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Liam Walker is recognised by both The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners as a leading barrister in crime.

Liam is driven by the understanding that every case, in which he is instructed, may have life changing consequences for those involved. He regularly acts as leading junior counsel and is consistently instructed to represent individuals and corporations in the most serious and complex criminal matters, regulatory proceedings, health and safety investigations, inquests and inquiries.

As a result of Liam’s commitment to his clients, Liam is regularly instructed to represent individuals with a high media profile. He has acted for internationally renowned recording artists, media celebrities, actors, world-class professional athletes and other professionals whose livelihoods and reputations depend on the outcome of a case.

Liam is regularly instructed to defend individuals charged with the most serious offences: murder, attempted murder, terrorism, serious sexual offences and complex fraud. He is the author of Westlaw Insight’s guide to manslaughter and, as an expert in sexual offences, is a speaker for Lexis Nexis on serious sexual offences.

Liam provides pre-charge advice to individuals and corporate entities who are known to be under investigation or face the threat of prosecution. He is able to provide multi-jurisdictional advice to those whose professional interests span beyond the UK and EU.

Liam Walker advises and represents those alleged to have committed professional misconduct before their regulatory bodies. He represents registrants before regulators including: The General Medical Council (GMC/MPTS), The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and The General Dental Council (GDC).

Liam has been instructed to appear and advise upon matters where misconduct of a serious criminal nature has been alleged. He has acted in matters where allegations of dishonesty, sexual impropriety or criminally negligent conduct have arisen.

Liam has appeared for families and organisations where unlawful killing, neglect, or police corruption have been alleged. His background in criminal law is an asset in matters where it is alleged that corruption and/or state complicity features. Equally, Liam’s experience with juries has been particularly beneficial in Article 2 inquests held before a jury.


Called 2001, Gray’s Inn. Gray’s Inn barrister’s committee; pupil supervisor.


CBA; Young Fraud Lawyers Association.


BA Hons – Business Decision Analysis (1998).


Surfing, running, rugby, skiing, music and Crystal Palace FC.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(2022 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Liam Walker KC  – Doughty Street Chambers ‘Liam is a force to be reckoned with in court. He is one of the very best when it comes to advocacy.’

(2022 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Liam Walker KCDoughty Street ChambersHe has a reputation for being excellent in cases involving allegations of murder, drugs offences, gang violence and cross-examination of experts.