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Christine Agnew QC

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2 Bedford Row (Chambers of William Clegg QC)


Christine prosecutes and defends  the most serious and complex criminal cases. Her practice covers the full range of criminal work and she has considerable experience in relation to all types of criminal allegations. Christine is also regularly instructed in all types of fraud cases. She has represented a number of defendants concerned in cases concerning bribery and corruption. She has a reputation as being an extremely hard working and able advocate who is exceptionally good with clients and achieves acquittals in the most difficult of circumstances. She is often first choice defence counsel for firms with private clients who demand an incisive and empathic advocate who can instil real confidence in the client. Christine also prosecutes for the Health and Safety Executive and the Environment Agency. She has prosecuted many fatality cases requiring detailed and specialist knowledge in addition to cases involving allegations of corporate manslaughter and gross negligence manslaughter. She also has considerable experience of coroners' inquests and Regulatory Tribunals. Christine is authorised to accept instructions from members of the public in certain circumstances.


Silk 2015


CBA, SE Circuit, HSLA


University of the West of England. Methodist College Belfast.

London Bar

Crime (general crime)

Within: Crime (general crime) – Leading silks

Christine Agnew QC - 2 Bedford RowAn outstanding defence advocate with great tactical intuition and a superb manner with clients.

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Fraud: crime

Within: Fraud: crime – Leading silks

Christine Agnew QC - 2 Bedford RowHer commanding courtroom manner is a major plus.

Within: Fraud: crime

2 Bedford Row is ‘one of the most respected and established criminal sets, with real strength in depth for serious cases’. Areas of work include boiler room scams, money laundering cases, as well as more sophisticated corporate frauds. Richard Whittam QC (prosecuting), with Christine Agnew QC (defending the acquitted), were instructed in a private prosecution brought by DAS against several of its former employees and officers; the case concerned alleged diversion of work to companies secretly controlled by the directors and resulted in the company’s former CEO being sentenced to seven years imprisonment.

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Health and safety

Within: Health and safety – Leading silks

Christine Agnew QC - 2 Bedford RowAn excellent advocate with a tremendous ability to explain complex matters.

Within: Health and safety

2 Bedford Rowhas amazing strength in depth with a regulatory offering that is up there with the best in the country’. Richard Matthews QC continues to act in proceedings arising from the death of a lawyer who was crushed by falling window frames, Jim Sturman QC is handling corporate manslaughter and gross negligence manslaughter prosecutions, and Christine Agnew QC is assisting with potential prosecutions arising from the Hillsborough tragedy.

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