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

Chambers of Simon Denison QC
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 > Fraud: crime

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 4

Esther Schutzer-Weissmann6KBW College HillHard working, intelligent with a steely dedication.

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Esther Schutzer-Weissmann6KBW College HillShe is extremely bright, fierce and devastatingly brilliant. She is unsurpassable. She is a leading senior junior possessing many silk-like qualities. Esther is an extremely passionate and dedicated advocate who cares a great deal for her clients. She is able to engage with any individual, regardless of their background, ensuring that they feel that they are listened to as they are guided through a highly emotionally charged process.

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

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Esther Schutzer-Weissmann6KBW College HillPassionate and dedicated; a fierce advocate.