Iwona Boesche

Iwona has a wide-ranging criminal practice and appears daily in Crown Court. She defends in cases involving sexual offences, drugs supply, serious violence, dishonesty, weapons, and dangerous driving. Approachable and with easy communication skills, Iwona is often instructed to represent vulnerable defendants and those with mental health issues. As a prosecutor, Iwona is fair and always thoroughly […]

Sahara Fergus-Simms

Acting exclusively for the defence, Sahara is 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, […]

Lisa Freeman

Lisa specialises in all aspect of the law relating to financial wrongdoing: Commercial fraud, bribery and corruption Whistleblowing Civil recovery and property freezing orders Criminal confiscation, restraint and receivership Anti money laundering advice and statutory reporting Corporate investigations Private prosecutions and investigations Notable current/recent instructions: SKAT v Solo Capital Partners LLP and others: acting for […]

Joanna Staples

Throughout Joanna’s career she has “provided her clients with a first-class service” and is “meticulous in the detail of the cases in which she in instructed”. This approach has led her to being instructed in the most serious of criminal cases, trusted by her instructing solicitors and lay clients alike to “go above and beyond” […]

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 […]

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. Furthermore, Ed has a growing practice in Financial Crime […]

Shannon Revel

Legal 500 2021 (Rising stars) Ranked: Tier 1 – ‘Shannon is a formidable advocate who commands the respect of opposing advocates and judges, with her calm and unassuming demeanour. She takes pride in her thorough preparation of a case, which enables her to make complex legal submissions with apparent ease. Her dedication to her clients and ethos […]

Lucy Tapper

Described as being of ‘stellar quality’, Lucy’s experience of working in the criminal justice system spans over 25 years. She is a natural defence advocate (see ‘background’ below) whether instructed as junior alone, led or leading junior and has experience across the spectrum of criminal offences, including homicide, serious violence, arson, forced labour/slavery, child cruelty/neglect, […]

Rónán McCann

Rónán joined Chamber in 2018 having been called to the bar in 2011 and previously practiced in the Thames Valley. His recent cases have included defending as a led junior in an eleven-defendant grooming / child sexual exploitation case at Oxford Crown Court and also defending in an attempted machete attack against prison staff at […]

Yusuf Solley

Called in 2009, Yusuf Solley is instructed in all aspects of criminal law. He defends across the board in terms of serious crime, including murder, complex frauds, multi-handed drug conspiracies, and firearms. He is an able junior, and has been led by a number of silks across the breadth of offences, including murder, conspiracy to […]