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London Bar > Crime

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Tom Wainwright – Garden Court ChambersTom is an intelligent and dynamic barrister at the top of his game. He is a leading expert on defending prosecutions brought against political campaigners and activists. He is a highly-effective and confident advocate who gains the trust of his clients and the respect of judges, instructing solicitors and opponents.’

Displaying ‘excellent strength in depth’, the defense-only criminal team at Garden Court Chambers backs up its ‘well-deserved reputation’ for its ‘socially-progressive outlook’ representing clients in high-profile protest and public order matters and against terrorist allegations, in addition to a wide range of violent offences, from gang murders and drug conspiracy to robbery and sexual offences. Tom Wainwright successfully represented the first defendant, who was acquitted of criminal damage charges by a jury after toppling a statue of Bristol merchant and slave trader Edward Colston. In Northern Ireland, Brenda Campbell KC is defending an NHS doctor facing allegations of being part of an attempt to connect the New IRA with Middle Eastern terrorist groups. Michael Ivers KC successfully defended a man on murder, manslaughter and GBH charges, securing the sole acquittal in a four-handed gang attack case. Dexter Dias KC was appointed a Deputy High Court Judge in September 2021.

London Bar > Fraud: crime

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Tom Wainwright – Garden Court Chambers ‘Tom has a great legal mind and is able to get to the nub of a case very quickly.’

‘With good strength and depth across the board’, the set at Garden Court Chambers defends individuals and corporate involved in investigations and prosecutions across a wide range of alleged fraud and financial crime offences. Bernard Tetlow KC currently represents one of 13 defendants (including the ex-son-in-law of former Formula One personality Bernie Ecclestone) in a widely-publicised case stemming from NatWest’s alleged failure to detect a five-year, £268m money laundering operation running through Bradford gold dealer Fowler Oldfield. Tom Wainwright is currently represents a Dubai-based defendant charged with the alleged laundering of proceeds from a £20m cryptocurrency fraud, by allegedly converting the them into local currency or property. Mark Gatley KC was appointed a Silk in March 2022.