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Chambers of Oliver Blunt QC & Sally O'Neill QC

32 FURNIVAL STREET, LONDON, EC4A 1JQ, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7405 3232
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72 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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Furnival Chambers (Chambers of Oliver Blunt QC & Sally O'Neill QC), Sally O’neill QC, London, ENGLAND

Sally O’neill QC

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Work 020 7405 2803
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Furnival Chambers (Chambers of Oliver Blunt QC & Sally O'Neill QC)

Position

Specialist practice areas: serious crime, criminal/civil fraud, serious sexual offences, regulation/compliance, health and safety, inquests and public inquiries. Sally O’Neill QC is ranked as a leading silk in crime in Chambers & Partners (2008), and was the Chairman of the Criminal Bar Association from 2007 to 2008. She was The Times’ Lawyer of the Week on May 13th 2009. Serious crime: Sally has been practising exclusively in crime for the last 25 years, mostly at the Old Bailey, and took Silk in 1997. Since taking Silk she has predominantly undertaken defence work, although she prosecuted recently in the ‘Baby P’ case. She has considerable expertise in murder, manslaughter and serious sexual cases, especially child abuse and trials involving young defendants. Her extensive experience also includes the case of Whiting, which concerned the abduction and murder of Sarah Payne. Young and vulnerable defendants: partly as a result of many years of involvement with the CBA, which included the production of a video with the NSPCC and other agencies on special measures, Sally has a particular interest in cases involving young and vulnerable defendants and she has defended in many such trials. She also has a particular interest and expertise in cases involving scientific, medical and psychiatric issues. Fraud: fraud is another area of particular interest. Sally has experience in all aspects of serious fraud and white-collar crime. An impressive track record of success in drugs trials rounds off her broad general crime practice.

Career

Called 1976; Silk 1997; recorder of the Crown Court since 1997; bencher of Gray’s Inn since 2003.

Languages

German, French.

Member

ember: Chairman of CBA 2007-08; member of joint CBA/NSPCC working group which produced ‘A Case for Special Measures’ DVD as a training material; member of ATC working group which has recently published a report ‘Raising the Bar ; Improving handling of vulnerable witnesses and defendants in court’; member of current CBA/NSPCC working group producing a new DVD containing working materials re the above.

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