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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: 67

The Chambers
3TG has almost 50 years of expertise as a criminal set. Chambers’ 61 tenants, led by six Queen’s Counsel, provide strength, depth and dedicated representation at every level. Several former members are judges, including one who was appointed Judge Advocate General. Chambers has an extensive and constantly growing client base, undertaking publicly funded and private work. 3TG is both instructed by 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. 3TG has a strong reputation for being efficient, professional and reliable, while remaining friendly and approachable. Chambers has one of the best clerking teams around, able to identify the most suitable barrister for every case, ensuring that 3TG’s extremely high standards of work are maintained. In the past two years, 3TG has welcomed ten new members and seen Jeremy Wainwright’s appointment as Queen’s Counsel.

The marketing team organises forward thinking and practical seminars which in the last year have attracted panellists such as Baroness Butler-Sloss, Mrs Justice Andrews DBE and the Human Trafficking Foundation. Future highlights include a seminar on cryptocurrencies with a BBC correspondent and Transparency International as well as seminars on cannabis regulation and financial crime. 3TG is also currently developing a programme of training seminars for law firms and in-house departments and are happy to collaborate to develop these on a bespoke basis. In addition, 3TG has engaged a leading design agency to rebrand the set.

The Pupillage Committee continues to work hard to maintain high standards and last year Chambers saw the highest number of applicants in a number of years. Chambers is also proud of and supports access-to-the Bar initiatives including Ruth Reid’s ‘Cake & Counsel’ which led to her being nominated for an award in the UK Diversity Legal Awards.

Work Undertaken

3TG is instructed in the full range of serious and general crime cases including, but not limited to, terrorism, murder, violence, drugs, organised crime and sexual offences. 3TG has continued to build its extradition team who now accept instructions from both the CPS Extradition Unit and on behalf of requested persons in both first instance and appellate proceedings. In addition, 3TG has further developed a reputation in financial crime both domestically and internationally. Chambers has a respected business crime team which has received instructions for the defence and prosecution on cases brought by the CPS Specialist Fraud Division, the NCA, the Insolvency Service and the SFO. Recent case highlights include Operation Midas, a large-scale fraud involving the alleged misappropriation of grant funding from the Welsh Assembly, the EU and the defrauding of private investors. Members were also instructed in Operation Balaban, a sophisticated, multi-million pound carbon credit fraud which included aspects involving gold mines and high value diamonds. Three members of Chambers represented two of the defendants at the trial in this matter involving a discredited expert which caused the trial to collapse at Southwark Crown Court last year. In addition, two members secured the acquittal of the CEO of a hospice trust in an allegation of fraud totalling £1.5m brought by the Department of Health Anti-Fraud Unit at Bristol Crown Court.

Languages: Catalan, French, German, Greek, Italian, Romanian, Spanish.


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)

Karina Arden (1970)

William Saunders (1980)

A Simon Connolly (1981)

A Adrienne Knight (1981)

A Brian Stork (1981)

A David Barnes (1981)

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)

Christopher Bertham (1993)

A Tim Forte (1994)

Karen Dempsey (1996)

A Peter Pride (1996)

Jonathan Rosen (1996)

A Neena Crinnion (1997

Michael Stradling (1998)

A Henry Joseph (1998)

Simon Shannon (1998)

Alec Williams (1998)

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 Nicholas Whitehorn (2006)

A Charles Durrant (2006)

Kate Chidgey (2006)

Jodie-Jane Hitchcock (2006)

Stephen Cooke (2006)

Patrick Harte (2006)

A Saul Herman (2007)

Shona Grundy (2008)

Justin Hugheston-Roberts (2009)

A Andrew Horsell (2009)

Tom Cockroft (2010)

Puneet Grewal (2010)

A Adam Wolstenholme (2011)

Cameron Scott (2012)

Carina Clare (2012)

William Glover (2012)

Ruth Reid (2013)

Rosie Bayley (2014)

Richard Reynolds (2014)

A Beverley Da Costa (2015)

Hannah Williams (2015)

Angharad Hughes (2015)

Shanice Mahmud (2015)

Gemma Noble (2015)

Brad Lawlor (2016)

Oliver Kelham (2018)