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London Bar > Crime Tier 3

Furnival Chambers is an ‘excellent set‘. The chambers has an established reputation for defence work, however it is equally adept at handling prosecution cases. Caroline Haughey QC continues to act as lead prosecution counsel in the long-running Operation Fort case, involving the trafficking of over 400 people from Poland into the UK. In another matter, Philippa McAtasney QC acted for a the oldest defendantin a multi-defendant trial concerning the death of 18-year-old Clinton Evobta in Camberwell in October 2019.

Rising stars

Shannon Revel - Furnival ChambersShannon possesses the skills and judgement of a barrister beyond her year of call. She is robust, effective and calm under pressure. A star in the making.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Philippa McAtasney QC - Furnival ChambersShe is razor-sharp and an unparalleled tactician. A fearless and formidable advocate.
Ranked: Tier 2
Stephen Moses QC - Furnival ChambersStephen is an excellent advocate who sees the larger picture of a case, and has an instinctive ability to foresee how matters will unfold and play that to the client's advantage. Stephen is always willing to go the extra mile, and provides an excellent service to professional and lay clients alike. Stephen's cross-examination is excellent, and speeches have the right mix of humour and sincerity, driving the client's defence home.
Ranked: Tier 2
Oliver Blunt QC - Furnival ChambersOliver is a very experienced advocate who has excellent judgment in all decision-making processes within a trial.
Ranked: Tier 3
Caroline Carberry QC - Furnival ChambersCaroline is a formidable advocate, who combines effortless eloquence with incisive intelligence and charm.
Ranked: Tier 3
Giles Cockings QC - Furnival ChambersGiles is an outstanding barrister. Highly intelligent and exceptionally hard working, he has the innate capacity to see the wider picture in any trial, so as to advance his client's case with a tactical precision that is second to none.
Ranked: Tier 3
Caroline Haughey QC - Furnival ChambersCaroline is a fierce cross examiner and is a real force to be reckoned with. She is highly intelligent, extremely dedicated and hardworking.
Ranked: Tier 3
Charles Sherrard QC - Furnival ChambersA fearless advocate – juries love him, and he is a favourite with judges.
Ranked: Tier 3
Julia Smart QCFurnival ChambersJulia will always go the extra mile for her clients and will leave no stone unturned in their defence. Julia is always on top of her brief and is very well liked by her clients. She is a first-class advocate who is highly regarded.
Ranked: Tier 4
Sally O'Neill QC - Furnival ChambersA remarkable lawyer who commands respect from all in her presence. When she speaks, people listen.
Ranked: Tier 4

2020 Silks

Leading Juniors

Alexia Power - Furnival ChambersAlexia demonstrates an incredible work ethic, legal brain and client care. She represents her clients with vigour.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ben Gordon - Furnival ChambersBen has a calm and assured presence and puts clients at ease. He is a great communicator.
Ranked: Tier 3
Craig Harris - Furnival ChambersHe is very bright, and handles complex and technical issues with ease. A compelling advocate.
Ranked: Tier 3
Adam Morgan - Furnival ChambersAdam is a forensic and serene advocate. He is measured, well-prepared and adopts an extremely persuasive and structured style.
Ranked: Tier 3
Joel Smith - Furnival ChambersJoel’s work ethic is extraordinary and there is nothing that fazes him. He is intellectually robust and can distill complex and challenging legal concepts into understandable language.
Ranked: Tier 3
Jon SwainFurnival ChambersJon is a thoughtful and persuasive advocate who demonstrates good judgement.
Ranked: Tier 3
Lucy Tapper - Furnival ChambersLucy is an excellent barrister. She combines intellect and impressive preparation with a strong tactical approach. She has particularly sound judgement and does not advance frivolous or meritless arguments. Her advocacy is crisp and focussed. Finally, she has a superb way with clients and really connects with them and cares about them and their plight.
Ranked: Tier 3



An excellent set.’

The diversity and breadth of counsel and their experience is second to none.’

An excellent chambers with an efficient and helpful clerking team.’

‘The benefit of using Furnival is that it has such strength in both the numbers and quality of counsel.’


An excellent chambers.’

The clerks are fantastic.’

London Bar > International crime and extradition Tier 3

Furnival Chambers has ‘an exceptional extradition team, with some of the leading practitioners in the field‘,  including Joel Smith, who is representing a man whose extradition is requested by India, on the grounds that the requested person allegedly entered in to a conspiracy with the Pakistani intelligence services to murder religious figures and political leaders in India as part of a Sikh separatist terror campaign. Nicholas Hearn‘s caseload features complex fraud extradition cases, while extradition specialist Amanda Bostock ‘is a tenacious barrister, with a meticulous eye for detail‘.

Leading Juniors

Nicholas Hearn - Furnival ChambersNicholas is able to make his points succinctly and without the need to overstate them but so they are effective.
Ranked: Tier 1
Joel Smith - Furnival ChambersA senior and experienced extradition specialist, able to bring advocacy and litigation experience as treasury counsel that few others can match.
Ranked: Tier 1
Julia Farrant - Furnival ChambersJulia has no weaknesses, only strengths. Her knowledge of the law and awareness of the developing issues is impressive.
Ranked: Tier 2



‘Furnival Chambers is an impressive set – with a particular focus on defence work. Friendly approach to clerking. The barristers work together to assist in every way that they can, it is very much a team work makes the dream work approach.’

‘Great set of chambers for extradition work. Very defence minded and have a well earned respectable reputation for within the extradition Bar.’

‘Furnival has an exceptional extradition team, with some of the leading practitioners in the field.’

‘A strong set.’


‘The extradition clerks at Furnival are friendly, approachable and efficient. The service they provide is outstanding. All are a pleasure to work with.’

‘Fred Cross in particular is a great extradition clerk.’

London Bar > Fraud: crime

Leading Silks

Giles Cockings QCFurnival ChambersGiles is an outstanding barrister, highly intelligent and exceptionally hardworking. He sees the bigger picture in any trial, and advances his client’s case with a tactical precision that is second to none. His ability to combine rapier-like skill with wit, humour and charm makes him a devastating opponent.'
Ranked: Tier 2
David Durose QCFurnival ChambersA well-prepared silk who knows his case in immaculate detail.
Ranked: Tier 2
Charles Sherrard QCFurnival ChambersAn exceptional defence fraud QC who demonstrates extensive case preparation and tactical awareness. He can explain difficult and complex transactions in a way juries can understand.'
Ranked: Tier 3

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

Leading Juniors

Lisa Freeman - Furnival ChambersShe has considerable knowledge and expertise in all POCA-related matters, is extremely intelligent and tactically astute. Lisa is committed to achieving the best result and will take on board client concerns in sensitive confiscation negotiations.
Ranked: Tier 2

London Bar > Sport

Leading Juniors

Craig Harris - Furnival ChambersCraig is a brilliant all-rounder in sports law. He’s excellent at making deals happen, working collaboratively with all involved, but when the going gets tough he’s the person you want on your side to fight a case.
Ranked: Tier 3

Furnival Chambers is regarded as one of the country’s leading criminal and white-collar sets offering an impressive and high quality list of advocates and advisors. Members specialise across practice areas of serious and organised crime, financial crime, bribery and corruption, gross negligence manslaughter, regulatory/professional discipline, asset forfeiture and extradition. Chambers’ reputation is best exemplified by involvement in most of the recent major criminal and white-collar trials to be heard from fraud to murder, and from gross negligence manslaughter to extradition. The quality of service extends to its progressive clerking team led by a senior clerk with a justified reputation for efficiency and integrity. Individuals, professionals and corporate clients instruct chambers either through solicitors, professional advisers, or on a public direct access basis.

The set: Members of Chambers are renowned for appearing in high-profile criminal and white-collar cases, both for the defence and the prosecution. They appear in the Crown Court, Divisional Court, Court of Appeal, Privy Council and Supreme Court, as well as the European Court of Human Rights and before Regulatory/Disciplinary panels. Members undertake high-profile work on behalf of or against the Financial Conduct Authority, HM Revenue and Customs, the Serious Fraud Office, the Department of Work and Pensions, the Crown Prosecution Service, the Football Association and other sports and disciplinary/regulatory bodies. Members also regularly advise corporates on issues concerning the Bribery Act 2010.

Furnival is a ‘go to set’ for high-profile, complex cases and those involving novel law including defending in the first ‘Judge alone trial’; the first Bribery Act prosecution; the first Modern Slavery trial (and most of the subsequent significant cases under MSA); and the first successful FGM trial (both prosecution and defence). Members have experience in cold cases and Criminal Case Review Commission applications and also conduct cases in the Commonwealth and other jurisdictions (including the Caribbean).

Work undertaken: Chambers enjoys particular expertise in the following fields:

Corporate and financial crime: Chambers offers considerable experience in all areas of corporate and financial (white-collar) crime in both UK and international jurisdictions. Members advise companies and national newspapers on issues arising out of the Bribery & Corruption Act 2010; Members are instructed on some of the largest high value fraud and asset forfeiture cases in recent years including Operation Yuletide (a merchant banker assisting in the laundering of €100m defrauded from a Dutch shipbuilding company), Operation Banjax (£100m VAT fraud), Operation Stagecoach (£7m rare earth metal boiler room), bribery allegations within the building and construction industry (Polycarpou). Other recent high profile frauds have included UBS Rogue Trader Case (Adoboli), Goldman Sachs (Wilkins), and multi-million carbon credit fraud (R-v-H) as well as the first professional cricket ‘spot fixing’ case. Members experience includes all forms of fraud, MTIC/VAT tribunal hearings, market abuse including insider dealing and rate manipulation, through to asset recovery, forfeiture, restraint and confiscation. Members are also experienced in providing specialist advisory services to clients, both individual and corporate both generally (in relation to compliance) and in connection to specific investigations. Members have been retained to advise and act for and against the SFO, FCA (FSA), CPS, UKBA, the police, HMRC and public companies and high-net worth individuals in international / multi-jurisdictional proceedings, recently including global dividend-arbitrage and withholding tax reclaim investigations and the Alstom bribery investigation.

Serious and organised crime: Chambers has long been instructed in top-end work at trial and appellate levels including R-v-Twomey, the first Judge alone trial, the first post-Jogee murder appeals, the News International phone hacking (Operation Elvedon) trials, the Hatton Garden heist, the ‘Pentonville murder’ trial, the Jodie Chesney murder, the Stephen Lawrence murder, the murder of ‘Baby P’, the ‘Witchcraft murder’ Ife -the successful defence of those tried for the death of a family member following ‘botched exorcism’, the ‘Gypsy Slavery’ cases, Operation Fort (Panorama featured) – one of largest MSA prosecutions, as well as the Jonty Bravery case and the Sally Challen appeal, to name but a few.

Terrorism: Members have appeared in terrorism trials for decades including the Gloucester shoe bomber, the first Al Qa’eda funding prosecution post 9/11, the Afghan Stansted hijacking, the ‘Ricin’ conspiracy, a number of recent Al Qa’eda and Syria-related cases, together with significant IRA trials in the past. As well as trials, members are also instructed in collateral proceedings such as Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures (TPIMs).

Sexual offences: Members have appeared in Operation Yewtree cases, Operation Goldfinch (Welsh Children’s Home Child Abuse cases); the Aylesbury & Oxford sex ring case, the prosecution of Rolf Harris, the prosecution of the hairdresser convicted of trying to infect ten men he met on Grindr with HIV as well as many serial rapist cases including the ‘West End mini cab rapist’, the M25 rapist, the Steve Cook trial, the Grime artist Solo 45 multiple rape trial and cases of historical rape and sexual abuse. Individuals have been recognised for their skills in this area, including the recent ‘Barrister of the Year’ award for the work done defending Liam Allen.

Extradition: Members of the team are at the forefront of this specialised area of law and have appeared in a significant number of ground-breaking cases. They advise and represent individuals and foreign governments in extradition proceedings at first instance, before the High Court, the Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights. Members are instructed in the highest profile extradition cases of the day including the United States Government request for the extradition of Julian Assange, and the Government of India’s request for ‘diamondaire’ businessman Nirav Modi over alleged $1bn fraud. Members of the team also provide advice to individuals who are (or may be) subject to Red Notices and are published authors on authoritative texts, including: “A Practical Guide to Interpol and Red Notices” published by Bloomsbury. Recent instructions include US Government v Julian Assange, Government of India v Nirav Modi, Government of India v Singh – re conspiracy to murder Indian politicians and Government of Hungary v Orsos. Members were also involved in the leading authority: Government of the United States of America v Yolanda Cleveland [2019] 1 W.L.R. 4392 – on the law with regard to dual criminality.

Regulatory and disciplinary: Chambers has a highly regarded regulatory team who provide exceptional representation for the financial industry, the professions, and sports people / staff, before a wide range of disciplinary tribunals. Chambers has vast experience in both acting for and dealing with regulatory and disciplinary proceedings before the SRA, GMC, GDC, GOC, NMC, the HCPC (including the Morecambe Bay Healthcare Trust case, concerning alleged misconduct of midwives leading to the death of a baby and endangerment of another’s life.) Chambers handles all nature of hybrid and related criminal proceedings before the Crown Court, Coroner’s Court (including the London Bridge Inquest), public inquiries and mental health review tribunals. Recent successes include the defence of two prison officers charged with gross negligence manslaughter, following the suicide of a vulnerable inmate. Members also appear before Football Association and other sports regulatory authorities, both for the authorities and individuals / teams concerned.

Clerking and practice support:  Chambers’ practice areas benefit from an experienced clerking team, led by senior clerk, Stephen Ball. The clerks are highly regarded, approachable and dedicated and will offer a range of counsel of appropriate experience for the work concerned.

Department Name Email Telephone
Senior clerk Stephen Ball sball@furnivallaw.co.uk
Clerks Fred Cross fcross@furnivallaw.co.uk
Members of Chambers BLUNT QC, Oliver (1974)
Members of Chambers O'NEILL QC, Sally (1976)
Members of Chambers CARTER-MANNING QC, Jeremy (1975)
Members of Chambers HOLLAND QC, Michael (1984)
Members of Chambers McATASNEY QC, Philippa (1985)
Members of Chambers SHERRARD QC, Charlie (1986)
Members of Chambers SMART QC, Julia (1993)
Members of Chambers CARBERRY QC, Caroline (1995)
Members of Chambers DUROSE QC, David (1996)
Members of Chambers COCKINGS QC, Giles (1996)
Members of Chambers MOSES QC, Stephen (1997)
Members of Chambers HAUGHEY QC, Caroline (1995)
Members of Chambers CONNOR, Gino (1974)
Members of Chambers LATHAM, Michael (1975)
Members of Chambers HADRILL, Keith (1977)
Members of Chambers BENDALL, Richard (1979)
Members of Chambers HEADLAM, Roy (1983)
Members of Chambers SWAIN, Jon (1983)
Members of Chambers BURTON, Charles (1983)
Members of Chambers DEVLIN, Tim (1985)
Members of Chambers BOULTER, Terence (1986)
Members of Chambers WILSON, Graeme (1987)
Members of Chambers MEREDITH, Chris (1988)
Members of Chambers FORSTER, Timothy (1990)
Members of Chambers SIDDLE, Trevor (1991)
Members of Chambers POWER, Alexia (1992)
Members of Chambers TSIATTALOU, Lefi (1992)
Members of Chambers KEARNEY, John (1994)
Members of Chambers SMITH, Emma (1994)
Members of Chambers HUSSAIN, Frida (1995)
Members of Chambers WINSHIP, Julian (1995)
Members of Chambers FRYMANN, Andrew (1995)
Members of Chambers LEAKE, Laban (1996)
Members of Chambers MORGAN, Adam (1996)
Members of Chambers MANSOOR, Parveen (1996)
Members of Chambers MEEK, Susan (1997)
Members of Chambers MATHER, Nicholas (1998)
Members of Chambers HEARNDEN, Richard (1998)
Members of Chambers SHARMA, Neerja (1998)
Members of Chambers YARROW, Charlotte (1999)
Members of Chambers CRIMMINS, Rhiannon (1999)
Members of Chambers O'CONNOR, Charlotte (1999)
Members of Chambers FRASER, Mark (2000)
Members of Chambers COHEN, Ross (2001)
Members of Chambers FAPOHUNDA, Kemi (2002)
Members of Chambers SMITH, Joel (2002)
Members of Chambers TAPPER, Lucy (2002)
Members of Chambers STAPLES, Joanna (2003)
Members of Chambers CHERRETT, Darryl (2004)
Members of Chambers BOUSFIELD, Andrew (2004)
Members of Chambers PANESAR, Rishy (2004)
Members of Chambers FREEMAN, Lisa (2005)
Members of Chambers GORDON, Ben (2005)
Members of Chambers BROWN, Catherine (2005)
Members of Chambers HARRIS, Craig (2006)
Members of Chambers JORDAN, Andrew (2006)
Members of Chambers HEARN, Nicholas (2007)
Members of Chambers BOSTOCK, Amanda (2008)
Members of Chambers BURTWISTLE, Claire (2008)
Members of Chambers BALD, Lisa (2009)
Members of Chambers DOHERTY, Oliver (2009)
Members of Chambers SOLLEY, Yusuf (2009)
Members of Chambers FARRANT, Julia (2010)
Members of Chambers MCCANN, Ronan (2010)
Members of Chambers O'SULLIVAN, Sophie (2011)
Members of Chambers STOCKWELL, Sam (2012)
Members of Chambers KNIGHTS, Mandisa (2013)
Members of Chambers SHARPE, Sophie (2014)
Members of Chambers WAYMONT, Christopher (2014)
Members of Chambers BURTON, Hannah (2014)
Members of Chambers ETEMADI, Sadaf (2014)
Members of Chambers REVEL, Shannon (2014)
Members of Chambers HODGE, Tulay (2014)
Members of Chambers FERGUS-SIMMS, Sahara (2015)
Members of Chambers TAYLOR, Andrew (2015)
Members of Chambers BOESCHE, Iwona (2015)
Members of Chambers GROSS, Edmund (2016)
Members of Chambers BELLAMY, Charlotte (2017)
Members of Chambers SHARPE, Kane (2017)
Members of Chambers BENNETT, Charlotte (2017)
Door Tenant CHARLES-REES QC, John (1972)
Door Tenant MOULSON QC, Peter (1991)
Door Tenant PATEL QC, Sandip (1991)
Door Tenant BAUR, Christopher (1972)
Door Tenant MAY, Nigel (1974)
Door Tenant SHAFI, Imran (1996)
Door Tenant GRATTAGE, Stephen (2000)
Door Tenant DUNKELS, Anthony (2002)
Door Tenant FORDHAM, Chloe (2005)
Door Tenant POWELL, Charlotte (2005)
Door Tenant FRANCIS-BANFIELD, Venescia (2005)
Door Tenant HAYDEN, Stella (2009)
Door Tenant ELTON, Charles (2010
Door Tenant SHERIDAN, Kathryn (2014)
Photo Name Position Profile
Lisa Bald  photo Lisa Bald Lisa’s practice covers the full spectrum of serious crime – allegations of…
Charlotte Bellamy  photo Charlotte Bellamy Called 2017
Richard Bendall  photo Richard Bendall Specialist practice areas: serious crime, criminal/civil fraud, serious sexual offences, asset forfeiture,…
Oliver Blunt photo Oliver Blunt Entirely defence-based practice specialising in murder, terrorism, fraud and drugs cases. Murder…
Iwona Boesche  photo Iwona Boesche Called 2015
Terence Boulter  photo Terence Boulter Called 1986
Andrew Bousfield  photo Andrew Bousfield Called 2004
David Brock  photo David Brock Called 1984
Hannah Burton  photo Hannah Burton Barrister
Caroline Carberry photo Caroline Carberry Caroline has a high profile practice and is particularly known for her…
Jeremy Carter-manning photo Jeremy Carter-manning Recent cases: The Iraq War Crimes Court Martial, advising a potential defendant…
Darryl Cherrett  photo Darryl Cherrett Called 2004
Giles Cockings photo Giles Cockings Giles Cockings QC is a well-respected Silk in Fraud and Serious Crime.…
Ross Cohen  photo Ross Cohen Called 2001
Gino Connor  photo Gino Connor Violent crime: defended and represented the prosecutions in murder cases, including leading…
Rhiannon Crimmins  photo Rhiannon Crimmins Called 1999
Tim Devlin  photo Tim Devlin Tim Devlin is regularly instructed by the Crown on his own or…
Oliver Doherty  photo Oliver Doherty Well-regarded advocate with a quickly developing criminal and regulatory practice. Accepts instructions…
David Durose QC photo David Durose QC David Durose Q.C. has a criminal practice which largely focuses on prosecuting…
Sadaf Etemadi  photo Sadaf Etemadi Called 2014
Kemi Fapohunda  photo Kemi Fapohunda Exclusively criminal practice in both defence and prosecution, though mainly defence work.…
Julia Farrant  photo Julia Farrant Called 2010
Sahara Fergus-Simms  photo Sahara Fergus-Simms Called 2015
Chloe Fordham  photo Chloe Fordham Instructed in the Crown Court and Magistrates’ Court for both prosecution and…
Timothy Forster  photo Timothy Forster Priority interests: drugs importation, serious fraud, firearms, sexual offences (including those involving…
Lisa Freeman  photo Lisa Freeman Acts for prosecution authorities (SFO, FCA, CPS, UKBA), companies, court appointed receivers,…
Ben Gordon  photo Ben Gordon Since joining Furnival chambers as a first-six pupil in 2006, Ben has…
Edmund Gross  photo Edmund Gross Called 2016
Keith Hadrill  photo Keith Hadrill Keith’s practice encompasses serious and complex fraud, substantial drug importation and supply…
Craig Harris  photo Craig Harris Call: 2006 Direct Access Qualified Ranked as a leading junior by The Legal…
Caroline Haughey  photo Caroline Haughey Appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2018 Caroline continues to be instructed in the…
Roy Headlam  photo Roy Headlam Priority interests: cases of fraud with numerous defendants, firearms, violent crime, drugs…
Nicholas Hearn  photo Nicholas Hearn Nicholas is a criminal barrister who enjoys complementary practices in extradition and…
Richard Hearnden  photo Richard Hearnden Specialist practice areas: serious crime, criminal/civil fraud, serious sexual offences, regulation/compliance, health…
Tulay Hodge  photo Tulay Hodge Called 2014
Michael Holland photo Michael Holland Called 1984 / Silk 2006
Frida Hussain  photo Frida Hussain Instructed as a leading junior as well as being led by Queens…
Andrew Jordan  photo Andrew Jordan Specialist practice areas: serious crime, criminal/civil fraud, regulation/compliance, asset forfeiture, immigration.
John Kearney  photo John Kearney Criminal practitioner with specialist knowledge of police operations and procedures. Particularly experienced…
Mandisa Knights  photo Mandisa Knights Called 2013
Michael Latham  photo Michael Latham Michael Latham has a particular interest in fraud and financial crime. Has…
Laban Leake  photo Laban Leake Priority interests are drugs and confiscation, white-collar fraud and money laundering, and…
Harry MacDonald   photo Harry MacDonald Call:2010
Parveen Mansoor  photo Parveen Mansoor Called 1996
Nicholas Mather  photo Nicholas Mather Acts alone and as a junior for both prosecution and defence in…
Nigel May  photo Nigel May Exclusively criminal practice for over 20 years. Defence comprises the majority of…
Philippa McAtasney photo Philippa McAtasney Called 1985 / Silk 2006
Ronan McCann  photo Ronan McCann Called 2010
Chris Meredith  photo Chris Meredith Specialist practice areas: serious crime, criminal/civil fraud, asset forfeiture, inquests and public…
Adam Morgan  photo Adam Morgan Called 1996
Stephen Moses  photo Stephen Moses All areas of criminal defence work undertaken. Stephen has led a number…
Charlotte O'Connor photo Charlotte O'Connor Called 1999
Sally O'Neill photo Sally O'Neill Sally O’Neill QC has been consistently ranked as a leading Silk in crime…
Rishy Panesar  photo Rishy Panesar Called 2004
Alexia Power  photo Alexia Power Alexia is a leading junior and known as an exceptional jury advocate…
Ms Shannon Revel  photo Ms Shannon Revel Called 2014
Nicola Shannon  photo Nicola Shannon Nicola Shannon has a successful Leading Junior practice in Crime, both prosecuting…
Neerja Sharma  photo Neerja Sharma Called 1998
Sophie Sharpe  photo Sophie Sharpe called 2014
Kane Sharpe  photo Kane Sharpe Called 2017
Charlie Sherrard QC photo Charlie Sherrard QC Recognised and ranked in Crime & Financial Crime, Charlie’s practice & name…
Lefi Siatta  photo Lefi Siatta Called 1992
Trevor Siddle  photo Trevor Siddle Called 1991
Julia Smart photo Julia Smart Called 1993 / Silk 2019
Joel Smith  photo Joel Smith Practises in crime and extradition, both defending and prosecuting. Criminal practice involves…
Emma Smith  photo Emma Smith Specialist practice areas: serious crime, criminal/civil fraud, serious sexual offences. Emma Smith…
Yusuf Solley  photo Yusuf Solley Called 2009
Joanna Staples  photo Joanna Staples Call: 2003
Jon Swain  photo Jon Swain Specialises in criminal law, especially large scale drugs cases, white-collar fraud and…
Lucy Tapper  photo Lucy Tapper Barrister called 2002
Andrew Taylor  photo Andrew Taylor Called 2015
Christopher Waymont  photo Christopher Waymont Called 2014
Julian Winship  photo Julian Winship In the last three years, Julian has been engaged in seven murder…
Charlotte Yarrow  photo Charlotte Yarrow Called 1999

Last year chambers joined the “Bridging the Bar” initiative with the aim of improving access to the Bar and raising awareness of the profession by providing mini-pupillages to those from backgrounds which have historically been under represented at the Bar.

We are committed to providing at least 5 mini-pupillages per year through the scheme and in June this year two mini-pupillages were successfully completed.

Chambers has also committed to the 10,000 Black Interns Scheme, due to commence in the Autumn. The aim of this being to allow interns to experience life at the Criminal Bar over a longer period than typically provided by a mini-pupillage and funding the internship so that those taking part are not disadvantaged by taking part.

Chambers has also implemented a mentoring scheme, designed to support junior members in their first years of practice, with the aim of decreasing the attrition rate of young members of the Bar. Junior members are paired with senior members of chambers who then act as their mentor, providing guidance and assistance to the junior member which otherwise may not have been available or that they felt able to seek.