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Bank House Chambers

Crime

3 ranked barristersBand 2North Eastern (Bar)UK Bar 2022 View ranking table

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Bank House Chambers offers expertise in a wide range of serious criminal matters. The team is noted for its adroit handling of cases involving homicides and serious sexual offences, as well as complex terrorism and drug conspiracy matters. Members regularly appear before the Magistrates' Courts, the Crown Courts and the Court of Appeal.

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Wayne Digby is the senior clerk.

Andrew Smith
Andrew Smith is head of the criminal team, and prosecutes and defends a variety of criminal cases in the Crown Court. He is particularly well known for his adept handling of matters involving historic sexual abuse and the abuse of children. He is also adept at handling fraud cases.

Strengths:

Gul Nawaz Mahboob Hussain QC
Gul Nawaz Mahboob Hussain QC is a busy criminal practitioner who has experience handling serious criminal matters. He has represented defendants in significant high-profile cases relating to terrorism, murder and armed robbery. He has further experience in electoral fraud cases and drug conspiracies.
"Without a doubt he is the single best story-telling barrister in the country. He is phenomenal."

Katherine Goddard QC
Joint head of chambers, Katherine Goddard QC has significant expertise in serious sexual offences, often involving complex medical and forensic evidence. She is a Grade 4 prosecutor and is routinely instructed by the CPS to prosecute in the Crown Court and Court of Appeal.

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Silks (QC)

North Eastern (Bar)

Crime


Gul Nawaz Mahboob Hussain QC
Band 3
Katherine L Goddard QC
Band 3

Juniors

North Eastern (Bar)

Crime


Andrew Smith
Band 2