Criminal Defence & Prosecution 2018-10-09T08:41:59+00:00

CRIMINAL DEFENCE & PROSECUTION

Criminal Defence & Prosecution

Foundry Chambers is one of the UK’s leading criminal sets. Our members prosecute and defend allegations of crime at every level, in the magistrates’ court, the Crown Court, the Court Martial, the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

For individuals and businesses accused of criminal offences, we offer advice and representation from the early stages of the investigation through to appeal. Our members are often instructed in serious and complex cases. We also regularly act in cases where there is a risk of reputational or economic damage, such as where a conviction for a relatively minor offence may lead to the loss of a job or a licence. Many members of chambers are able to act on a direct access basis in appropriate cases.

For public prosecutors, we offer advice and advocacy from the pre-charge stage onwards. We have members qualified at all levels of the Crown Prosecution Service Advocate Panel, as specialist rape prosecutors, and on the Serious Fraud Office counsel lists. We act for a number of London boroughs and other local authorities in prosecutions for regulatory offences. We have a long history of work in cases of evasion of tax or duty. Our strength in asset recovery and confiscation work complements our prosecution expertise.

We also have extensive experience of private prosecution work, having been regularly instructed by the UK’s largest non-governmental prosecutor for over 20 years. Members of chambers are well placed to advise businesses or individuals considering bringing private prosecutions.

Areas of crime in which we practise include:

  • Homicide and violence

  • Sexual offences

  • terrorism

  • human trafficking

  • drugs

  • organised crime

  • cyber crime

  • motoring

  • tax and duty evasion

“A superior criminal set”

Chambers & Partners 2017

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

Chambers & Partners 2016

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

Chambers & Partners 2016

“Real strength in depth”

Chambers & Partners 2016

BARRISTERS WITH THIS EXPERTISE

Lord Carlile of Berriew CBE QC

LORD CARLILE OF BERRIEW CBE QC

Year of Call: 1970. Appointed QC: 1984

Michael Birnbaum QC

MICHAEL BIRNBAUM QC

Year of Call: 1969. Appointed QC: 1992

John McGuinness QC

JOHN MCGUINNESS QC

Year of Call: 1980. Appointed QC: 2001

Alexandra Healy QC

ALEXANDRA HEALY QC

Year of Call: 1992. Appointed QC: 2011

William Hughes QC

WILLIAM HUGHES QC

Year of Call: 1989. Appointed QC: 2013

Richard Jory QC

RICHARD JORY QC

Year of Call: 1993. Appointed QC: 2013

Mark Bryant-Heron QC

MARK BRYANT-HERON QC

Year of Call: 1986. Appointed QC: 2014

James Waddington QC

JAMES WADDINGTON QC

Year of Call: 1983. Appointed QC: 2015

Jason Sugarman QC

JASON SUGARMAN QC

Year of Call: 1995. Appointed QC: 2017

Richard Merz

RICHARD MERZ

Year of Call: 1972

Anthony Heaton-Armstrong

ANTHONY HEATON-ARMSTRONG

Year of Call: 1973

Jonathan Davies

JONATHAN DAVIES

Year of Call: 1981

Alisdair Smith

ALISDAIR SMITH

Year of Call: 1981

David Harounoff

DAVID HAROUNOFF

Year of Call: 1984

Steven Talbot Hadley

STEVEN TALBOT HADLEY

Year of Call: 1987

David Smith

DAVID SMITH

Year of Call: 1988

Sarah Ellis

SARAH ELLIS

Year of Call: 1989

Lawrence Mark Henderson

LAWRENCE MARK HENDERSON

Year of Call: 1990

Mark Seymour

MARK SEYMOUR

Year of Call: 1992

Mary Poku

MARY POKU

Year of Call: 1993

Warwick Tatford

WARWICK TATFORD

Year of Call: 1993

Stephan Alfred

STEPHAN ALFRED

Year of Call: 1996

Revantha Amarasinha

REVANTHA AMARASINHA

Year of Call: 1996

Neil Griffin

NEIL GRIFFIN

Year of Call: 1996

Sarah Selby

SARAH SELBY

Year of Call: 1998

Nicholas Dunham

NICHOLAS DUNHAM

Year of Call: 1999

Elizabeth Lowe

ELIZABETH LOWE

Year of Call: 1999

Henrietta Paget

HENRIETTA PAGET

Year of Call: 1999

Paul Sharkey

PAUL SHARKEY

Year of Call: 2000

Nick Chapman

NICHOLAS CHAPMAN

Year of Call: 2001

J. Alastair Smith

J. ALASTAIR SMITH

Year of Call: 2001

Anu Mohindru

ANU MOHINDRU

Year of Call: 2004

Mike Newbold

MICHAEL NEWBOLD

Year of Call: 2004

Szilvia Booker

SZILVIA BOOKER

Year of Call: 2005

Daniel Sternberg

DANIEL STERNBERG

Year of Call: 2006

Tom Hoskins

TOM HOSKINS

Year of Call: 2007

Ellis Sareen

ELLIS SAREEN

Year of Call: 2008

Benjamin Waidhofer

BENJAMIN WAIDHOFER

Year of Call: 2008

Jonathan Underhill

JONATHAN UNDERHILL

Year of Call: 2008

James Jackson

JAMES JACKSON

Year of Call: 2009

Natalie McNamee

NATALIE MCNAMEE

Year of Call: 2011

Jessica Tate

JESSICA TATE

Year of Call: 2012

Merry Van Woodenberg

MERRY VAN WOODENBERG

Year of Call: 2012

Charlotte Glaser

CHARLOTTE GLASER

Year of Call: 2013

Sophie Murray

SOPHIE MURRAY

Year of Call: 2013

Christopher Harper

CHRISTOPHER HARPER

Year of Call: 2013