We are recognised as a leading and successful set in Criminal Law with strength at all levels and instructions in all types of criminal cases including high profile and sensitive cases. With barristers on the Attorney General's Panel of Prosecution Advocates we represent several government departments and organisations. Four members of the Team sit as Recorders and one sits as a Deputy High Court Judge.
9 Gough Square is recognised as a leading and successful set in the field of Criminal Law with strength at all levels. Members have extensive experience of both prosecuting and defending and we believe this provides our barristers with a wider perspective, benefiting all clients.
Chambers is structured to provide clients with a choice of Counsel, with comparable experience and specialisation, at all levels within our set. Teams including silks or leading juniors are regularly instructed in complex cases.
All members combine professionalism with approachability. We pride ourselves in adopting a thoroughly realistic attitude to advice and advocacy as well as a willingness to act as part of a team. In particular we are aware of the need for prompt return of paperwork and for working to deadlines where required. To provide real depth of expertise in key areas, our Team has organised specialist groups of practitioners.
A significant amount of our work is in the Crown Courts on the South Eastern Circuit and we also appear frequently in the Court of Appeal. However, all team members do appear at other Crown Court centres in England and Wales.
Members are instructed in all types of criminal cases including ones of a high profile and sensitive nature, and examples of work undertaken include:
Murder, manslaughter, corporate manslaughter
Serious and organised crime
Riot and disorder, violent offences
Drugs importation and confiscation
International crime and extradition
Sexual offences and child abuse
Kidnapping and abduction
Revenue and VAT frauds
Undercover and surveillance operations
Regulatory work and licensing
Health and safety
Food and drugs
General Medical Council disciplinary tribunals
We represent both the prosecution and defence in restraint and confiscation proceedings in the Crown Court and the High Court and advise on and draft all relevant documentation.
Many members are also included on the Attorney General's Panel of Prosecution Advocates. This allows certain members of our Team to represent the Revenue & Customs Prosecution Office, Department of Trade & Industry, Health and Safety Executive, Department for Work & Pensions and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
Four Members of our Team sit as Recorders with one also sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge.
All members and staff are committed to maintaining and developing excellent working relationships with existing and new clients.
to view our barristers working in the area of General Crime and to see details of notable General Crime cases undertaken by each barrister.