Criminal Law

For over 40 years our advocates have been sought by prosecuting authorities and defendant firms alike to act in cases of the utmost gravity and greatest public interest (for example, R v Harold Shipman; R v Stephen Wright (Ipswich serial killer); WPC Beshenivsky shooting; Barrow-In-Furness Legionnaires Disease; London City Bond Case; and Lady in the Lake). In such cases members were involved at the early stages where strategic advice was required.

We boast 11 specialist Q.C.’s as well as Junior counsel with examples including organised criminal activity (Operation Troy); gangland violence and murder (Operation Godiva) and terrorism (Operation Overt – airline explosion plot, R v Cottage and Jackson – BNP explosives, Operation Gingerbread – directing Al Qaeda , Operation Chamfer – funding terrorism).

Our members are regularly instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service in GMP Cold Case Unit cases plus many significant appellate cases (for example, R v Stefan Kiszko; R v Sally Clark) with instructions received from the Criminal Cases Review Commission.

We have one of the strongest teams of barristers practising in crime nationwide, with strength and depth to cover all areas. Chambers can offer experienced counsel to conduct cases in all tribunals, from the Magistrates’ Court to the newly formed Supreme Court.

We accept “Licensed Access” instructions from professional bodies and “Direct Access” instructions, under the auspices of ‘Lincoln House Direct,’ from members of the public directly without recourse to a solicitor