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UK Bar North Eastern (Bar) Crime

Criminal law has a number of different branches, but the crime section concentrates on what might be deemed 'serious' crime including illegal drugs, assault, sexual offences, terrorism and homicide. It covers work at all levels, from the Magistrates Court all the way to the Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights.

Rankings overview for Sets

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Band 1
  1. Park Square Barristers
    Park Square Barristers 11 Years Ranked
  2. New Park Court Chambers
2
Band 2
  1. Exchange Chambers
    Exchange Chambers 2 Years Ranked
  2. Broadway House
  3. Dere Street Barristers
  4. Trinity Chambers

All Sets profiles

1
Band 1
  1. Park Square Barristers
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    Park Square Barristers
    Crime
    UK Bar 2023 | Band 1 | 11 Years Ranked
    Park Square Barristers houses a strong bench of practitioners experienced in both the prosecution and defence of serious and high-profile criminal cases, and is considered a go-to in the region for large-scale drug conspiracies, homicides and cases involving serious violence. The team is also noted for its expertise in serious sexual offences, and several of the set's members are specialist rape prosecutors. Members acted for Mohammed Khalil in the historic grooming trial R v Banaras Hussain, Mohammed Akram, Talish Ahmed and Mohammed Khalil. Case highlights also include acting for the defendant in R v Shabazz Suleman relating to allegations of international terrorism. One interviewee explains: "We use Park Square Barristers because of the high calibre of counsel available. They combine high intellectuality with excellent client care skills." Another reports: "Members deal with some of the most serious cases tried both locally and nationally. They do so to exacting standards and achieve exceptional results."
  2. New Park Court Chambers
    Crime
    UK Bar 2023 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. Exchange Chambers
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    Exchange Chambers
    Crime
    UK Bar 2023 | Band 2 | 2 Years Ranked
    Exchange Chambers houses a number of experienced criminal barristers and enjoys an excellent reputation for its handling of serious criminal cases. Members of the set are often called upon by the CPS to prosecute complex cases, as well as being instructed to defend significant allegations, including homicide and sexual offences. Case highlights include acting in R v Alan Edwards, the successful prosecution of a 'no body' murder, and R v James Scott, involving the defence of a defendant accused of the murder of a 3-month-old baby. An interviewee reports: "There is a very good depth of expertise from the junior level right up to the silks."
  2. Broadway House
    Crime
    UK Bar 2023 | Band 2
  3. Dere Street Barristers
    Crime
    UK Bar 2023 | Band 2
  4. Trinity Chambers
    Crime
    UK Bar 2023 | Band 2