Chambers and Partners lists Crispin Aylett QC as one of the Star Individuals practising at the Criminal Bar.
After an almost exclusively defence practice, Crispin was Treasury Counsel at the Old Bailey from 2001-2013. He now prosecutes and defends in equal measure in all spheres of criminal work, including fraud.
Crispin was part of the defence team that secured the dismissal of the charges faced by Barclays Bank in the pending prosecution arising out of the Qatar fund-raising. He acted for the SFO in the first Deferred Prosecution Agreement. He has acted for both the prosecution and the defence in a number of cases involving allegations of corruption.
Crispin is currently conducting the prosecution of those accused of murdering 17-year old Jodie Chesney in a park in Romford. Recent defence work includes the acquittal of the former leader of National Action on a charge of encouraging the murder of a Labour MP; and the acquittal of a medical consultant accused of assaulting his wife. In 2014, Crispin secured the acquittal of the television presenter Stuart Hall on 16 counts of rape.