Set Profile > 3 Temple Gardens > London, England

3 Temple Gardens

Fraud: crime

Leading Silks

Adam Davis QC - 3 Temple GardensA combination of tenacity and sharp tactical acumen.
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Tim Forte - 3 Temple GardensHe has a compellingly confident manner both in and out of court. He's an excellent all-rounder who has the ability to apply himself totally to the issue in hand. Also very client focused.
Ranked: Tier 2
William Glover - 3 Temple GardensHe is a very hard working and intelligent junior barrister. His knowledge of the law extends well beyond what would be expected for his call. He is a confident advocate and has excellent analytical skills.
Ranked: Tier 4

Crime Tier 4

'A solid criminal set', 3 Temple Gardens has a track record of high-profile defence work. Nicholas Whitehorn acted for Charlotte Walker, who was charged with conspiring with others to cause her own abortion by ingesting mifepristone and misoprostol. The charges against Walker were dismissed, while the other co-defendants – the father of Walker's child and his two friends – were convicted of conspiring to administer a poison to Walker to cause a miscarriage. Elsewhere, Tim Forte represented Stephen Bishop in the long-running Operation Eelcatcher case, involving a plot to blow up a mosque using homemade explosives; Bishop received a four-year sentence.

Leading Silks

Adam Davis QC - 3 Temple GardensAn excellent jury silk.
Ranked: Tier 3

2019 Silks

Jeremy Wainwright QC - 3 Temple GardensHe defends in a range of cases.

Leading Juniors

Tim Forte - 3 Temple GardensHe is a machine and someone you want in your corner. He has a presence in the courtroom that commands respect.
Ranked: Tier 3
Nicholas Whitehorn - 3 Temple GardensNicholas is a charming and natural advocate who is always very pleasant to deal with. He has very good client care skills. A superb junior and first-class cross-examiner.
Ranked: Tier 3
Christopher Bertham - 3 Temple GardensA dedicated and diligent advocate with a great jury manner. One of the leading juniors at the bar who is destined for silk. He provides excellent client care and explains the most complicated things simply.
Ranked: Tier 3

Set overviews: England and Wales

Members of 3 Temple Gardens practice across the criminal and civil spectrums, including fraud, health and safety, licensing and regulatory, and clinical negligence, among others.



Gary Brown – one of the premier clerks at the criminal bar.

Gary Brown has been a huge asset to chambers for many years. He is dependable and incredibly astute in finding the right counsel for each case. He is well supported by Mike Cross who is a straight talking clerk, who will always do his best to help you out. Mike will bend over backwards for you to get the job done. You always know where you stand with him.

Mike Cross at 3TG is exceptional. Helpful and approachable, he will always find a solution.


3 Temple Gardens are a fantastic set, made up of a number of fantastically talented barristers, all of whom are willing to deal with any matters they are instructed in. I think their friendliness and presentation as a chambers who are all very supportive of one another is what sets them apart.

3 Temple Gardens are well-known and respected. The clerking team is professional and very experienced.

3 Temple Gardens is, in my opinion, an under rated criminal set. There is strength in depth with some outstanding members at all levels. I am always impressed by their counsel.

Excellent Chambers – with the exception of a handful of other barristers I use 3 Temple Gardens exclusively. A broad choice of advocates able to cover the most minor to the most serious of offences.

They are always able to find the right barrister for the case.

The set:  Chambers was founded in 1964. In the early 1970s the decision was taken to specialise in criminal law and 3TG has continued to expand and flourish ever since. Today, with 69 tenants led by 5 Queen’s Counsel, the set provides strength, depth and dedicated representation at every level of the criminal law.

Several of its former members are judges, including one who was appointed Judge Advocate General. Chambers has an extensive and growing client base, undertaking publicly funded and private work. We are both instructed 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, with one of the best clerking teams around, able to identify the most suitable barrister for every brief, ensuring that Chambers extremely high standards of work are maintained. In the past year, chambers have welcomed ten new members and seen Jeremy Wainwright’s appointment as Queen’s Counsel. Three members of chambers have been appointed silk in the past four years.

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.

Types of work undertaken: 3TG’s core areas of work include 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 – Several members of chambers were recently 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 are also instructed in Operation Balaban, a sophisticated, multi million-pound carbon credit fraud which branches into frauds involving gold mines and high value diamonds. We can also boast expertise in such areas as art crime; 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: In the past year chambers has welcomed ten new members; six from other sets and four from pupillage. This process of recruitment, reinforcement and expansion will continue. As part of the ongoing recruitment policy, 3TG welcome applications to join chambers. Please contact Kevin Aldridge (Chambers’ Business Manager).


Department Name Email Telephone
Senior Clerk Gary Brown 020 7427 5900
Deputy Senior Clerk Michael Cross 020 7427 5904
Business Manager Kevin Aldridge
Member of Chambers BRADY QC (Scot), Scott (1987)
Member of Chambers RADFORD QC, Nadine (1995)
Member of Chambers ROUCH QC, Peter (1996)
Member of Chambers DAVIS QC, Adam (1985)
Member of Chambers FEMI-OLA QC, John (1985)
Member of Chambers WAINWRIGHT QC, Jeremy (1990)
Member of Chambers CRUICKSHANK, Cynthia (1968)
Member of Chambers ARDEN, Karina (1970)
Member of Chambers BELFORD, Dora (1977)
Member of Chambers SAUNDERS, William (1980)
Member of Chambers CONNOLLY, Simon (1981)
Member of Chambers KNIGHT,Adrienne (1981)
Member of Chambers BARNES, David (1981)
Member of Chambers STORK, Brian (1981)
Member of Chambers WOODCOCK, Jonathan (1981)
Member of Chambers GELBART, Geoff (1982)
Member of Chambers LAHIFFE, Martin (1984)
Member of Chambers RYAN, David (1985)
Member of Chambers ROSS, Gordon (1986)
Member of Chambers COATES, John (1988)
Member of Chambers WELLS, Nick (1990)
Member of Chambers SALTER, Sibby (1991)
Member of Chambers ATTRIDGE, Steven (1991)
Member of Chambers BROWN, Robert (1993)
Member of Chambers OSSACK, Tanya (1993)
Member of Chambers BERTHAM, Christopher (1993)
Member of Chambers FORTE, Tim (1994)
Member of Chambers DEMPSEY, Karen (1996)
Member of Chambers PRIDE, Peter (1996)
Member of Chambers ROSEN, Jonathan (1996)
Member of Chambers CRINNION, Neena (1997)
Member of Chambers MOONAN, Caroline (1997)
Member of Chambers STRADLING, Michael (1998)
Member of Chambers JOSEPH, Henry (1998)
Member of Chambers SHANNON, Simon (1999)
Member of Chambers WILLIAMS, Alec (1999)
Member of Chambers HUNTER, Peter (2000)
Member of Chambers ELLIOTT, Richard (2001)
Member of Chambers DOWSE, Clare (2002)
Member of Chambers WING, James (2002)
Member of Chambers KARBHARI, Naeem (2003)
Member of Chambers CARTER, Nathalie (2004)
Member of Chambers WHAWELL, Leesha (2005)
Member of Chambers GLEDHILL, Simon (2005)
Member of Chambers KENYON, Flavia (2005)
Member of Chambers WHITEHORN, Nick (2006)
Member of Chambers DURRANT, Charles (2006)
Member of Chambers CHIDGEY, Kate (2006)
Member of Chambers HITCHCOCK, Jodie-Jane (2006)
Member of Chambers COOKE, Stephen (2006)
Member of Chambers HARTE, Patrick (2006)
Member of Chambers HERMAN, Saul (2007)
Member of Chambers GRUNDY, Shona (2008)
Member of Chambers HUGHESTON-ROBERTS, Justin (2009)
Member of Chambers HORSELL, Andrew (2009)
Member of Chambers COCKROFT, Tom (2010)
Member of Chambers GREWAL, Puneet (2010)
Member of Chambers WOLSTENHOLME, Adam (2011)
Member of Chambers SCOTT, Cameron (2012)
Member of Chambers CLARE, Carina (2012)
Member of Chambers GLOVER, William (2012)
Member of Chambers CHOUDHURY, Nargees (2013)
Member of Chambers REID, Ruth (2013)
Member of Chambers BAYLEY, Rosie (2014)
Member of Chambers REYNOLDS, Richard (2014)
Member of Chambers DA COSTA, Beverley (2015)
Member of Chambers WILLIAMS, Hannah (2015)
Member of Chambers MAHMUD, Shanice (2015)
Member of Chambers LAWLOR, Brad (2016)
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3TG has almost 50 years of expertise as a criminal set. Chambers’ 60 tenants, led by six Queen’s Counsel, provide strength, depth and dedicated representation at every level. Several former members are judges, including one who was appointed Judge Advocate General. Chambers has an extensive and constantly growing client base, undertaking publicly funded and private work. 3TG is 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. 3TG has a strong reputation for being efficient, professional and reliable, while remaining friendly and approachable. Chambers has one of the best clerking teams around, able to identify the most suitable barrister for every case, ensuring that their extremely high standards of work are maintained. In the past two years, 3TG has welcomed ten new members and seen Jeremy Wainwright’s appointment as Queen’s Counsel.

The marketing team organises forward thinking and practical seminars which in the last year have attracted panellists such as Baroness Butler-Sloss, Mrs Justice Andrews DBE and the Human Trafficking Foundation. Future highlights include a seminar on cryptocurrencies with a BBC correspondent and Transparency International as well as 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.

The Pupillage Committee continues to work hard to maintain high standards and last year Chambers saw the highest number of applicants in a number of years. Chambers is also proud of and supports access-to-the Bar initiatives including Ruth Reid’s ‘Cake & Counsel’ which led to her being nominated for an award in the UK Diversity Legal Awards.

3TG is instructed in the full range of serious and general crime cases including, but not limited to, terrorism, murder, violence, drugs, organised crime and sexual offences. They have continued to build their extradition team who now accept instructions from both the CPS Extradition Unit and on behalf of requested persons in both first instance and appellate proceedings. In addition, they have further developed their reputation in financial crime both domestically and internationally. Chambers has a respected business crime team which has received instructions for the defence and prosecution on cases brought by the CPS Specialist Fraud Division, the NCA, the Insolvency Service and the SFO. Recent case highlights include Operation Midas, a large-scale fraud involving the alleged misappropriation of grant funding from the Welsh Assembly, the EU and the defrauding of private investors. Members were also instructed in Operation Balaban, a sophisticated, multi-million pound carbon credit fraud which included aspects involving gold mines and high value diamonds. Three members of Chambers represented two of the defendants at the trial in this matter involving a discredited expert which caused the trial to collapse at Southwark Crown Court last year. In addition, two members secured the acquittal of the CEO of a hospice trust in an allegation of fraud totalling £1.5m brought by the Department of Health Anti-Fraud Unit at Bristol Crown Court.

Department Name Email Telephone
Senior Clerk Gary Brown 07712 861320
Deputy Senior Clerk Michael Cross 07712 559411
Head of Chambers Scott Brady QC (Scot) 020 7353 3102
Nadine Radford QC 020 7353 3102
Peter Rouch QC 020 7353 3102
Adam Davis QC 020 7353 3102
John Femi-Ola QC 020 7353 3102
Jeremy Wainwright QC 020 7353 3102
Karina Arden 020 7353 3102
William Saunders 020 7353 3102
Simon Connolly 020 7353 3102
Adrienne Knight 020 7353 3102
David Barnes 020 7353 3102
Brian Stork 020 7353 3102
Jonathan Woodcock 020 7353 3102
Geoff Gelbart 020 7353 3102
Martin Lahiffe 020 7353 3102
David Ryan 020 7353 3102
Gordon Ross 020 7353 3102
John Coates 020 7353 3102
Nick Wells 020 7353 3102
Sibby Salter 020 7353 3102
Steven Attridge 020 7353 3102
Robert Brown 020 7353 3102
Christopher Bertham 020 7353 3102
Tim Forte 020 7353 3102
Karen Dempsey 020 7353 3102
Peter Pride 020 7353 3102
Jonathan Rosen 020 7353 3102
Neena Crinnion 020 7353 3102
Caroline Moonan 020 7353 3102
Michael Stradling 020 7353 3102
Simon Shannon 020 7353 3102
Alec Williams 020 7353 3102
Peter Hunter 020 7353 3102
Richard Elliott 020 7353 3102
Clare Dowse 020 7353 3102
James Wing 020 7353 3102
Naeem Karbhari 020 7353 3102
Nathalie Carter 020 7353 3102
Leesha Whawell 020 7353 3102
Simon Gledhill 020 7353 3102
Nicholas Whitehorn 020 7353 3102
Charles Durrant 020 7353 3102
Kate Chidgey 020 7353 3102
Jodie-Jane Hitchcock 020 7353 3102
Stephen Cooke 020 7353 3102
Patrick Harte 020 7353 3102
Saul Herman 020 7353 3102
Justin Hugheston-Roberts 020 7353 3102
Andrew Horsell 020 7353 3102
Tom Cockroft 020 7353 3102
Puneet Grewal 020 7353 3102
Cameron Scott 020 7353 3102
Carina Clare 020 7353 3102
William Glover 020 7353 3102
Ruth Reid 020 7353 3102
Rosie Bayley 020 7353 3102
Richard Reynolds 020 7353 3102
Beverley Da Costa 020 7353 3102
Hannah Williams 020 7353 3102
Angharad Hughes 020 7353 3102
Shanice Mahmud 020 7353 3102
Gemma Noble 020 7353 3102
Brad Lawlor 020 7353 3102
Oliver Kelham 020 7353 3102

1. 3 Temple Gardens is committed to the active promotion of equal opportunities and tackling both direct and indirect discrimination. We recognise that there are groups of people in our society who have been and continue to be treated unfairly and disadvantaged on grounds of their race, ethnic or national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, marital/ civil partnership status, pregnancy, maternity, paternity, disability, social class or other protected characteristic.

2. We further recognise that discrimination on these grounds has not been wholly eradicated from the legal and criminal justice systems. It is our intention that every individual should be accorded equal and fair opportunity judged on merit and ability alone, free from judgments or treatment based on prejudice or assumptions of collective characteristics.

3. We are committed to ensuring that our policies and practices relating to all aspects of Chambers’ operation and the legal services we offer are fair and non- discriminatory.

4. We recognise that such a commitment requires that positive steps be taken to identify and eliminate possible areas of discrimination so as to ensure equality of access to all applicants, equality of treatment to all barristers and members of staff and equality of service to both professional and lay clients.

5. It is the policy of 3 Temple Gardens to deal with its tenants, pupils, employees, lay and professional clients and any applicant for pupillage, tenancy or employment and all others who have contact or dealings with chambers without distinction by reference to race, ethnic or national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion, marital/ civil partnership status, pregnancy, maternity, paternity or social class. Our policy is also to disregard age and disability save for when they are genuinely material to the relevant position.

6. Chambers are committed to ensuring that pupils, tenants and employees are selected without discrimination, that discriminatory considerations play no part in the allocation of work within chambers, and that no instructions are accepted from solicitors on a discriminatory basis.

7. Chambers maintains separate written policy statements dealing with harassment and bullying (Dignity at work), fair selection of tenants, pupils, and employees, fair access to work and instructions to clerks concerning the fair allocation of work and refusal of instructions offered on a discriminatory basis, flexible working and parental leave, reasonable adjustments policy and the operation of a grievance procedure.

8. We are committed to promoting these principles so that the Bar is open to all and that it should reflect the society in which we live and facilitate unfettered career progression.

9. We are committed to encouraging those students from less advantaged backgrounds to have a career at the Bar. We are committed to forging links with schools and schemes to deliver this commitment.

10. We are committed to providing specific support and mentoring for those returning to work after starting a family or other change of circumstance.

11. We are committed to undertaking training, developing strategies and running workshops to improve our knowledge and ability to achieve our diversity aims.

12. Our Equality and Diversity policy is constantly reviewed and updated in accordance with developments and changes in legislation/best practice in this area and takes account of the BSB’s Equality and Diversity Code.