Esther Schutzer-Weissmann > Chambers of Simon Denison KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Simon Denison KC
6KBW College Hill


Esther is regularly instructed to prosecute and defend in the Crown Court and on appeal in a wide range cases including violent and sexual offences, murder, gross negligence manslaughter, perverting the course of justice, money laundering, and theft; has also prosecuted on behalf of the SFO, DSS and the OISC. She has wider advocacy experience from being led and assisting in cases heard before the Privy Council, the House of Lords, the Court of Appeal and Strasbourg. Esther is an experienced human rights lawyer.

Significant recent cases include: R v Rolf Harris (prosecution of the former children’s entertainer for historic sex offences); R v Ibori (series of high profile international fraud, corruption and money laundering by ex-governor of Nigeria); R v Nadir (historic theft by chairman of Polly Peck International); R v Adoboli (fraud by city trader); R v Devenny (submariner convicted of abuse of public office and OSA offences); and R v Connolly (systematic familial sexual assault where victim was drugged and filmed).

Esther has also been instructed in judicial reviews and other high court or appeal actions, including overturning previous Court of Appeal authority on mutual legal assistance. Particular specialisms in secret material cases, those involving complex disclosure difficulties, restraint and confiscation, mutual legal assistance, abuse of process and jurisdictional issues in international cases.


Called 2000. Crown Prosecution Service Prosecutor (Grade 4); Serious Fraud Office of Panel Counse (List A)l; Treasury Counsel Monitoree.


Basic French.


University of Oxford, MA (Hons), Literae Humaniores.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Esther Schutzer-Weissmann – 6KBW College Hill ‘Esther is impressive in conference, with great authority – she is well-researched and prepared.’

London Bar > Fraud: crime

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Esther Schutzer-Weissmann – 6KBW College HillEsther is an exceptional white-collar crime lawyer with a focused strategic approach.’

‘With exceptional counsel engaged both by the prosecution and defence’, the set at 6KBW College Hill is instructed by clients and regulatory bodies involved in major investigations. Paul Jarvis is currently instructed by the FCA in Operation Haines, to advise on potential charges against several financial advisors alleged to have operated a year-long Ponzi scheme. Esther Schutzer-Weissmann represents the British Business Bank, which is presently the subject of an SFO investigation into the financing and conduct of the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme.

London Bar > Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Esther Schutzer-Weissmann6KBW College HillEsther commands a presence and is ferocious in court; extremely dedicated to her craft and is the go-to person for criminal and regulatory investigations.