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3 Raymond Buildings

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12 ranked barristersBand 2London (Bar)UK Bar 2022 View ranking table
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Barristers at 3 Raymond Buildings are particularly adept at handling high public interest cases pertaining to the use of force by police officers, and those dealing with allegations of sexual misconduct. Members were heavily involved in the successful representation of police officers implicated in the death of Sean Rigg, in their appearance before the IOPC panel, among other high-profile death in custody matters. Chambers can also boast an increasingly sophisticated pool of expertise in proceedings involving medical professionals. One interviewee reports: "The chambers is filled with first-class advocates."

Client service:

"The clerks are a lovely bunch of accommodating and helpful people. They come back to me instantly. For the work I do they are my go-to set; they are consistently good and they never let me down." "The clerks' room is very efficient." Eddie Holland is the senior clerk.

Strengths:

Ailsa Williamson
Ailsa Williamson is a well-respected barrister who has experience defending police officers accused of gross misconduct, often relating to the use of excessive force or sexually inappropriate behaviour. She is also instructed in related judicial reviews.
"An excellent all-round advocate. Very impressive and astute in her submissions; she took a very good tactical stance for her client and was able to represent them in a creative but totally legitimate way."

Strengths:

Alisdair Williamson QC
Alisdair Williamson QC acts for police officers in disciplinary proceedings, with notable experience covering allegations of sexual misconduct and dishonesty.
"Brilliant, calm and always at pains to provide the best possible service." "He's instructed in the biggest cases and gets fantastic results for his clients."

Strengths:

Ben Summers
Ben Summers is a highly experienced barrister who acts for police officers and other participants in misconduct proceedings, investigations and a variety of related matters.
"A very smooth advocate."
Recent work: Acted in defence of a police officer accused of having a sexual relationship with a woman while on duty.

Strengths:

Clair Dobbin QC
Clair Dobbin QC is a respected barrister who is regularly called upon to act on behalf of police officers and forces in complex disciplinary proceedings. She is particularly noted for her skilled handling of major inquests and is an expert in cases concerning death in custody.
"Very intellectual and really knows everything about the law."

Strengths:

Daniel Mansell
Daniel Mansell focuses on the prosecution of various forms of misconduct on behalf of the GDC and other medical regulators. He has attracted attention for his ability to tackle cases of considerable complexity.
"He is exceptional. Bright, funny, intelligent and incredibly easy to get on with." "A very safe pair of hands and a very good prosecutor. Always super organised and on top of his brief."
Recent work: Acted for the GDC in a case alleging a dentist used inadequate cross-infection control measures.

Strengths:

Guy Ladenburg
Guy Ladenburg is a barrister known for his expert representation of police officers in unsatisfactory performance matters, criminal cases and gross misconduct proceedings. He routinely acts for the police in coroners' inquests into deaths in custody and other suspicious deaths. He also has experience acting for the Metropolitan Police, the GDC and other professional regulators.
"Quick to respond and excellent on his feet. His drafting is always precisely what's required and to the point." "He puts clients at ease, and is very knowledgeable and a good, safe pair of hands."
Recent work: Acted for a police sergeant in Hampshire in gross misconduct proceedings stemming from a probe being placed in the office of the Serious Organised Crime Unit in Basingstoke. The Appropriate Authority alleged a 'toxic culture' of racism, sexism, misogyny and homophobia.

Strengths:

Hugh Davies QC
Hugh Davies QC is a specialist representative of police officers in major misconduct hearings and inquests, alongside related judicial review proceedings. He offers particularly deep knowledge of the functioning of police regulations, and is often involved in complex appellate challenges arising out of disciplinary hearings. His work revolves around serious and complex matters such as failure to investigate in cases of fatality, and police shootings.
"Exceptionally clever and very astute from a tactical perspective."
Recent work: Acted in relation to misconduct proceedings against Detective Superintendent Beverley Gill, the head of standards for Cleveland Police. She was accused of tipping off a high-ranking friend in the force about allegations of sexual assault made against him.

Strengths:

Kevin Baumber
Kevin Baumber is a very experienced barrister in matters relating to the regulation of police officers. He routinely appears on behalf of officers in disciplinary hearings, Police Appeals Tribunals and judicial reviews. He is often sought out to defend charges of gross misconduct and offers additional experience in criminal proceedings.
"An outstanding advocate and cross-examiner. The best in the area of police misconduct, always calm and understated." "He's exceptionally good."
Recent work: Succeeded in resisting an attempt by a police force to dismiss an officer a second time, after the officer's parallel criminal conviction was quashed and dismissal consequently overturned.

Strengths:

Matthew Butt QC
Matthew Butt QC is very highly regarded for his adept representation of police officers in serious misconduct hearings. He frequently appears before Police Appeals Tribunals and in judicial reviews. He is also instructed in inquests scrutinising police conduct.
"He's very diligent, his paperwork is good, he responds quickly and he is very helpful. Advocacy-wise he's very good as well."
Recent work: Acted in a judicial review concerning the power of a police force to reopen misconduct proceedings.

Strengths:

Neil Saunders
Neil Saunders is a specialist criminal advocate and experienced professional disciplinary barrister who is well placed to advise police officers facing misconduct charges including dishonesty, use of excessive force and sexual impropriety.
"Very affable, likeable and good with tribunals."
Recent work: Acted for a police officer accused of using excessive force when working on close protection detail.

Strengths:

Nicholas Yeo
Nicholas Yeo is a police law specialist who advises and represents both officers and the authorities. His instructions concern a wide variety of matters including sexual offences and fatalities.
"Very determined and cerebral."
Recent work: Acted in MPS v Ed Bengree, a case involving a police officer accused of sending abusive and racist messages, as well as making videos of detainees.

Strengths:

Patrick Gibbs QC
Patrick Gibbs QC is an esteemed practitioner with a thriving practice focusing on the defence of barristers, solicitors and police officers. He offers particular expertise in disciplinary matters involving an overlap with criminal law. He is also skilled at representing professionals facing significant exposure in inquests and public inquiries.
"One of the best silks at the Bar. He has a wonderful approach to cases and is very dedicated and incredibly bright. On his feet he's the best advocate I've seen in court." "He’s really clever and has absolutely fantastic client skills."
Recent work: Acted for a solicitor accused of conspiracy to falsely state PLC accounts.

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3 Raymond Buildings

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3 Raymond Buildings

Gray's Inn

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Greater London

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Silks (QC)

London (Bar)

Professional Discipline


Alisdair Williamson QC
Band 4
Clair Dobbin QC
New Silks
Hugh Davies QC
Band 2
Matthew Butt QC
Band 4
Patrick Gibbs QC
Band 1

Juniors

London (Bar)

Professional Discipline


Ailsa Williamson
Band 5

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