Criminal Defence

187 Fleet Street is a renowned Chambers for specialist criminal defence barristers.

Our barristers have advised and defended in trials involving the most serious criminal offences, including murder, terrorism, fraud, bribery, corruption and all forms of serious and organised crime.

Defence in Fraud and financial crime are Chambers’ particular areas of expertise. With barristers whose practices span the criminal and civil jurisdictions, we are able to provide comprehensive advice and advocacy right across the spectrum of litigation.

Our defence barristers offer a wealth of trial experience. They appear regularly at the Old Bailey and in courts both nationally and around the world. We have particular experience defending in fraud cases with an international dimension.

187 Fleet Street continues to be instructed to provide teams of criminal defence barristers in high-profile cases. These have included the Brinks Mat Robbery, the Oxford Bomber, Mainstone (the UK's largest ever counterfeiting case), the Heathrow Bomb Plot, the Knightsbridge Safety Deposity Robbery and the Damilola Taylor trial. Members of Chambers have significant experience in defending violent offences such as GBH, ABH and robbery as well as those which involve drugs trafficking, supply and possession and allegations involving serious sexual offences. As a result, 187 Fleet Street ensures that our clients can always draw upon experienced, specialist and expert criminal defence barristers.

From Crown Court trials to appeals to the High Court and the Court of Appeal, our criminal defence barristers have a reputation for hard-hitting and innovative advocacy. We are always willing to go the extra mile.

Chambers are regularly instructed by the leading criminal defence solicitors. We continue to be the barristers of choice for difficult and sensitive cases.

To instruct a barrister or discuss your case further, Chambers has a dedicated clerking team led by our Senior Clerk, John Pyne.

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