187 Fleet Street

Crime Department

London (Bar)
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Members have a broad range of experience across a variety of criminal matters, and are known for handling complex, high-profile cases, such as those involving armed robbery, modern slavery and multi-handed murder. Recent instructions handled include defending Khalid Ali, a man alleged to have plotted a knife attack on MPs and police in Westminster. One sources notes: “187 Fleet Street is an excellent set which is at the top of its game.”

Client service: “The clerks are very helpful and provide a fantastic service.” Senior clerk John Pyne is labelled “very astute.”

Andrew Trollope QC
Strengths: "Still top of his game: absolutely superb in his arguments and will fight to the death for his clients."

Jason Bartfeld QC
Strengths: "From start to finish an absolute pleasure to deal with. His attention to detail was exceptional, his manner impeccable and nothing seemed too much bother. His presentation of the case and his closing speech were outstanding."

Matthew Bagnall
Strengths: "I instruct Matthew Bagnall on most of my cases as he has a fantastic eye for detail and prepares his cases meticulously. He is able to digest large swathes of information and process it precisely and quickly when needed."

Mozammel Hossain QC
Strengths: "One to watch." "Incredibly personable and has an incredible court presence."

Richard Christie QC
Strengths: "He has a tenacious approach which is very effective. He's extremely meticulous and thorough and there is no point that could pass him by. He extracts every single tiny detail which could possibly help his case, and is persistent in court."

Simon Mayo QC
A highly regarded silk with capabilities as both prosecution and defence counsel. He continues to handle the most grave and complex cases, including multi-handed murders, robberies and sexual offences. Mayo is also commended for his additional expertise in serious financial crime matters. Market sources commend his commitment to “the smallest details” of cases, as well as his overall thoroughness.
Strengths: “Very smart and has good strategic sense.” “He’s meticulous in his preparation, thoughtful and calm in his presentation and extremely personable.”
Recent work: Prosecuted a murder case involving the stabbing of a youth worker in Tottenham, North London.