Friday 20th March 2020

At 187 we are continuing to operate as normal during this difficult period but have now moved to our members and administration team working safely and efficiently from home (except for court attendances) with remote access to emails and all necessary operating systems.

With effect from 5pm., on Friday 20th March our offices at 187 Fleet Street will close until further notice.

Our main contact number remains :  0207 430 7430

Direct lines to our clerks’ team will divert to their mobile phones during normal office hours:

John Pyne        0207 430 7300

Steve Parr        0207 430 7305

Theresa Tyler  0207 430 7304

Steph Shaylor 0207 430 7301

We will also continue to operate our out-of-hours telephone service : 07976 281 902

It would be appreciated if all documentation could be sent electronically and where this is not possible to contact one our clerks to make alternative arrangements.

Thank you for your continued support and we wish you all good health.

Andrew Trollope QC and Richard Christie QC – Joint Head of Chambers

Welcome to 187 Fleet Street Chambers

Located in the heart of London, Andrew Trollope QC and Richard Christie QC lead a well established and specialist crime, fraud and regulatory set of over 60 barristers (7 Queen’s Counsel and 58 Junior Counsel).

At 187 Fleet Street our highly skilled criminal law barristers regularly appear in the Court of Appeal, High Court, Crown Court and Magistrates’ Court. They are instructed by both defence solicitors and prosecuting agencies and combine first class legal knowledge with formidable courtroom advocacy. Our barristers are experienced in dealing with young and vulnerable witnesses; they provide effective handling and management of complex papers and sensitive issues

We are currently proud members of the London Borough’s Legal Alliance providing both advice and advocacy to 30 local authorities. Click here to view our barristers who undertake this work.

Described as expert, accessible, knowledgeable and friendly, we have represented clients in many high-profile cases, often attracting national and international publicity.

Our barristers practise in England and Wales and overseas jurisdictions, including the Channel Islands and the Turks and Caicos and specialise in all areas of criminal and quasi-criminal work, including:

Homicide Terrorism Serious fraud Tax tribunals Proceeds of crime
Modern slavery Serious sexual offences Corporate crime Money laundering Private Prosecutions

We provide advice to commercial organisations and individuals prior to charge and during the investigatory stages of a case.

Representing you

You may choose to seek representation in criminal or regulatory proceedings without first instructing a solicitor. ‘Direct Access’ or ‘Public Access’ allows individuals to access senior legal advocates and can result in significant savings on the cost of the preparation of your case and its passage through court.

Our Direct Access barristers are available to speak to you and, dependent on the case, will be able to advise you at every stage and represent you at all hearings up to and including trial and appeal if necessary.

The 187 clerks are highly experienced, knowledgeable and helpful and available to assist with your enquiry by calling 020 7430 7430 or emailing


A few examples of areas of law our criminal barristers here at 187 Fleet Street deal with.

Please see above in our Areas of Law page all the areas of law we deal with.

Awards and Accreditations