Set Profile > Three Raymond Buildings > London, England

Chambers of James Lewis QC & Hugo Keith QC
Three Raymond Buildings

Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations) Tier 1

'Stellar set' Three Raymond Buildings houses 'top-class counsel at all levels', well known for their extensive expertise in sanctions matters, insider trading, SFO investigations and high-profile bribery and corruption cases, to name a few areas. Hugo Keith QC represented Airbus in its investigation by the SFO concerning allegations of bribery and corruption; in January 2020 Airbus entered into a deferred prosecution agreement with the SFO and agreed to pay a fine of €1bn.

Leading Silks

Patrick Gibbs QC - Three Raymond BuildingsHe really does have that extra touch of magic. He manages to spin gold from mere threads with his wonderful advocacy.
Ranked: Tier 1
Hugo Keith QC - Three Raymond BuildingsA commercially astute silk.
Ranked: Tier 1
Jonathan Ashley-Norman QC - Three Raymond BuildingsHe has great strategic vision. A hugely persuasive advocate and commands the respect of the court.
Ranked: Tier 3
James Hines QC - Three Raymond BuildingsUrbane and very bright, with a commanding court presence.
Ranked: Tier 3

2019 Silks

Richard Wormald QC - Three Raymond BuildingsA commanding advocate who brings life to an argument in front of a jury.

Leading Juniors

Ben Summers - Three Raymond BuildingsHe combines practicality with deep insight, making him a natural choice for difficult cases.
Ranked: Tier 1
Rachel Barnes - Three Raymond BuildingsA discerning and analytical barrister who is able to see through the most complex legal issues.
Ranked: Tier 2
Stuart Biggs - Three Raymond BuildingsVery bright, hardworking and able to charm a jury. Stuart has a brilliant grasp of the issues of the case. Very calm and persuasive but when necessary a hard-hitting advocate.
Ranked: Tier 3

Fraud: crime Tier 1

'Heavyweight set' Three Raymond Buildings is 'amongst the handful of go-to sets for fraud and financial crime, with unparalleled strength in depth'. It is well known for its strength in handling both defence and prosecution work in cases with blended aspects of fraud and business crime matters. Recent instructions for the set include Ben Summers acting for the defendant in an alleged conspiracy to defraud case involving an account takeover fraud valued at £1.8m; the trial was halted following a successful abuse of process application.

Leading Silks

Helen Malcolm QC - Three Raymond BuildingsA ferocious advocate, who will tirelessly fight the client's corner. Enormously tenacious. Technically, amongst the best in at the Bar for anything with a cross-border, extra-territorial or multi-jurisdictional dimension.
Ranked: Tier 1
James Lewis QC - Three Raymond BuildingsVery well known for handling cases with international elements.
Ranked: Tier 2

Jonathan Ashley-Norman QC - Three Raymond Buildings ‘An excellent strategic thinker. Jonathan has been excellent, providing guidance and thinking of every possible scenario that could result from the various courses of action that were considered.

Ranked: Tier 3

2019 Silks

Richard Wormald QC - Three Raymond BuildingsRichard brings life to an argument in front of the jury and his advocacy stands out amongst his peers. One of his strengths is his ability to apply his legal knowledge to the facts to find a practical and innovative approaches to formulating case strategy.

Leading Juniors

Neil Saunders - Three Raymond BuildingsNeil's huge strength is his advocacy - his ability to have a jury hanging on his every word and eating out of the palm of his hand. e is extremely good at gaining the confidence of the client - he commands respect with a very light touch. And he is great fun to work with.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ben Summers - Three Raymond BuildingsHe has a meticulous eye and is great with technical cases.
Ranked: Tier 3
Nicholas Yeo - Three Raymond BuildingsHe has a very sharp legal mind. He has the uncanny ability to get to the nub of an issue very quickly. This means top level legal advice that is very efficient and cost effective.
Ranked: Tier 3
Luke Ponte - Three Raymond BuildingsAn incisive advocate.
Ranked: Tier 4
Rachel Scott - Three Raymond BuildingsShe has fantastic attention to detail.
Ranked: Tier 4
Stuart Biggs - Three Raymond BuildingsStuart is quite simply the best junior I have ever worked with. He is extremely bright, and very hardworking. He produces clear and persuasive written work. He is able to charm a jury. He is particularly strong at dealing with tricky financial evidence.
Ranked: Tier 4

International crime and extradition Tier 1

A 'high-quality set', Three Raymond Buildings is 'an excellent chambers for extradition law barristers', with 'good strength in depth'. In one example instruction, 'brilliant advocateHugo Keith QC and the 'incredibly hard-workingBen Watson defended Zamira Hajiyeva, the recipient of the UK's first unexplained wealth order (UWO), against an extradition request made by the Government of Azerbaijan following allegations of fraud; on the other side, the 'immensely experiencedHelen Malcolm QC represented the Government of Azerbaijan (via the Crown Prosecution Service). In recent news, the 'incredibly sharpMatthew Butt QC took silk in 2020, strengthening the set at the senior end.

Leading Silks

James Hines QC - Three Raymond BuildingsA formidable silk with a razor-sharp mind which, combined with his depth of knowledge from decades of practising in this area, make him one of the most formidable Silks around. Nonetheless, he retains a relatively rare down to earth manner which makes him a class act in the Courtroom where he effortlessly charms Judges and clients alike.
Ranked: Tier 1
Hugo Keith QC - Three Raymond BuildingsHugo is a superb advocate able to assimilate and present complex legal arguments simply and effectively. He inspires confidence in clients and is very hardworking. A commanding court presence, always eager to get stuck into the detail, charming and persuasive with clients.
Ranked: Tier 1
Helen Malcolm QC - Three Raymond BuildingsShe is immensely experienced and exudes gravitas. The breadth of her knowledge in international criminal proceedings is truly impressive. She has great tactical judgement and attention to detail. She commands great respect from judges and other advocates.
Ranked: Tier 1
James Lewis QC - Three Raymond BuildingsJames is incredibly intuitive and a very lateral-thinking true leader in the field. Provides precise, timely advice on highly technical matters. Very clear in conference.
Ranked: Tier 2

2020 Silks

Matthew Butt QC - Three Raymond BuildingsMatt is incredibly sharp and a great advocate in person and in writing. He is supremely confident and authoritative in court. I would recommend him highly in relation to any legal argument.

2021 Silks

Clair Dobbin QC - Three Raymond BuildingsA go-to junior for extradition work, she has been involved in a number of high profile cases for many years. Although a junior she operates at QC level. Clair is excellent with clients, her written work is tremendous and she has a delightful advocacy manner.
Ben Watson QC - Three Raymond BuildingsBen is one of the best at taking vast amounts of material and using it to produce well structured and persuasive written arguments. He is extraordinarily hard working and efficient with superb judgement. Clients warm to him, judges love him.

Leading Juniors

Rachel Scott - Three Raymond BuildingsA creative thinker, excellent on her feet and has great client empathy.
Ranked: Tier 2
Rachel Barnes - Three Raymond BuildingsRachel is especially interested in crimes of universal jurisdiction where her depth of knowledge makes her the go to junior.
Ranked: Tier 3

Licensing Tier 1

A great set for licensing’, Three Raymond Buildings is also noted for a ‘best-in-class’ team of clerks. Referred to as 'licensing goldStephen Walsh QC has an established reputation for handling the gamut of licensing cases, most recently representing clients such as Annabel's Private Members Club and the operator of the Boomtown Festival. Michael Bromley-Martin QC handles cases involving all facets of entertainment including music festivals, gambling and lotteries. ‘Superb problem solverMatthew Butt QC also has broad expertise; he acted for Secret Cinema in respect of a premises licence. Sarah Le Fevre is in high demand for her ‘unparalleled practical knowledge of the licensing regimes’ – she is acting for Wagamama in its first application nationally for a ‘dark kitchen’ premises licence. Saba Naqshbandi is also highly valued for her ‘clear, authoritative opinions in respect of complex cases’.

Leading Silks

Michael Bromley-Martin QC - Three Raymond BuildingsHe was exemplary in his conduct of our case and we would not hesitate to recommend him for any licensing matter requiring a QC.
Ranked: Tier 1
Stephen Walsh QC - Three Raymond BuildingsLicensing gold! Approachable, great with clients, pragmatic and great advocacy skills. He does not talk down to the client but is on their level.
Ranked: Tier 1

2020 Silks

Matthew Butt - Three Raymond BuildingsHis client management is out of the top drawer. He achieved a result better than we could have anticipated, and effortlessly demands the respect and attention of a Licensing Sub Committee.

Leading Juniors

Sarah Le Ferve - Three Raymond BuildingsShe is a measured advocate who adopts a perfect manner for Licensing Sub-Committee hearings. She is always incredibly well prepared and is always at the top of my list when I need a licensing barrister.
Ranked: Tier 1
Guy Ladenburg - Three Raymond BuildingsHe is extremely knowledgeable and able – he knows his licensing onions.
Ranked: Tier 2
Saba Naqshbandi - Three Raymond BuildingsShe has wide-ranging pockets of expertise that make her a really valuable barrister to have on your side. She is extremely impressive.
Ranked: Tier 2

Crime Tier 2

'Very strong set' Three Raymond Buildings is 'engaged in work of the highest calibre' and has 'a stellar line up of counsel'. Chambers is well known for its particular strength in defending police officers in criminal cases; in this space, Kevin Baumber represented a police officer who was acquitted on corruption charges following a large scale investigation and undercover surveillance. On the prosecution side, William Emlyn Jones prosecuted Gerald Matovu (who formerly sold drugs to convicted serial killer Stephen Port) and Brandan Dunbar, whose modus operandi was to meet men via gay dating apps, drug them and then steal from them; one victim was given a fatal overdose of the drug GHB, leading to Matovu's conviction for murder and Dunbar's conviction for fraud and assault, among other charges.

Leading Silks

Michael Bromley-Martin QC - Three Raymond Buildings ‘He one of the best around at the criminal Bar. If I was in trouble I would want him to defend me. This advocate is supremely bright, a tactical genius and a superlative advocate. Top of his game.

Ranked: Tier 2
Richard Horwell QC - Three Raymond BuildingsA pleasure to observe on his feet; he delivers especially well-crafted speeches.
Ranked: Tier 2
Alisdair Williamson QC - Three Raymond BuildingsHe is efficient, thorough and very approachable with good judgement and easy-going with clients.
Ranked: Tier 3

2019 Silks

Richard Wormald QC - Three Raymond BuildingsHe is is a first-rate silk with an undeniable presence in the courtroom. A silk with an elegant and superbly engaging delivery. A calm and soothing manner, reassuring in nature to both lay and professional client.

2021 Silks

William Emlyn Jones QC - Three Raymond BuildingsPreviously quite simply most sought after junior at the criminal bar for a big and serious case. He has the full package: clever, hard-working and a brilliant jury advocate. He will undoubtedly go on to be a star of the criminal bar.

Leading Juniors

Luke Ponte - Three Raymond BuildingsHe prosecutes high-profile criminal cases.
Ranked: Tier 2
Neil Saunders - Three Raymond Buildings The best jury advocate at the Bar. A force on his feet. Exquisitely insightful tactically. Brilliant with clients; robust where necessary, whilst always compassionate.
Ranked: Tier 2
Guy Ladenburg - Three Raymond BuildingsA diligent, hard-working and very good junior with a diverse practice who is very good with clients.
Ranked: Tier 3
Heather Oliver - Three Raymond BuildingsHer defence practice includes representing police officers.
Ranked: Tier 3
Nicholas Yeo - Three Raymond BuildingsVery assured, great judgement, personable and good with clients, calm under pressure and a good strategist.
Ranked: Tier 3
Kevin Baumber - Three Raymond BuildingsKevin has a marvellous ability for getting to grips with the most complicated scenarios. He is extremely hard working and never allows the amount of material to get on top of him. He is remarkably good with clients and offers a great reassuring presence to all involved in the case.
Ranked: Tier 3

Inquests and inquiries Tier 2

Three Raymond Buildings is 'an excellent set of chambers with a wealth of talent'. Its consistent representation in inquests leverages off the set's backbone of criminal and regulatory expertise, while several of its members are coronial law experts who appear both in inquests and claims for judicial review of coroners’ decisions. Patrick Gibbs QC acted in the Sean Benton inquest, which concerned a recruit who killed himself at the Deepcut barracks following bullying and abuse, while Stephen Walsh QC represented the London Fire Brigade in phase one hearings of the public inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire. In recent cambers news, Matthew Butt QC took silk in 2020 strengthening the set at the senior end.

Leading Silks

Patrick Gibbs QC - Three Raymond BuildingsFirst-class intellect and enchanting in the courtroom.
Ranked: Tier 1
Hugh Davies QC - Three Raymond BuildingsGreat for both strategy and cross-examination.
Ranked: Tier 2
Richard Horwell QC - Three Raymond BuildingsExcellent on his feet.
Ranked: Tier 3
Stephen Walsh QC - Three Raymond BuildingsOur most trusted QC for serious and complex cases. Stephen has a first-class mind and an ability to sort the key points in the case out from the morass of detail. One of the very best practitioners!
Ranked: Tier 3

2020 Silks

Matthew Butt QC - Three Raymond BuildingsHuge ability to absorb information. He was by far the most experienced advocate at the inquest, which shone through in terms of his ability to grasp the issues and ask the right questions.

2021 Silks

Clair Dobbin QC - Three Raymond Buildings ‘Her attention to detail is second to none, she is prodigiously hardworking, and her manner with core participants is sensitive and appropriate at all times. She will do whatever it takes to produce the goods and is one to watch for progression to silk.

Leading Juniors

Sarah Le Fevre - Three Raymond BuildingsA compelling advocate who knows the law and works hard on her cases. Equally good when acting for the establishment or individual.
Ranked: Tier 2
Saba Naqshbandi - Three Raymond BuildingsVery experienced, perceptive and a good tactician. She gives realistic and clear advice, and she is a highly impressive advocate. A QC in waiting!
Ranked: Tier 3

Police law (defendant) Tier 2

At Three Raymond Buildings, recent instructions include Alisdair Williamson QC acting for a police constable charged with the alleged failure to investigate the murder of a three-year-old child and, in another matter, Ailsa Williamson successfully defending a police officer against allegations of misconduct after the officer executed a blocking manoeuvre in an attempt to stop a moped rider, who was suspected of theft; the rider was injured after the moped crashed into the police vehicle. In September 2019 Ben Brandon joined Mishcon de Reya LLP as a partner. Matthew Butt QC took silk in March 2020.

Leading Silks

Hugh Davies OBE QC - Three Raymond BuildingsVery experienced in acting for forces and individuals in misconduct proceedings.
Ranked: Tier 3
Alisdair Williamson QC - Three Raymond BuildingsA tactically brilliant silk.
Ranked: Tier 3

2020 Silks

Matthew Butt QC - Three Raymond BuildingsHis client management skills are top drawer.

2021 Silks

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

Leading Juniors

Kevin Baumber - Three Raymond BuildingsA persuasive, tactically shrewd advocate.
Ranked: Tier 2
Guy Ladenburg - Three Raymond BuildingsVery responsive and diligent; clients like him.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ben Summers - Three Raymond BuildingsVery cerebral and an effective cross-examiner.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ailsa Williamson - Three Raymond BuildingsA well-prepared barrister who gives her clients clear advice.
Ranked: Tier 3
Nicholas Yeo - Three Raymond BuildingsA very practical barrister.
Ranked: Tier 3

Proceeds of crime (POCA) and asset forfeiture Tier 2

Three Raymond Buildings' members have been kept busy this past year advising on restraint orders, account freezing orders (AFOs), and confiscation proceedings, to name but a few areas. Of particular note, Rachel Barnes represents the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) in the ongoing case of R v Saunders, Strubel and Steinberg, concerning contested confiscation proceedings arising from a £78m investment fraud.

Leading Silks

Hugo Keith QC - Three Raymond BuildingsAn excellent silk for POCA-related work.
Ranked: Tier 2
Jonathan Ashley-Norman QC - Three Raymond BuildingsA calm hand on the tiller.
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Nicholas Yeo - Three Raymond BuildingsTechnically excellent, especially as regards proceeds of crime word (POCA), in which he is the best in the field, and a first port of call. Conscientious, and unafraid of taking on difficult points. Excellent manner with clients, cool, calm and efficient.
Ranked: Tier 1
Rachel Barnes - Three Raymond BuildingsA phenomenally bright barrister. Rachel's intellectual grasp of this thorny area of law make her a good choice in complex cases. Her written advocacy is faultless and her oral advocacy clear and concise.
Ranked: Tier 2

Health and safety Tier 4

Three Raymond Buildings 'delivers a high quality of service' and is 'strong in relation to inquiries work'. In the case of the latter, the 'polished' Stephen Walsh QC and the 'well prepared' Sarah Le Fevre continue to act for the London Fire Brigade in the ongoing Grenfell Tower Fire Inquiry. The 'tenacious' Saba Naqshbandi is noted for her expertise in fire safety cases.

Leading Silks

Stephen Walsh QC - Three Raymond BuildingsStephen is a polished, skilful QC who combines a measured advocacy style with the calm judgement of experience. He is extremely user friendly with a first class mind and an ability to sort the key points in the case out from the morass of detail. He is our go-to on fatal accident cases and clients love his practical approach. He gets to know the client and its business and is then able to provide first class strategic advice.
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Sarah Le Fevre - Three Raymond BuildingsShe is always well prepared for all eventualities.
Ranked: Tier 4
Saba Naqshbandi - Three Raymond BuildingsSaba is excellent: tenacious, but realistic in her advice and approach; sensitive to a client’s concerns, and has a great eye for detail. She secured the client an astounding, and unpredictable, result at court.
Ranked: Tier 4

Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police)

Leading Silks

Hugo Keith QC - Three Raymond BuildingsHe is a powerful advocate who is not afraid to tell the court exactly like it is but in such a way that given his reputation and background that even trenchant criticism carries considerable weight and is listened to by the tribunal in question.
Ranked: Tier 4

2021 Silks

Ben Watson QC - Three Raymond BuildingsOne of the governments go-to barristers for human rights cases.
Clair Dobbin QC - Three Raymond BuildingsGreat advocate and a very good opponent.

Administrative and public law (including elections)

Leading Silks

Hugo Keith QC - Three Raymond BuildingsA class act: Highly intelligent and analytical and a very persuasive advocate.
Ranked: Tier 4

2021 Silks

Clair Dobbin QC - Three Raymond BuildingsShe is brilliant. An enviable reputation for legal and tactical skills.

Set overviews: England and Wales

As a set, Three Raymond Buildings has an excellent reputation for its strength in financial, business and general crime. In recent news, Nicholas Yeo was appointed a Recorder; Matthew Butt QC took silk in 2020; Sarah Le Fevre was appointed Assistant Coroner for Gwent; and Kevin Baumber was appointed Assistant Coroner for Hertfordshire.



‘A superb clerking team offering a service that is second to none. In particular I commend clerks Eddie Holland and Dean Brown, both friendly and personable, with a fast acting approach to the most urgent enquiries.’

‘All are excellent – Eddie Holland, the senior clerk, is absolutely first rate.’

‘All the clerks and friendly and approachable. Dean, in particular resolves problems quickly and has a great relationship with solicitors, he is quick to provide solutions to any potential problems that arise in respect of diary management or fees.’

Dean Brown and Chris Feathers are outstanding, and provide a truly exceptional service that makes the entire process of finding and instructing the right counsel at 3RB seamless and hassle-free. They have quite literally never let us down.’

‘Eddie and Dean are some of the best clerks in the industry. They are very fair and accommodating. Highly rated and respected.’

‘Eddie Holland is the best clerk in criminal, regulatory & business crime out there, for you can trust his recommendations like no other clerk.’

‘Fantastic – they all all really good. Eddie Holland, the senior clerk, is exceptional.’

‘First class – put simply, they never let me down.’

‘Eddie Holland is as knowledgeable as they come and has a real eye for promoting talent.’

‘Dean Brown is a first rate operator who is always on top of his game.’

‘I would single out Dean Brown in the clerks room as an exceptional clerk. He has a natural rapport with his solicitor clients and always looks to accommodate even the most demanding requests. A very skilled operator and one of the best clerks in London.’

‘My dealings have been with Eddie Holland and Dean Brown, who are always helpful and easy to get along with. I can rely on them to give a valuable and honest steer on which counsel to instruct where I do not have a pre-set preference.’


‘3 Raymond are one of the best at the criminal bar and financial crime. Every barrister is at the very top of their game. A very consistent set.’

‘3 Raymond Buildings are a pre-eminent chambers in criminal, extradition and confiscation matters.’

‘3 Raymond Buildings are always happy to help in a prompt manner. I have never encountered a problem that they could not fix.’

‘3 Raymond Buildings are amongst the handful of go-to sets for fraud and financial crime, with unparalleled strength in depth.’

‘3 Raymond Buildings has real strength in depth as a barristers Chambers and is replete with very good members. There is plainly strength across the board both in silk and across junior members.’

3 Raymond Buildings is a stellar set as it has top class Counsel at all levels who practice in business regulatory, extradition and public law matters.’

‘3 RB has always maintained its reputation as a very classy set with excellent barristers. It has some star performers and has always expanded its work outside of just crime.’

‘3RB is indisputably the foremost Chambers for representation of police officers in criminal and disciplinary hearings, and where they have conflicts with their Chief Constables in inquests and inquiries.’

A superb set and a number of barristers who are true leaders in their fields with promising candidates in waiting.]

‘I am a very big fan of the Chambers as a whole. They provide excellent service.’

‘Incomparable breath of expertise, characters, specialisms and experience.’

‘Three Raymond Buildings are engaged in work of the highest calibre. Most barristers I have engaged from there are extremely able, and self-confident.’


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.


Department Name Email Telephone
Chambers manager Alison Marshall
Senior clerk Eddie Holland
Members of Chambers LEWIS QC, James (1987; QC 2002)
Members of Chambers KEITH QC, Hugo (1989; QC 2009)
Members of Chambers NICHOLLS QC, Colin (1957; QC 1981)
Members of Chambers HORWELL QC, Richard (1976; QC 2006))
Members of Chambers BORRELLI QC, Michael (1977; QC 2000))
Members of Chambers BURKE QC, Trevor (1981; 2001))
Members of Chambers BROMLEY-MARTIN QC, Michael (1979; QC 2002))
Members of Chambers FARRELL QC, Simon (1983; QC 2003))
Members of Chambers GIBBS QC, Patrick (1986; QC 2006))
Members of Chambers MALCOLM QC, Helen (1986; QC 2006))
Members of Chambers HARDY QC, John (1988; QC 2008)
Members of Chambers WALSH QC, Stephen (1983; QC 2009))
Members of Chambers DAVIES OBE QC, Hugh (1990; QC 2013))
Members of Chambers HINES QC, James (1982; QC 2015)
Members of Chambers ASHLEY-NORMAN QC, Jonathan (1989; QC 2016))
Members of Chambers WILLIAMSON QC, Alisdair (1994; QC 2017))
Members of Chambers WORMALD QC, Richard (1993; QC 2019))
Members of Chambers BUTT, Matthew (2002; QC 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, William (1996)
Members of Chambers GRITT, Edmund (1997)
Members of Chambers WILLIAMSON, Ailsa (1997)
Members of Chambers BAUMBER, Kevin (1998)
Members of Chambers DOBBIN, Clair (1999)
Members of Chambers LADENBURG, Guy (2000)
Members of Chambers YEO, Nicholas (1999)
Members of Chambers BIGGS, Stuart (1999)
Members of Chambers LE FEVRE, Sarah (2001)
Members of Chambers WATSON, Ben (2002)
Members of Chambers PONTE, Luke (2003)
Members of Chambers SCOTT, Rachel (2004)
Members of Chambers BARNES, Rachel (2004)
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 Agha Siza 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, both defending…
 Richard Atchley  photo Richard Atchley Richard Atchley is a criminal and civil law specialist.  He is renowned…
 Rachel Barnes  photo Rachel Barnes A dual-qualified US attorney and English barrister, Rachel has a niche fraud,…
 Kevin Baumber  photo Kevin Baumber Specialist representation and advice in crime, fraud, regulatory matters, coroners’ inquests and…
 Stuart Biggs  photo Stuart Biggs Stuart’s practice focuses on matters involving allegations of fraud, bribery and other…
 Michael Borrelli photo Michael Borrelli Michael has an exclusive practice both defending in high profile, serious and…
 Michael Bromley-Martin photo Michael Bromley-Martin Michael’s criminal practice sees him defending at the top end of serious…
 Trevor Burke photo Trevor Burke Trevor Burke QC is a highly renowned practitioner at the Criminal Bar,…
 Matthew Butt  photo Matthew Butt A criminal, extradition and regulatory practitioner with particular expertise in inquests, licensing…
 Emma Collins  photo Emma Collins Emma has a broad practice encompassing all of Chambers’ areas of expertise…
 Hugh Davies OBE photo Hugh Davies OBE Hugh Davies QC’s principal areas of specialisation are criminal law (including fraud…
 Clair Dobbin  photo Clair Dobbin Clair’s areas of expertise are public law, human rights, public inquiries and…
 William Emlyn Jones  photo William Emlyn Jones A specialist in serious crime and fraud, both prosecuting and defending. His…
 Simon Farrell photo Simon Farrell Simon is acknowledged as an expert in conspiracy, corporate crime, commercial and…
 Patrick Gibbs photo Patrick Gibbs Advice and advocacy at all stages of criminal and ‘quasi-criminal’ investigations, regulatory…
 John Greany  photo John Greany John has a broad practice across several areas of chambers’ expertise. He…
 Edmund Gritt  photo Edmund Gritt Barrister specialising in criminal law; also public law matters and civil actions…
 John Hardy photo John Hardy Extradition, human rights, mutual legal assistance. Regularly appears in Supreme Court, frequent…
 Patrick Hill  photo Patrick Hill Patrick practises in criminal and regulatory law; extradition, international, immigration, EU and…
 James Hines photo James Hines Crime, commercial fraud and extradition.  He specialises in cases which have both…
 Reka Hollos  photo Reka Hollos Reka is developing a broad practice across the main areas of chambers’…
 Richard Horwell photo Richard Horwell Long recognised as a leading silk in Crime, Financial Crime, Inquests and…
 Bo-Eun Jung  photo Bo-Eun Jung Bo is experienced in the full range of criminal cases in the…
 Hugo Keith photo Hugo Keith   Joint Head of Chambers.Described as ‘a fabulous silk’ and as having…
 Guy Ladenburg  photo Guy Ladenburg Prosecutes and defends fraud and serious crime, and practises across a range…
 Sarah Le Fevre  photo Sarah Le Fevre Specialist practitioner in licensing, regulatory, inquest, inquiry, and public law with extensive…
 James Lewis photo James Lewis Joint Head of Chambers. A specialist in both civil and criminal cases. Vastly…
 Helen Malcolm photo Helen Malcolm International and EU corporate criminal fraud, bribery and corruption, tax evasion and…
 Daniel Mansell  photo Daniel Mansell A broad practice across chambers’ main areas of expertise, including crime, regulatory…
 Robert Morris  photo Robert Morris A broad practice encompassing criminal law, extradition, regulatory law and the civil…
 Saba Naqshbandi  photo Saba Naqshbandi Crime/fraud and financial regulation: a criminal specialist with expertise in international crime,…
 Colin Nicholls photo Colin Nicholls Barrister whose specialist experience includes high-profile complex commercial crime cases, extradition, criminal…
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