3TG is one of the foremost sets of chambers in Crime, ranked both in Chambers and Partners UK Bar and The Legal 500. Individual members are ranked across the spectrum in General Crime and Criminal Fraud.

From our highly ranked silks to our up-and-coming stars at the Junior end, our Crime team is entrusted with a wide range of criminal cases – murder and gangland violence, Organised Crime, including serious drugs offending, Sexual Offences, financial crime and terrorism. Members of Chambers also conduct Private Prosecutions and Courts Martial.

Expert in dealing with technical evidence, we have been a Chambers of choice for many in the Operation Venetic, EncroChat cases, with members acting in a number of the Preparatory Hearings and interlocutory Appeals to the Court of Appeal, and applications to the Supreme Court and the Investigatory Powers Tribunal.

We have defended in a number of cases involving allegations of murder of police officers in the line of duty, as well as numerous cases involving explosives (including hand grenades).

We have been instructed to represent alleged members of far right extremist terrorist organisations, as well as alleged fundamentalist terrorists. Some advocates have carved out a niche in defending high profile Rap and Drill artists.

Members of Chambers have held conferences and webinars on a variety of topics, including EncroChat and Modern Slavery, with guest speakers of the calibre of Baroness Butler-Sloss.

Clerk: Gary Brown
Telephone: 020 4526 0890
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Clerk: Michael Cross
Telephone: 020 4526 0892
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General Crime Expertise

  • Fraud
  • Murder & Manslaughter
  • Courts Martial
  • Organised Crime
  • Private Prosecutions
  • Road Traffic & Motoring Offences
  • Sexual Offences
  • Terrorism
  • Violence

General Crime Notable Cases

Operation Mirato (Preston Crown Court):

Ten-handed, five-month trial of Dale Cregan. It involved 4 murders, 4 attempted murders and explosives charges, including the murder of two on duty police officers.

R v CW (Manchester Crown Court):

Murder trial related to the killing of on-duty police officer PC David Phillips.

Operation Loricated (Central Criminal Court):

Far-right terrorism trial of an autistic teenager from Essex.

Operations Estavan and Oberon (Manchester and Cardiff Crown Courts):

Operation Venetic EncroChat Preparatory Hearings and Appeals.

Operation Harplike (Central Criminal Courts):

Trials relating to membership of proscribed far-right terrorism group said to have plotted to kill sitting MP Rosie Cooper.

Operation Midas (Cardiff Crown Court):

Six-handed, £7.5m fraud relating to grant payments from the Welsh Assembly and the European Union. The case was a “Bespoke” Contract under the VHCC scheme, and the contract was based on 150,000 pages of evidence.

General Crime Barristers

Scott Brady KC (Scot.)

Call 1987 | Silk 2000

Peter Rouch KC

Call 1972 | Silk 1996

Adam Davis KC

Call 1985 | Silk 2012

John Femi-Ola KC

Call 1985 | Silk 2017

Jeremy Wainwright KC

Call 1990 | Silk 2019

Karina Arden

Call 1970

Kenneth Aylett

Kenneth Aylett

Call 1972

William Saunders

Call 1980

Simon Connolly

Call 1981

Jonathan Woodcock

Call 1981

Adrienne Knight

Call 1981

Geoff Gelbart

Call 1982

Public Access

Martin Lahiffe

Call 1984

Gordon Ross

Call 1986

 Andrew Taylor

 Andrew Taylor

Call 1985

John Coates

Call 1988

Nicholas Wells

Nicholas Wells

Call 1990

Sibby Salter

Call 1991

General Crime

Steven Attridge

Call 1991

Robert Brown

Call 1992

Tim Forte

Call 1994

Jide Lanlehin

Call 1994

Karen Dempsey

Call 1996

Public Access

Peter Pride

Call 1996

Jonathan Rosen

Call 1996

Neena Crinnion

Call 1997

Caroline Moonan

Call 1997

Michael Stradling

Call 1998

Simon Shannon

Call 1999

General Crime

Alec Williams

Call 1999

Peter Hunter

Call 2000

James Wing

Call 2003

Naeem Karbhari

Call 2003

Nathalie Carter

Call 2004

Simon Gledhill

Call 2005

Charles Durrant

Call 2006

Stephen Cooke

Call 2006

Patrick Harte

Call 2006

Saul Herman

Call 2007

Andrew Horsell

Call 2009

Tom Cockroft

Call 2010

Puneet Grewal

Call 2010

Adam Wolstenholme

Adam Wolstenholme

Call 2011

Ruth Reid

Call 2013

Stephen Garbett

Call 2013

Richard Reynolds

Call 2014

Beverley Da Costa

Call 2015

Hannah Williams

Call 2015

Shanice Mahmud

Call 2015

Gemma Noble

Call 2015

Regulatory Law

Brad Lawlor

Call 2016

Siobhan Cawkwell

Call 2017

Samantha Ball

Call 2017

Oliver Kelham

Call 2018

Dafydd Enoch KC (Associate Tenant)

Call 1985 | Silk 2008

John Hipkin KC (Associate Tenant)

Call 1989 | Silk 2020

Recent articles

Jodie Hitchcock, leading Oliver Kelham, successful in Encrochat cocaine conspiracy

Jodie Hitchcock and Oliver Kelham, instructed by Matthew de Maid of de Maids Solicitors, represented the only defendant acquitted in Operation Soros; a multi-handed cocaine conspiracy in which the Prosecution alleged over 12kg of cocaine…

Jodie-Jane Hitchcock

Oliver Kelham

Samantha Ball’s client acquitted of thirteen counts of fraud by false representation

Samantha Ball, instructed by Hazel Hannan of Pickwick Solicitors, represented a client at Wood Green Crown Court. Before the end of the prosecution case, Samantha made a successful early submission of no case to answer…

Samantha Ball

Adam Davis KC and Patrick Harte start Old Bailey murder trial

Adam Davis KC and Patrick Harte, instructed by Abbas Dhami at Newgate Solicitors, commence in a multi-handed murder trial at the Central Criminal Court. The deceased was shot at point blank range in an execution-style killing.  The…

Adam Davis KC

Patrick Harte

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