Neil Fitzgibbon > 187 Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

187 Chambers
4th Floor, Queen Elizabeth Building


Neil is a successful criminal defence barrister called to the Bar in 1989 and undertakes a wide range of criminal trials and Court Martial cases around the country and abroad. Over the last 20 years he has successfully defended in a number of notable trials receiving considerable acclaim for his thorough approach and skilful but determined cross examination. He has developed a specialty for defending in health and safety cases and regulatory work at Coroner’s Inquests and Inquiries. Neil represents airline personnel including pilots and crew involved in both criminal and civil aviation breaches. He is a member of the Criminal Bar Association, Fraud Lawyers Association and the International Criminal Bar and he can be approached directly through the Direct Public Access scheme. His areas of practice include, offences of fraud, murder, sexual offences (including offences involving the internet) and other offences of violence. In addition to general criminal cases he also represents people charged with serious motoring offences. Neil has appeared in a variety of high-profile criminal trials some of which are mentioned below, and regulatory cases brought by the Health and Safety Executive most notably the case of R V Corbould who was prosecuted for alleged breaches whilst the filming of ‘Batman, Dark Knight’, he was subsequently acquitted.


Called 1989.

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > South Eastern Circuit > Crime (general and fraud)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Neil FitzGibbon187 Fleet Street Chambers ‘Neil is an excellent advocate, persuasive with juries and is thorough in preparation with a good manner with clients. He carries particular expertise in health and safety and gross negligence manslaughter cases.’

‘A high-quality set’ 187 Fleet Street Chambers is well known for prosecuting and defending cases involving murders, fraud, rape, and serious sexual offences cases. Junior Neil Fitzgibbon successfully defended a railway guard prosecuted for endangering the lives of his passengers. In July 2021, Simon Mayo KC (as was) was appointed to the circuit bench at the Old Bailey.

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Neil Fitzgibbon – 187 Fleet Street Chambers