“A highly esteemed set instructed in the most serious cases.”

Chambers UK 2024

"One of the top criminal sets known for the consistent quality within its ranks."

Legal 500 2024

"The brilliant set Three Raymond Buildings is well versed in handling the full spectrum of serious criminal work."

Legal 500 2022

"They seem to have only the highest calibre of barrister in the arena of crime.”

Legal 500 2022

“A first-class set, composed of hard-working, intellectual powerhouses who are geniuses when it comes to strategy.”

Chambers UK 2021

Three Raymond Buildings has long been recognised as a pre-eminent criminal set. The practice of our members encompasses advocacy and advisory work in every aspect of criminal law, including:

  • Breaches of the Official Secrets Act
  • Child exploitation
  • Courts martial
  • Cyber crime
  • Drug and human trafficking
  • Organised crime
  • Private prosecutions
  • Search and seizure
  • Serious violent and sexual crime
  • Terrorism
  • Universal jurisdiction

We prosecute and defend at every stage of the criminal process, from pre-charge advice for prosecuting authorities and individuals and companies subject to investigation, to representation at the highest levels of appeal. Members of Chambers are renowned for the exceptional quality of their written and oral advice and advocacy and the meticulous preparation of their cases. We are instructed regularly in complex, high profile and sensitive cases.

We are recognised for our extensive experience in cases with international or multi-jurisdictional dimensions, both within the UK and abroad. Members of Chambers advise and represent companies and individuals in many European, Commonwealth and foreign jurisdictions, including Australia, the Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, the Cayman Islands, Gibraltar, the Republic of Ireland, Turks & Caicos and the United States.

We have had many Junior and Senior Treasury Counsel at the Central Criminal Court. Many members are included on the Attorney General’s approved list of prosecutors and a number of senior members sit as Recorders in the Crown Court. Members of Chambers are regularly called upon to advise government bodies and other organisations on changes to the criminal law.

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Areas of expertise

Constance Briscoe

Perverting course of justice.

Max Clifford

Indecent assault.

Andy Coulson Retrial


Hatton Garden Robbery

The 'largest burglary in English legal history'.

Scott Hunt

The 'body in the lake'.

Col Kumar Lama

Nepalese torture case.

James Leslie

Murder of policewoman.

Alexander Litvinenko

Ibrahim Mansaray

Joint enterprise murder trial.

“One of the best at the criminal bar and financial crime.  Every barrister is at the very top of their game.  A very consistent set.” Legal 500 2021

“Chambers is filled with highly experienced, intellectually rigorous, and approachable trial advocates, who are reliably excellent for general crime, financial crime, and extradition matters.“ Legal 500 2020

“A first-class set, composed of hard-working, intellectual powerhouses who are geniuses when it comes to strategy.”  Chambers UK 2021

“A highly esteemed set made up of incredible advocates.“  Chambers UK 2021

“Very strong set Three Raymond Buildings is engaged in work of the highest calibre and has a stellar line up of counsel.” Legal 500 2021


Crime barristers

King's Counsel

James Lewis KC

Call: 1987 / Silk: 2002

Barrister - James Lewis KC

Hugo Keith KC

Call: 1989 / Silk: 2009

Barrister - Hugo Keith KC

Richard Horwell KC

Call: 1976 / Silk: 2006

Barrister - Richard Horwell KC

Michael Borrelli KC

Call: 1977 / Silk: 2000

Barrister - Michael Borrelli KC

Trevor Burke KC

Call: 1981 / Silk: 2001

Barrister - Trevor Burke KC

Michael Bromley-Martin KC

Call: 1979 / Silk: 2002

Barrister - Michael Bromley-Martin KC

Simon Farrell KC

Call: 1983 / Silk: 2003

Barrister - Simon Farrell KC

Amanda Pinto KC

Call: 1983 / Silk: 2006

Barrister - Amanda Pinto KC

Patrick Gibbs KC

Call: 1986 / Silk: 2006

Barrister - Patrick Gibbs KC

Helen Malcolm KC

Call: 1986 / Silk: 2006

Barrister - Helen Malcolm KC

John Hardy KC

Call: 1988 / Silk: 2008

Barrister - John Hardy KC

Stephen Walsh KC

Call: 1983 / Silk: 2009

Barrister - Stephen Walsh KC

Hugh Davies OBE KC

Call: 1990 / Silk: 2013

Barrister - Hugh Davies OBE KC

James Hines KC

Call: 1982 / Silk: 2015

Barrister - James Hines KC

Jonathan Ashley-Norman KC

Call: 1989 / Silk: 2016

Barrister - Jonathan Ashley-Norman KC

Alisdair Williamson KC

Call: 1994 / Silk: 2017

Barrister - Alisdair Williamson KC

Richard Wormald KC

Call: 1993 / Silk: 2019

Barrister - Richard Wormald KC

Matthew Butt KC

Call: 2002 / Silk: 2020

Barrister - Matthew Butt KC

William Emlyn Jones KC

Call: 1996 / Silk: 2021

Barrister - William Emlyn Jones KC

Ben Watson KC

Call: 2002 / Silk: 2021

Barrister - Ben Watson KC

Rachel Barnes KC

Call: 2004 / Silk: 2022

Barrister - Rachel Barnes KC

Saba Naqshbandi KC

Call: 1996 / Silk: 2024

Barrister - Saba Naqshbandi KC
Junior Barristers

Neil Saunders

Call: 1983

Barrister - Neil Saunders

Siza Agha

Call: 1994

Barrister - Siza Agha

Edmund Gritt

Call: 1997

Barrister - Edmund Gritt

Ailsa Williamson

Call: 1997

Barrister - Ailsa Williamson

Kevin Baumber

Call: 1998

Barrister - Kevin Baumber

Guy Ladenburg

Call: 2000

Barrister - Guy Ladenburg

Nicholas Yeo

Call: 1999

Barrister - Nicholas Yeo

Sarah Le Fevre

Call: 2001

Barrister - Sarah Le Fevre

Luke Ponte

Call: 2003

Barrister - Luke Ponte

Rachel Scott

Call: 2004

Barrister - Rachel Scott

Bo-Eun Jung

Call: 2005

Barrister - Bo-Eun Jung

Robert Morris

Call: 2008

Barrister - Robert Morris

Emma Collins

Call: 2008

Barrister - Emma Collins

Amanda Bostock

Call: 2008

Barrister - Amanda Bostock

Heather Oliver

Call: 2010

Barrister - Heather Oliver

Patrick Hill

Call: 2010

Barrister - Patrick Hill

John Greany

Call: 2012

Barrister - John Greany

Daniel Mansell

Call: 2012

Barrister - Daniel Mansell

Eva Niculiu

Call: 2013

Barrister - Eva Niculiu

Reka Hollos

Call: 2014

Barrister - Reka Hollos

Rebecca Hadgett

Call: 2015

Barrister - Rebecca Hadgett

Genevieve Woods

Call: 2016

Barrister - Genevieve Woods

Ciju Puthuppally

Call: 2017

Barrister - Ciju Puthuppally

Ryan Dowding

Call: 2017

Barrister - Ryan Dowding

Ruby Shrimpton

Call: 2018

Barrister - Ruby Shrimpton

Charles McCombe

Call: 2017

Barrister - Charles McCombe

Jessica Hocking

Call: 2013

Barrister - Jessica Hocking

Kiera Oluwunmi

Call: 2019

Barrister - Kiera Oluwunmi

Felix Keating

Call: 2020

Barrister - Felix Keating

Ella Crine

Call: 2020

Barrister - Ella Crine

Rosa Bennathan

Call: 2021

Barrister - Rosa Bennathan

Stephen Bailey

Call: 2022

Barrister - Stephen Bailey

Harry Perkin

Call: 2022

Barrister - Harry Perkin

Calla Randall

Call: 2022

Barrister - Calla Randall

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