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The Chambers
Chambers was founded in 1964. In the early 1970s the decision was taken to specialise in criminal law and 3TG has continued to expand and flourish ever since. Today, with 63 tenants led by 5 Queen’s Counsel, the set provides strength, depth and dedicated representation at every level of the criminal law.
Several of its former members are judges, including one who was appointed Judge Advocate General. Chambers has an extensive and growing client base, undertaking publicly funded and private work. It is instructed by large numbers of excellent firms in London and the South East, and is becoming increasingly sought-after on other circuits, with professional clients instructing chambers from Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham and Wales. Its reputation is one of being efficient, friendly, approachable, reliable and professional, with one of the best clerking teams around, able to identify the most suitable barrister for every brief, ensuring that chambers maintains extremely high standards in its work. In the past year, 3TG has found two members, Steven Perian and John Femi-Ola, appointed Queen’s Counsel, and it has welcomed six new members, meaning that in addition to its mainstay areas of fraud, murder, serious sexual offences and organised crime, drugs, firearms, kidnap etc, it has strengthened the teams dealing with business crime and related financial matters, serious sexual offences and extradition. Additionally, Jeremy Wainwright was appointed Bencher of Gray’s Inn and Tom Cockroft was elected a member of the Bar Council.

Work Undertaken
3TG’s core areas of work include large-scale frauds (boiler room, phoenix, mortgage etc); major drug conspiracies, many involving substantial telecoms, PGP and computer evidence, and many with hundreds of thousands of pages; murder trials involving deaths of serving police officers; POCA proceedings -restraint, asset recovery, confiscation; and appellate work -chambers defended Clayton Williams (charged with the murder of PC David Phillips) and was involved in Operation Gobbed -one of the largest importations of cocaine in UK (one tonne).
Chambers is also experienced in the areas of art crime; asset forfeiture and confiscation; civil and commercial; coroners court; courts martial; extradition; firearm legislation; food safety; health and safety; human rights; international arbitration; police discipline; judicial review; landlord and tenant; licensing and regulatory; medical negligence; money laundering; murder; online child abuse offences; organised crime; parole hearings; planning/properties; prison law; public access; road traffic; serious sexual offences; social media law; sports law; terrorism; tribunals and inquiries; and youth court.

Languages spoken:
Catalan, French, German, Greek, Malay, Romanian, Spanish, Tamil

In the past year chambers has welcomed six new members and this process of recruitment, reinforcement and expansion will continue. As part of the ongoing recruitment policy, 3TG welcome applications to join chambers. Please contact Kevin Aldridge (Chambers’ Business Manager).


Scott Brady QC (Scot) (1987) A

Nadine Radford QC (1995) A

Peter Rouch QC (1996)

Adam Davis QC (1985)

Steven Perian QC (1987) A

John Femi-Ola QC (1985) A

Cynthia Cruickshank (1968)

Dora Belford (1977)

William Saunders (1980) A

Simon Connolly (1981) A

Simon Smith(1981) A

Brian Stork (1981) A

David Barnes (1981)

Adrienne Knight (1981) A

Jonathan Woodcock (1981)

Geoff Gelbart(1982) A

Martin Lahiffe (1984)

David Ryan (1985)

Gordon Ross (1986) A

John Coates (1988)

Jeremy Wainwright (1990)

Nick Wells (1990)

Sibby Salter (1991)

Steven Attridge (1991)

Robert Brown (1993)

Tanya Ossack (1993)

Christopher Bertham (1993) A

Tim Forte (1994)

Rupert Hallowes (1995) A

Alexander Williams (1995)

Karen Dempsy (1996) A

Peter Pride (1996)

Jonathan Rosen (1996) A

Neena Crinnion (1997)

Caroline Moonan (1997)

Henry Joseph (1998)

Simon Shannon (1999)

Alec Williams (1999)

Richard Elliott (2001)

Clare Dowse (2002) A

James Wing (2002)

Naeem Karbhari (2003)

Nathalie Carter (2004)

Leesha Whawell (2005)

Simon Gledhill (2005) A

Flavia Kenyon (2005) A

Nick Whitehorn (2006) A

Charles Durrant (2006) A

Kate Chidgey (2006)

Jodie-Jane Hitchcock (2006)

Stephen Cooke (2006)

Sarah Read (2006)

Patrick Harte (2006)

Saul Herman (2007)

Shona Grundy (2008)

Andrew Horsell (2009)

Tom Cockroft (2010)

Adam Wolstenholme (2011)

Cameron Scott (2012)

Carina Clare (2012)

William Glover (2012)

Karlia Lykourou (2013)

Ruth Reid (2013)

Rosie Bayley (2014)

Beverley Da Costa (2015)

Brad Lawlor (2016)

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