We have continually, though carefully, expanded since the 1960s, when Chambers first decided to specialise in criminal law. With 66 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 2019 edition of The Legal 500 says of chambers: 3 Temple Gardens is ‘a standout set in serious and financial crime' with ‘good strength in depth', which includes ‘a good selection of heavyweight barristers' at all levels of call who regularly appear in noteworthy fraud cases. Solicitors are ‘impressed with standards of preparation and professional efficiency' from both counsel and the clerking team. ‘Powerhouse' senior clerk Gary Brown ‘combines commercial nous, market insight and an intelligent approach' to recommend counsel and accommodate solicitors. An ‘extraordinarily good business generator with excellent contacts', Brown is ‘a straightforward person who knows the industry inside out' and ‘has the ability to tackle any problem that might arise'. William McKimm (also joint first junior) is another key contact. Overall, the clerks' rooms provides ‘excellent client care and a top-class service to solicitors'.
The 2019 edition of Chambers and Partners says of Senior Clerk, Gary Brown: Head clerk Gary Brown is excellent, very commercial and someone who knows the right barrister for the right job. He leads from the front."
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.