We have continually, though carefully, expanded since the 1960s, when Chambers first decided to specialise in criminal law. With 63 tenants, led by 5 Queen's Counsel, we can provide strength, depth and dedicated representation at every level of the criminal law.
At every stage in our history we have championed equal opportunities; as a result we have a particularly strong and diverse array of experience. Several of our former members are now judges, including one who was appointed Judge Advocate General. We have the further advantage that our excellent team of clerks are able to match every brief to the barrister whose skills are most suited. This ensures that we can maintain extremely high standards in our work.
The 2017 edition of The Legal 500 says of chambers: 3 Temple Gardens is 'an incredibly reliable criminal set', where 'the strength in depth means there is a solid number of senior counsel and a very able next wave of juniors'. The set 'will always try to find counsel for clients, which is indicative of the superb clerking team led by Gary Brown'. 'Brown is well known and respected in the industry, and has a wealth of knowledge and experience'; some say he is 'one of the best clerks in London'. The 'incredibly helpful and friendly' individuals in his team are 'cut from the same cloth' as him, and one solicitor says, 'I am yet to be let down by any of them'. Other names to note are Deputy Senior Clerk, Glenn Matthews and Business Manager, Kevin Aldridge.
Chambers enjoys a reputation for excellence, whether defending or prosecuting.
Members have conducted many high profile cases including substantial fraud, drug conspiracies, murder, sexual offences and other violent crime. Areas of specialisation include computer and ‘cyber' crimes and the assessment of DNA and forensic scientific evidence, courts martial, licensing & regulatory law and planning.
At every stage in our history we have championed equal opportunities and former members include judges and an Judge Advocate General. Above all Chambers has earned a reputation for excellence, whether defending or prosecuting.