dubinsky  photo Laura Dubinsky Laura works extensively in public law at all levels, with a particular…
 Clare Duffy  photo Clare Duffy Clare joined Chambers in October 2019 upon completion of her pupillage under…
 Philippa Eastwood  photo Philippa Eastwood Philippa is an established criminal defence advocate, regularly instructed in complex and…
 Tatyana Eatwell  photo Tatyana Eatwell Barrister.
 Sarah Elliott QC photo Sarah Elliott QC Sarah has a proven track record in achieving successful outcomes for clients…
 Richard Fisher QC photo Richard Fisher QC Richard Fisher QC provides advice and advocacy for clients whose cases involve…
 Edward Fitzgerald QC photo Edward Fitzgerald QC Edward Fitzgerald QC has been named Human Rights and Public Law Silk…
 Isabella Forshall QC photo Isabella Forshall QC sabella Forshall is a specialist criminal practitioner who listens carefully to clients…
 Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC photo Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers, specialising in…
 Alex Gask  photo Alex Gask Alex is a specialist in the protection of civil liberties and human…
 Alison Gerry  photo Alison Gerry
 Emilie Gonin  photo Emilie Gonin Emilie specialises in investment treaty arbitration, public international law, human rights and…
 Emma Goodall  photo Emma Goodall Emma is a specialist criminal practitioner.
 Paras Gorasia  photo Paras Gorasia Paras is a leading senior junior barrister specialising in Employment and Employment…
 Garry Green  photo Garry Green A passionate and committed advocate, Garry Green fearlessly defends his clients’ right…
 Beth Grossman  photo Beth Grossman Beth is a specialist in media and employment, equality and discrimination law.
 Graeme Hall  photo Graeme Hall Graeme is at the forefront of defence extradition work, both nationally and…
 Andrew Hall QC photo Andrew Hall QC Andrew Hall is consistently named as a leader in his field and…
 Zoe Harper  photo Zoe Harper Zoe practises in immigration, human rights and public law. She specialises in…
 Amanda Hart  photo Amanda Hart Amanda is a highly experienced lawyer in the practice areas of employment,…
 Malcolm Hawkes  photo Malcolm Hawkes
 Phil Haywood  photo Phil Haywood Prior to being called to the Bar, Phil Haywood qualified as a…
 Mark Henderson  photo Mark Henderson According to the legal directories, he is “one of the finest legal…
 Nichola Higgins  photo Nichola Higgins A leading practitioner in the field of financial and corporate crime, Nichola…
 Henrietta Hill QC photo Henrietta Hill QC Henrietta Hill QC specialises in inquests and public inquiries, claims against the…
 Megan Hirst  photo Megan Hirst
 David Hislop QC photo David Hislop QC “Hislop possessed calm and charm in great measure, but could strike like a cobra.”–…
 Gemma Hobcraft  photo Gemma Hobcraft Gemma practises in professional discipline and regulatory work and public law. Gemma…
 Christopher Hough  photo Christopher Hough Chris Hough specialises in clinical negligence, catastrophic personal injury and solicitors’ negligence…
 Theo Huckle QC photo Theo Huckle QC Head of Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury Team at Doughty Street
 Sam Jacobs  photo Sam Jacobs Sam has significant experience in both private and public law matters, primarily…
 Lindsay Johnson  photo Lindsay Johnson Lindsay’s practice involves advocacy, advice and drafting, predominately in public law matters,…
 Christopher Johnson  photo Christopher Johnson Christopher’s practice encompasses medical/healthcare disputes and complex personal injury disputes.
Baroness Helena Kennedy QC photo Baroness Helena Kennedy QC Helena Kennedy practises predominantly in the criminal law, undertaking leading work of…
 Rabah Kherbane  photo Rabah Kherbane Rabah specialises in crime, and the range of issues which arise in,…
 Michelle Knorr  photo Michelle Knorr Michelle is a specialist practitioner in immigration, asylum, human rights and public…
 David Lemer  photo David Lemer David practises predominantly in immigration, asylum, public law, and employment and as…
 Jonathan Lennon  photo Jonathan Lennon Jonathan Lennon’s practice encompasses serious and complex crime as well as financial,…
Dr Oliver Lewis  photo Dr Oliver Lewis Oliver Lewis specialises in public law and human rights, with a focus…
 Karlia Lykourgou  photo Karlia Lykourgou Karlia is a defence barrister who specialises in crime, extradition and public…
 Alasdair Mackenzie  photo Alasdair Mackenzie Alasdair Mackenzie is an experienced specialist in immigration and asylum law. Alasdair…
 Kieran Maidment  photo Kieran Maidment Kieran Maidment specialises in criminal law. 
 Louise Mankau  photo Louise Mankau
 Piers Marquis  photo Piers Marquis Piers Marquis is a committed criminal defence barrister best, but not exclusively,…
 Paul Mason  photo Paul Mason
 Mary-Rachel McCabe  photo Mary-Rachel McCabe Mary-Rachel specialises in mental capacity, community care and housing law, with a…
 Catherine Meredith  photo Catherine Meredith Catherine is human rights and public law specialist with particular expertise in…
 Joe Middleton  photo Joe Middleton Joe Middleton is a versatile practitioner with crossover expertise in immigration, extradition,…
 Sophy Miles  photo Sophy Miles
 Maryam Mir  photo Maryam Mir
 Rowena Moffatt  photo Rowena Moffatt Rowena is a public law practitioner whose main areas of practice are…
 Tim Moloney QC photo Tim Moloney QC Tim is the Joint Deputy Head of Chambers. Chambers and Partners describe…
 Krishnendu Mukherjee  photo Krishnendu Mukherjee Krishnendu Mukherjee is a barrister a specialising in immigration and business and…
 Fiona Murphy  photo Fiona Murphy Fiona Murphy is Joint Deputy Head of Chambers and is ranked in…
 Zia Nabi  photo Zia Nabi Zia specialises in civil and public law.
 Benjamin Narain  photo Benjamin Narain Ben has been regularly instructed in all areas of criminal law: murder; serious…
 Benjamin Newton  photo Benjamin Newton Benjamin Newton is instructed to defend those accused of the most serious…
 Amelia Nice  photo Amelia Nice
 Jesse Nicholls  photo Jesse Nicholls Jesse specialises in public law, human rights, inquests and civil actions against…
 Kate O’Raghallaigh  photo Kate O’Raghallaigh Kate specialises in crime, extradition and crime related public law.
 Tunde Okewale  photo Tunde Okewale Tunde Okewale MBE is a leading junior Barrister at the Criminal Bar.…
 Robin Oppenheim QC photo Robin Oppenheim QC Chambers and Partners describe Robin as “A go-to barrister for extremely high-value…
 Claire Overman  photo Claire Overman Claire specialises in all aspects of media and information law, including defamation,…
 Katherine O’Byrne  photo Katherine O’Byrne Katie has a broad practice specialising in international law, human rights, public…
 Patrick O’Connor QC photo Patrick O’Connor QC Patrick O’Connor Q.C. practices in the broadest range of criminal and civil…
 Angela Patrick  photo Angela Patrick Angela is a specialist in public law, civil liberties and human rights.…
 Agata Patyna  photo Agata Patyna Agata specialises in an immigration and public law and has particular expertise…
 Alison Pickup  photo Alison Pickup Alison is the Legal Director of the Public Law Project, a national…
 Frederick Powelll  photo Frederick Powelll Frederick represents vulnerable claimants who have been subject to mistreatment at the…
 Steven Powles  photo Steven Powles He has represented a number of high profile clients, accused of the…
 Dominic Preston  photo Dominic Preston Dominic Preston is a public law lawyer specialising in housing, community care…
 Louise Price  photo Louise Price Louise specialises in employment, discrimination and education law. She also undertakes work…
 Jonathan Price  photo Jonathan Price
 Clive Rawlings  photo Clive Rawlings
 Stephen Reeder  photo Stephen Reeder Stephen specialises in the allied fields of public & administrative law, housing,…
 David Rhodes  photo David Rhodes “David’s closing speech was powerful, reasoned and engaging” – a recent client…
 Geoffrey Robertson QC photo Geoffrey Robertson QC Geoffrey Robertson QC is founder and joint head of Doughty Street Chambers.
 Jennifer Robinson  photo Jennifer Robinson Jen specialises in media law, public law and international law.
 Heather Rogers QC photo Heather Rogers QC
 Zimran Samuel  photo Zimran Samuel   Zimran Samuel is an experienced human rights practitioner with a wide…
 Gerwyn Samuel  photo Gerwyn Samuel Gerwyn acts for substantial numbers of Claimants in a wide range of…
 Jelia Sane  photo Jelia Sane Jelia practises in the areas of immigration and asylum, human rights, public…
 Jim Shepherd  photo Jim Shepherd Jim is a member of the Housing and Social Welfare Team and…
 Sue Sleeman  photo Sue Sleeman Sue has a mixed civil practice covering employment and professional disciplinary/regulatory law.…
 Lauren Soertsz  photo Lauren Soertsz Described in the Legal 500 (2015) as a “Class Act” and ranked in Chambers and…
 Martha Spurrier  photo Martha Spurrier Martha is a human rights lawyer and campaigner. She is the Director…
 Nick Stanage  photo Nick Stanage Nick Stanage specialises in actions against the police, inquests, immigration and related…
 Sarah Steinhardt  photo Sarah Steinhardt
 David Stephenson  photo David Stephenson David practises principally in the fields of employment and discrimination law and…
 Tom Stevens  photo Tom Stevens Tom is a specialist criminal defence barrister with extensive experience of both…
 Joe Stone QC photo Joe Stone QC Joe Stone QC has specialised in criminal defence for over 30 years. …
 Adam Straw  photo Adam Straw
 Christopher Sykes  photo Christopher Sykes Christopher specialises in criminal and regulatory advocacy
 Jake Taylor  photo Jake Taylor Jake is a specialist defence barrister with expertise in defending those accused…
 Paul Taylor QC photo Paul Taylor QC Paul specialises in criminal appeals. He has developed a particular expertise in…
 Richard Thomas  photo Richard Thomas Richard has extensive experience of complex and high-profile trials and appeals. He…
 Katy Thorne QC photo Katy Thorne QC Katy Thorne QC has over 25 years’ experience of defending in the…
 Annabel Timan  photo Annabel Timan Annabel is a leading junior with particular expertise in international criminal and…
 Nicholas Toms  photo Nicholas Toms
 Rebecca Trowler QC photo Rebecca Trowler QC Chambers & Partners describe Rebecca as: “an exceptional silk” who is in…
 Sarah Vine  photo Sarah Vine Sarah is a specialist practitioner who is instructed alone and as a…
 Daniella Waddoup  photo Daniella Waddoup The focus of Daniella’s practice is criminal justice and mental health and…
 Adam Wagner  photo Adam Wagner
 Amos Waldman  photo Amos Waldman Criminal defence specialist with an emphasis on regulatory and financial crime, including…
 Liam Walker  photo Liam Walker Liam Walker is recognised by both The Legal 500 and Chambers &…
 John Walsh  photo John Walsh John represents clients in immigration tribunals, parole hearings and special educational needs…
 Aswini Weereratne QC photo Aswini Weereratne QC Aswini Weereratne has built a diverse practice in challenging areas.  Her expertise…
 Mary Westcott  photo Mary Westcott Mary is an extradition barrister with a first-rate reputation for her specialist…
 Martin Westgate QC photo Martin Westgate QC Martin Westgate has a consistent track record of advice and representation in…
 Quincy Whitaker  photo Quincy Whitaker Quincy Whitaker’s work encompasses all aspects of domestic and international criminal justice…
 Jonathan Whitfield QC photo Jonathan Whitfield QC Jon specialises in defending cases of homicide, terrorism, regulatory & financial crime…
 Heather Williams QC photo Heather Williams QC Heather specialises in civil liberties and human rights cases, including civil actions,…
 James Wood QC photo James Wood QC Enormously experienced, driven, gutsy, calm and determined, James has a broad based…
 Pippa Woodrow  photo Pippa Woodrow
 Keina Yoshida  photo Keina Yoshida Keina practises in the areas of human rights, public law, inquiries and…