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Queen Square Chambers

Crime

3 ranked barristersBand 3Western (Bar)UK Bar 2021 View ranking table

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A reputable set on the Western Circuit, noted for its expert handling of complex and high-profile criminal cases. Members are regularly instructed to both prosecute and defend cases relating to serious crimes such as drugs conspiracies, high-value frauds and violent assaults. The team is also well regarded for its expertise in murders and terrorism offences. Instructing solicitors praise the "good range of advocates" housed within the set.

Client service:

Colleen Inker is the senior criminal and regulatory clerk.

Strengths:

Charles Row
A junior with a strong reputation in criminal matters, who focuses his practice on fraud and business crime, sexual abuse matters and murder. His regulatory work involves acting in a range of health and safety and trading standards cases. He is well equipped to deal with young and vulnerable witnesses, as well as defendants with mental illness.
"He is detailed and sensitive, but with sufficient gravitas in court to command respect. His written and oral advocacy is very high quality." 
Recent work: Acted for a defendant charged with causing death by careless driving.

Strengths:

James Tucker
Experienced in the handling of serious criminal cases involving violence and sexual assault. He regularly appears in trials and in appellate proceedings.
"A really robust performer - he fights so hard in court."
Recent work: Instructed in R v Porter and Others, a case involving a revenge attack on a drug dealer.

Strengths:

Robin Shellard
Specialises in handling sexual offence claims, particularly those that involve crimes against children and accusations of historic sexual abuse. He is frequently instructed in cases that concern drug conspiracies, fraud and matters involving firearm legislation. He also prosecutes for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.
"An impressive advocate."
Recent work: Prosecuted a well-known musician charged with 33 counts of sexual assault and false imprisonment against four women.

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Juniors

Western (Bar)

Crime


Charles Row
Band 1
James Tucker
Band 3
Robin Shellard
Band 3