Mr Gordon Cole QC > Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC > Liverpool, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC
Exchange Chambers
L2 9XX

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Gordon has specialised in crime for over 30 years with experience of all forms of serious crime including murder, manslaughter, drugs, fraud, police corruption and serious sexual abuse. He has been involved in many substantial drug, murder and fraud cases, many of which have been VHCC cases. He conducts cases all over the country, and hears a significant number in the Court of Appeal.


Called 1979; Silk 2006


Criminal Bar Association

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Crime (general and fraud)

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Gordon Cole QCExchange ChambersGordon’s court room presence is a particular strength built upon his many years of experience.

Exchange Chambers is a ‘stand-out set‘ with a ‘first class offering‘. The set has an ‘unparalleled depth of counsel‘ and ‘experienced barristers‘. Key areas of focus include all forms of serious crime including murder, financial crime, sexual abuse and drug offences. Gordon Cole QC specialises in defence and prosecution in cases involving murder, manslaughter, drugs and sexual abuse. Cole successfully prosecuted in a month long murder trial that involved the defendant having a history of bullying, intimidation and financial abuse. Tania Griffiths QC is also noted and defends allegations of historic and contemporary sexual abuse. Richard Littler QC is another stand-out name and displays expertise in cases involving terrorism, organised crime and fraud. Littler is representing the defendant in a number of cases concerning Reynhard Sinaga, who is thought to have raped at least two hundred men in Manchester, which has involved four Crown Court trials plus appeals.