Alexia Power > Chambers of Oliver Blunt QC & Sally O'Neill QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Oliver Blunt QC & Sally O'Neill QC
Furnival Chambers
32 FURNIVAL STREET
LONDON
EC4A 1JQ
England

Work Department

Serious crime, criminal/civil fraud.

Position

Alexia is a leading junior and known as an exceptional jury advocate for the defence, appearing in many high-profile trials and appeals. Professional clients have praised her “class” and “consistently superb results” and she is known for excellence in dealing with young or vulnerable defendants and witnesses. Alexia has a strong grasp of the law and was in the leading Court of Appeal joint enterprise case following Jogee for the principle defendant (R v L Johnson and others), the leading Court of Appeal authority on “gang” bad character evidence (R v Awoyemi and others) and more recently R v OM, a successful appeal in relation to when fraud vitiates consent to cosmetic procedures, the so-called “Botox Butcher” case.

Alexia is much in demand by Queen’s Counsel as their defence junior of choice in the most serious of cases and has extensive experience of fraud/money-laundering cases, including carbon-credit frauds and in the representation of professional defendants including solicitors. She frequently appears in long cases involving serious organised crime groups accused of offences involving firearms, kidnap, blackmail, cyber-crimes and large-scale drug supply/importation. 

In relation to sexual offences, Alexia has extensive experience of prosecuting and defending sexual offences including serial rape, historical rape and cases involving online exploitation, indecent images, child abuse, kidnapping and child abduction.

Career

Called 1992.
Recorder 2018
Direct Access Qualified 2011
Chambers Director, Pupil Supervisor, Gray’s Inn Mentor
Licence to appear as an advocate in the Isle of Man 2010

Languages

French and Swedish.

Memberships

South Eastern Circuit.
Committee Member Surrey and South London Bar Mess
Criminal Bar Association
Fraud Lawyers Association
Women in Criminal Law

Education

 

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Alexia PowerFurnival ChambersAlexia has excellent judgement and is a persuasive advocate. Her knowledge of the law and legal arguments are flawless. She knows the law, a real sharp brain. Client care is outstanding especially with young and/or vulnerable defendants. An asset to every case she is instructed in.