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Chambers of Simon Denison QC
6KBW College Hill

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Duncan Penny QC6KBW COLLEGE HILLHis advocacy and manner with clients is superb.

6KBW COLLEGE HILL‘s members defend and prosecute across a spectrum of business crime matters, with recent instructions involving international bribery, corruption, and interest-rate rigging cases. Duncan Penny QC defended Andreas Hauschild, a former Deutsche Bank executive, who was accused by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) of manipulating the Euribor rate; the defendant was acquitted of all charges. Alison Morgan QC is instructed by the SFO in the trial – which began in January 2019 – of four Barclays senior executives regarding the bank’s 2008 fundraising from Qatari investors.

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Duncan Penny QC6KBW COLLEGE HILLMeticulous in his preparation and his strategic planning is unmatched.

6KBW COLLEGE HILL handles some key defence work, but is best known as prosecution set. Chambers handles a range of terrorism cases and, for example, Duncan Atkinson QC prosecuted a British Army lance corporal in a civilian court for membership of National Action; Annabel Darlow QC and Alistair Richardson prosecuted an Islamic State supporter who used a Telegram group to incite, among other offences, the murder of Prince George and a campaign of ice-cream poisoning. Away from terrorism, Tony Badenoch QC successfully prosecuted Carl Beech, who under the pseudonym “Nick” made lurid and false allegations of child sexual abuse against a number of high-profile individuals, triggering the Operation Midland imbroglio. In addition, Duncan Penny QC took over from Mark Heywood QC of 5KBW as First Senior Treasury Counsel at the Old Bailey. For the defence, Simon Ray represented former Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? presenter Chris Tarrant in a drink-drive case.