Annabel Darlow QC > Chambers of Simon Denison QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Simon Denison QC
6KBW College Hill


Appointed Silk in 2015. Annabel is a highly regarded and sought after criminal practitioner who acts as Leading Counsel in cases of the utmost seriousness and complexity, including terrorism, fraud and organised crime. Described by one Justice of the High Court as a ‘forensic pugilist with brains’, she advises both government departments and international corporations on policy and all aspects of criminal and regulatory work. Annabel’s practice areas include: crime (murder, manslaughter, rape, child cruelty, multi-million pound drug conspiracies), terrorism, fraud, confiscation and asset forfeiture and extradition. Recent cases include: R v Ziamani (successful conviction of a 19-year old for preparing an act of terrorism); SFO v Kallakis and Williams (Britain’s largest ever mortgage fraud); and R v G (a trial which sparked a nationwide debate on assisted dying, in which a mother was alleged to have carried out the mercy killing of her daughter who suffered from ME).

Annabel is a contributor to ‘EU Law in Criminal Practice’ (OUP), 2013 and the legal editor of the Serious Fraud Office Operational Manual.


Called 1993. Recorder of the Crown Court 2009; Standing Counsel to the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills 2012. Specialist Advocacy Trainer for Middle Temple. Appointed Queen’s Counsel 2015.


University of Cambridge, MA (Hons) English Literature; City University, London (Diploma in Law).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Annabel Darlow QC6KBW College HillHer understated advocacy style is very effective with judges and juries alike.