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 John McGuinness 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 highly regarded set with long-standing crime and fraud practices of a high standard”

Chambers & Partners 2017

“A superior criminal set”

Chambers & Partners 2017

“Impressive work… in suspected corruption, insider dealing and corporate fraud cases”

Chambers & Partners 2017

“Adept at prosecuting and defending criminal cases of the utmost gravity”

Chambers & Partner 2016

“Real strength in depth”

Chambers & Partner 2016

“A distinguished crime set with an impressive roster of practitioners”

Chambers & Partner 2016

Crime Silk of the Year

Mukul Chawla QC

Chambers & Partner 2015