Foundry Chambers

Crime Department

London (Bar)
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Members of this well-regarded chambers both prosecute and defend, and are frequently instructed in very serious cases including those concerning murder, people trafficking, and historic sex abuse. Notable recent matters undertaken include Operation Lokrum, the first case resulting in convictions for child sex trafficking under the new Modern Slavery Act 2015, and Operation Nightjar, the largest drugs prosecution in Wales. Commentators note that “this set offers a quality service to both solicitor and lay client.”

Client service: “The clerks never let you down. Emails never go more than ten minutes without being responded to.” Angela May is the senior clerk, who is appreciated by sources for being “on top of everything that the chambers does.”

Alexandra Healy QC
Both prosecutes and defends the most complex criminal and fraud cases. Recently she has handled challenging murder, sexual offences and child abuse cases, and has also been involved in matters arising from Operation Elveden. She has extensive experience of handling serious drugs and arson cases, and displays considerable expertise in handling financial crime and fraud matters.
Strengths: “Alexandra is exceptional and a delight to have as a member of the team.” “She is brilliant and superbly clever.”
Recent work: Prosecuted police officers in the Child Abuse Investigation Team who were charged with misconduct in a public office.