The members of the Criminal Team offer substantial experience and ability in all aspects of the criminal law, from the simplest road traffic matter to the most complex commercial fraud. We are renowned for our readiness to fight fearlessly on behalf of every one of our clients. Each member of the Team shares a commitment to human rights, and to ensuring that due process is followed in every case in which we are instructed. Whilst we are all specialist advocates, we recognise the increasing importance of written legal submissions and pride ourselves upon the quality of our written work. We specialise in defending cases involving white collar fraud and financial offences, drug trafficking, serious sexual offences and crimes of violence. Our criminal practitioners have a proven track record in the defence of accountants, solicitors, civil servants, bankers and other professionals and are experienced in dealing with cases with a high public profile or of a sensitive nature. Although based in London, our practitioners travel throughout England and Wales to represent our clients.
The Criminal Team regularly accepts instructions to conduct appeals in the Criminal Division of the Court of Appeal, especially where we did not conduct the original trial proceedings and things have gone wrong. A number of our members also appear before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in Commonwealth appeals.
Within the team, individuals have developed expertise in Extradition, Judicial Review and Habeas Corpus, High Court confiscation proceedings, Prison Law, Solicitor’s Disciplinary Tribunal, and other proceedings before professional bodies.
Details of the reported cases in which Members have been involved may be found on their profile page.