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Farringdon Chambers

Crime

6 ranked barristersBand 4London (Bar)UK Bar 2021 View ranking table
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"A compact but dynamic set" that routinely "punches above its weight." Barristers at this chambers have experience of serious crime cases including those relating to homicide, firearms and drugs offences, among others. The set was recently instructed in R v Mulangala, a multi-handed murder case that gained press attention due to its association with gang violence and drugs offences.

Client service:

Robert Archer is the senior clerk. He and his team are praised for their "ability to steer the right case to the right barrister."

Strengths:

Christopher Whitehouse
"Excellent, a very careful and considered advocate he is really good." "Good sense of strategy and really good with his clients. He is quite subtle in court."

Strengths:

Claire Davies
"She is a sensible, serious and committed advocate who is good at dealing with difficult clients." "A very able advocate with excellent client care skills. She is also an excellent mitigator who is able to draw on her experience as a Recorder to determine the best way to persuade a sentencing judge."

Strengths:

Graham Arnold
"He is really on the ball and a really valuable junior barrister." "Graham was both charming and realistic. I was struck by his excellent communication and his rapport with his instructing solicitor and his tricky client." "A superb advocate."

Strengths:

Ian Henderson QC
"No stone is left unturned and he is an effective jury advocate." "He talks to juries in a way they understand, appearing realistic when he is making a difficult point. He gets results."

Strengths:

Martin McCarthy
"Well thought of and a real fighter with a nice way with the jury and a real sense of humour."

Strengths:

Molly Pinkus
"She was humble, succinct, always on point, and her client was acquitted when he might not have been because of it."

Crime Department

Farringdon Chambers

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180 Bermondsey Street

London

Greater London

UK

SE1 3TQ

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Silks (QC)

London (Bar)

Crime


Ian Henderson QC
Band 3

Juniors

London (Bar)

Crime


Christopher Whitehouse
Band 6
Claire Davies
Band 6
Graham Arnold
Band 4
Martin McCarthy
Band 5
Molly Pinkus
Band 6