ABOUT US

Foundry Chambers provides advice and advocacy for individual and corporate clients and all prosecution agencies, local authorities and regulators across the full spectrum of the criminal law and in civil and regulatory matters involving allegations of financial wrongdoing, professional misconduct and tax litigation.  Our membership also includes established practitioners in the fields of extradition, public law and immigration. The range of work undertaken and specialist teams of barristers make Foundry Chambers a single port of call for clients looking for solutions to matters crossing different legal disciplines.

Members of Chambers act in many of the most challenging and high profile cases within its areas of practice. Ranked for many years as a leading set in both Chambers & Partner and the Legal 500, the set has been praised in guides to the profession as “a superior criminal set” and “a powerhouse for serious crime”.

Chambers is headed by Alexandra Healy QC.  It was founded in 1970 in Inner Temple by Sir Arthur Irvine QC PC, former Solicitor General and moved in 1994 to 9-12 Bell Yard, the address from which it took its name and operated successfully until June 2017 when the set moved to new, modern premises, taking the opportunity to re-launch with a new identity.

The new premises in Quality Court are situated in the middle of Chancery Lane at the centre of London’s legal district and provide Chambers with modern facilities and an ideal working environment.  Client conferences can be conducted in Chambers or via video-link.

Enquiries as to the availability of members should be directed to our experienced clerking team, headed by Angela May.

Awards and Rankings

‘A set with an illustrious track record, Foundry Chambers has over the years handled criminal matters of great importance and built up a strong reputation for its appellate work.’

Chambers and Partners (2021)

“A strong criminal set“ with “competent and skilful counsel“

Legal 500 (2021)

‘experienced in the handling of a wide range of financial crime matters.’ 

Chambers and Partners (2021)

“this set offers a quality service to both solicitor and lay client.”

Chambers and Partners (2020)

“With ‘a strong reputation for serious crime and fraud’ Foundry Chambers has ‘a strong backbone of good criminal counsel covering all aspects of crime’.”

Legal 500 (2021)