Oliver Doherty

Oliver Doherty is an experienced and highly regarded advocate specialising in cases of serious crime. He accepts instructions as sole counsel or as junior counsel, often in multi-handed cases. Oliver is regularly instructed to defend or prosecute in jury trials involving complex and sensitive issues. He accepts work on a private basis or under Legal […]

Lisa Bald

“Very charismatic in the way she presents things – clients and juries love her. She is very articulate and highly intelligent.” Chambers & Partners 2021 “An assertive performer.” Chambers & Partners 2021 Lisa’s practice covers the full spectrum of serious crime, prosecuting and defending allegations of murder, using the dark web to import firearms and […]

Claire Burtwistle

Claire specialises in financial crime and is consistently instructed in large, complex cases of international fraud, bribery and corruption. She is usually brought in at a very early stage to advise on pre-charge matters, with a focus on intelligence gathering, investigation strategy and disclosure obligations. She is currently instructed by the UK Serious Fraud Office […]

Amanda Bostock

‘Extremely well versed in the law and has incredibly good advocacy skills. She is extremely well prepared and makes very good arguments and skeleton notes’  (Chambers and Partners 2020)  ‘A tenacious advocate who has a great way with clients and a lovely manner. She picks up cases very quickly and can run with a case […]

Nicholas Hearn

“A class act.” Tier 1 Leading Junior in the field of “International Crime and Extradition” (Legal 500 2019) “Has a strong tactical awareness and impressive analytical skills gained through his long experience of both prosecuting and defending extradition cases.” (Chambers and Partners 2019) A “brilliant” practitioner with defence and prosecution experience across a variety of […]

Andrew Jordan

Andrew Jordan has a wide-ranging criminal practice, principally in financial, serious and violent crime. In these areas he is predominantly a prosecution advocate but he also accepts instructions to defend. Andrew also defends motorists and he has significant experience of representing clients who are at risk of losing their driving licence. He regularly represents professionals […]

Craig Harris

A specialist in Sports Law, Serious & Financial Crime and Regulatory proceedings Ranked as a leader at the Bar in Sports Law and Crime by The Legal 500.   The directory says: “He is a powerful and persuasive advocate who is able to deal with novel and complex issues with ease.  He provides clear and […]

Kemi Fapohunda

Kemi has a successful Criminal Practice in both Defence and Prosecution work. She is instructed in the most serious of cases including Attempted Murder, section 18 GBH, aggravated burglary, robbery and serious fraud. Kemi appears daily in the Crown Court either as a Junior alone, Leading, or Led-Counsel. She has also appeared in the Court […]

Joel Smith

“A fantastic and incredibly hard-working advocate… full of energy, extremely creative, and someone with a good eye for detail.” Chambers guide to the Bar, 2021 “A superb advocate of real integrity and outstanding talent… a formidable opponent and an intelligent focused leader.” Legal 500, 2021 Joel undertakes all types of criminal work. He prosecutes and […]

Ben Gordon

Since joining chambers as a first-six pupil in 2006 Ben has developed a busy and successful defence practice at every level of the criminal justice system. Whilst specialising in serious crime Ben also has experience practising in prison law, regulatory and disciplinary proceedings (professional misconduct) and inquests. In 2018, Ben is ranked in the field […]