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Chambers of Simon Denison QC
6KBW College Hill


Sasha Wass has over 39 years’ experience at the Criminal Bar. She has both defended and prosecuted in numerous cases of complex fraud, international money laundering, murder and serious sexual misconduct. Notable cases include High Court libel case involving Johnny Depp and Amber Heard; Rolf Harris; rogue trader Kweku Adoboli, responsible for largest British banking fraud $2.3bn; Nigerian State Governor, James Ibori and associates guilty of defrauding the public purse of £250 million; serial killer, Rosemary West and financier, Roger Levitt, large scale company fraud.

Medical malpractice and sexual abuse of children.

Sasha Wass QC was appointed by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to chair the St Helena Inquiry in 2015 into alleged child abuse and  police corruption within the St Helena Government.

Successfully brought libel action against the Mail on Sunday.


Called 1981. Appointed Recorder of the Crown Court 1997; Appointed Queen’s Counsel 2000; Elected Bencher of Gray’s Inn 2003; authorised to try Serious Sex Cases since 2004; Appointed Recorder at the Central Criminal Court 2008; Serious Fraud Office Panel of Counsel 2013; Called to the Bar in Gibraltar and the Cayman Islands.


University of Liverpool, LLB (Hons), Law.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Sasha Wass QC6KBW College HillShe is an excellent tactician who always makes the right judgement call in the most delicate of situations. She commands respect from her peers effortlessly. She is an incomparable class act, particularly in the most challenging, sensitive and high profile of cases. Sasha adopts a no-nonsense approach and is always prepared and willing to cut through a deadlock situation. A true barrister of principle, she will stand her ground and fight for what is ultimately right.

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

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Sasha Wass QC6KBW College HillShe is a master tactician.