Head of Chambers: Ian Henderson QC
General Crime: Ian Henderson QC
Financial Crime: Martin McCarthy
Senior Clerk: Robert Archer
Number of Silks: 1
Number of Barristers: 31
Number of Clerks: 5
The Chambers Farringdon
Chambers is a successful and approachable set of barristers’ chambers which is committed to delivering the highest standards of client care, representation and professionalism. Thorough preparation, dedication and quality advocacy lie at the heart of what drives this ambitious chambers forward. It is a dynamic, adaptable and vibrant organisation which is never frightened to embrace change.
Founded in 2000 and located in Bermondsey Street, near to many of the major criminal courts and set in a thriving commercial and creative area, Farringdon Chambers continues to grow and to develop its core areas of practice in Serious General and Financial Crime.
Members of chambers regularly appear in the most serious and lengthy cases tried throughout the country at all of the leading court centres including the Old Bailey where they are a significant and regular presence. The combination of a driven, professional and slick clerks’ room and the strength in depth of the membership means that Farringdon Chambers consistently excels even in the difficult market conditions which are affecting the whole of the criminal bar.
High profile murders, attempted murders, manslaughters, firearms, drugs and fraud cases are their stock in trade and have all featured the quality practitioners who flourish at Farringdon. In addition, chambers is at the vanguard of the expanding area of Serious Organised Crime, including Modern Slavery. Farringdon Chambers is well known and highly regarded: members regularly appear in the top cases across the criminal calendar.
In addition to Farringdon Chambers’ core criminal work, Farringdon has teams of practitioners who are able to assist with the following areas of law:
■ Mental Health
■ Prison Law
■ Judicial Review
■ Contract/Commercial disputes
Many of the members now accept Direct Public Access instructions (although not through paid intermediaries).
Everyone at Farringdon Chambers is encouraged to have as much interaction with the wider profession as possible. This means that the clerks are regularly seen at industry events and members are involved in a range of activities, including charity sports events, advocacy training, mentoring and lecturing. As a set, Farringdon is proud of the strength of our relationships with the outside world.
Farringdon believes passionately in the practising and encouraging of equality and diversity in all aspects of working life. Not just in the sense of compliance but also in a practical and day to day sense. It aspires to be a place where clients, employees, pupils and members can all benefit from an open and fair environment.