Private Prosecutions

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"An elite set with a second-to-none reputation."

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"A top-drawer set celebrated for its strong bench of experts in crime and its excellent track record of significant successes."

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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 victims of crimes where the statutory prosecuting authorities have been unable or unwilling to proceed.

We are highly experienced in bringing and defending private prosecutions both on behalf of individuals and corporations in both large and smaller cases.

We have been involved in some of the most significant cases in this growth area for many years.

Find the right barrister

To find the right private prosecutions barrister, and to discuss any possible instructions, please contact our clerks on +44 (0)20 7400 6400 or email clerks@3rblaw.com.

Gujra

Leading Supreme Court case on the lawfulness of the DPP's policy to take over and discontinue private prosecutions that do not satisfy the Full Code Test in the Code for Crown Prosecutors.

Smith

Manslaughter following the death of a climber on Mount Everest.

Xu

Multi-million pound fraud following theft from a hedge fund of a computer code used in trading algorithms.

Sport Entertainment & Media Group Ltd

Fraud and perjury prosecution brought by a football agent in respect of a player transfer deal.

Takieddine

Perverting the course of justice prosecution brought by the wife of an arms broker.

Ventriglia

Prosecution of an unregulated will-writer for fraudulent trading.

Vickerman

Conspiracy to defraud brought by the Federation about Copyright Theft against operator of 'Surfthechannel'.

Davies

The first ever private prosecution for rape.

Private Prosecutions barristers

Queen's Counsel

Alexander Cameron QC

Call: 1986 / QC: 2003

Barrister - Alexander Cameron QC

James Lewis QC

Call: 1987 / QC: 2002

Barrister - James Lewis QC

Jane Humphryes QC

Call: 1983 / QC: 2003

Barrister - Jane Humphryes 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

Stephen Walsh QC

Call: 1983 / QC: 2009

Barrister - Stephen Walsh QC

Hugo Keith QC

Call: 1989 / QC: 2009

Barrister - Hugo Keith 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
Junior Barristers

Neil Saunders

Call: 1983

Barrister - Neil Saunders

Ben Summers

Call: 1994

Barrister - Ben Summers

Saba Naqshbandi

Call: 1996

Barrister - Saba Naqshbandi

Edmund Gritt

Call: 1997

Barrister - Edmund Gritt

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

Robert Morris

Call: 2008

Barrister - Robert Morris

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

Rebecca Hadgett

Call: 2015

Barrister - Rebecca Hadgett

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