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3 Temple Gardens

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Head of Chambers: Scott Brady QC (Scot)
Senior Clerk: Gary Brown
Deputy Senior Clerk:
Michael Cross
Chambers’ Business Manager: Kevin Aldridge
Number of tenants:

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 69 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. We are both instructed top tier firms in London and the South East, and increasingly sought-after on other circuits, with professional clients instructing chambers from Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham and Wales. With a strong reputation for being efficient, professional and reliable, while remaining friendly and approachable, with one of the best clerking teams around, able to identify the most suitable barrister for every brief, ensuring that Chambers extremely high standards of work are maintained. In the past year, Chambers have welcomed ten new members and seen Jeremy Wainwright’s appointment as Queen’s Counsel. Three members of Chambers have been appointed silk in the past four years.

In addition to mainstay areas of fraud, murder, serious sexual offences and organised crime, drugs, firearms, kidnap etc Chambers has continued to develop a reputation in financial and economic crime both domestically and internationally. Chambers has strengthened the teams dealing with business crime and related financial matters, serious sexual offences and extradition.

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 not least involving deaths of serving police officers; POCA proceedings – restraint, asset recovery, confiscation and civil forfeiture; and appellate work – Several members of chambers were recently instructed in Operation Midas, a large-scale fraud involving the alleged misappropriation of grant funding from the Welsh Assembly and the EU and the defrauding of private investors. Chambers are also instructed in Operation Balaban, a sophisticated, multi million-pound carbon credit fraud which branches into frauds involving gold mines and high value diamonds. It can also boast expertise in such areas as 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: Catalan, French, German, Greek, Italian, Romanian, Spanish.

In the past year Chambers has welcomed ten new members; six from other sets and four from pupillage. 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) A

John Femi-Ola QC (1985) A

Jeremy Wainwright QC (1990)

Cynthia Cruickshank (1968)

Karina Arden (1970)

Dora Belford (1977)

William Saunders (1980) A

Simon Connolly (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)

Nick Wells (1990)

Sibby Salter (1991)

Steven Attridge (1991)

Robert Brown (1993)

Tanya Ossack (1993)

Christopher Bertham (1993) A

Tim Forte (1994)

Karen Dempsy (1996) A

Peter Pride (1996)

Jonathan Rosen (1996) A

Neena Crinnion (1997)

Caroline Moonan (1997)

Michael Stradling (1998)

Henry Joseph (1998)

Simon Shannon (1999)

Alec Williams (1999)

Peter Hunter (2000)

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)

Patrick Harte (2006)

Saul Herman (2007)

Shona Grundy (2008)

Justin Hugheston-Roberts (2009)

Andrew Horsell (2009)

Tom Cockroft (2010)

Puneet Grewal (2010)

Adam Wolstenholme (2011)

Cameron Scott (2012)

Carina Clare (2012)

William Glover (2012)

Nargees Choudhury (2013)

Ruth Reid (2013)

Rosie Bayley (2014)

Richard Reynolds (2014)

Beverley Da Costa (2015)

Hannah Williams (2015)

Shanice Mahmud (2015)

Brad Lawlor (2016)

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