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Citadel Chambers

Crime

4 ranked barristersBand 2Midlands (Bar)UK Bar 2021 View ranking table

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Citadel Chambers is a well-regarded set on the Midlands Circuit, drawing praise from interviewees who note the "excellent calibre" of its barristers. The set's members are regularly instructed to both defend and prosecute serious criminal cases, and have experience of appearing in the Crown Court as well as the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. Areas of strength for the team include homicides, terrorism, firearms, sexual offences and human trafficking cases.

Client service:

John Binks is chambers director; the senior clerk is Steven Wilson.

Andrew Fisher QC
Experienced silk who regularly acts for government bodies in highly complex fraud, financial and white-collar crime cases. He boasts additional expertise in serious general crime cases, including those concerning homicide and organised crime.

Strengths:

Gurdeep Garcha QC
Effective defence specialist who is highly regarded for his experience representing vulnerable clients. He is frequently engaged in substantial cases concerning organised crime, drugs and complex fraud. He offers additional expertise in matters of asylum and immigration.
"Has good skills in court." "Everything he says makes sense, and juries and judges really like him. He inspires confidence and is trusted by his clients."

Strengths:

Rachel Brand QC
Respected silk who is highly regarded for her expertise in matters that concern forensic DNA evidence, including complex sexual abuse, rape and infant death cases. She offers strength in handling vulnerable individuals, including those with a history of mental health difficulties.
"She is really strong, and good on defence and prosecution work." "She is measured, intelligent and reads an audience brilliantly." "She's liked by many as an advocate - she's a fighter and a scrapper."

Strengths:

Timothy Hannam QC
Esteemed silk who has extensive experience of handling white-collar criminal and money-laundering matters for HMRC and the DWP. He further offers regulatory and licensing expertise in matters revolving around potentially unlawful trading.
"Has an incredible eye for detail." "He is a polished performer."

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Silks (QC)

Midlands (Bar)

Crime


Andrew Fisher QC
Band 2
Gurdeep Garcha QC
Band 3
Rachel Brand QC
Band 1
Timothy Hannam QC
Band 3