CRIMINAL LAW

Overview

Church Court Chambers has a proud reputation for being professional, approachable and modern. Our Members, including 42 juniors and two Queen’s Counsel, enjoy busy and varied practices; collectively they have an enviable back catalogue of high-profile and complex criminal matters such as the Luton Slavery Trial, the Jimmy Savile Enquiry and The Marrache Fraud Case. They have appeared at every level, including in the Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights. Individually they are all highly regarded and respected by their peers and the judiciary.

The Criminal Team consists of a number of talented Leading and Junior Counsel who represent clients in the full spectrum of criminal offences including murder, fraud, terrorism, drug importation and cyber-crime to name but a few. Previous matters have included: the first slavery trial in England, the first slavery trial in Wales and “Twomey”, the first non-jury trial together with the high-profile cases of “Damilola Taylor”, “the Three Cooks Bakery” murder and “the Cockney Hitman” murder.

Court of Appeal and Supreme Court instructions have resulted in Chambers being involved in the leading authorities on confiscation, hearsay and disclosure. Many of our Members are also authorised and graded by the Crown Prosecution Service to prosecute the most serious criminal offences.

Chambers have specialised teams within crime recognising that “crime’” is an umbrella term and the complexity of law and presentation requires specialisation and expertise. We act in all matters from drink driving through to murder and are willing to act nationally and internationally in respect of all Courts.

In addition to traditional advocacy and advisory services, many Members of Church Court Chambers lecture in their respective field of expertise and are published authors, including contributors to practitioner texts. Further, many of our Members sit on committees including the executive of the Criminal Bar Association and are pupil supervisors and advocacy trainers, demonstrating our commitment to the profession.