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Head of Chambers: Christopher Henley KC

Senior Clerk: Ben Heaviside

Deputy Senior Clerk: Dean Allen

Chambers Administrator: Orla O’Sullivan

Clerks: Jordan Wescott, Nathan Warren, Grace Wootten


The Chambers: Mountford Chambers is one of the longest established sets in the United Kingdom, specialising in all areas of criminal law but with a particular emphasis on serious crime, regulatory, public law and business crime.


Work Undertaken: As leaders within the field members of chambers undertake work in all criminal and related investigations and proceedings, with specific expertise in serious fraud, terrorism, murder, money laundering, asset recovery, miscarriages of justice, courts martial and health and safety. Chambers offers a highly skilled and experienced team of advocates in all of its specialist areas with a particular emphasis to fraud and regulatory matters.


Fraud: Mountford Chambers is home to a team of specialist business crime and fraud barristers who are recognised in both the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners for their notable expertise.

Members appear in a wide-range of corporate crime cases, from stock market to banking fraud, to cases involving allegations of bribery and corruption.

Crime: Mountford Chambers is proud of its highly regarded team of criminal law KCs and barristers, many of whom are leaders in their field. With a reputation for delivering high-quality advice, advocacy and representation, the team appear in many of the high-profile cases of the day.

Asset Recovery & Civil Fraud: Members of Mountford Chambers have market-leading expertise in all aspects of restraint, confiscation, and forfeiture proceedings. Our barristers routinely advise and appear on behalf of both the claimant and defendant in civil and criminal asset recovery cases.

Private Prosecution: Chambers now undertakes private criminal prosecutions for a wide range of criminal offences including serious fraud and money laundering. Increasingly, clients look to the experience of its members to advise on and conduct prosecutions in cases that are beyond the scope of public prosecuting authorities or where the police have conducted inadequate investigations. Chambers offers a complete advisory and advocacy service throughout the private prosecution process with meticulous emphasis on the proper presentation of the case and the prosecutor’s duties of disclosure and impartiality.

Regulatory & Disciplinary Proceedings: Chambers’ members are regularly instructed amongst others on behalf of doctors, dentists, nurses, lawyers, police officers and accountants before the Bar Standards Board Disciplinary Tribunal, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, the Police Disciplinary Tribunal, the General Dental Council, the General Medical Council, the NMWC, Accountancy and Actuarial disciplinary panels as well as at Disciplinary Tribunals on behalf of professional sportsmen and women. With their extensive fraud experience members frequently appear before the FSA, VAT and HMRC tribunals.

Criminal Regulatory: Mountford Chambers’ impressive team of barristers deliver highly specialised and effective representation in a wide range of criminal regulatory cases. Advising both prosecution and defence teams, they are perceptive and accomplished when it comes to working on these often complex and emotionally charged cases.

Inquests & Inquiries: Members of Mountford Chambers have expertise in representing interested parties at inquests and public inquiries.

International Law: Mountford Chambers is home to a team of accomplished and experienced international law practitioners who have expertise in representing individuals and organisations in international criminal courts and tribunals. Their work often involves extradition, genocide, crimes against humanity, terrorism and war crimes.

Members
  • Christopher Henley KC (1989) (KC-2015)
  • Charles Bott KC (1979) (KC-2018)
  • Nigel Lambert KC (1974) (KC-1999)
  • Alan Kent KC (1986) (KC-2009)
  • Colin Aylott KC (1989) (KC-2017)
  • Edward Henry KC (1988) (KC-2018)
  • Peter Corrigan (1973)
  • Barry Kogan (1973)
  • Isabelle Gillard (1980)
  • Simon Molyneux (1986)
  • Ben Hargreaves (1989)
  • Tony Ventham (1991)
  • William England (1991)
  • Bozzie Sheffi (1991)
  • Paul Crampin (1992)
  • Paul Mylvaganam (1993)
  • Richard Furlong (1994)
  • Alphege Bell (1995)
  • James Tilbury (1996)
  • Matthew Buckland (1998)
  • Rebecca Upton (1999)
  • Houzla Rawat (2001)
  • Hugh O'Donoghue (2004)
  • Laura Hocknell (2005)
  • Daniel Frier (2005)
  • Joe Hingston (2007)
  • Tom Edwards (2008)
  • Sophie Evans (2010)
  • Alexandra Scott (2010)
  • Sebastian Winnett (2011)
  • Mark Watson (2011)
  • Stephanie Panchkowry (2011)
  • Fiona Clegg (2013)
  • Benjamin Brown (2013)
  • Jim Olphert (2014)
  • Laura Paisley (2015)
  • James Lloyd (2017)
  • Charles Hannaford (2017)
  • Chloe Birch (2018)
  • Vanessa Reid (2018)
  • Silas Lee (2018)
  • Zayd Ahmed (2018)
  • Shekyena Marcelle-Brown (2019)
  • Anisha Kiri (2020)
  • Laurence Harris (2020)
  • Joseph Sinclair (2020)
  • Grace Khaile (2020)
  • Anthony James (2021)
  • Christina Courquin (2021)
  • Rachel Pain (2021)
  • Anna Renou (2022)
  • Chloe Lennon (2022)

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UK Bar Guide 2024
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London (Bar)
Crime
1 Set
13 Ranked Barristers
Set
Crime
4
Crime
4
Band 4
Silks (KC)
2
Alan Kent KC
2
Band 2
2
Charles Bott KC
2
Band 2
2
Christopher Henley KC
2
Band 2
2
Edward Henry KC
2
Band 2
3
Colin Aylott KC
3
Band 3
4
Nigel Lambert KC
4
Band 4
Juniors
3
William England
3
Band 3
4
Daniel Frier
4
Band 4
4
Houzla Rawat
4
Band 4
5
Alphege Bell
5
Band 5
5
Benjamin Hargreaves
5
Band 5
5
Matthew Buckland
5
Band 5
6
Alexandra Scott
6
Band 6
Financial Crime
1 Set
4 Ranked Barristers
Set
Financial Crime
4
Financial Crime
4
Band 4
Silks (KC)
1
Charles Bott KC
1
Band 1
3
Colin Aylott KC
3
Band 3
Juniors
1
Richard Furlong
1
Band 1
4
William England
4
Band 4
South Eastern (Bar)
Crime
2 Ranked Barristers
Juniors
2
Daniel Frier
2
Band 2
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