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Chambers of Simon Denison QC
6KBW College Hill
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Sasha Wass has over 33 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. She has a particular interest in cases where scientific and medical evidence is disputed, such as allegations of “Shaken Baby Syndrome” and unexplained deaths in infants. She has successfully defended cases involving medical malpractice. Recent notable cases include the prosecution of children’s entertainer, Rolf Harris; rogue trader Kweku Adoboli, responsible for largest British banking fraud $2.3bn; the ex-Nigerian State Governor, James Ibori and associates; serial killer, Rosemary West and financier, Roger Levitt. The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Mr Philip Hammond, recently announced that Sasha Wass QC will lead the St Helena Child Abuse Inquiry. These allegations involve claims in the British Overseas Territory of St Helena relating to child abuse, police corruption and incompetence and a conspiracy by the St Helena Government, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department of International Developments to cover these up.


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 > Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Sasha Wass QC6KBW COLLEGE HILLA master tactician.

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Sasha Wass QC6KBW COLLEGE HILLShe commands enormous respect from judges.