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London Bar > Inquests and inquiries Tier 1

With vast experience in representing bereaved families, Doughty Street Chambers is widely recognised for its inquests and inquiries expertise. Caoilfhionn Gallagher KC is acting for the family of Steve Dymond, who took his own life after a polygraph test branded him a “love cheat” on The Jeremy Kyle Show, in the inquest into his death. Jude Bunting KC is active in a number of cases relating to Northern Ireland, including representing the widow of a member of the public killed when they drove into a security forces ambush of IRA members in 1987. Alison Gerry handles cases involving deaths following contact with the police, while Tom Stoate represented an eighteen-year-old woman, on remand awaiting sentencing for robbery at HMP Bronzefield, whose baby died after she gave birth alone in her cell. Fiona Murphy KC took silk in March 2023.

Rising stars

Shanthi SivakumaranDoughty Street Chambers ‘Shanthi is an exceptionally diligent and rigorous counsel. She is extremely well-organised and has a preternatural grasp of detail.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Frederick PowellDoughty Street Chambers ‘Frederick is incredibly enthusiastic, hard working, and focused. He is very easy to work with and has excellent client care skills.'
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Caoilfhionn Gallagher KCDoughty Street Chambers ‘Caoilfhionn is very dedicated, with excellent judgement and comprehensive knowledge of inquests and inquiries matters.
Ranked: Tier 1
Katy Thorne KC – Doughty Street Chambers ‘Katy is outstanding in every way. She is an impressive and effective advocate.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Aswini Weereratne KC – Doughty Street Chambers ‘A passionate and intellectually powerful advocate who fights hard for her clients.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Adam Straw KC - Doughty Street Chambers  'Adam has a keen legal mind and sound judgement.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Maya Sikand KC - Doughty Street Chambers ‘Maya’s advocacy style is very polished, planned, and tactical. She is a huge strength and support to her bereaved clients. ‘ 
Ranked: Tier 4

2022 Silks

Jude Bunting KCDoughty Street Chambers 'Jude has a brilliant legal mind and will fight for his client with everything he has got. His charm disarms judges and opponents alike.'

2023 Silks

Leading Juniors

Nick BrownDoughty Street Chambers ‘Nick is always well prepared and excellent in court. His experience in inquest work shines out.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Tom StoateDoughty Street Chambers ‘He is very tactical and industrious. An approachable and empathetic junior who is robust when required.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Alison GerryDoughty Street Chambers ‘Alison's client care skills are second to none. She is very committed and fights passionately for her clients.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Angela PatrickDoughty Street Chambers ‘Angela is extremely client-focused. She is very detail-oriented and cuts through complex and dense cases with ease. Highly recommended for difficult inquests.’ 
Ranked: Tier 3
Nick StanageDoughty Street Chambers 'Juries like his clear and direct questions.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Adam WagnerDoughty Street Chambers ‘Adam's advocacy style means he is able to hold the attention of the room with ease. He is excellent in front of clients and quickly gains their trust.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Sam JacobsDoughty Street Chambers ‘Sam has an excellent ability to carefully review and assimilate complex facts and provide legal analysis. Clients like his common sense approach, and he is an excellent communicator. A confident and serene advocate.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4


‘Doughty Street have a strong and busy inquests team.’

‘Doughty Street continues to be the powerhouse in this area – a great team.’

‘Doughty Street  is a leading inquests and inquiries set, with real strength in depth.’

‘This set is very strong for human rights and inquest work – they have a broad range of barristers, all very skilled, but with a helpful cross-section of knowledge and experience across many different practice areas.’

‘An excellent set for public law and inquests.’


London Bar > International crime and extradition Tier 1

Doughty Street Chambers remains reputed for handling the most complex international crime and extradition cases, including the prosecution and defense of cases alleging genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes; and is also well known for victim representation before international courts. Leading Megan Hirst, Tim Moloney KC is representing three Guantanamo Bay detainees in an ICC prosecution of alleged war crimes in Afghanistan before the Appeals Chamber, while Steven Powles KC is representing a group of victims of US drone strikes in Pakistan before the Appeals Chamber of the ICC. Amal Clooney has been appointed as special adviser to the ICC prosecutor on the genocide case against Omar al-Bashir, who served as the seventh head of state of Sudan under various titles from 1989 until 2019, when he was deposed in a coup after spending the last decade of his rule indicted by the ICC.

Leading Silks

Edward Fitzgerald KCDoughty Street Chambers ‘Simply the best. His legal arguments are flawless and persuasive. Highly respected across the profession, up to the European Courts and internationally.’    
Ranked: Tier 1
Steven Powles KCDoughty Street Chambers ‘Very committed and hard-working, while also sophisticated and brilliant in his approach.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Tim Moloney KCDoughty Street Chambers 'Tim is a superstar. He commands great respect in the field and is highly regarded by judges, clients, opponents and colleagues.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 3
Ben Cooper KC – Doughty Street Chambers ‘Resolute and incisive, his analysis goes straight to the heart of the matter, and he is tenacious in putting legal strategies into effect.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Malcolm HawkesDoughty Street Chambers ‘He fights the cases like no one else, and he can win cases where others cannot. And he has done so year after year.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Mary WestcottDoughty Street Chambers ‘A very articulate advocate, able to present complex arguments in a straightforward manner, who shows the ability to relate to others.
Ranked: Tier 1
Peter CaldwellDoughty Street Chambers ‘Peter has an enormous amount of experience in dealing with extradition cases, and his experience of both prosecuting and defending is invaluable.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Tatyana Eatwell Doughty Street Chambers ‘Tatyana is a go-to junior in international criminal law cases. She combines her academic prowess with common sense and superb judgement.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Amal ClooneyDoughty Street Chambers ‘She is the master of having a complete strategy and advancing the law one case at a time, always with the bigger picture in mind.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 3
Megan HirstDoughty Street Chambers ‘She is a first-rate lawyer who is incredibly committed to her clients. She has a wonderful advocacy style, calm but authoritative.
Ranked: Tier 3
Amelia NiceDoughty Street Chambers ‘Very engaging advocacy style, a thoughtful advocate, brilliant with clients. Understated but very intelligent.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Graeme HallDoughty Street Chambers ‘Graeme is a persuasive, tenacious and well regarded defence extradition advocate.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Jelia Sane Doughty Street Chambers ‘Jelia is a first-class lawyer, with a great knowledge of international criminal law, and she is passionate in her protection of the victims of international crimes.’  
Ranked: Tier 3
Alex Tinsley  - Doughty Street Chambers ‘Alex brings a depth of insight into extradition cases which is rarely seen. His arguments are thorough, well researched and novel – an incredibly bright advocate.’
Ranked: Tier 3


‘Doughty Street is a joy to work with since they have high calibre staff who provide an excellent service in support of the counsel, solicitor and the client. Tracy Oritsejafor is our main contact and she is unfailing professional and capable. It is no surprise she has recently been promoted to Assistant Practice Manager.’

‘Very efficient, polite, helpful and easy to work with.’

‘Their clerks are always very helpful and quick to act and respond to any query.’

‘James Tippey and Chloe Cousins, they have always been helpful, proactive and extremely flexible.’

‘Matt Butchard – bends over backwards to help. Always finds a solution.’

‘Doughty Street is probably the ultimate barristers chambers overall and everything about them is top level and of excellent standard. Your case is in very good hands with Doughty St.’

‘Strong set, with excellent senior juniors and king’s counsel.’

‘Doughty Street is rightly regarded amongst the top sets in Extradition practice, and possibly the no 1 set. They have an incredible depth of talent throughout and are in high demand as a result. Wherever possible, they assist with cases and do not disappoint. It is a first class service.’

Work highlights

London Bar > Police law (claimant) Tier 1

Doughty Street Chambers ‘needs no introduction in the world of police work,’ with ‘strength and depth across the board,’ specialising in judicial reviews, Human Rights Act claims, and other actions for damages. Nicholas Bowen KC represented the claimant in DEF v Kirklees MBC and Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police, a case concerning a then twelve-year-old girl prostituted by a gang in Manchester. Jude Bunting KC appears on high-profile and high-value inquest and inquiry work, and instructs on a high number of Supreme Court appeals - he represents two women bringing damages claims against the Metropolitan Police concerning the force's use of coronavirus regulations to break up vigils for Sarah Everard, who was murdered by one of the force's officers. Alison Gerry is representing a schoolgirl and her mother who were arrested by the British Transport Police for taking photographs at Paddington station for a school project.

Leading Silks

Nicholas Bowen KCDoughty Street Chambers 'Nicholas has a truly first-class legal brain. He fights his cases with passion, commitment and a winning edge. Nicholas has a deep commitment to his clients and is wholly unafraid to speak truth to power.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Jude Bunting KC – Doughty Street Chambers 'Very knowledgeable on the law, very effective advocate, extremely able as a tactician and very collegiate; one of the best in his field.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Stephen Cragg KCDoughty Street Chambers 'Fantastic to work with. Such an excellent knowledgeable professional.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Caoilfhionn Gallagher KC – Doughty Street Chambers 'Caoilfhionn is a phenomenal barrister - she has an unmatched breadth of experience and is incredibly passionate and very bright. She is great with clients.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Jamie Burton KCDoughty Street Chambers 'Jamie is incredibly bright, good with vulnerable clients, very detailed in his analysis, leaving no stone unturned. Very clear in his advice and hugely knowledgeable. He is an excellent orator and advocate, calm yet incredibly persuasive.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Maya Sikand KCDoughty Street Chambers ‘Maya is incredibly detailed, a powerhouse of knowledge. She is very thorough in her analysis, leaving no stone unturned and very robust in the advice she gives. She is an excellent and powerful advocate. She is a real force to be reckoned with in the court room. Excellent with clients who like her direct, clear and realistic approach.’
Ranked: Tier 3

2023 Silks

Fiona Murphy KC – Doughty Street Chambers ‘Clients absolutely love her. A fierce advocate, incredibly intelligent and always a calming presence. A real joy to work with.’

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 1
Nick BrownDoughty Street Chambers 'Nick is extremely adept at bringing together complex legal issues into comprehensible language. He is a fierce advocate who is able to think swiftly on his feet in court, and uses a perfectly balanced tone demonstrating controlled assertiveness. He thinks creatively, works extremely hard and communicates effectively.' 
Ranked: Tier 1
Nick Stanage – Doughty Street Chambers 'Nick is an amazing advocate. He recently represented at an inquest on a particularly difficult matter. He is extremely persuasive and articulate. His client care is exceptional - and his ability to explain to a bereaved family the intricacies of coronial law second to none. Watching him in court is like watching the very best of court room dramas. Highly recommended.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Sam Jacobs Doughty Street Chambers ‘Sam is an excellent advocate. He is always calm and measured in his approach, which means he gains the respect of the court. He is skilled at cross-examination and solicitors have seen him calmly and effectively demolish police officer witnesses. He knows the points to pursue and does so with great skill. ‘
Ranked: Tier 2
Alison Gerry Doughty Street Chambers 'Alison is incredibly knowledgeable, calm and considered and thorough. She has excellent attention to detail and a really good strategic vision. She is an excellent advocate; concise, eloquent and compelling.'
Ranked: Tier 2
David Lemer Doughty Street Chambers 'David works at the cutting edge of police-focused work. He is fiercely intellectual, a deep thinker with with a mastery of technical detail. Comfortable arguing a novel point of law before the Supreme Court. He is the full package.'
Ranked: Tier 2


‘Ever accommodating and flexible, Sian Wilkins, Callum Stebbing and the team understand the challenges of a busy solicitor practitioner in the field. Fees are rarely if ever an issue. They are efficient, responsive and a pleasure to deal with.’

‘Excellent. Huge range of top quality barristers.’

‘Excellent, hugely strong team, suitable counsel are always found to deal with issues which arise at short notice – my go to Chambers.’

‘Doughty Street Chambers as a set are amongst the most competent barristers in this area of law. All barristers are personable, smart, hard working and dedicated to this field.’

‘An excellent set with top notch practitioners.’

‘Doughty Street continues to be the powerhouse in this area – a great team.’

Work highlights

London Bar > Social housing Tier 1

Doughty Street Chambers is 'a leading housing law set with great breadth and depth' and a 'very talented' team. Martin Westgate KC and Daniel Clarke represented the applicant in Kaye v Lees, a High Court case involving the first application of the provisions of the Debt Respite Scheme (Breathing Space Moratorium and Mental Health Crisis Moratorium) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020, which allows a moratorium to be granted when a person is undergoing treatment for a mental health crisis. The case involved a creditor’s application for the cancellation of a mental health crisis moratorium (MHCM), or alternatively to enforce a debt despite the MHCM; the High Court dismissed the application. In 2023 Ben Chataway was appointed as a District Judge, and Matthew Lee joined the team from Lamb Building.

Rising stars

Alice IrvingDoughty Street Chambers ‘Alice is a calm, incisive and compelling advocate and is wonderful at dealing with vulnerable clients.'
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Martin Westgate KCDoughty Street Chambers 'His legal knowledge is excellent, and his advice is high quality.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Jamie Burton KCDoughty Street Chambers 'Jamie is a brilliant and fearless advocate. He is committed to social welfare and housing issues and very strong in cross-examination.'
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Zia NabiDoughty Street Chambers ‘Zia is knowledgeable and insightful. He speaks with authority and gravitas.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Dominic PrestonDoughty Street Chambers 'A formidable advocate. His unique style combines great humour with huge intelligence and he always goes the extra mile to achieve the right results for clients.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Matthew Lee - Doughty Street Chambers 'He has a keen eye for novel points of law.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Sarah SteinhardtDoughty Street Chambers 'A redoubtable advocate. She is responsive and provides nuanced advice. She excels in client care.'
Ranked: Tier 3
David CarterDoughty Street Chambers 'A very knowledgeable junior who provides intelligible advice.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Daniel ClarkeDoughty Street Chambers ‘He is an excellent tactician who provides high quality advice.'
Ranked: Tier 4


Doughty Street always provides top quality counsel.’

A wide selection of extremely experienced and knowledgeable barristers.’

An excellent social housing team.’

The social housing team is great.’

A strong set.’

The clerks at Doughty Street provide a superb service.’

The clerks are very responsive.’

They are always highly efficient, friendly and flexible.’

London Bar > Court of Protection and community care Tier 2

Doughty Street Chambers is ‘an excellent chamber with good strength in depth in the various areas of law.’ The core areas of focus for the team are serious medical treatment, health and welfare cases, as well as matters crossing over with human rights issues. Ulele Burnham  represented a woman with a learning disability who was found by an independent expert to lack capacity to engage in sexual relations, while Leonie Hirst acted on behalf of MR in London Borough of X v MR & Ors; the man's family successfully argued that it was in his best interests to move to a Jewish care home from a secular one, despite the risks of a transfer.

Rising stars

Gemma Daly – Doughty Street Chambers 'Gemma has a thorough command of the law. Her advocacy skills are way beyond her year of call. She can quickly and concisely present arguments which have complex facts or legal issues. Her drafting is a real strength, accurate and well-reasoned.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Alice Irving –Doughty Street Chambers 'Alice is very approachable. She has good tactical insight and a great collaborative approach. She is great with clients. Her drafting is also excellent, and her pleadings are succinct and effective. She is great on her feet, engaging and effective. She gets good results for clients.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Donnchadh Greene – Doughty Street Chambers 'Donnchadh is an extremely talented and committed advocate. He understands the broader picture and can identify ways to meet the client's needs.'
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Jamie Burton KC – Doughty Street Chambers ‘Jamie has a brilliant strategic mind, is exceptionally good with clients, is approachable, and is committed to getting a good result.’
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Ulele Burnham  – Doughty Street Chambers 'Ulele is a clear, articulate, confident and strong advocate with an excellent court style.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Shu Shin LuhDoughty Street Chambers ‘Shu Shin's drafting is excellent, backed by an encyclopedic knowledge of the law. She also has a great dedication to achieving justice for clients.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 3
Oliver Lewis Doughty Street Chambers ‘Oliver is highly approachable and incredibly passionate about the rights of individuals with disabilities. His drafting skills are excellent.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Dominic Preston Doughty Street Chambers ‘Dominic comes at things with compassion, pragmatism and thoroughness. He is well-prepared and puts in the work.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Sophy Miles Doughty Street Chambers ‘Sophy is a leader in her field. She has extensive experience in mental health and court of protection matters. She is highly compassionate towards those with complex mental health issues and their families. She is highly approachable and supportive as a colleague. She provides pragmatic advice to clients and helps them to navigate the most complex and emotive legal proceedings.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Antonia Benfield Doughty Street Chambers 'Antonia is a truly outstanding advocate. She is as sharp, knows her cases inside out, and is measured and compelling in submissions. She is flawless.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4
Zia Nabi Doughty Street Chambers ‘Zia has a real presence and authority in court and during negotiations with other parties. He is highly persuasive whilst maintaining a calm and authoritative manner.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Tom Stoate – Doughty Street Chambers ‘Tom is very personable and good with clients.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 5
Asma NizamiDoughty Street Chambers ‘Asma always presents herself as enthusiastic, energetic and keen to assist those instructing her. She always acts with the utmost integrity and proves herself to be an empathetic listener and a persuasive speaker, both in and outside the courtroom.’
Ranked: Tier 5
Leonie Hirst – Doughty Street Chambers 'Leonie is a very strong barrister. She provides very clear and straightforward advice. She is able to think on her feet in oral submissions and prepare very detailed and thorough written submissions.'
Ranked: Tier 5
Ranked: Tier 5
Ranked: Tier 5
Mary-Rachel McCabeDoughty Street Chambers ‘Mary-Rachel has great client skills. She is practical, empathetic and a great advocate. She does her best work in her cases for vulnerable and challenging clients.’ 
Ranked: Tier 5


‘The clerks are always very helpful and responsive.’

‘The clerks are all equally awesome and always go out of their way to secure counsel for clients, even where a highly pressing case has come in.’

‘Doughty Street Chambers is an excellent set with the breadth of the team and someone is always available to assist in any case.’

‘Doughty Street Chambers is an extremely impressive set-up. It has many skilled, expert barristers covering all areas of law and practice.’

‘Doughty Street Chambers has a strong Court of Protection team, with a diverse range of senior and junior members with different specialities and skill sets.’

Work highlights

London Bar > Crime Tier 2

Members of Doughty Street Chambers, widely praised as one of the ‘premier’ sets in London, are regularly involved in complex and high-profile criminal cases across the country, primarily acting for the defence. Criminal appeals, including cases from Caribbean jurisdictions with appeals to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, as well as protest law matters are notable areas of specialist expertise. Tim Moloney KC recently acted in a significant appeal concerning a murder trial, in which after the judge directed the jury that he would accept a minority verdict, the jury was shown an exhibit in the case without the knowledge of counsel from either side. Paul Taylor KC was successful in the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, overturning a sentence of fifty years imprisonment imposed for manslaughter by the Bahamian courts, after the convict's original death sentence for murder was overturned.

Rising stars

Rabah Kherbane – Doughty Street Chambers ‘Rabah is one of the best juniors around. He works incredibly hard and leaves no stone unturned. His knowledge of the law is second to none. A future star of the Bar.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Tim Moloney KC – Doughty Street ChambersTim is a class act. Although he is intellectual in his approach he is naturally warm and so gets on with everyone and in particular his client and jurors. He is an excellent advocate and lawyer who combines those talents with hard work. He is a top silk in the field.' 
Ranked: Tier 1
James Wood KC – Doughty Street Chambers ‘James is an authoritative barrister who brings years of experience to the job. He is a fearless and forthright cross-examiner and a determined advocate.' 
Ranked: Tier 2
David Bentley KC – Doughty Street Chambers ‘David is an erudite barrister with an impressive command of the law, able to distill a lot of complex information quickly and easily. In court, he is a compelling and persuasive advocate whom juries warm to.' 
Ranked: Tier 2
Melanie Simpson KCDoughty Street Chambers  ‘Melanie possesses a first class legal mind allied to a wonderful court presence. Her knowledge of the law is second to none and judges listen to her legal arguments with admiration. She is universally regarded by solicitors and judges alike as a top notch advocate. She also possesses the unique ability to making complex cases appear simple.’ 
Ranked: Tier 3
Edward Fitzgerald KC – Doughty Street Chambers ‘Edward is the most creative lawyer of our times, responsible for many key developments in jurisprudence. He uses his deep and wide ranging knowledge of the law, together with his keen sense of justice and humanity to utmost effect when representing his clients.' 
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Kirsty Brimelow KC – Doughty Street Chambers ‘Kirsty is a powerful and thoughtful advocate. She is highly dedicated and provides excellent advice and strategic wisdom. She is also warm and empathetic with lay clients.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Katy Thorne KC – Doughty Street ChambersKaty is an exceptional barrister. She is tactically astute and intelligent and her knowledge of the law is second to none. Her written and oral advocacy is excellent and she is also charming, compassionate and builds fantastic relationships with clients.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Sarah Elliott KC – Doughty Street ChambersSarah is a brilliant cross-examiner, particularly of vulnerable, un-cooperative or reluctant witnesses. She is brilliant before a jury and makes truly exceptional speeches. She is also adept at presenting complex legal arguments in a persuasive and attractive manner.' 
Ranked: Tier 3
Andrew Hall KC – Doughty Street Chambers 'Andrew has a very calm temperament as well as presence in the courtroom. His advocacy is well measured and tactically brilliant. Andrew has amazing client care skills and is able to communicate with anyone from all walks of life.' 
Ranked: Tier 4
Emma Goodall KC – Doughty Street Chambers ‘Emma is a highly intelligent and sophisticated barrister whose knowledge of the law is second to none.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Paul Taylor KC – Doughty Street Chambers ‘Paul is a leading expert in criminal appeals. He has exceptional intellect and is able to easily analyse complex issues and reach clear and reasoned decisions. He is also a very able advocate.’
Ranked: Tier 4

2022 Silks

Richard Thomas KCDoughty Street ChambersRichard is a standout silk of his generation in crime. He commands the respect of the highest courts through considered and carefully marshalled argument in the most difficult and novel cases.'
Sarah Vine KCDoughty Street Chambers ‘Sarah is a very serious player. She has a great courtroom presence, is a brilliant cross-examiner and a very humane and funny individual. She has served time defending in the most difficult and unpopular cases so she is as tough as they come and has seen it all.'  
Liam Walker KCDoughty Street ChambersLiam is a true leader in every sense. He is a fantastic advocate and has excellent communication skills with vulnerable clients. Further, he is passionate and genuinely cares about the client.' 

2023 Silks

Benjamin Newton KC – Doughty Street Chambers ‘Ben is just extraordinary. He is super bright with a forensic eye for detail. He is super efficient and organised, carefully managing and analysing material. However small and apparently inconsequential a detail or document may be, he will be able to identify and comment on it in an instant. He is the real deal.’
Garry Green KC – Doughty Street ChambersGarry is exceptional. His dedication to his professional and lay client alike is outstanding. He takes every point and will fight all the way.’

2024 Silks

Farrhat Arshad KC – Doughty Street Chambers ‘Farrhat is cool, calm, composed and has a highly intellectual approach. She is an appeal specialist and is laser-like in identifying grounds to overturn a conviction.'

Leading Juniors

Piers Marquis – Doughty Street Chambers ‘Piers is a brilliant advocate with a fearless approach. He is an out-of-the-box thinker, great with strategy and an excellent cross-examiner. He is also excellent at constructing and presenting legal arguments, both in writing and orally.' 
Ranked: Tier 1
David Rhodes – Doughty Street Chambers ‘David is extremely friendly and approachable. Clients really like him as he commands an air of knowledge and reassurance. He is bright, methodical and provides excellent written and oral legal arguments. He is a very persuasive advocate and jurors really like him.' 
Ranked: Tier 2
Kate O’Raghallaigh – Doughty Street Chambers ‘Kate has a superb legal mind - she incredibly knowledgeable and intelligent. She can turn her hand to a wide really range of cases and still bring the same tactical astuteness to bear. She fights every inch for her clients. She is fearless. She is one of the very best defence juniors around.' 
Ranked: Tier 2
Peta-Louise Bagott – Doughty Street Chambers ‘Peta-Louise is incredibly detailed and has an excellent recall of facts, which is often indispensable. She works incredibly hard. An impressive junior.' 
Ranked: Tier 4
Daniella Waddoup – Doughty Street Chambers ‘Daniella is extremely knowledgeable in the area of criminal appeals. She is able to analyse complex issues and reach clear and well informed decisions. She is a very good communicator and her written work is exceptional.' 
Ranked: Tier 4


‘An excellent clerking team. Sarah Reynolds and James Tippey are brilliant.’

‘James Tippey is a top drawer, clear, and highly efficient clerk. The team as a whole are extremely good and are willing to go the extra mile’

‘Doughty Street chambers is very much at the premier end of criminal sets, and there isn’t a barrister there who is less than excellent.’

‘Doughty Street is a highly respected criminal defence set with quality from top to bottom.’

‘Doughty Street is the leader in appeals and cases with a human rights dimension.’

‘Doughty Street is an exceptional set full of dependable, dynamic counsel.’

‘The clerking team is efficient and helpful.’

Work highlights

London Bar > Immigration (including business immigration) Tier 2

Doughty Street Chambers is a ‘real human rights driving force in the market‘, with casework that covers the spectrum of immigration, nationality, and asylum law. Litigation surrounding immigration enforcement is a particular strength of the set with its own immigration detention group, but the chambers has experience handling trafficking and business immigration work also. Laura Dubinsky KC has led a team representing the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in the intervention into the Rwanda litigation in R (AAA and others) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, with Alasdair Mackenzie and Shu Shin Luh have represented refugee claimants in related cases. Joe Middleton KC has represented a high-profile HNW individual in a judicial review of the Home Secretary’s exclusion decision before the Special Immigration Appeals Commission in E6 v SSHD.

Rising stars

Camila Zapata BessoDoughty Street Chambers 'Camila is a highly astute barrister, who is highly personable and also hugely analytical. Her Spanish language abilities and deep understanding of Latin America add a further layer of expertise in cases involving that region.'
Ranked: Tier 1

2022 Silks

Laura Dubinsky KC - Doughty Street ChambersLaura has an unparalleled work ethic and is forensic when it comes to detail. She puts the needs of her clients at the forefront of her litigation and is an extremely compelling advocate. Put simply, Laura is a legal powerhouse.

2023 Silks

Joe Middleton KCDoughty Street ChambersJoe is a consummate advocate who is excellent on his feet, focuses in on the winnable points, and provides excellent advice on the prospects of success of any claim that could be made. He is incredibly personable, very good with sophisticated clients and has a broader understanding of all aspects of immigration as well as the interaction between asylum and extradition.’

Leading Juniors

Alasdair MackenzieDoughty Street ChambersAlasdair is a phenomenal advocate. He is extremely thorough and is able to work to a very high standard under time pressure. His written work is first-class, being persuasive, detailed and accurate.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Shu Shin Luh – Doughty Street ChambersShu Shin is a force of law. She is incredible and incredibly responsive to queries on cases. She has fantastic judgment. She analyses documents and provides advice quickly and accurately.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Anthony Vaughan Doughty Street ChambersHe is organised, articulate, creative, and willing to take risks. He has a unique asylum and extradition crossover that makes him able to advise on highly complex HNW individual asylum cases.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Graham Denholm – Doughty Street ChambersGraham is the ultimate counsel when challenging immigration detention. His ability to work collaboratively with his instructing solicitors means that cases are dealt with smoothly.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Leonie HirstDoughty Street ChambersLeonie is an exceptional advocate. She is particularly knowledgeable in EU law including the implications of Brexit and the EU Settlement Scheme. Her thorough background knowledge allows her to be creative and come up with new, compelling arguments in this area.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 3
Michelle KnorrDoughty Street ChambersMichelle has an extraordinary ability to drill through extensive disclosure in complex immigration claims and distil it into submissions. She never makes a mistake and her work is consistently excellent.'  
Ranked: Tier 3
Agata PatynaDoughty Street Chambers ‘She is extremely bright, thorough, and hard working. She has an appetite for the detail, and an ability to analyse and deploy it effectively.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Asma Nizami  - Doughty Street Chambers  ‘She is a diligent and knowledgeable junior with good ideas about how to get the most for her client. She fights their corner hard. She is persuasive and concise.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Antonia BenfieldDoughty Street ChambersHer advocacy and drafting skills are unmatched and she is always keen to make a real change with her work. She excels at working with vulnerable clients who are victims of torture, sexual violence, and other heinous crimes, and her passion for her work really shines through in her hard work and dedication to each and every case she works on.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Rowena MoffattDoughty Street ChambersRowena is brilliant, thoughtful, skilful, and she shows excellent attention to detail. Rowena is extremely hard working and dedicated, and she is always willing to take on difficult arguments and gets on top of the issues really quickly.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Zoe HarperDoughty Street ChambersZoe has a huge wealth of knowledge of immigration and asylum law, particularly given her year of call. She is able to gain the trust of even the most vulnerable clients, whilst also being a persistent and eloquent advocate.’
Ranked: Tier 4
David LemerDoughty Street ChambersDavid is hard working, can think laterally, and is quick on his feet. He tries his best to win the case,  and if the merits are weak, he gives honest feedback. He has excellent approach and is very likable.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Catherine MeredithDoughty Street Chambers 'Catherine is an expert in immigration and asylum and achieves fantastic results in very difficult cases.'
Ranked: Tier 4


Emily Norman and Rachel Finch are fantastic. They are helpful and quick to respond, even at the busiest of times.’

Excellent. Rachel Finch and Emily Norman are awe inspiring and totally dedicated to providing a first class service.’

The clerks are second to none. Highly professional, very responsive and adept at matching the ideal barrister to a case.’

Doughty Steet Chambers are the real human rights driving force in the market.

Doughty Street are an excellent set; the breadth of the team means someone is always available to assist in any case.

Work highlights

London Bar > Administrative law and human rights Tier 3

Doughty Street Chambers is a ‘leading human rights set‘ which is also noted for its ‘strong reputation for public law‘. The team of ‘high calibre counsel‘ is well known for its strength in acting for claimants in a wide range of high-profile judicial reviews and complex human rights, administrative and constitutional cases. The ‘highly respectedEdward Fitzgerald KC recently appeared before the Privy Council in Attorney General v Rolle, a case concerning citizenship rights for children born in The Bahamas to unmarried parents. Joe Middleton KC, who took silk in 2023, is well versed in advising on cases concerning constitutional challenges to the death penalty in multiple African countries. In another matter, Jamie Burton KC is acting in a judicial review concerning the Secretary of State’s policy about the height of kerbs, contending the policy does not require high enough kerbs for guide dog and white cane users.

Rising stars

Donnchadh Greene – Doughty Street Chambers 'Donnchadh is a diligent, passionate and committed junior. He has excellent judgement both tactically and legally. He has expertise far surpassing his years of call.'
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Edward Fitzgerald CBE KCDoughty Street Chambers  'His legal arguments are flawless and persuasive. Clients are blown away by his performance in court.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Caoilfhionn Gallagher KCDoughty Street Chambers 'Caoilfhionn is a formidable barrister - a standout silk for her expertise in public and human rights law.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Martin Westgate KCDoughty Street Chambers 'A great communicator, with an amazing ability to explain difficult legal principles in clear terms.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Adam Straw KCDoughty Street ChambersHe is quick to identify issues as they arise in litigation and able to respond with a robust strategy. He is always across the detail and very hands-on for a KC. He is excellent on his feet.’  
Ranked: Tier 4
Jamie Burton KCDoughty Street Chambers 'Jamie is incredibly bright, good with vulnerable clients, very detailed in his analysis and leaves no stone unturned. He is an excellent orator and advocate, calm yet incredibly persuasive.'
Ranked: Tier 4

2022 Silks

Jude Bunting KCDoughty Street Chambers 'Jude is a joy to work with. He brings an energy and enthusiasm which is hard to beat. He is razor sharp, a powerhouse of knowledge and an impressive advocate.'
Laura Dubinsky KCDoughty Street Chambers 'She is tenacious, determined and brings passion to her work. Her demeanor in front of the court is calm, and her arguments analytical and cogent.'

2023 Silks

Joe Middleton KC - Doughty Street Chambers 'A brilliant advocate who is also excellent with clients. He presents complex strategic and legal issues in understandable ways.'

Leading Juniors

Adam WagnerDoughty Street Chambers 'Adam has superb knowledge of human rights law. He is extremely incisive and a strong and effective advocate.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Leonie HirstDoughty Street Chambers 'She is a formidable court advocate.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Shu Shin LuhDoughty Street Chambers 'A brilliant strategic litigator with an innovative mind.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Angela PatrickDoughty Street Chambers 'Angela has an encyclopaedic knowledge of Article 2 case law and the tactical judgement to present that knowledge in an effective legal argument.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Jennifer RobinsonDoughty Street Chambers 'Like a Swiss Army knife, she is equipped for every scenario. Her clients love her.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Catherine Meredith - Doughty Street Chambers 'She is incredibly committed to vulnerable clients and seeks to achieve results creatively.'
Ranked: Tier 4
David LemerDoughty Street Chambers 'A very intelligent junior with a real flair for strategic litigation.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Anthony Vaughan –Doughty Street Chambers Talking to him about tactics in litigation is like a masterclass. He knows every angle to pursue.
Ranked: Tier 4
Daniel Clarke Doughty Street Chambers  'Daniel is highly dedicated to his cases, effective on his feet and calm under pressure.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Michael Spencer - Doughty Street Chambers 'Michael is very thorough. He brings new insight and thoughtful points to cases, and is very considered in his approach. He has a great manner with clients, who easily put their trust in him.'
Ranked: Tier 4


Grace Walton and Sian Wilkins are excellent.’

Grace Walton is always helpful.’

Grace Walton is outstanding.’

Brilliant for public law.’

Very impressive set.’

Great chambers for civil liberties work.’

Very reputable chambers.’

An excellent choice for human rights and public law claims.’

London Bar > Defamation and privacy Tier 3

Doughty Street Chambers offers ‘huge strength in depth when it comes to defamation work’, and its barristers practice across a broad offering of media related issues for clients including broadcasters, social media organizations and investigative journalists among others. Recently appointed Silk Jude Bunting KC was instructed by the Guardian, the Times and the BBC who challenged the Home Secretary’s application for public interest immunity concerning documents relating the proposed summary deportation of refugees to Rwanda. Mark Henderson frequently appears in high-profile libel cases, including recently where he acted for former leader of the opposition Jeremy Corbyn, who was alleged to have defamed a pro-Israel social media campaigner, who Corbyn alleged was “disruptive” at public meetings at which the head of the Palestinian Mission to the United Kingdom was speaking.

Rising stars

Beth GrossmanDoughty Street Chambers 'Beth is technically strong and knowledgeable, with great drafting skills. Her advocacy is robust and thorough, unfazed by the seniority of the judge or the number of barristers in opposition.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Clare WissonDoughty Street Chambers ‘Very user friendly, impresses clients and able to get stuck into a case. Advice is sensible and well-considered.’
Ranked: Tier 1

2022 Silks

Jude Bunting KCDoughty Street Chambers 'Jude is an exceptional advocate. He is able to pick matters up within hours yet be across the detail and present it in court in a compelling way. Clients find him a pleasure to work with.'

Leading Juniors

Claire OvermanDoughty Street Chambers ‘Claire is simply excellent. Her written work is meticulous – crisp and cogently argued. Totally at the top of her game in terms of her intellect and skills.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Sarah Palin Doughty Street ChambersSarah writes and advocates compellingly. She is clear and knows which arguments to pursue. Sarah is very responsive and always happy to help and not afraid to roll her sleeves up.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Mark HendersonDoughty Street Chambers ‘Mark possesses several strengths and qualities that contribute to his effectiveness in advocacy and legal representation. His communication skills are exceptional. He is also very knowledgeable in his area of expertise, providing valuable and insightful advice to clients and attention to detail in his arguments.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Jonathan PriceDoughty Street Chambers ‘He has a real mastery of the applicable legal framework, and also a depth of experience to help guide things on a practical level.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 4
Jennifer RobinsonDoughty Street Chambers ‘Her advocacy is engaging, smart, and persuasive. She is able to navigate through complex legal issues and provide a clear understanding of the legal complexities involved in the case.’
Ranked: Tier 4


‘Melvin Warner has a depth of experience, always willing to assist and is a pleasure to work with.’

‘The Clerks are really helpful – they understand our team’s requirements and deal with any queries promptly.’

‘Sian Wilkins and Melvin Warner are excellent.’

‘Doughty Street are undoubtedly one of the outstanding sets. Their cases set precedents. Their barristers are fierce and are respected globally.’

‘Strong set.’

‘They set the benchmark in this area.’ 

‘Good range of quality advocates able to compete with the best.’

‘Huge strength in depth when it comes to defamation work.’ 

Work highlights

London Bar > Employment Tier 3

The ‘strong employment team‘ at Doughty Street Chambers has traditional strength in advising respondents and claimants on complex discrimination claims and whistleblowing cases. The ‘excellentDavid Stephenson recently appeared before the Court of Appeal in Smith v Pimlico Plumbers (No 2), concerning a long-running dispute arising from claims for unpaid holiday brought by the claimant following the termination of his contract with the respondent company. The company contested the claims on the grounds that the claimant was an independent contractor and not a worker, however in 2018 the Supreme Court had ruled that the claimant was a worker and was entitled to paid holiday. In 2022 the Court of Appeal ruled that the claimant could recover compensation for all unpaid leave. Amanda Hart was appointed a full-time Employment Judge in March 2024.

Rising stars

Margherita Cornaglia – Doughty Street Chambers 'Margherita is a tenacious, robust and skilled advocate. She provides helpful and down-to-earth, workable advice and is an asset to any case.'  
Ranked: Tier 1
Beth GrossmanDoughty Street ChambersBeth is pragmatic and tenacious. She focuses on the core issues in a claim and does not allow herself to be side-tracked. She is well-liked by judges who respond to her focused and sensible approach.’
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

David StephensonDoughty Street Chambers 'David is a passionate and articulate advocate. He is extremely dedicated and always goes that extra mile for his clients, who feel safe and assured in his hands.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Louise MankauDoughty Street Chambers 'Clients love her. She speaks their language. She is proactive rather than reactive. She is hands on and really embeds herself in the case.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Nicholas TomsDoughty Street Chambers 'Nicholas is extremely experienced and knowledgeable. He is very cool under pressure and is not afraid to push a client's point before a difficult or resistant judge.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Kate AnnandDoughty Street ChambersKate has an authoritative manner which is both persuasive and assertive. Judges love her. She is calm and measured and truly brings the tribunal along with her, whilst at the same time being tenacious.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Louise Price – Doughty Street Chambers 'Louise provides considered, comprehensive and correct advice. On her feet she is able to deal with anything that is thrown at her, because she prepares thoroughly and anticipates everything. Never fazed.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Mukhtiar SinghDoughty Street Chambers 'Mukhtiar's particular strengths are his responsiveness, his clarity of thinking and his confident and persuasive approach. He is common sense personified and a class act.'
Ranked: Tier 5


‘Callum Stebbing and Sam Cooper in particular always provide a Rolls Royce service.’

‘Their clerking service is simply superb. Expertly led by the amazing Callum Stebbing, they are a safe pair of hands. They are very solutions focused.’

‘Callum Stebbing is superb.’

A leading set for employment work, with several experienced advocates.’

Excellent strength in depth in employment litigation.’

A well-regarded set.’

A friendly set.’

Always approachable.’

London Bar > Fraud: crime Tier 3

Doughty Street Chambers is widely recognised for its strong criminal fraud offering, and several members of chambers regularly appear in complex and high-profile cases. Richard Fisher KC is ‘an excellent jury advocate’ with a broad practice who has recently represented both corporates and individuals in relation to investigations into overclaims under the government’s Coronavirus furlough scheme. Peter Caldwell is a cryptocurrency fraud expert and recently defended a client against allegations of conspiring to defraud Bitcoin wallet holders using a combination of copycat websites, virtual private networks, and servers based in Ukraine.

Leading Silks

Richard Fisher KC – Doughty Street Chambers 'Richard is an excellent jury advocate and has a great bedside manner with clients.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 4

2023 Silks

Jonathan Lennon KCDoughty Street Chambers 'Jonathan is a first-rate criminal defence barrister. He is a thorough, diligent and persuasive advocate.’
Benjamin Newton KC – Doughty Street Chambers ‘Benjamin is great with clients and a pleasure to work with. He is very calm and reassuring. He gives clear, accessible and smart advice. He is one of the best new silks around.’ 

Leading Juniors

Peter Caldwell – Doughty Street Chambers ‘Peter is an exceptionally hardworking barrister and a splendid advocate. He is easy to work with, his written work is first-class, as is his advocacy. He is a dedicated, reliable, and imaginative counsel.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Philippa Eastwood – Doughty Street Chambers ‘Phillipa is a very talented barrister who is exceptionally thorough in her case preparation. She is excellent with clients, tactically very astute, and is able to grasp the issues in a case very quickly. Her written work is also excellent. A first-rate advocate and a future silk.’
Ranked: Tier 3


“Matthew Butchard and his clerking team provide an excellent service. Matthew’s responsiveness, commercial awareness and his commitment to meeting the demands of his solicitors sets him apart and he is one the leading clerks in the country.’

‘Matt Butchard can be completely relied upon to match up the best counsel to any client-case combination.’

‘An exceptional chambers.’

‘The clerks’ room works hard to provide an excellent service to solicitors and clients. They are excellent at gauging the needs of clients and finding the right practitioner for the case.’

‘A first-class set.’

Work highlights

London Bar > Education

Leading Juniors

Sarah Steinhardt – Doughty Street ChambersSarah knows the Equality Act inside out, particularly in the context of education law. She is a creative thinker and is excellent with clients.
Ranked: Tier 3
Louise PriceDoughty Street Chambers 'Louise's advice is always thorough and clear, demonstrating her exceptional knowledge and experience in education law.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Shu Shin LuhDoughty Street ChambersShu Shin is a force of nature. She is incredible and incredibly responsive to queries on cases and has fantastic judgement.
Ranked: Tier 4

South Eastern Circuit > Crime (general and fraud)

South Eastern Circuit > Commercial litigation

Leading Juniors

Mukhtiar SinghDoughty Street Chambers ‘Mukhtiar is thoroughly down to earth and is appreciated for his easy way of explaining complicated issues.’
Ranked: Tier 1

South Eastern Circuit > Employment

Leading Juniors

Mukhtiar SinghDoughty Street Chambers ‘Mukhtiar’s advocacy is well-prepared, clear and articulate. He sets out his client’s case very well and his written submissions are also well-researched and laid out.’
Ranked: Tier 2

London Bar > Clinical negligence

Leading Silks

Robin Oppenheim KCDoughty Street Chambers 'Robin is highly intelligent and extremely experienced and knowledgeable in this field; a great eye for detail and lovely manner with clients.'
Ranked: Tier 1

London Bar > Proceeds of crime (POCA) and asset forfeiture

Leading Silks

Richard Fisher KCDoughty Street Chambers ‘As a trial advocate he is a quietly confident safe pair of hands who sticks to his guns and can always be relied on to be the consummate professional on all matters of law, procedure and conduct rules.‘
Ranked: Tier 2

2023 Silks

Jonathan Lennon KCDoughty Street ChambersJonathan has sound judgement and is a passionate advocate. He has a firm focus on strengths of the case in his written submissions, and a good rapport with the bench.

London Bar > Product liability

London Bar > Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud

Personal injury - Leading Juniors

Christopher Johnson Doughty Street Chambers 'Chris is a confident and effective advocate, an insightful analyst of the evidence and a very effective communicator with clients.'
Ranked: Tier 5

London Bar > Data protection

2022 Silks

Jude Bunting KC – Doughty Street Chambers 'A charming advocate, with great technical ability.'

Leading Juniors

Claire OvermanDoughty Street Chambers 'She has in-depth knowledge of data protection and provides level-headed advice.'
Ranked: Tier 3

London Bar > Public international law

Leading Juniors

Amal ClooneyDoughty Street Chambers  ‘Amal has long been performing at the level of Silk. Her command of granular legal detail and facts is combined with an astute strategic mind and compelling advocacy style. She is the master of having a complete strategy for her clients and advancing the law one case at a time, always with the bigger picture in mind.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Jennifer Robinson  – Doughty Street Chambers 'Jennifer is a superb barrister: a persuasive and eloquent advocate, intelligent, knowledgeable, able to think through a range of legal strategies and very hard working. She is also a delight to work with in a legal team.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Tatyana EatwellDoughty Street Chambers ‘Tatyana is an excellent lawyer who combines a wealth of expertise in international law and human rights with a hard-working attitude and an excellent attention to detail. She is compassionate in an area of law which is often complex and difficult to navigate – fantastic knowledge and technical skills, combined with excellent client care and broader understanding of strategy, an asset to any legal team.’
Ranked: Tier 3

Northern Circuit > Administrative and public law (including civil liberties and human rights)

Leading Juniors

Nick StanageDoughty Street Chambers 'Nick is helpful in his knowledge of the law and practice in historical investigations of the police and CPS.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Paul Draycott – Doughty Street Chambers ‘Paul is excellent; his knowledge of this area of law is second-to-none and he has a practical and proactive approach to case preparation. He always goes above and beyond in advising on what are sometimes incredibly complex issues with lateral thinking, he is an impressive advocate, and his drafting skills are incomparable.’
Ranked: Tier 2

Northern Circuit > Immigration

Leading Juniors

Paul DraycottDoughty Street Chambers 'His knowledge of this area of law is second to none. He has a practical and proactive approach to case preparation. He is an impressive advocate who is clearly dedicated to his clients.'
Ranked: Tier 1

Northern Circuit > Employment

Northern Circuit > Social housing

Leading Juniors

John Hobson – Doughty Street Chambers ‘John is a very experienced lawyer with excellent knowledge of housing law. He is very congenial, takes a practical approach to matters when working with a vulnerable client, and his advocacy skills are very good.’
Ranked: Tier 2

Northern Circuit > Crime (general and fraud)

London Bar > Professional disciplinary and regulatory law

Leading Juniors

Louise PriceDoughty Street ChambersLouise is dedicated, diligent and excellent with clients. A talented advocate with forensic cross-examination skills.
Ranked: Tier 2
Sue SleemanDoughty Street ChambersSue is amazing with clients – dedicated and caring. A skilled advocate who is a delight to instruct.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Gemma HobcraftDoughty Street Chambers 'A super bright junior. She is practical and realistic in her approach, which tribunals and clients appreciate and warm to.'
Ranked: Tier 4

Heads of chambers: Geoffrey Robertson KC, Edward Fitzgerald CBE QC
Senior practice managers: Sian Wilkins, Matthew Butchard
Tenants: 164

The chambers: Doughty Street Chambers is a set of internationally renowned barristers with a reputation for excellence, passion, and the provision of fresh perspectives on the law. Chambers specialises in many fields across multiple jurisdictions, often in cases with a strong emphasis on human rights and civil liberties. Clients are offered a commitment to hard work and an innovative, multi-disciplinary approach. The set comprises over 160 barristers all with a fundamental commitment to going ‘above and beyond’ for clients. Clients include homeless families, children, victims of trafficking, the socially disadvantaged, the mentally and physically disabled, asylum seekers, those accused of criminal offences, regulated professionals, company directors, magic circle and Big 4 firms, United Nations officials, ministers and heads of government, and sovereign states as well as the instructing solicitors who represent them. Members practise in crime, civil law, public and administrative law, international law, mediation, and arbitration from our offices in London and Manchester.

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; climate and environmental justice, 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; investigations, 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 KC, Geoffrey (1973; 1988)
Members of Chambers KENNEDY KC, Helena (1972; 1991)
Members of Chambers FITZGERALD CBE KC, Edward (1978; 1995)
Members of Chambers CARTER KC, Peter (1974; 1995)
Members of Chambers WOOD KC, James (1975; 1999)
Members of Chambers HALL KC, Andrew (1991; 2002)
Members of Chambers OPPENHEIM KC, Robin (1988; 2006)
Members of Chambers ROGERS KC, Heather (1983; 2006)
Members of Chambers BOWEN KC, Nicholas (1984; 2009)
Members of Chambers HISLOP KC, David (1979; 2010)
Members of Chambers MOLONEY KC, Tim (1993; 2010)
Members of Chambers WESTGATE KC, Martin (1985; 2010)
Members of Chambers WHITFIELD KC, Jonathan (1985; 2010)
Members of Chambers BRIMELOW KC, Kirsty (1991; 2011)
Members of Chambers BENTLEY KC, David (1984; 2013)
Members of Chambers CRAGG KC, Stephen (1996; 2013)
Members of Chambers STONE KC, Joe (1989; 2013)
Members of Chambers ELLIOTT KC, Sarah (1996; 2014)
Members of Chambers BOWERS KC, Rupert (1995; 2015)
Members of Chambers FISHER KC, Richard (1994; 2015)
Members of Chambers WEERERATNE KC, Aswini (1986; 2015)
Members of Chambers GALLAGHER KC, Caoilfhionn (2001)
Members of Chambers TAYLOR KC, Paul (1989; 2018)
Members of Chambers THORNE KC, Katy (1994; 2018)
Members of Chambers POWLES KC, Steven (1997; 2019)
Members of Chambers COOPER KC, Ben (1999)
Members of Chambers SIMPSON KC, Melanie (1998; 2020)
Members of Chambers GOODALL KC, Emma (1996; 2021)
Members of Chambers SIKAND KC, Maya (1997; 2021)
Members of Chambers BURTON KC, Jamie (1999; 2021)
Members of Chambers STRAW KC, Adam (2004; 2021)
Members of Chambers VINE KC, Sarah (1997; 2022)
Members of Chambers WALKER KC, Liam (2001; 2022)
Members of Chambers DUBINSKY KC, Laura (2002; 2022)
Members of Chambers THOMAS KC, Richard (2002; 2022)
Members of Chambers BUNTING KC, Jude (2006; 2022)
Members of Chambers MURPHY KC, Fiona (2013; 2023)
Members of Chambers MIDDLETON KC, Joe (1997; 2023)
Members of Chambers GREEN KC, Garry (1999; 2023)
Members of Chambers NEWTON KC, Benjamin (2004; 2023)
Members of Chambers LENNON KC, Jonathan (1997; 2023)
Members of Chambers CARTER, David (1971)
Members of Chambers SAMUEL, Gerwyn (1986)
MILES, Sophy (2015; Sol 1989)
Members of Chambers MAIDMENT, Kieran (1989)
Members of Chambers BROWN, Nick (1989)
Members of Chambers NABI, Zia (1991)
Members of Chambers REEDER, Stephen (1991)
Members of Chambers WHITAKER, Quincy (1991)
Members of Chambers ADDY, Caroline (1991)
Members of Chambers COX, Simon (1992)
Members of Chambers WALSH, John (1993)
Members of Chambers DRAYCOTT, Paul (1994)
Members of Chambers HENDERSON, Mark (1994)
Members of Chambers BROWN, Althea (1995)
Members of Chambers CALDWELL, Peter (1995)
Members of Chambers PRESTON, Dominic (1995)
Members of Chambers CLIFT-MATTHEWS, Amanda (1995)
Members of Chambers MUKHERJEE, Krishnendu (1996)
Members of Chambers TOMS, Nicholas (1996)
Members of Chambers BURNHAM, Ulele (1997)
Members of Chambers STANAGE, Nick (1997)
Members of Chambers ARSHAD, Farrhat (1998)
Members of Chambers HOBSON, John (1999)
Members of Chambers NARAIN, Benjamin (1999)
Members of Chambers PALIN, Sarah (1999)
Members of Chambers LEMER, David (2000)
Members of Chambers MUSHTAQ, Erim (2000)
Members of Chambers LEWIS, Dr Oliver (2000)
Members of Chambers HART, Amanda (2001)
Members of Chambers HAYWOOD, Phil (2001)
Members of Chambers MARQUIS, Piers (2001)
Members of Chambers WALDMAN, Amos (2001)
Members of Chambers DENHOLM, Graham (2001)
Members of Chambers RHODES, David (2002)
Members of Chambers EASTWOOD, Philippa (2003)
Members of Chambers GERRY, Alison (2003)
Members of Chambers PATRICK, Angela (2003)
Members of Chambers MACKENZIE, Alasdair (2004)
Members of Chambers PRICE, Jonathan (2004)
Members of Chambers MANKAU, Louise (2005)
Members of Chambers GORASIA, Paras (2005)
Members of Chambers STEPHENSON, David (2005)
Members of Chambers NICE, Amelia (2006)
Members of Chambers HAWKES, Malcolm (2006)
Members of Chambers HOBCRAFT, Gemma (2006)
Members of Chambers HIRST, Megan (2015)
Members of Chambers ROBINSON, Jennifer (2016)
Members of Chambers PRICE, Louise (2006)
Members of Chambers HIRST, Leonie (2006)
Members of Chambers LUH, Shu Shin (2006)
Members of Chambers VAUGHAN, Anthony (2006)
Members of Chambers ANNAND, Kate (2007)
Members of Chambers BEATTIE, Kate (2007)
Members of Chambers EATWELL, Tatyana (2007)
Members of Chambers OKEWALE, Dr Tunde (2007)
Members of Chambers TIMAN, Annabel (2007)
Members of Chambers WAGNER, Adam (2007)
Members of Chambers WESTCOTT, Mary (2007)
Members of Chambers KNORR, Michelle (2008)
Members of Chambers MEREDITH, Catherine (2008)
Members of Chambers SAMUEL MBE, Zimran (2008)
Members of Chambers STEINHARDT, Sarah (2008)
Members of Chambers STEVENS, Tom (2008)
Members of Chambers KRAMO, Yvonne (2008)
Members of Chambers MOFFATT, Rowena (2009)
Members of Chambers BRIGHT, Abigail (2010)
Members of Chambers CLOONEY, Amal (2010)
Members of Chambers COHEN, Marisa (2010)
Members of Chambers JOHNSON, Harriet (2010)
Members of Chambers MIR, Maryam (2010)
Members of Chambers HALL, Graeme L. (2011)
Members of Chambers JACOBS, Sam (2011)
Members of Chambers MASON, Paul (2011)
Members of Chambers O'RAGHALLAIGH, Kate (2011)
Members of Chambers BAGOTT, Peta-Louise (2011)
Members of Chambers STOATE, Tom (2011)
Members of Chambers SINGH, Mukhtiar (2011)
Members of Chambers JOHNSON, Abimbola (2011)
Members of Chambers LEE, Matthew (2011)
Members of Chambers TINSLEY, Alex (2011)
Members of Chambers COOKE-HURLE, Tim (2012)
Members of Chambers DOUGLAS, Hayley (2012)
Members of Chambers TAYLOR, Jake (2012)
Members of Chambers BENFIELD, Antonia (2013)
Members of Chambers CLARKE, Daniel (2013)
Members of Chambers SANE, Jelia (2013)
Members of Chambers LYKOURGOU, Karlia (2013)
Members of Chambers JOHNSON, Christopher (2014)
Members of Chambers PATYNA, Agata (2014)
Members of Chambers WADDOUP, Daniella (2014)
Members of Chambers WOODROW, Pippa (2014)
Members of Chambers OVERMAN, Claire (2014)
Members of Chambers HARPER, Zoe (2015)
Members of Chambers MCCABE, Mary-Rachel (2015)
Members of Chambers SIVAKUMARAN, Shanthi (2015)
MURRAY, Rea (2015)
Members of Chambers GROSSMAN, Beth (2016)
Members of Chambers KHERBANE, Rabah (2016)
Members of Chambers BESSO, Camila Zapata (2016)
Members of Chambers PROFUMO, Laura (2016)
Members of Chambers BELHADI, Omran (2016)
Members of Chambers NARULLA, Harj (2022; 2016 Aus)
Members of Chambers DALY, Gemma (2017)
Members of Chambers POWELL, Frederick (2017)
Members of Chambers CORNAGLIA, Margherita (2017)
Members of Chambers WISSON, Clare (2017)
Members of Chambers SPENCER, Michael (2017)
Members of Chambers GREENE, Donnchadh (2018)
Members of Chambers IRVING, Alice (2018)
Members of Chambers TURNER, Matthew (2018)
Members of Chambers BAJWA, Tayyiba (2019)
Members of Chambers STOCKDALE, Laura (2019)
Members of Chambers WALCOTT, Katrina (2019)
Members of Chambers FADIPE, Adeola (2019)
Members of Chambers SUMMERFIELD, Sean (2019)
Members of Chambers NIMMO, Caragh (2020)
Members of Chambers MURPHY, Cian (2020)
Members of Chambers DOBBIE, Sarah (2020; 2017 Aus)
Members of Chambers PARIS, Marie (2021)
Members of Chambers DAVIN, Stephanie (2021)
Members of Chambers POLASCHEK, Rosa (2021)
Members of Chambers DEVLIN, Cormac (2021)
Members of Chambers IQBAL, Lameesa (2021)
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Nick Brown photo Nick Brown Nick specialises in the fields of clinical negligence, legal negligence, personal injury…
Jude Bunting KC photo Jude Bunting KC Jude specialises in judicial review, human rights and media law. He is…
Ulele Burnham photo Ulele Burnham Ulele Burnham’s practice spans the law relating to mental capacity and mental…
Jamie Burton photo Jamie Burton Jamie Burton is both a public lawyer and an experienced civil litigator,…
Peter Caldwell photo Peter Caldwell Peter Caldwell specialises in cases of financial misconduct and extradition. He advises…
David Carter photo David Carter David specialises in housing, local government, human rights, discrimination and public law.
Peter Carter KC photo Peter Carter KC Peter Carter KC undertakes most types of criminal law work either for…
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…
Amanda Clift-Matthews photo Amanda Clift-Matthews Amanda is an experienced appellate practitioner who appears at the highest level…
Amal Clooney photo Amal Clooney Amal Clooney is a barrister who specializes in international law and human…
Marisa Cohen photo Marisa Cohen A “rising star” in the immigration field, known for her skill in…
Tim Cooke-Hurle photo Tim Cooke-Hurle Tim Cooke-Hurle practices in a broad range of civil and international law,…
Ben Cooper photo Ben Cooper Ben defends some of the most complex and difficult extradition and criminal…
Ben Cooper photo Ben Cooper Ben defends some of the most complex and difficult extradition and criminal…
Margherita Cornaglia photo Margherita Cornaglia Margherita is a junior barrister specialising in climate & human rights law…
Simon Cox photo Simon Cox Simon’s work includes judicial review, immigration, European Union and international law, social…
Stephen Cragg KC photo Stephen Cragg KC Stephen Cragg KC is an experienced specialist in public law and human…
Gemma Daly photo Gemma Daly Gemma specialises in mental capacity and mental health law, inquests & inquiries,…
Stephanie Davin photo Ms Stephanie Davin Stephanie joins Chambers in October 2022 following the successful completion of her…
Graham Denholm photo Graham Denholm Graham is recognised as a leading junior barrister in immigration, civil liberties…
Cormac Devlin photo Cormac Devlin Cormac specialises in employment, discrimination, collective labour law, and housing. Cormac undertook…
Hayley Douglas photo Hayley Douglas Hayley specialises in crime, public law and human rights. In addition to…
Laura Dubinsky KC photo Laura Dubinsky KC Laura works extensively in public law at all levels, with a particular…
Clare Duffy photo Clare Duffy Clare has appeared in the Court of Appeal, High Court (led and unled),…
Philippa Eastwood photo Philippa Eastwood Philippa is an established criminal defence advocate, regularly instructed in complex and…
Tatyana Eatwell photo Tatyana Eatwell Tatyana has expertise in public international law, international humanitarian law, international criminal…
Sarah Elliott KC photo Sarah Elliott KC Sarah has a proven track record in achieving successful outcomes for clients…
Sarah Elliott KC photo Sarah Elliott KC Sarah has a proven track record in achieving successful outcomes for clients…
Adeola  Fadipe photo Adeola Fadipe Adeola has a strong track record of achieving excellent results in complex…
Richard Fisher KC photo Richard Fisher KC Richard Fisher KC provides advice and advocacy for clients whose cases involve…
Edward Fitzgerald KC photo Edward Fitzgerald KC Edward Fitzgerald KC was named Human Rights and Public Law Silk of…
Isabella Forshall KC photo Isabella Forshall KC Isabella Forshall is a specialist criminal practitioner who listens carefully to clients…
Caoilfhionn Gallagher KC photo Caoilfhionn Gallagher KC Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers, specialising in…
Alison Gerry photo Alison Gerry From the beginning, Alison’s practice has had at its heart state accountability…
Emma Goodall KC photo Emma Goodall KC Emma is a leading criminal practitioner regularly instructed in high profile cases…
Emma Goodall KC photo Emma Goodall KC Emma is a leading criminal practitioner regularly instructed in high profile cases…
Garry Green KC photo Garry Green KC A passionate and committed advocate, Garry Green fearlessly defends his clients’ right…
Donnchadh Greene photo Donnchadh Greene Donnchadh is a specialist public law practitioner. His work focuses on human…
Beth Grossman photo Beth Grossman Beth Grossman practices across media, commercial and employment law. She has also…
Graeme L. Hall photo Graeme L. Hall Graeme practises at the intersection of extradition, crime, public law, and international…
Graeme L. Hall photo Graeme L. Hall Graeme practises at the intersection of extradition, crime, public law, and international…
Andrew Hall KC photo Andrew Hall KC 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, with particular expertise…
Amanda Hart photo Amanda Hart Amanda is a highly experienced lawyer in the practice areas of employment,…
Malcolm Hawkes photo Malcolm Hawkes Malcolm is a renowned and highly-experienced extradition specialist who acts in complex…
Phil Haywood photo Phil Haywood Prior to being called to the Bar, Phil Haywood qualified as a…
Mark Henderson photo Mark Henderson Mark specialises in media, public and human rights law. He has acted…
Megan Hirst photo Megan Hirst Megan Hirst practices in international criminal law, and international human rights law.…
Leonie  Hirst photo Leonie Hirst Leonie has a broad-based civil practice covering a range of areas including…
David Hislop KC photo David Hislop KC An extensive career has allowed him to achieve expertise in a number…
Gemma Hobcraft photo Gemma Hobcraft Gemma practises in health care law, medical law and regulatory law –…
Lameesa Iqbal photo Lameesa Iqbal Lameesa is a specialist employment, discrimination, and equality law barrister. She accepts…
Alice  Irving photo Alice Irving Alice Irving is a civil and public law practitioner, specialising in housing…
Sam Jacobs photo Sam Jacobs Sam specialises in public law, civil actions against public authorities, and inquests…
Christopher Johnson photo Christopher Johnson Christopher’s practice encompasses medical/healthcare disputes, complex personal injury disputes and actions against…
Helena Kennedy KC photo Baroness Helena Kennedy KC Helena Kennedy practises predominantly in the criminal law, undertaking leading work of…
Rabah Kherbane photo Rabah Kherbane Rabah specialises in serious crime and appeals, extradition, administrative and public law,…
Michelle Knorr photo Michelle Knorr Michelle is a specialist practitioner in immigration, asylum, human rights and public…
Yvonne Kramo photo Yvonne Kramo Yvonne has developed a busy practice defending in criminal courts across the…
David Lemer photo David Lemer David practises predominantly in immigration, asylum, public law, and employment and as…
Jonathan Lennon KC photo Jonathan Lennon KC Jonathan Lennon’s practice encompasses serious and complex crime as well as financial,…
Oliver Lewis photo Dr Oliver Lewis Oliver is a human rights lawyer focusing on healthcare law and disability…
Shu Shin Luh photo Shu Shin Luh Shu Shin practices in all areas of public law. Her practice has…
Karlia Lykourgou photo Karlia Lykourgou As an experienced court advocate committed to high standards of client care,…
Alasdair Mackenzie photo Alasdair Mackenzie Alasdair Mackenzie is an experienced leading junior who specialises in immigration and…
Kieran Maidment photo Kieran Maidment Kieran Maidment specialises in criminal law. Kieran regularly appears as leading counsel…
Louise Mankau photo Louise Mankau Louise is an employment and discrimination law specialist who has developed a…
Piers Marquis photo Piers Marquis Piers Marquis is a committed criminal defence barrister best, but not exclusively,…
Paul Mason photo Paul Mason Paul Mason is a leading junior. He is instructed to defend in…
Mary-Rachel McCabe photo Mary-Rachel McCabe Mary-Rachel specialises in mental capacity and community care law, with a focus…
Catherine Meredith photo Catherine Meredith Catherine is human rights and public law specialist with particular expertise in…
Joe Middleton KC photo Joe Middleton KC Joe Middleton is a versatile practitioner with crossover expertise in immigration, extradition,…
Sophy Miles photo Sophy Miles Sophy practices in all aspects of mental health and disability law, with…
Maryam Mir photo Maryam Mir Maryam has experience in a wide range of criminal offences. She has…
Rowena Moffatt photo Rowena Moffatt Rowena is a public law practitioner whose main areas of practice are…
Tim Moloney KC photo Tim Moloney KC 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…
Cian Murphy photo Cian Murphy Cian has a broad practice including administrative and public law, inquests, and…
Fiona Murphy KC photo Fiona Murphy KC 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 KC photo Benjamin Newton KC Benjamin Newton is instructed to defend those accused of the most serious…
Amelia Nice photo Amelia Nice Amelia is a barrister specialising in extradition, human rights and public law,…
Caragh Nimmo photo Caragh Nimmo Caragh has a broad public law practice with an emphasis on Equality…
Kate O'Raghallaigh photo Kate O'Raghallaigh Kate specialises in crime, extradition and crime related public law. Kate’s practice…
Tunde Okewale photo Tunde Okewale Tunde Okewale MBE is a leading junior Barrister at the Criminal Bar.…
Robin Oppenheim KC photo Robin Oppenheim KC Robin is known for cutting edge work in clinical negligence and product…
Claire Overman photo Claire Overman Claire specialises in all aspects of media and information law, including defamation,…
Sarah Palin photo Sarah Palin Sarah has extensive experience in media and information law litigation, acting for…
Marie Paris photo Marie Paris Marie is a specialist housing and social welfare barrister. She accepts instructions…
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 immigration and public law and has particular expertise in…
Rosa Polaschek photo Ms Rosa Polaschek Prior to commencing pupillage, Rosa practised as a barrister and solicitor in…
Frederick Powell photo Frederick Powell Frederick specialises in the fields of personal injury, clinical negligence and human…
Steven Powles KC photo Steven Powles KC Steven Powles is a specialist criminal lawyer with particular expertise in international…
Steven Powles KC photo Steven Powles KC Steven Powles is a specialist criminal lawyer with particular expertise in international…
Dominic Preston photo Dominic Preston Dominic Preston is a public law lawyer specialising in housing, community care…
Jonathan Price photo Jonathan Price Jonathan is a highly regarded junior, and a ranked libel and privacy…
Louise Price photo Louise Price Louise is a leading junior in employment, education and equalities law and…
Laura Profumo photo Laura Profumo Laura Profumo specialises in civil liberties and human rights, with a particular…
Stephen Reeder photo Stephen Reeder Stephen specialises in the allied fields of public & administrative law, housing,…
David Rhodes photo David Rhodes Ranked by his peers as a leading junior in criminal law in…
Geoffrey Robertson KC photo Geoffrey Robertson KC Geoffrey Robertson KC is a Founding Head of Doughty Street Chambers. He…
Jennifer Robinson photo Jennifer Robinson Jen specialises in media law, public law and international law. Jen has…
Gerwyn Samuel photo Gerwyn Samuel Gerwyn acts for substantial numbers of Claimants in a wide range of…
Zimran Samuel MBE  photo Zimran Samuel MBE Zimran Samuel is an experienced human rights practitioner with a wide ranging…
Zimran Samuel MBE  photo Zimran Samuel MBE Zimran Samuel is an experienced human rights practitioner with a wide ranging…
Jelia Sane photo Jelia Sane Jelia specialises in international law, immigration and asylum, and children’s rights. Jelia…
Maya Sikand KC photo Maya Sikand KC Maya has a strong civil liberties and human rights practice, holding public…
Melanie Simpson KC photo Melanie Simpson KC Melanie Simpson KC is a highly regarded criminal defence barrister who is…
Mukhtiar Singh photo Mukhtiar Singh Mukhtiar Singh enjoys a broad employment and commercial practice with a strong…
Shanthi Sivakumaran photo Shanthi Sivakumaran Shanthi has a broad public law practice with particular expertise in Public…
Sue Sleeman photo Sue Sleeman Sue has a mixed civil practice covering employment and professional disciplinary/regulatory law.…
Michael Spencer photo Michael Spencer Michael’s practice covers a broad spectrum of public and civil law. With…
Nick Stanage photo Nick Stanage Nick Stanage specialises in actions against the police, inquests, immigration and related…
Sarah Steinhardt photo Sarah Steinhardt Sarah is the joint head of the Housing and Social Welfare Team.…
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…
Tom Stoate photo Tom Stoate Tom Stoate specialises in public and human rights law, civil liberties, claims…
Laura Stockdale photo Laura Stockdale Laura specialises in defending clients accused of serious criminal offences. She came…
Joe Stone KC photo Joe Stone KC Joe Stone KC has specialised in criminal defence for over 30 years. …
Adam Straw KC photo Adam Straw KC Adam practices in judicial review, human rights and civil claims against public…
Jake Taylor photo Jake Taylor Jake is a specialist defence barrister with expertise in defending those accused…
Paul Taylor KC photo Paul Taylor KC Paul specialises in criminal appeals. He has developed a particular expertise in…
Richard Thomas KC photo Richard Thomas KC Richard has extensive experience of complex and high-profile trials and appeals. He…
Katy Thorne KC photo Katy Thorne KC Katy Thorne QC has over 25 years’ experience of defending in the…
Annabel Timan photo Annabel Timan Annabel is a leading Junior with substantial expertise in serious and complex…
Alex Tinsley photo Alex Tinsley Alex specialises in international human rights law, INTERPOL and extradition. What the…
Nicholas Toms photo Nicholas Toms Nicholas Toms specialises in Employment, Discrimination and Equality Law, Discrimination and Professional…
Matthew Turner photo Matthew Turner Matthew specialises in personal injury, clinical negligence, inquests, actions against the police,…
Anthony  Vaughan photo Anthony Vaughan Anthony is a fearless advocate practising in public law, human rights, and…
Sarah Vine KC photo Sarah Vine KC 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
Katrina Walcott photo Ms Katrina Walcott Katrina is a Crime Specialist Barrister. Prior to joining the Bar, Katrina…
Amos Waldman photo Amos Waldman Criminal defence specialist with an emphasis on regulatory and financial crime, including…
Liam Walker KC photo Liam Walker KC 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 KC photo Aswini Weereratne KC 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 KC photo Martin Westgate KC 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…
Jon Whitfield photo Jon Whitfield Jon specialises in defending cases of homicide, terrorism, regulatory & financial crime…
Jon Whitfield photo Jon Whitfield Jon specialises in defending cases of homicide, terrorism, regulatory & financial crime…
James Wood KC photo James Wood KC Enormously experienced, driven, gutsy, calm and determined, James has a broad based…
Pippa Woodrow photo Pippa Woodrow Pippa takes on cases in the areas of criminal justice, immigration and…
Camila Zapata Besso photo Camila Zapata Besso Camila practises in asylum, immigration, public law, civil liberties and international law.…
Max du Plessis SC photo Max du Plessis SC “He has decades of experience in comparative jurisprudence deeply rooted in his…