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5 St Andrew's Hill

Crime

5 ranked barristersBand 3London (Bar)UK Bar 2021 View ranking table
DEPARTMENT PROFILE

5 St Andrew's Hill

Crime

5 ranked barristersBand 3London (Bar)UK Bar 2021 View ranking table

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A well-regarded set equipped to handle all criminal cases including those relating to homicide, drugs and human trafficking. The set takes on matters involving serious sexual offences, including those pertaining to historic child abuse, gang-related assaults and rape. Illustrative of its work in this field, one of its members recently secured a not guilty verdict for a high-profile popular musician accused of rape after a performance at a nightclub.

Client service:

"While some chambers are quite cold, all the clerks here are very friendly in their dealings. Gary Norton is an excellent clerk." David Scothern is the chambers director, while Gary Norton is the first junior clerk.

Strengths:

Christopher May
"A polished advocate who is charming and carries a lot of weight with the jury."

Strengths:

Dominic Connolly
"A calm and effective prosecutor with a wonderful court manner."

Strengths:

John Warrington
"An effective advocate who understands the wider picture and provides clear and concise advice."

Strengths:

Jose Olivares-Chandler
"He is user-friendly and approachable." "He makes sure clients are able to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the prosecution's case against them and the processes involved."

Strengths:

Mark Cotter QC
"A powerful barrister with a real courtroom presence. He gets to critical points quickly and is excellent on strategy."

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Silks (QC)

London (Bar)

Crime


Mark Cotter QC
Band 4

Juniors

London (Bar)

Crime


Christopher May
Band 5
Dominic Connolly
Band 4
John Warrington
Band 4
Jose Olivares-Chandler
Band 4