Sahara Fergus-Simms

A meticulous advocate who is experienced in representing vulnerable clients and those with complex needs across a range of practice areas. Sahara acts as led junior and junior alone accepting instructions on a publicly funded or private basis. She covers a range of criminal defence work encompassing: drug offences, organised crime, violent offences and financial crime. Sahara’s measured […]

Lisa Freeman

The Legal Directories say: “Lisa knows the law inside-out, has good technical judgement and adopts a very nice style…. She fights her corner, is incredibly thorough and gets to the heart of her cases very quickly.” Chambers and Partners (2019) UK Bar Guide: POCA & Asset Forfeiture “She is incredible hard-working, and her drafting is […]

Sam Stockwell

Called in 2012, Sam is a tenacious and persuasive advocate, who prides himself on meticulous attention to detail in case preparation and excellent client-care skills. This attention to detail and the ability to put clients at ease at an early stage of proceedings means that he is regularly instructed in cases involving complex issues and […]

Joanna Staples

Joanna is an experienced criminal practitioner specialising in serious crime. Her practice consists of a broad criminal law spectrum including historic sex offences, high value fraud and drug conspiracies and violent crime. She has extensive experience in defending cases concerning serious sexual offences having conducted many trials involving allegations of historic rape and sexual abuse, […]

Rishy Panesar

Rishy has been instructed over the entire spectrum of serious criminal cases that have been heard in the Court of Appeal all the way down to the Youth Court. He advises at all stages of the criminal process including at the pre-charge investigation stage and throughout the whole criminal justice process. The cases he has […]

Charlotte Bellamy

Charlotte has experience in a broad range of criminal work in the Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court for both the defence and prosecution. She has appeared in the Crown Court for the defence for sentences and successful appeals against sentence and conviction. Charlotte has represented individuals and companies in matters under the Trade Marks Act, […]

Edmund Gross

Ed has a busy criminal practice in the Crown, Magistrates’ and Youth Courts and has been instructed in a wide range of criminal matters. Those who instruct him have noted his meticulous preparation and he has been described as very approachable and professional in his manner. During pupillage Ed was involved in the widely reported […]

Tulay Hodge

Tulay is a “conscientious and competent” advocate who defends in criminal cases involving a wide range of alleged offences, some of which concern privately-paying clients. She has been described as “extremely adept at getting straight to the point and then communicating that precisely and succinctly”. Those who instruct her are “impressed with her standard of […]

Shannon Revel

Shannon’s busy criminal practice encompasses the full spectrum of criminal offences. This includes gang violence, Class A county lines drugs conspiracies, firearms, rape, sexual assault, and fraud. She is an experienced trial advocate who is known for her rigorous case preparation. She has been described by opponents as a pleasant yet determined advocate with a […]

Sadaf Etemadi

Sadaf is a criminal defence barrister with a particular interest in youth justice and representing vulnerable defendants, including those with mental health issues, SEN and learning difficulties. She is dedicated to representing the most marginalised and vulnerable sectors of the community. Sadaf regularly appears before the Youth, Magistrates and Crown Courts representing clients in relation […]