“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..."

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

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

Queen's Counsel

James Lewis QC

Call: 1987 / QC: 2002

Barrister - James Lewis QC

Hugo Keith QC

Call: 1989 / QC: 2009

Barrister - Hugo Keith QC

Colin Nicholls QC

Call: 1957 / QC: 1981

Barrister - Colin Nicholls QC

Richard Horwell QC

Call: 1976 / QC: 2006

Barrister - Richard Horwell QC

Michael Borrelli QC

Call: 1977 / QC: 2000

Barrister - Michael Borrelli QC

Trevor Burke QC

Call: 1981 / QC: 2001

Barrister - Trevor Burke QC

Michael Bromley-Martin QC

Call: 1979 / QC: 2002

Barrister - Michael Bromley-Martin QC

Simon Farrell QC

Call: 1983 / QC: 2003

Barrister - Simon Farrell QC

Patrick Gibbs QC

Call: 1986 / QC: 2006

Barrister - Patrick Gibbs QC

Helen Malcolm QC

Call: 1986 / QC: 2006

Barrister - Helen Malcolm QC

John Hardy QC

Call: 1988 / QC: 2008

Barrister - John Hardy QC

Stephen Walsh QC

Call: 1983 / QC: 2009

Barrister - Stephen Walsh QC

Hugh Davies OBE QC

Call: 1990 / QC: 2013

Barrister - Hugh Davies OBE QC

James Hines QC

Call: 1982 / QC: 2015

Barrister - James Hines QC

Jonathan Ashley-Norman QC

Call: 1989 / QC: 2016

Barrister - Jonathan Ashley-Norman QC

Alisdair Williamson QC

Call: 1994 / QC: 2017

Barrister - Alisdair Williamson QC

Richard Wormald QC

Call: 1993 / QC: 2019

Barrister - Richard Wormald QC

Matthew Butt QC

Call: 2002 / QC: 2020

Barrister - Matthew Butt QC

William Emlyn Jones QC

Call: 1996 / QC: 2021

Barrister - William Emlyn Jones QC

Ben Watson QC

Call: 2002 / QC: 2021

Barrister - Ben Watson QC
Junior Barristers

Richard Atchley

Call: 1977

Barrister - Richard Atchley

Neil Saunders

Call: 1983

Barrister - Neil Saunders

Siza Agha

Call: 1994

Barrister - Siza Agha

Ben Summers

Call: 1994

Barrister - Ben Summers

Saba Naqshbandi

Call: 1996

Barrister - Saba Naqshbandi

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

Stuart Biggs

Call: 1999

Barrister - Stuart Biggs

Sarah Le Fevre

Call: 2001

Barrister - Sarah Le Fevre

Luke Ponte

Call: 2003

Barrister - Luke Ponte

Rachel Scott

Call: 2004

Barrister - Rachel Scott

Rachel Barnes

Call: 2004

Barrister - Rachel Barnes

Bo-Eun Jung

Call: 2005

Barrister - Bo-Eun Jung

Robert Morris

Call: 2008

Barrister - Robert Morris

Emma Collins

Call: 2008

Barrister - Emma Collins

Heather Oliver

Call: 2010

Barrister - Heather Oliver

Patrick Hill

Call: 2010

Barrister - Patrick Hill

Kitty St Aubyn

Call: 2010

Barrister - Kitty St Aubyn

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

Thomas Bushnell

Call: 2013

Barrister - Thomas Bushnell

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

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