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Chambers of James Lewis KC & Hugo Keith KC
Three Raymond Buildings
3 RAYMOND BUILDINGS, GRAY'S INN
LONDON
WC1R 5BH
England

London Bar > Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations) Tier 1

A set with considerable experience of the full range of business crime cases, particularly bribery and corruption, sanctions, and corporate fraud, Three Raymond Buildings  fields practitioners experienced in in cross-border investigations and criminal proceedings, including those brought by the SFO and international bodies including the US DoJ. Hugo Keith KC is a deeply experienced practitioner within the space, regularly instructed by businesses, individuals, and politically vulnerable figures in high-level cases relating to extradition, international liability, private prosecutions, and regulatory enforcement actions. The ‘ableJames Hines KC is a go-to prosecutor for the SFO, and has led prosecutions in a variety of high-profile cases, including the Chant and Desai case, a bribery and corruption trial concerning allegations of tens of thousands of pounds paid in bribes for a multi-million IT contract. Neil Saunders  is a ‘polished and effective advocate‘ who specialises in serious fraud cases, including standout involvement in a multi-million pound fraud case against a former director at a major contractor, wherein he represented the defendant. Clients hail Rachel Barnes KC as ‘one of the best‘, offering US experience as a dual-qualified practitioner and regularly involved in major asset forfeiture cases, including representing a law firm holding €34m in a client account derived from criminal conduct in Du Toit & Co LLP.

Leading Silks

Patrick Gibbs KCThree Raymond BuildingsA proper barrister of the old school. Great integrity. A sensational advocate. Does the right thing by the client. Among the best.
Ranked: Tier 1
Hugo Keith KC - Three Raymond BuildingsHugo is without a doubt at the top of his field; he has an exceptionally strong intellect and client friendly manner; his grip of the detail is outstanding.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 3
James Hines KCThree Raymond BuildingsGenerally speaking James has specialised in defending serious financial crime cases but more recently he has prosecuted some very high profile serious business crime cases. James is an incredibly diligent and hard working advocate. He is a brilliant lawyer. His oral advocacy is of the highest class.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3

2022 Silks

Rachel Barnes KCThree Raymond BuildingsRachel knows her area inside out and can draw on a wide experience of dealing with the NCA and other agencies, which is of great comfort to clients. She is a strong technical lawyer. She works very hard and is a pleasure to work with, in what can be extremely challenging circumstances.

Leading Juniors

Stuart BiggsThree Raymond BuildingsStuart is an outstanding junior. He is exceptionally bright, hardworking and has a sensitive and effective advocacy style.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

3 Raymond contains some outstanding barristers. James Lewis KC is incredibly clever and tactically wise.’

A strong set across the range of seniority.

They are a very strong set, with a high intellectual calibre. Their expertise is primarily in extradition and fraud.

3 Raymond Buildings are an excellent set, who I liaise with for a lot of things, including where I don’t know what counsel to use and need ideas. I can trust the clerks to be straight and efficient, and the set to have strong counsel who can turn their hands to most of the things we need at the firm.

Clerking

A reliable and helpful clerks’ room led by the ever pleasant Eddie.

Strong – Dean Brown is my main contact but I have found junior clerks to diligent wherever I have had need to work with them.

London Bar > Fraud: crime Tier 1

”Containing individuals who possess excellent skills in dealing with fraud cases whether for the prosecution or defence’, Three Raymond Buildings defends clients against and takes instruction in high-profile investigations. Stuart Biggs is involved in the SFO’s investigation into collapse of London Capital & Finance and selling of £236m in mini bonds to approximately 12,000 investors, which have been alleged to have amounted to a Ponzi scheme. Nicholas Yeo is currently acting for a defendant accused of extensive million-pound bank fraud through the alleged obtained of compromised card data and the impersonation of customers.

Leading Silks

Richard Wormald KC – Three Raymond Buildings ‘A forceful presence in court.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2
Jonathan Ashley-Norman KC – Three Raymond Buildings 'Jonathan is exceptional in all areas. His written submissions are par excellence with great attention to detail.'
Ranked: Tier 3

2022 Silks

Rachel Barnes KC – Three Raymond Buildings ‘Rachel is fiercely intelligent and has a forensic eye for detail. Her advocacy is always impressive and she inspires confidence in clients and solicitors alike.’

Leading Juniors

Neil Saunders – Three Raymond Buildings 'Neil is the consummate jury advocate. His skill is in reading the room and bringing the jury with him on even the most tricky of defences. '
Ranked: Tier 1
Stuart Biggs – Three Raymond Buildings ‘Stuart is simply outstanding. He has a brilliant mind and combines it with a effective and charming advocacy style.' 
Ranked: Tier 2
Rachel Scott – Three Raymond Buildings ‘Rachel is fiercely-intelligent and has a forensic eye for detail. Her advocacy is always impressive and she inspires confidence in clients and solicitors alike.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 3
Nicholas YeoThree Raymond Buildings 'An extremely intelligent junior who is great with clients and has an encyclopaedic knowledge of financial crime. He possesses exceptional judgement.' 
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

‘3 Raymond Buildings is the pre-eminent set for criminal litigation. It contains first-class barristers from the most senior to the most junior. An astonishing array of talent.’

‘An excellent set containing individuals who possess excellent skills in dealing with fraud cases whether for the prosecution or defence.’

‘Top-ranking counsel in criminal defence work. Very professional, top-quality service.’

‘ Counsel at the top of this field, with incredible strength in depth and expertise.’

Clerking

‘Their clerks’ room is extremely efficient and very trustworthy. Eddie Holland in particular as a clerk.’ 

‘The clerking at 3RB is at the very pinnacle in crime. Dean Brown in particular is an outstanding clerk. The service is genuinely 5-star.’

Work highlights

    London Bar > International crime and extradition Tier 1

    Three Raymond Buildings's James Lewis KC has appeared in 17 appeals in the Supreme Court both for governments and for defendants, and a standout highlight of his from 2021 was representing the CPS, on behalf of the US government, in the Julian Assange extradition proceedings . Rachel Barnes KC, who was appointed silk in 2022, recently appeared in USA v Adeagbo & Ors, an extradition request relating to a series of ‘business email compromise frauds’. Ben Watson KC, who specialises in extradition and is praised for his ‘great judgement‘, acts for requested persons and the CPS in high-profile cases.

    Leading Silks

    James Hines KCThree Raymond Buildings ‘James has a sharp intellect and an incredible depth of knowledge at his fingertips. He is engaged with his cases from the outset, actively leading from the front to ensure an excellently prepared and structured defence.’
    Ranked: Tier 1
    Hugo Keith KCThree Raymond Buildings ‘One of the best silks in extradition law.'
    Ranked: Tier 1
    Helen Malcolm KCThree Raymond Buildings ‘Helen is exceptionally experienced in extradition. She is absolutely brilliant at strategic analysis, very hard working, and a superb advocate. She is a real heavyweight.'
    Ranked: Tier 1
    Ranked: Tier 2
    Matthew Butt KC – Three Raymond Buildings ‘A brilliant advocate with excellent judgement and real presence in court.'
    Ranked: Tier 3

    2021 Silks

    Clair Dobbin KCThree Raymond Buildings ‘A powerful advocate who is absolutely fantastic on extradition law.’    
    Ben Watson KCThree Raymond Buildings ‘Ben is able to take a factually and legally complicated case and articulate it clearly and persuasively in writing. He has great judgement and inspires confidence in clients.’ 

    2022 Silks

    Leading Juniors

    Rachel ScottThree Raymond Buildings ‘Rachel is reliable, efficient and unflappable.’
    Ranked: Tier 2

    Testimonials

    Set

    ‘They have a number of outstanding extradition silks and juniors.’    

    Clerking

    ‘The clerks are really user friendly and professional. Eddie Holland is one of the most experienced senior clerks around.’   

     

    London Bar > Licensing Tier 1

    The barristers at Three Raymond Buildings often advise and represent clients in the alcohol and entertainment, private hire, and gambling sectors. Acting for Fu Manchu, Michael Bromley-Martin KC successfully obtained a premises license, one that was subject to objections by the Metropolitan Police and the Licensing Authority. Stephen Walsh KC represented Aspers Casinos with respect to varying the terms of its gambling license in Milton Keynes. From the junior ranks, Sarah Le Fevre is acting for Sophisticats, a sexual encounter venue, in contested renewals and new grants for two venues in Soho and Camden.

    Leading Silks

    Stephen Walsh KCThree Raymond BuildingsStephen is very approachable, calm and a real team player. He is knowledgeable and focused, with a calm and polite, but tenacious approach to advocacy.’
    Ranked: Tier 1
    Michael Bromley-Martin KCThree Raymond BuildingsMichael is always first choice for contested licensing applications with a criminal element. He is superb.'
    Ranked: Tier 2
    Matthew Butt KCThree Raymond BuildingsWhether the advice is provided in writing or in conference he is always an absolute master of the brief and often answers pertinent questions in regard to key issues that clients haven’t themselves necessarily even asked.
    Ranked: Tier 2

    Leading Juniors

    Sarah Le FevreThree Raymond BuildingsSarah is thorough and always well-prepared. She delivers her submissions with consummate ease that is always perfectly pitched.'
    Ranked: Tier 1
    Guy LadenburgThree Raymond BuildingsGuy has intimate knowledge of licensing.'
    Ranked: Tier 2
    Saba NaqshbandiThree Raymond BuildingsHer strategy is excellent.
    Ranked: Tier 2

    Testimonials

    Set

    ‘The best set for licensing with an unparalleled breath of expertise across licensing and regulatory, which often provides an invaluable knowledge bank for complex licensing cases.’

    Clerking

    ‘Excellent clerks. Always available and go the extra mile to get the work done.’

    ‘The clerks here are first class. They are responsive, commercial, friendly, and helpful.’

    ‘The best clerks. Dean Brown in particular stands out as the most helpful and accessible clerk who always finds the right barrister for the job, every time.’

    ‘Excellent, supportive, and available. Eddie Holland is particularly impressive.’

    London Bar > Crime Tier 2

    With ‘first-class barristers from the most senior to the most junior’, the criminal set at Three Raymond Buildings defend and prosecute high-profile and everyday serious crime matters including murders, historic sexual offences, terrorism, and drugs and human trafficking. Alisdair Williamson KC appeared for one of the defendants in the widely-publicised case of 39 Vietnamese nationals found dead in the back of a lorry in Kent. Unled, Ailsa Williamson represented a Metropolitan Police officer accused of terrorism offences in the form of membership of far-right extremist group National Action. Patrick Gibbs KC is currently defending the actor Kevin Spacey against accusations of historic sexual assaults against men in the United Kingdom.

    Leading Silks

    Michael Bromley-Martin KC – Three Raymond Buildings 'Michael is absolutely first-rate and still one of, if not the, very best Silks at the Bar. He is a skilled and polished advocate and a master tactician.'
    Ranked: Tier 2
    Alisdair Williamson KC – Three Raymond BuildingsAlisdair is a powerful advocate: trusted by juries, respected by judges, and feared by opponents. Clients are immediately reassured by his calm and confident approach.'
    Ranked: Tier 2
    Patrick Gibbs KC – Three Raymond Buildings ‘Patrick is very authoritative. He has the respect of the court.’
    Ranked: Tier 2
    Richard Horwell KC – Three Raymond BuildingsA natural jury advocate.'
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Michael Borrelli KC - Three Raymond Buildings  'Michael is tough, shrewd, clear-sighted and has a bit of dash in the courtroom'
    Ranked: Tier 4

    2021 Silks

    William Emlyn Jones KC – Three Raymond BuildingsBill is probably the most respected of the senior prosecutors at the Old Bailey . Put simply, it is because he prosecutes utterly fairly with a total command of the law and evidence . His advocacy is clear, concise and commanding.’

    Leading Juniors

    Ranked: Tier 3
    Kevin Baumber – Three Raymond Buildings ‘Kevin has an exceptional tactical brain, is meticulous in his case preparation and his eye for detail is unparalleled.'
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Guy Ladenburg – Three Raymond Buildings 'Guy is very polished, a very effective cross-examiner. Very charming, very bright, also very versatile, with a broad range of specialisms.'
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Neil Saunders – Three Raymond BuildingsHe is an absolute pleasure to work with. He is an extremely experienced advocate and is one of the best leading juniors at the London Bar.’
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Eva Niculiu – Three Raymond Buildings ‘Eva is an astonishingly good advocate. She has perfect judgment, is wonderfully eloquent and is 100% committed to every case she does. She is one the best crime juniors at the Bar.’
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Heather Oliver – Three Raymond Buildings 'Heather is excellent in court and really good with clients.'
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Nicholas Yeo – Three Raymond BuildingsVery approachable.'
    Ranked: Tier 4
    Rebecca Hadgett - Three Raymond Buildings 'Rebecca is exceptionally hard-working and produces outstanding results. Her advocacy is very persuasive and she has an impressive ability to draw together huge amounts of detail into a cohesive and compelling whole.'
    Ranked: Tier 4
    Patrick Hill – Three Raymond Buildings ‘Patrick is hard-working, intelligent and committed. He is one of the best of the junior Bar.’
    Ranked: Tier 4

    Testimonials

    Set

    ‘Three Raymond Buildings is the pre-eminent set for criminal litigation. It contains first-class barristers from the most senior to the most junior. An astonishing array of talent.’

    ‘Three Raymond Buildings are one of the top-tier criminal sets. They have a real strength and depth to their counsel and they take on only the highest quality work.’

    ‘Three Raymond Buildings are a first-rate set – they are amongst the very best in London.’

     ‘Three Raymond Buildings has always been a star set and it has its own manner. Its barristers are confident and assured.’

    ‘As a set they are at the forefront of criminal sets of chambers. They are what criminal sets of chambers should aspire to be.’

    Set

    ‘Eddie Holland and Dean Brown work brilliantly together. They’re incredibly responsive, reliable, and easy to deal with. ‘

    London Bar > Inquests and inquiries Tier 2

    With longstanding experience in high-profile and substantial inquests, Three Raymond Buildings is widely recognised for its representation of bereaved families, corporations and authorities (including the police and fire rescue services), employees and professional individuals. Hugo Keith KC consistently appears in heavyweight inquests and inquiries, including being appointed as lead counsel to the Covid-19 Pandemic Public Inquiry. In other major matters, Richard Horwell KC represented Greater Manchester Police in the Manchester Arena Public Inquiry, in which senior-end junior Saba Naqshbandi also participated, acting for an individual core participant (as sole counsel); and Emma Collins was part of the senior counsel team for the London Fire Commissioner during Phase 2 of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry (led by Stephen Walsh KC and Sarah Le Fevre).

    Leading Silks

    Ranked: Tier 1
    Hugh Davies KCThree Raymond BuildingsA commanding court presence, with a laser-sharp strategic brain and formidable cross-examination skills.
    Ranked: Tier 1
    Stephen Walsh KCThree Raymond BuildingsAt the top of his game – knowledgeable, hardworking and strategic.
    Ranked: Tier 2
    Richard Horwell KCThree Raymond BuildingsThe ultimate advocate – classy and persuasive. A terrific bedside manner with clients, and a great tactician who speaks and writes beautifully.
    Ranked: Tier 2
    Hugo Keith KCThree Raymond BuildingsUndoubtedly a leader in his field and one of the best inquest silks on the market.
    Ranked: Tier 2
    Ranked: Tier 3

    2021 Silks

    Leading Juniors

    Saba NaqshbandiThree Raymond BuildingsExtremely clever and has great tactical nous – at silk level, very hardworking and very responsive. She is very impressive both in written and oral legal arguments, and handles very difficult clients with great sensitivity.
    Ranked: Tier 2
    Sarah Le FevreThree Raymond BuildingsSarah combines knowledge, skill and passion in her advocacy, and her paperwork is well thought through and refreshingly timely. Well-equipped to rise to a big occasion.
    Ranked: Tier 2
    Emma CollinsThree Raymond BuildingsFiercely intelligent, phenomenal work ethic and an excellent team player.
    Ranked: Tier 4
    Kevin Baumber – Three Raymond BuildingsKevin is one of the leading barristers representing the interests of individual police officers at inquests. His calm and collected advocacy pitches his clients’ interests perfectly – it is always understated and he never takes bad or unnecessary points.
    Ranked: Tier 4
    Reka HollosThree Raymond BuildingsReka’s legal analysis is consistently first rate, and her efficiency second to none. A real star in the making.
    Ranked: Tier 4
    Edmund GrittThree Raymond BuildingsA brilliant barrister – tenacious, persuasive and very, very clever. He knows coronial law inside out and is a fabulous addition to any case.
    Ranked: Tier 5
    Ranked: Tier 5
    Bo-Eun Jung – Three Raymond BuildingsShe is extraordinarily hardworking, and with a deep understanding of coronial proceedings and inquiries. A measured and highly persuasive advocate who shows empathy for tribunals and witnesses alike. Highly trusted and sought after for inquests and inquiry work. ’
    Ranked: Tier 5

    Testimonials

    Set

    Great strength in depth with specialist barristers in these fields at all levels. A leading set of chambers both nationally and internationally.

    Unparalleled from top to bottom for inquests and inquiry work.

    A leading set for public inquiry work, both nationally and internationally, with highly regarded barristers at all levels.

    Excellent set that is extremely user friendly. 3RB always provides excellent, practical advice, and goes above and beyond to assist both solicitors and clients.

    Tremendous range of specialisms, and a great stable of talented and interesting counsel.

    Clerking

    Excellent. All top notch.

    London Bar > Police law (forces and constables) Tier 2

    Three Raymond Buildings is considered ‘good at inquests and inquiries with a criminal element‘ and ‘pre-eminent in the defence of police misconduct cases‘. Indeed ‘calm and measured barristerAlisdair Williamson KC recently acted in West Yorkshire Police v PC Scoones and others, successfully representing a police office from the West Yorkshire Police who was accused of not investigating the murder of a child in 2016. The set is ‘good at inquests and inquiries with a criminal element‘, and Guy Ladenburg continued to be instructed in the Manchester Arena bombing inquiry in 2021, Ladenburg’s ‘excellent knowledge of the police conduct regulations‘ leaves him well place to handle police misconduct tribunals and inquests. Clair Dobbin has significant experience in acting for police officers professional discipline litigation.

    Leading Silks

    Hugh Davies OBE KCThree Raymond Buildings 'A smart, charismatic, authoritative silk, with immense strategic insight.'    
    Ranked: Tier 2
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Alisdair Williamson KCThree Raymond Buildings 'He is a calm and measured barrister putting lay clients at ease. He works well within a team . He is a persuasive advocate selecting well the points to make and those not to make.'
    Ranked: Tier 3

    2021 Silks

    Clair Dobbin KCThree Raymond BuildingsShe has mastery over the details in a case.
    William Emlyn Jones KCThree Raymond BuildingsA high effective and intelligent advocate.

    Leading Juniors

    Kevin BaumberThree Raymond Buildings 'Kevin has an exceptional tactical brain, is meticulous in his case preparation and his eye for detail is unparalleled.'
    Ranked: Tier 2
    Guy LadenburgThree Raymond Buildings ‘Guy is an excellent advocate. He is persuasive in argument and in mitigation and has an excellent knowledge of the police conduct regulations, which aids his ability to carry himself so effectively within police misconduct tribunals.'  
    Ranked: Tier 2
    Ranked: Tier 2
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Ailsa WilliamsonThree Raymond Buildings ‘Incredibly experienced in the field of police discipline, Ailsa always provides a first-class service to solicitors' lay clients.’
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Ranked: Tier 3

    Testimonials

    Set

    ‘The set is extremely strong in police law work. They really are a specialist set for this type of work.’      

    ‘A strong set of barristers tackling the most complex and novel legal issues.’      

    ‘It is pre-eminent in the defence of police misconduct cases and in appearing for both the government and private clients in public law matters that involve the criminal law. ‘

    ‘Good at inquests and inquiries with a criminal element.’

    Clerking

    ‘The clerks are extremely helpful and easy to deal with.’      

    ‘The clerks are knowledgeable, responsive and easy to work with.’    

    Work highlights

      London Bar > Proceeds of crime (POCA) and asset forfeiture Tier 2

      One of the premier sets for POCA and asset forfeiture‘, members of Three Raymond Buildings represent a range of agencies in relation to restraint, confiscation and civil recovery proceedings targeted towards corporates and individuals. Hugo Keith KC, considered a ‘superb‘ advocate, acted in forfeiture proceedings relating to the son of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak. Jonathan Ashley-Norman KC acted in R v Mazzarello, £50 million contested confiscation proceedings concerning an absconding defendant connected to Swiss and Lichtenstein funds. Led by Keith KC, Nicholas Yeo represented the defendants in the Court of Appeal in Dines and Others, acting against an application by the Director of Public Prosecutions for mutual legal assistance in connection with alleged VAT fraud.

      Leading Silks

      Hugo Keith KCThree Raymond BuildingsHugo is hard working ad incredibly user friendly. Clients really like him.'
      Ranked: Tier 2
      Jonathan Ashley-Norman KCThree Raymond BuildingsJonathan brings a thoughtful and intellectual approach to the knotty questions of POCA, but without ignoring the sharp end.’
      Ranked: Tier 3

      Leading Juniors

      Nicholas YeoThree Raymond Buildings 'Nick's knowledge of the provisions is encyclopaedic and he can get to the nub of the issues very quickly. In court, he has a good understanding of where the judge is likely to be coming from and how to manage that in the client's interests.'
      Ranked: Tier 1

      Testimonials

      Set 

      Three Raymond Buildings is the pre-eminent set for criminal litigation. It contains first-class barristers from the most senior to the most junior. An astonishing array of talent really.

      3RB are a very strong set generally.’

      Three Raymond Buildings are an excellent set.

      One of the premier sets for POCA and asset forfeiture.

      Clerking

      The clerking at 3RB is at the very pinnacle in crime. The service received is akin to one of the leading civil sets. Dean Brown in particular is an outstanding clerk. The service is genuinely 5 star.

      Eddie Holland and Dean Brown – five stars to both of them.

      London Bar > Health and safety Tier 4

      Noted for its ‘excellent strength in depth‘, Three Raymond Buildings‘ health and safety team has a strong track record in representing individuals, companies and regulators in inquests; in a prominent example, Stephen Walsh KC continues to act for the London Fire Brigade in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry. Amongst the juniors, Sarah Le Fevre  acted for the defendant in HSE v Aviramp Ltd, which focused on a serious accident at a manufacturing company. In another matter, Saba Naqshbandi represented the London Fire Commissioner in a case in which BUPA was fined for admitted safety failures following the death of a care home resident.

      Leading Silks

      Stephen Walsh KCThree Raymond BuildingsAt the top of his game. Strategic, knowledgeable and hard working.
      Ranked: Tier 2

      Leading Juniors

      Ranked: Tier 3
      Saba NaqshbandiThree Raymond BuildingsSaba is excellent at health and safety cases. She quickly gets to grips with the issues and provides succinct and practical advice. She is very highly regarded by the court.'
      Ranked: Tier 3

      Testimonials

      Set 

      Very strong at all levels including juniors. The juniors are clearly brought up to embody the 3RB spirit and ethos. Due to the strength in depth at all level availability is always good.

      Top set and excellent strength in depth.

       

      Clerking

      Very good commercial clerks especially Dean Brown and Eddie Holland.

      Strong – Dean Brown is a main contact but junior clerks are also diligent.

      The clerks are excellent, responsive, and easy to deal with.

      London Bar > Administrative and public law (including elections)

      Leading Silks

      Hugo Keith KCThree Raymond BuildingsTop of the tree for Extradition and Human Rights. Superb advocate and first-class strategic thinker.
      Ranked: Tier 3

      2021 Silks

      Ben Watson KC – Three Raymond BuildingsThorough and fearless, a committed and hard-working advocate.’   
      Clair Dobbin KC - Three Raymond BuildingsA superb lawyer and outstandingly able.

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      A multi-disciplined set with a national and international reputation.

      Types of work undertaken: Crime: the practice encompasses advocacy and advisory work in every aspect of criminal law, including serious violent and sexual crime, terrorism, drug and human trafficking, bribery and corruption, organised crime, child exploitation, cyber crime and breaches of the Official Secrets Act. The set also has expertise across all levels of call in the complex and constantly evolving area of restraint, civil recovery and confiscation.

      Fraud and financial regulation: chambers has a long-established reputation as a leading set for fraud, money laundering, insider-dealing and anti-competitive conduct. Expertise in fraud extends to civil and commercial fraud claims initiated in the UK and abroad, either as stand-alone claims or alongside threatened or ongoing criminal or regulatory proceedings. Members are also experienced in the area of financial services law and are instructed by both the FCA and individuals and corporations in the financial services industry.

      Extradition and international law: chambers has substantial experience of international criminal law and of advocacy abroad, with a global reputation in extradition and mutual legal assistance. Members have appeared in almost every major extradition case in England, from the Pinochet case to Gary McKinnon and Shrien Dewani, and have advised and represented over 40 foreign and Commonwealth governments. They also advise in the context of international business transactions, eg in respect of anti-money laundering and corruption laws, economic and trade sanctions, and the effects of long-arm jurisdiction of US laws.

      Public and administrative law: members appear regularly for individuals, companies and public bodies in the High Court and Court of Appeal on applications for judicial review and have an expert knowledge of human rights law relating to judicial review of government departments, magistrates’ courts, local authorities, the police, the prison service, the armed forces, courts martial, coroners’ courts and the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority. Two members of chambers are currently appointed as Civil Treasury counsel and have appeared in many of the leading cases. Members also advise and represent interested parties in public inquiries and inquests, recent examples being the 7/7 bombings, Baby P, Raoul Moat, the Baha Mousa inquiry, Alexander Litvinenko and Mark Duggan.

      Regulatory enforcement: members provide expert advice and representation on a wide range of statutory regimes that regulate the conduct of public bodies, corporations and individuals. Members regularly appear for prosecuting authorities and defendants in cases concerning health and safety, fire safety, environmental law, consumer protection and trading standards. Members are also active in the areas of financial regulation and regularly appear before VAT and duties tribunals.

      Licensing: chambers’ leading presence in licensing is complemented by members’ expertise in general regulatory enforcement in the leisure industry. There is considerable overlap in the regulatory fields between controls which are exercised through licensing systems and those which impose criminal liability. Members are instructed by local councils, statutory authorities and residential bodies, as well as by commercial concerns, including major operators of pubs, clubs, casinos and betting offices.

      Professional discipline: chambers is regularly instructed on behalf of police officers accused of serious criminal offending or professional misconduct, or requiring representation at controversial inquests or public inquiries. Members advise the Independent Police Complaints Commission. Chambers also has a developing reputation in sports law; members advise and represent both sports persons and governing bodies, including UK Athletics, the British Boxing Board of Control and the Lawn Tennis Association.

       

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      Chambers manager Alison Marshall
      Senior clerk Eddie Holland
      Members of Chambers LEWIS KC, James (1987; KC 2002)
      Members of Chambers KEITH KC, Hugo (1989; KC 2009)
      Members of Chambers NICHOLLS KC, Colin (1957; KC 1981)
      Members of Chambers HORWELL KC, Richard (1976; KC 2006))
      Members of Chambers BORRELLI KC, Michael (1977; KC 2000))
      Members of Chambers BURKE KC, Trevor (1981; 2001))
      Members of Chambers BROMLEY-MARTIN KC, Michael (1979; KC 2002))
      Members of Chambers FARRELL KC, Simon (1983; KC 2003))
      Members of Chambers GIBBS KC, Patrick (1986; KC 2006))
      Members of Chambers MALCOLM KC, Helen (1986; KC 2006))
      Members of Chambers HARDY KC, John (1988; KC 2008)
      Members of Chambers WALSH KC, Stephen (1983; KC 2009))
      Members of Chambers DAVIES OBE KC, Hugh (1990; KC 2013))
      Members of Chambers HINES KC, James (1982; KC 2015)
      Members of Chambers ASHLEY-NORMAN KC, Jonathan (1989; KC 2016))
      Members of Chambers WILLIAMSON KC, Alisdair (1994; KC 2017))
      Members of Chambers WORMALD KC, Richard (1993; KC 2019))
      Members of Chambers BUTT KC, Matthew (2002; KC 2020)
      Members of Chambers ATCHLEY, Richard (1977)
      Members of Chambers SAUNDERS, Neil (1983)
      Members of Chambers AGHA, Siza (1994)
      Members of Chambers SUMMERS, Ben (1994)
      Members of Chambers NAQSHBANDI, Saba (1996)
      Members of Chambers EMLYN JONES KC, William (1996, KC 2021)
      Members of Chambers GRITT, Edmund (1997)
      Members of Chambers WILLIAMSON, Ailsa (1997)
      Members of Chambers BAUMBER, Kevin (1998)
      Members of Chambers DOBBIN KC, Clair (1999, KC 2021)
      Members of Chambers LADENBURG, Guy (2000)
      Members of Chambers YEO, Nicholas (1999)
      Members of Chambers BIGGS, Stuart (1999)clerks@3rblaw.com
      Members of Chambers LE FEVRE, Sarah (2001)
      Members of Chambers WATSON KC, Ben (2002, KC 2021)
      Members of Chambers PONTE, Luke (2003)
      Members of Chambers SCOTT, Rachel (2004)
      Members of Chambers BARNES KC, Rachel (2004, KC 2022)
      Members of Chambers JUNG, Bo-Eun (2005)
      Members of Chambers MORRIS, Robert (2008)
      Members of Chambers COLLINS, Emma (2008)
      Members of Chambers OLIVER, Heather (2010)
      Members of Chambers HILL, Patrick (2010)
      Members of Chambers ST AUBYN, Kitty (2010)
      Members of Chambers GREANY, John (2012)
      Members of Chambers MANSELL, Daniel (2012)
      Members of Chambers NICULIU, Eva (2013)
      Members of Chambers HOLLOS, Reka (2014)
      Members of Chambers BUSHNELL, Thomas (2013)
      Members of Chambers HADGETT, Rebecca (2015)
      Members of Chambers WOODS, Genevieve (2016)
      Members of Chambers PUTHUPPALLY, Ciju (2017)
      Members of Chambers DOWDING, Ryan (2017)
      Members of Chambers SHRIMPTON, Ruby (2018)
      Members of Chambers McCOMBE, Charles (2017)
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      Siza Agha photo Siza AghaSiza is a criminal and sports practitioner.  In crime he has a…
      Jonathan Ashley-Norman photo Jonathan Ashley-Norman  Specialist in criminal and regulatory law in a business setting, instructed…
      Richard Atchley photo Richard AtchleyRichard Atchley is a criminal and civil law specialist.  He is renowned…
      Rachel Barnes photo Rachel BarnesA dual-qualified US attorney and English barrister, Rachel has a niche fraud,…
      Kevin Baumber photo Kevin Baumber  Kevin is Head of 3 Raymond Buildings Professional Discipline Practice Group.…
      Stuart Biggs photo Stuart BiggsStuart Biggs’ practice focuses upon allegations of wrongdoing in the corporate sphere:…
      Michael Borrelli photo Michael BorrelliMichael defends in high profile, serious and complex crime, and in other…
      Amanda Bostock photoMs Amanda BostockBarrister – Extradition/Mutual Legal Assistance/Crime/Prison law
      Michael Bromley-Martin photo Michael Bromley-MartinMichael’s criminal practice sees him defending at the top end of serious…
      Trevor Burke photo Trevor BurkeTrevor is a highly renowned practitioner with a national and international practice…
      Matthew Butt photo Matthew ButtA leading QC practicing in inquests and inquiries, police regulation, criminal and…
      Emma Collins photo Emma CollinsEmma has a broad practice encompassing all of Chambers’ areas of expertise…
      Hugh Davies OBE photo Hugh Davies OBEHugh Davies QC’s principal areas of specialisation are criminal law (including fraud…
      Clair Dobbin photo Clair DobbinClair Dobbin QC practices in the fields of public law, human rights…
      William Emlyn Jones photo William Emlyn JonesA specialist in serious crime and fraud, both prosecuting and defending. His…
      Simon Farrell photo Simon FarrellSimon is one the UK’s leading fraud, corruption, money laundering and proceeds…
      Patrick Gibbs photo Patrick GibbsAdvice and advocacy at all stages of criminal and ‘quasi-criminal’ investigations, regulatory…
      John Greany photo John GreanyJohn has a broad practice across several areas of chambers’ expertise. He…
      Edmund Gritt photo Edmund GrittBarrister specialising in criminal law; also public law matters and civil actions…
      John Hardy photo John HardyExtradition, human rights, mutual legal assistance. Regularly appears in Supreme Court, frequent…
      Patrick Hill photo Patrick HillPatrick practises in criminal and regulatory law; extradition, international, immigration, EU and…
      James Hines photo James Hines  James Hines QC acts in major international fraud, crime and extradition,…
      Reka Hollos photo Reka HollosReka has established a mixed public and criminal law practice with a…
      Richard Horwell photo Richard HorwellLeading silk in Crime, Financial Crime, Inquests and Public Inquiries.  Renowned for…
      Bo-Eun Jung photo Bo-Eun JungBo is experienced in the full range of criminal cases in the…
      Hugo Keith photo Hugo Keith      Hugo Keith QC is recognised as one of the…
      Guy Ladenburg photo Guy LadenburgProsecutes and defends fraud and serious crime, and practises across a range…
      Sarah Le Fevre photo Sarah Le FevreSpecialist practitioner in licensing, regulatory, inquest, inquiry, and public law with extensive…
      James Lewis photo James LewisJoint Head of Chambers. A specialist in both civil and criminal cases. Vastly…
      Helen Malcolm photo Helen MalcolmInternational and EU corporate criminal fraud, bribery and corruption, tax evasion and…
      Daniel Mansell photo Daniel MansellA broad practice across chambers’ main areas of expertise, including crime, regulatory…
      Robert Morris photo Robert MorrisRobert has a broad criminal practice.  In previous years he represented as…
      Saba Naqshbandi photo Saba NaqshbandiSaba is an expert in Health & Safety, Licensing, Inquests and Public…
      Eva Niculiu photo Eva NiculiuEva is developing a broad practice across chambers’ main areas of expertise.…
      Heather Oliver photo Heather OliverHeather prosecutes and defends a full range of criminal matters, and has…
      Luke Ponte photo Luke PonteLuke prosecutes and defends in the most serious and complex criminal cases.…
      Neil Saunders photo Neil SaundersNeil is a criminal practitioner involved in all aspects of criminal trial…
      Rachel Scott photo Rachel ScottCrime, extradition and international law, and public law including inquests. Notable expertise…
      Ben Summers photo Ben SummersBen was called to the Bar in 1994 and joined QEB Hollis…
      Stephen Walsh photo Stephen WalshA specialist in regulatory, coronial and licensing law with broad experience in…
      Ben Watson photo Ben WatsonParticular expertise in extradition, public law, international mutual legal assistance, asset recovery,…
      Ailsa Williamson photo Ailsa WilliamsonA specialist in professional discipline cases, inquests, criminal work, and regulatory law.…
      Alisdair Williamson photo Alisdair WilliamsonIn silk, Alisdair’s practice has focused on defence in high-profile professional discipline…
      Richard Wormald photo Richard WormaldRichard’s fields of practice are: Crime, Fraud, Civil Litigation, Licensing and Gaming,…