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Crime Department

London (Bar)
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A set with a strong reputation for handling a wide range of complex criminal matters, including high-profile murder cases and historic sexual assault allegations. The chambers is known for both the defence and prosecution of serious criminal cases, and acts for both publicly and privately funded clients. One notable recent matter undertaken was the prosecution of three defendants accused of murder while inmates at HMP Wormwood Scrubs.

Client service: "They are a lovely and friendly set and I really like dealing with their senior clerk, Dale Jones. Dale will fix anything you need fixing and always helps.”

Ben Douglas-Jones QC
Strengths: “An incredibly fair advocate – he is really respected by the court as he is reasonable, measured and incredibly bright.” “He really is first class.”

Catherine Rabaiotti
Strengths: “Very user-friendly, incisive and clients love her. She just gets straight to the point and there is no messing around.”

Deanna Heer
Junior Treasury Counsel who prosecutes and defends serious criminal matters. She has particular expertise in handling serious and complex cases including murders, manslaughters and infanticides.
Strengths: “Very diligent, sensible and good to work with.” “She is really effective in court because she doesn’t have to say too much. What she does say is pure gold.”
Recent work: Prosecuted a case concerning a fatal shooting in broad daylight on a residential street in East London.

Denis Barry
A leading junior who prosecutes and defends serious criminal matters, including money laundering and burglary cases to name but a few. He has significant appellate experience.
Strengths: “Denis has fantastic ability and gets to grips with the evidence quickly. He is an engaging advocate, who provides great client care.” “Completely on top of his game, he is really effective and gets back to you when he says he will.”
Recent work: Performed on R v DP, a case concerning an allegation of corruption in football. Barry acted for a football agent who was investigated by the Daily Telegraph for offering corrupt payments to a coach.

Graham Trembath QC
Strengths: “He is the most likeable man and the most wonderful jury advocate. He’s very persuasive and gets good results.” “He is helpful, user-friendly and very good in court.” “He has a real feel for how to deal with judges and clients, and is an excellent cross-examiner.” “A true jury advocate.”

Jonathan Caplan QC
Strengths: “If you find yourself arrested, you won’t do better than Jonathan Caplan QC.”

Miranda Moore QC
Strengths: “An excellent barrister who takes control of a case and leads from start to finish.”

Teresa Hay
Strengths: “Very thorough, polite and effective. She’s also tenacious and searching in her questions, and her command of the material is very impressive. She has an excellent sense of humour and is a pleasure to work with.”