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3TG Barristers
Bridge House, 181 Queen Victoria Street

London Bar > Crime Tier 4

3TG Barristers has a strong reputation for its criminal law offering, noted for its ‘range of counsel at all levels of call’. Adam Davis KC has considerable experience defending in murder cases and more recently has been instructed in relation to several terrorism cases, including one in which he defended a young man of previously good character charged with several offences contrary to the Terrorism Act, including membership of a Feuerkrieg Division, a proscribed far-right group. John Femi-Ola KC, widely praised as a ‘master tactician’ and ‘talented orator and advocate’, has recently defended in a high-profile modern slavery case concerning a senior Nigerian politician accused of seeking to harvest an organ for his daughter from a man trafficked to the UK.

Leading Silks

John Femi-Ola KC3 Temple Gardens 'John has a reputation for being a master tactician and is very persuasive in court. He is able to blend an approachable personality with a sharp intellect which means he is a powerful force when cross-examining witnesses.' 
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Jeremy Wainwright KC – 3 Temple Gardens ‘Jeremy is an impressive silk who is persuasive and effective. He has a genial style with the jury and gets on well with all court users. His legal knowledge is completely up to date and sound, he does not take bad points, and he argues persuasively and cares about fairness and justice. He is polite and engaging but unafraid to be firm when needed.'
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Christopher Bertham – 3 Temple Gardens 'Christopher is very thorough in his preparation, is eloquent and persuasive in his advocacy and is particularly good at dealing with clients. He readily sees the point of an issue and is able quickly assess its' merits and deficiencies. He has good judgement as well as the gravitas to be able to deal with serious crime.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Tim Forte – 3 Temple Gardens ‘Tim is unyielding in the pursuit of justice, exhibiting a level of determination that is truly admirable. He is never deterred by obstacles and consistently works towards achieving the best possible outcome for clients, no matter how difficult the circumstances.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Gordon Ross – 3 Temple Gardens ‘Gordon is a fearless and tenacious advocate who has the ability to quickly recognise his most strongest arguments and points in a case. He approaches matters, no matter how difficult, in a calm and sensible manner that reassures clients and also ensures he, as instructed counsel, remains level-headed and in control.'
Ranked: Tier 4


‘Gary Brown is an exceptional clerk who works well with his solicitors. He is a truly prominent figure in national criminal clerking.’

‘Gary Brown and Mike Cross are power-house clerks, incredibly hard working and able to perform miracles at getting work in and dealt with.’

‘You always receive a first class service from the clerks, their communication is excellent. Gary Brown in particular is one of the best clerks around.’

‘3TG is a set with a range of counsel at all levels. There is a depth of talent especially at the 10-20 call level.’

‘The set boasts an impressive roster of highly skilled and experienced criminal barristers, ensuring that clients have access to a diverse range of expertise across various facets of criminal law. The collective knowledge and experience of the set’s members enables them to handle complex and high-profile cases with confidence and competence.’ 

‘3TG are a great set, particularly strong in leading juniors.’

‘A very strong set with a number of top quality criminal barristers, both junior and silk, who have the capability do deal with the most serious cases.’

London Bar > Fraud: crime

Leading Silks

Adam Davis KC – 3TG ‘Adam is extremely able, diligent, hardworking and is very personable with clients.' 
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 3

Chambers was founded in 1964. In the early 1970s the decision was taken to specialise in criminal law, although over the past few years Chambers has also flourished in the areas of civil and family work. Today, the set provides strength, depth and dedicated representation at every level. Several of its former members are judges, including one who was appointed Judge Advocate General. 3TG and a number of individual KC and Junior members are ranked highly in the legal directories. Chambers has an extensive and growing client base, undertaking publicly funded and private work. It is both instructed by top tier firms in London and the South East, and increasingly sought-after on other circuits, with professional clients instructing chambers from Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham and Wales. With a strong reputation for being efficient, professional and reliable, while remaining friendly and approachable, Chambers have one of the best clerking teams around, able to identify the most suitable barrister for every brief, ensuring that its extremely high standards of work are maintained. In addition to mainstay areas of fraud, murder, serious sexual offences and organised crime (drugs, firearms, kidnap etc) Chambers has continued to develop a reputation in financial and economic crime both domestically and internationally. Chambers has strengthened the teams dealing with business crime and related financial matters, serious sexual offences and extradition. The marketing team organises forward thinking and practical seminars which have attracted panellists such as Baroness Butler-Sloss, Mrs Justice Andrews DBE and the Human Trafficking Foundation. Future highlights include seminars on cannabis regulation and financial crime. 3TG is also currently developing a programme of training seminars for law firms and in-house departments and is happy to collaborate to develop these on a bespoke basis. In addition, they have engaged a leading design agency to rebrand the set.

3TG’s core areas of work include Homicide, large-scale frauds (boiler room, phoenix, mortgage etc); major drug conspiracies, many involving substantial telecoms, PGP and computer evidence, and many with hundreds of thousands of pages; murder trials not least involving deaths of serving police officers; POCA proceedings – restraint, asset recovery, confiscation and civil forfeiture; and appellate work. Most recently, Tim Forte has been at the forefront of the EncroChat wave of cases, being recognised as one of the preeminent Counsel in dealing with the Encro legal arguments. Members of Chambers have been successful in securing acquittals in high-profile murder cases.  Several members of chambers were instructed in Operation Midas, a large-scale fraud involving the alleged misappropriation of grant funding from the Welsh Assembly and the EU and the defrauding of private investors. Chambers were also instructed in Operation Balaban, a sophisticated, multi million-pound carbon credit fraud which branches into frauds involving gold mines and high value diamonds, which collapsed on the discrediting of the Crown’s “expert witness”. Chambers can also boast expertise in such areas as asset forfeiture and confiscation; civil and commercial; coroners court; courts martial; extradition; firearm legislation; food safety; health and safety; human rights; international arbitration; police discipline; judicial review; landlord and tenant; licensing and regulatory; medical negligence; money laundering; murder; online child abuse offences; organised crime; parole hearings; planning/properties; prison law; public access; road traffic; serious sexual offences; social media law; sports law; terrorism; tribunals and inquiries; and youth court.

Recruitment:  Chambers recruitment, reinforcement and expansion continues. As part of the ongoing recruitment policy, 3TG Barristers welcome applications to join chambers. Please contact Kevin Aldridge (Chambers’ Business Manager).


Department Name Email Telephone
Gary Brown (Senior Clerk) gbrown@3tg.co.uk 020 4526 0890
Michael Cross (Deputy Senior Clerk) mcross@3tg.co.uk 020 4526 0892
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