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Chambers of Simon Denison QC
6KBW College Hill


Simon Denison QC has acted in many high profile, multi-handed and or complex cases, including murder, manslaughter, firearms, gang related offences, robbery, kidnapping, human trafficking, serious sexual offences, drugs, human rights, European Law, fraud, corruption, cases involving issues of sensitive disclosure , national security, and terrorism, including cyber terrorism. He is Security Cleared. He has advised the Attorney General and appeared on his behalf in the Court of Appeal in many cases. Other advisory work has included advising prosecuting agencies pre- and post­ charge on discrete issues of law, including statutory interpretation, and advising in relation to issues of money laundering, and professional regulation. He is on the SFO QC Panel.

Examples of cases include R v Tariq Rana and others (murder committed by a British National in Pakistan, prosecuted here), R v Fadi Nasri and others (contract murder of woman special constable ordered by her husband), R v Leon Dunkley and others  (gang murder of innocent 16-year-old girl by shooting  into a pizza shop, involving anonymous witnesses) , R v Hamilton and others (gang murder of 15-year-old Negus McLean who was chased on his bicycle and stabbed), R v RF (killing of sex worker by vulnerable defendant with mental health issues), R v Khan and others (cyber terrorism, including  youngest convicted terrorist), R v Chentouf(mother hid bomb manual in her burka and considered turning her children into human bombs), R v Beach and others (Heathrow bullion robbery), R v Bellamy (paedophile sexual grooming) , Attorney General’s Reference No 16 of 2009 (firearms and assisting offenders, gun used in the gang murder of 11-year-old Rhys Jones), Attorney General’s Reference Nos 4 – 8 of 2014 (firearms), R v Hanif and Khan (2014 CCRC reference to the Court of Appeal following finding by the ECHR of a violation of Article 6).


Called 1984. Corporate Finance Department at Kitcat & Aitken (Stockbrokers) 1984-1986. Tenant since 1987. Junior Treasury Counsel 2001-2007. Senior Treasury Counsel 2007-2014. Appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2009.


University of Cambridge, LLM (Hons), Law.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Simon Denison QC6KBW College HillAn excellent and highly regarded advocate who has a detailed command of complex facts.