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Firm Profile

187 Fleet Street

Firm Profile


  • Profile
  • 187 Fleet Street
  • Temple
  • London
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • EC4A 2AT

Firm profile submitted by 187 Fleet Street

The Chambers Chambers is a leading set specialising in criminal and regulatory work, providing representation at every level for the Prosecution and the Defence, in both publicly and privately funded instructions. Many members of chambers can also be instructed directly through the Public Access Scheme. A key strength of chambers lies in the breadth and depth of experience of its members who are regularly instructed in high profile and leading cases. The set has gained a reputation for excellence in its advocacy and advisory work, offering a first class service to professional and lay clients alike.
Chambers has particular expertise in serious fraud and white collar crime, as well as homicide, terrorism, sex offences, revenue cases, money laundering and all forms of serious organised crime. A wealth of experience is also offered in many areas related to the criminal law, and specialist representation is offered in respect of VAT tribunals, police discipline, professional regulation, Trading Standards, Courts-Martial, judicial review, parole board hearings, mental health reviews, prison law, health and safety, sports law, inquests, extradition, human rights , licensing, DVSA (formerly VOSA) and all road traffic related matters. Members of Chambers prosecute at all levels for the Crown Prosecution Service, HM Revenue & Customs, the Serious Fraud Office, Local Authorities and Government Departments. Chambers has a number of Counsel who have been appointed to the Attorney General’s List and the set conducts cases on behalf of the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, the Department of Work and Pensions and the Health and Safety Executive.
There are 8 clerks, an administrator and a fees administrator. Please refer to the set’s website for more information.

  • Andrew Trollope QC (1971) (QC-1991)
  • Richard Christie QC (1986) (QC-2006)
  • Daniel Janner QC (1980) (QC-2002)
  • Simon Mayo QC (1985) (QC-2008)
  • Jason Bartfeld QC (1995) (QC-2015)
  • Roderick Price (1971)
  • Brian Argyle (1972)
  • Brian Reece (1974)
  • Peter Guest (1975)
  • Gerard Renouf (1977)
  • Diana Pigot (1978)
  • Anthony Rimmer (1983)
  • Stella Reynolds (1983)
  • Gareth Hughes (1985)
  • James Lachkovic (1987)
  • David Lyons (1987)
  • Christopher Kerr (1988)
  • Grant Vanstone (1988)
  • Kate Davey (1988)
  • Andrew Newton (1989)
  • Terence Woods (1989)
  • Neil FitzGibbon (1989)
  • Anna Hamilton Shield (1989)
  • Avirup Chaudhuri (1990)
  • Nicholas Barraclough (1990)
  • Rachel Bright (1991)
  • Richard Potts (1991)
  • Natasha Wong (1993)
  • Richard Burrington (1993)
  • Karl Volz (1993)
  • Matthew Bagnall (1993)
  • Warwick Aleeson (1994)
  • Mark Roochove (1994)
  • Gideon Cammerman (1996)
  • Gregory Fishwick (1996)
  • Laureen Husain (1997)
  • Sarah Vine (1997)
  • Adam Butler (1997)
  • Catherine Bradshaw (1998)
  • Emma Kurzner (1999)
  • Margia Mostafa (1999)
  • Peter Clark (2000)
  • Caroline Milroy (2000)
  • Neelam Sharma (2000)
  • Yasmin Punjani (2000)
  • Mozammel Hossain (2001)
  • Emma Nash (2001)
  • Marc Brown (2001)
  • Alex Price-Marmion (2002)
  • Sasha Bailey (2002)
  • Nneka Akudolu (2002)
  • David Baird (2003)
  • Charlotte Eadie (2003)
  • Henry Hughes (2003)
  • Rebecca Lee (2004)
  • Ben Hayhurst (2004)
  • Matt Morgan (2004)
  • James Onalaja (2004)
  • Steven Fitzpatrick (2004) J
  • oseph Abadoo (2004)
  • Alison Lambert (2005)
  • Jamie Sharma (2005) S
  • cott Wainwright (2006)
  • Anna Keighley (2006)
  • Greg Unwin (2008)
  • Donal Lawler (2008)
  • Satya Chotalia (2008)
  • Ali Dewji (2010)
  • Gerwyn Wise (2010)
  • Timothy Folaranmi (2010)
  • Harry Warner (2011)
  • Edward Duncan Smith (2011)
  • Daisy Monahan (2012)
  • Mark Watson (2011)
  • Lucy Ginsberg (2013)
  • Jennifer Kay (2014)
  • Philip King QC (1974) (QC-2002) *
  • Graham Parkins QC (1972) (QC-1990) *
  • Anthony Korda (1988) *
  • John Madden (1997) *
  • Katharine Blackburn (1998) *
  • Alan Conroy (2002) *
  • Helen Fleck (2005) *
  • Victoria Weaver (2006) *
  • Jack Walsh (2006) *
  • Laura Fearnfield (2009) *
  • Mair Williams (2010) *
  • Susannah Brooke (2012) *
  • * Door Tenant

Work Undertaken
Corporate Crime & Serious Fraud:
Cases include those involving market rigging in share issues and takeovers, cartels and price fixing, advance fee, high yield investment/ponzi and ‘boiler room’ frauds, fraudulent trading/Phoenix, money laundering/confiscation, MTIC cases involving a wide web of contra trading companies, off shore finance institutions and offshore banking evidence, VAT/excise evasion and revenue cases. MTIC/ diversion cases include: Operations Vitric, Venison, Vex, Carina, Campaign, Domic, Tulipbox (carbon credits) and Devout. Other fraud cases include: the Cheney pension fraud, the Dome fraud, Ikea fraud/corruption case, SFO prosecution of ‘Lord’ Edward Davenport, SFO Pharmaceutical cartel case, R v Peter Storrie (Harry Redknapp case) and Operation Amazon (HMRC’s largest ever case).
Members of Chambers also have specialist knowledge and experience of acting both for the Revenue and the taxpayer before the VAT Tribunal and the High Court.
Serious Crime: Murder, serious sexual offences, large scale drugs conspiracies, conspiracies to import and supply extremely large volumes of class A drugs, offences against the person, terrorism offences, bribery and corruption. Cases have included the Joss Stone murder plot; R v Ian Watkins and others (involving lead singer of the Lostprophets); R v Davis (Conspiracy to hack SOCA and News International); R v Donovan (‘Good Samaritan’ case during the London riots); R v Connors (first ever ‘slave’ trial); terrorist conspiracies to murder (Heathrow and transatlantic flights); the fertiliser bomb plot (Operation Crevice); the Tonbridge Securitas robbery; murder of Damilola Taylor; the murder of the private eye, Daniel Morgan, which is linked to the News of the World phone-hacking case, the Stephen Lawrence case and alleged police corruption, R v Abrams (attempted murder of George Harrison), R v Tovey (Oxford bomber).
Members of chambers have been appointed to review ‘Rough Justice’/historic appeal cases and have particular expertise in this area. They have been engaged to act on behalf of both prosecution and defence in such cases, including receipt of instructions on a Direct Access basis. They have also regularly been instructed by the Criminal Cases Review Commission in judicial reviews of the Commission’s refusal to refer cases to the Court of Appeal, including in the cases of Jeremy Bamber and Kenneth Noye.
Professional Regulation: A number of members of Chambers have been instructed by, or have represented regulated persons before, various regulatory bodies including ACCA, NMC, GDC and GMC. Members are also experienced at representing professionals and military personnel accused of serious offences.
Sports Law: Members of Chambers have represented individuals before the British Horseracing Authority, the British Judo Association, the Rugby Union Disciplinary Tribunal and represented Peter Storrie in the Portsmouth Football Club case which was in relation to allegations that key officials at Portsmouth football club manipulated the sale and transfer of players so as to minimise payments to HMRC.

International Bengali, Hindi, French and German are spoken. Counsel have also appeared in other jurisdictions such as the Cayman Islands and been admitted to the Bar there.