Private prosecutions

The right to bring a private prosecution is long-established in our criminal justice system. As resources of the police and the Crown Prosecution Service are increasingly stretched, there has been a rise in these prosecutions before the courts. Private prosecutions are now regularly brought by corporations who have fallen victim to fraud and by individual […]


Universal jurisdiction

Some serious offences can be prosecuted in this country regardless of where they were allegedly committed. We are the leading chambers practising in universal jurisdiction, with unparalleled experience and expertise in the area. Only two cases have been brought under the principle of universal jurisdiction and barristers from Three Raymond Buildings were successfully instructed in […]


Health & safety and fire safety

Building on its unrivalled experience and reputation in criminal cases and inquests, Three Raymond Buildings is regarded as a leading set in health & safety and fire safety work. Health & safety Our work in this area includes enforcement proceedings and inquests relating to major disasters and serious workplace injuries and fatalities resulting from safety […]


Tax appeals

First-tier Tax Tribunal We advise and appear regularly in appeals before the First-tier Tax Tribunal and the Upper-tier Tribunal for both appellants and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Our considerable experience of both civil and criminal tax work gives us a unique insight into cases where HMRC have made allegations of fraud.  This experience […]

Restraint, confiscation & civil recovery

We have expertise across all levels of call in this complex and constantly evolving area of law. Our members have appeared in some of the leading cases in the field. The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 gave law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies far-reaching powers to restrain and confiscate money and other assets they believe represent […]

Regulatory enforcement

Regulatory enforcement through the criminal law has expanded significantly in recent years with the introduction of both primary and secondary legislation designed to set and enforce standards for providers of goods and services to the public. Emerging from our position as the pre-eminent criminal and licensing set and our understanding of the regulatory environment, Three […]

Public law

Three Raymond Buildings has built, and continues to build, an excellent reputation in the area of Public Law. Members of Chambers appear frequently in judicial review proceedings for both claimants and defendants. We have particular expertise in dealing with applications arising out of extradition proceedings, inquests, decisions relating to the investigation and prosecution of criminal […]

Professional discipline

In addition to our unrivalled reputation for police misconduct work, including Inquests, we are regularly instructed by a wide range of disciplinary authorities and respondents in proceedings dealing with the full spectrum of professional misconduct. In particular, members at all levels of call appear before bodies such as: General Medical Council Health Professions Council Institute […]


We have a distinguished reputation in licensing law and the length and breadth of our experience in this area is unmatched. Members of Three Raymond Buildings have been involved in most of the major licensing and gaming cases in the last 45 years. We advise and represent all those engaged with licensing authorities and the […]

International law

International criminal and humanitarian International criminal and humanitarian law are becoming increasingly important in domestic criminal and public law practice. In recent times, a considerable amount of legislation has been enacted which provides UK courts with jurisdiction to prosecute international crimes and domestic crimes which occurred wholly or partly outside UK territory. In addition, matters […]