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.”

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.