Julian Winship

Julian Winship is a dedicated criminal defence barrister of proven ability, with a wealth of experience both defending and prosecuting. He conducts a wide range of work, with a recent focus on terrorism, serious violent crime including attempted murder, causing death by dangerous driving, the possession of firearms with intent to endanger life, corruption, kidnapping […]

Frida Hussain QC

Frida Hussain QC is instructed in private fee and legal aid cases. She is known for her professionalism, dedication and hardworking approach with particular attention to detail. She is determined, robust and well respected by the judiciary, colleagues, professional and lay clients. She specialises in high profile criminal defence cases involving single and multi-handed allegations […]

Caroline Carberry QC

Since taking Silk in 2017 Caroline has established herself as a leading practitioner in the defence and prosecution of complex and serious cases with an emphasis on homicide, serious sexual offences and organised crime. She has expertise in the highly specialised area of infant murder and manslaughter, both  prosecuting and defending. She is particularly trusted in emotive and high […]

Emma Smith

Emma Smith has an exclusively prosecution practice which whilst covering the full spectrum of criminal offences focuses on two very distinct fields: serious sexual offences and fraud. Emma is a Grade 4 prosecutor.

John Kearney

Instructed as leading junior and junior counsel for the defence in all areas of crime at first instance and appellate level, including terrorism, murder, drug trafficking, fraud, money laundering, sex trafficking, serious offences of violence and sexual abuse. He has successfully appeared in the Court of Appeal on specific areas of law relating to disclosure, […]

Julia Smart QC

Awarded ‘Barrister of the Year’ at The Lawyer Awards 2018 (click here for more), Julia is very experienced in all aspects of criminal defence in the Crown Court and Court of Appeal across the spectrum of serious crime including murder, rape, fraud, firearms and drugs. She finds it easy to build up a rapport with even […]

Lefi Siatta

Lefi is an experienced leading junior barrister with an exclusive defence based practice. She has been extensively instructed to defend in a broad spectrum of cases involving serious crime. Lefi has recently secured the acquittal of the main defendant in R V OO. Mr OO was accused of kidnapping, blackmail, assault and possession with intent […]

Alexia Power

Recorder: 2018 Direct Access qualified: 2011 Alexia is a leading junior and known as an exceptional jury advocate for the defence, appearing in many high-profile trials and appeals. Professional clients have praised her “class” and “consistently superb results” and Chambers and Partners highlights her excellence in dealing with young or vulnerable defendants and witnesses.  Alexia […]

Trevor Siddle

Trevor is a very experienced criminal defence barrister, whose practice encompasses the full range of serious crime including murder; manslaughter; rape; large scale fraud; armed robbery; kidnap; extortion and drugs. He has acted as leading junior in numerous multi-handed conspiracies and has been instructed for the defence as both leading and led juniorin high profile […]

Timothy Forster

I have been in continuous practice since being called to the Criminal Bar in 1990 and a member of Chambers since 1991. I am also a registered Pupil Supervisor. I have been a Grade 4 prosecutor and member of the Rape Panel for many years. Whether as leading counsel or alone, I specialize in cases […]