CRIMINAL DEFENCE & PROSECUTION

Areas of Expertise

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 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)

BARRISTERS WITH THIS EXPERTISE

Alexandra Healy QC

ALEXANDRA HEALY QC

Year of Call: 1992. Appointed QC: 2011.

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.

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.

Anu Mohindru

ANU MOHINDRU QC

Year of Call: 2004. Appointed QC: 2020.

Richard Merz

RICHARD MERZ

Year of Call: 1972

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

Henrietta Paget

HENRIETTA PAGET

Year of Call: 1999

Paul Sharkey

PAUL SHARKEY

Year of Call: 2000

Paul Sharkey

BRINDER SOORA

Year of Call: 2000

Brent Martin

BRENT MARTIN

Year of Call: 2001 (NSW)

ZARAH DICKINSON

ZARAH DICKINSON

Year of Call: 2002

Rebecca Foulkes

REBECCA FOULKES

Year of Call: 2003

Mike Newbold

MICHAEL NEWBOLD

Year of Call: 2004

Szilvia Booker

SZILVIA BOOKER

Year of Call: 2005

Tom Hoskins

TOM HOSKINS

Year of Call: 2007

Ben Edwards

BEN EDWARDS

Year of Call: 2007

Ellis Sareen

ELLIS SAREEN

Year of Call: 2008

Benjamin Waidhofer

BENJAMIN WAIDHOFER

Year of Call: 2008

James Partridge

James Partridge

Year of Call: 2009

Natalie McNamee

NATALIE MCNAMEE

Year of Call: 2011

Nicki Roberson

NICKI ROBERSON

Year of Call: 2011

Darren Almeida

DARREN ALMEIDA

Year of Call: 2011

Emily Lauchlan

EMILY LAUCHLAN

Year of Call: 2012

Jessica Tate

JESSICA TATE

Year of Call: 2012

Sophie Murray

SOPHIE MURRAY

Year of Call: 2013

Christopher Harper

CHRISTOPHER HARPER

Year of Call: 2013

Sophie Stannard

Sophie Stannard

Year of Call: 2015

Edward Gordon-Saker

Edward Gordon-Saker

Year of Call: 2015

Kate Hare

Kate Hare

Year of Call: 2015

Bethany Condron

Bethany Condron

Year of Call: 2016

Rose Slowe

Rose Slowe

Year of Call: 2016

James Gwatkin

James Gwatkin

Year of Call: 2017

Katie Doherty

Katie Doherty

Year of Call: 2018

Daisy Kell-Jones

Daisy Kell-Jones

Year of Call: 2020

Toby Pleming

Toby Pleming

Year of Call: 2020