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.
Whilst we are based in London, our practitioners are willing to travel throughout England and Wales to represent our clients.
The Criminal Team welcomes instructions to conduct appeals in cases where we were not instructed in the original Crown Court proceedings and a number of our members appear before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in Commonwealth appeals. Members of the team regularly appear in the Court of Appeal.
Within the team, individuals have developed expertise in areas such as: Extradition, Judicial Review and Habeas Corpus, High Court confiscation proceedings, Courts Martial proceedings, Coroners 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.