2KBW’s Criminal Law Team has over 50 members, including 2 King’s Counsel, who prosecute and defend in the most serious cases.

Combining integrity and courtesy, our Criminal Law Team enjoys one of the finest reputations at the criminal bar.

Members appear nationwide and in other jurisdictions, demonstrating specialist knowledge, robust and effective advocacy to both individuals and government departments.

We are a committed and collegiate team providing the highest level of service.

Our clerking team, of whom Chambers is proud, is always ready to discuss the particular needs of a client and offer the best way to proceed with case management.

4 Jul 2024

Mike Mason prosecutes armed robbers disguised as police officers who tied up a wealthy director’s wife and daughter and held them at gunpoint in a raid on their £2.5m Sandbanks home.

Career criminals Ashley Fulton, 42, and Aaron Evans, 41, deliberately targeted the Sandbanks home, forcing their way inside and ransacking the property, taking more...

20 Jun 2024

Four men jailed for life for ‘senseless’ murder of cyclist – Mike Shaw led Chris Hewertson for the Crown

Kyron Lee, 21, was pronounced dead at the scene in Slough in October 2022 after the four defendants attacked him with multiple machetes or...

20 Jun 2024

Cyber Abuse; Steven Perian KC appearance on online talk show ‘Meet Menaca’

# CYBER ABUSE SPKC APPEARANCE ON ONLINE TALK SHOW Meet Menaca On June 2nd, 2024, Steven Perian KC had the distinct pleasure of appearing...

19 Jun 2024

Husband found guilty of conspiracy to murder wife in 1981 – Suki Dhadda prosecutes for the Crown

Allen Morgan, now aged 73, of Brighton denied hiring a hitman to murder his then wife Carol Morgan back in 1981 when she was...

14 Jun 2024

Dad murdered whilst pushing infant son in buggy – Barry McElduff led Rob Harding for the Crown

Maurice Jones, 25, from Salisbury, fatally stabbed Tsvetomir Genov on 22 August 2023 whilst he was walking his son in his buggy along the...

10 Jun 2024

R-v- XX – Worcester Crown Court. Grace Ong, leading Steven Molloy, prosecuted a serving police officer for raping his estranged wife on 2 occasions

The defendant was found guilty after a trial and sentenced today to 12 years’ imprisonment. The judge found that a significant aggravating factor was...

7 Jun 2024

Defendant convicted of Witness Intimidation in respect of his sister and Perverting the Course of Justice for the false implication of his brother – Laura Hollingbery prosecuted for the Crown

After his sister commenced civil proceedings against him in the High Court, following a dispute over their father’s Will, Raymond Birnie, 74, began sending...

7 Jun 2024

Former cadets leader jailed for historic sexual offences – Russell Pyne prosecuted for the Crown

Simon Taplin, 64, from Lavant, was sentenced to four and a half years imprisonment on 3 June 2024 at Portsmouth Crown Court.  He had...

6 Jun 2024

Reading man smuggled over 200,000 cigarettes through Heathrow Airport- Jackalyn Chan prosecuted for the Crown

IT worker, Lookman Kukoyi, 39, of Reading, was detained by Heathrow customs last year smuggling a total of 229,800 cigarettes.  The value of the...

28 May 2024
22 May 2024

Ringleader of grooming gang jailed – Steven Perian KC led Ian Windridge for the Crown

Mubarak Ali, 41, was the ringleader of a grooming gang in Stoke-on-Trent where young girls were lined up to be sexually abused.  Ali raped,...

21 May 2024

New pupils confirmed for October 2024

2KBW are delighted to announce that Jessica Kayanja and Philippa Metcalf have accepted offers of pupillage from October 2024. We wish them every success...

13 May 2024

2KBW welcomes a new Member of Chambers

After a probationary period 2KBW is delighted that Archie Manby has accepted an offer of tenancy with Chambers. He is a welcome addition to...

10 May 2024

Josh Happé’s client acquitted of cannabis supply and criminal property allegation.

Josh appeared on behalf of the first defendant in a 9-day trial at Croydon Crown Court. A search warrant was executed at an address...

8 May 2024

Operation Juryman: Two Defendants convicted and sentenced in Encrochat importation case – Barry McElduff led Harper Marshall for the Crown

Simon Rooney was jailed for 20 years on 9 April 2024 following a four-week trial at Oxford Crown Court. Barry McElduff, leading Harper Marshall,...

7 May 2024

Defendant jailed for life for attempted murder of deaf and pregnant ex-partner – Grace Ong led Marie de Redman of Goldsmith Chambers for the Crown

Harry Owusu-Manu, 39, was sentenced on 5th May 2024 to life imprisonment for attempted murder with a minimum of 22 years following a 5-week...

30 Apr 2024

Tianfu Guo convicted and sentenced for his role in the kidnapping of a wealthy businessman from a golf course in Welwyn Garden City – Russell Pyne led Laura Hollingbery for the Crown

Tianfu Guo was jailed for 12 years at St Albans Crown Court on 29th April 2024. Earlier this month, Russell Pyne, leading Laura Hollingbery,...

25 Apr 2024

2KBW Pupil Lily Hines wins Kalisher Trust 2024 Essay competition

2KBW are absolutely delighted to announce that Lily Hines, a 2KBW crime pupil, has won this years' Kalisher Trust Essay competition. Huge congratulations, Lily! ...

19 Apr 2024

Married couple deny cold case Conspiracy to Murder – Suki Dhadda being led by Pavlos Panayi KC for the Prosecution

Allen and Margaret Morgan from Brighton both deny conspiring to murder Carol Morgan, Mr Morgan's first wife, in August 1981. Carol Morgan's body was...

16 Apr 2024

Barry McElduff’s client acquitted of samurai sword attempted murder allegation

At the conclusion of a 6 day trial at Southampton Crown Court Barry’s 16 year old client was acquitted of attempted murder. The Defendant...

5 Apr 2024

Steven Perian KC prosecutes man accused of a string of child sex offences

The trial continues at Shrewsbury Crown Court of Mubarek Ali, who is accused of child sex abuse. On day one of the trial, the...

2 Apr 2024

Jelani Omar is sentenced to life imprisonment for murder, with a minimum term of 22 years – Russell Pyne led Daniel Wright for the Crown

Russell Pyne led Daniel Wright in successfully securing convictions in a case that involved the death of Bereket Selomun. Jelani Omar was convicted of...

2 Apr 2024

Efstathios Divaris secures conviction in a S.18 GBH and blackmail trial

The defendant was sentenced to 13 years imprisonment at Croydon Crown Court after being found guilty of S.18 GBH and blackmail. Stafford Manahan tortured...

2 Apr 2024

Historic sexual assaults in Swindon sentenced for 22 years – Jacinta Stringer prosecuted for the Crown

Jacinta Stringer prosecuted Timothy Darch, who was sentenced to 22 years after being found guilty of four counts of raping a boy under the...

28 Mar 2024

Driver in aggravated burglary conspiracy found guilty after trial and sentenced to nine years’ imprisonment – John Lloyd-Richards led Matilda Robinson-Murphy for the Crown

Niall Patrick was found guilty following trial of being the driver of a Seat Leon for an organised crime group which sought to target...

21 Mar 2024

‘Church gardening’ excuse for carrying an axe around Southsea rejected by jury

Matthew Parris has secured a conviction in a bladed article trial where the defendant argued he had a reasonable excuse for carrying an axe...

20 Mar 2024

Bristol drugs gang jailed for 35 years – Rebecca Austin led Philip Allman for the Crown

The gang supplied millions of pounds worth of cocaine. The investigation was led by the South West Regional Organised Crime Unit (SWROCU) using data...

20 Mar 2024

Drugs Supply Gang jailed for 56 years – Rebecca Austin led Kaj Scarsbrook for the Crown

A Bristol gang who led a £4.5 million cocaine conspiracy and supplied more than 130 kilos of cocaine across the South West has been...

20 Mar 2024

Deliveroo Driver bit off Customers Thumb – Rebecca Austin prosecuted for the Crown

Jenniffer Rocha, 35, a food delivery driver, bit off a customer’s thumb during an altercation.  She pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm. Rocha...

19 Mar 2024

Pupils appointed Grade 1 on CPS Panel

Congratulations to our pupils, Jack Furness, Lily Hines, and Jackalyn Chan who have all received their CPS Level 1 accreditations.  They are all on...

19 Mar 2024

Hampshire PC who lied about being attacked sentenced – Rebecca Austin led Kaj Scarsbrook for the Crown

Nadia Thurley, 29, was found guilty after trial of Perverting the Course of Justice after lying about being repeatedly attacked by a fictitious ex-boyfriend. ...

18 Mar 2024

Kaj Scarsbrook secures acquittal in historic rape case

Following a trial at Gloucester Crown Court, Kaj’s client was acquitted of two historic sex offences said to have occurred in the late 2000’s....

15 Mar 2024

A disbarred barrister who posted grossly offensive antisemitic material online has been sentenced – Philip Allman prosecuted for the Crown

Between May 2021 and April 2022, Ian Robert Millard persistently posted about his hatred of Jewish people online, while claiming he was simply exercising...

14 Mar 2024

Operation KIJANG – Industry Partners Debrief

Barry McElduff (leading) and Harper Marshall (led-junior) prosecuted a 16-handed conspiracy by members of an OCG to steal high-value cars and reidentify them for...

13 Mar 2024

A second and final opportunity to build better relationships

Having been told by a court that he could expect a prison sentence, Matthew’s client was afforded a second opportunity at completing a Building...

12 Mar 2024

Suki Dhadda and Kelly Brocklehurst appointed as Treasury Counsel Monitorees

2KBW are very pleased to announce that Suki Dhadda and Kelly Brocklehurst have been appointed as Treasury Counsel Monitorees. Treasury Counsel are a team...

7 Mar 2024

John Lloyd-Richards appointed Grade 4 on CPS Panel

Congratulations to John Lloyd-Richards on his successful application to become a Grade 4 Prosecutor on the CPS Advocate Panel. John joins our 18 other...

4 Mar 2024

John Lloyd-Richards leads Matilda Robinson-Murphy in the sentence of 15 Defendants convicted to date for their involvement in a series of aggravated burglaries

Fifteen men have been jailed for over 100 years for their parts in a string of burglary offences which culminated in the murder of...

29 Feb 2024

International Women’s Day 2024 Breakfast 6 March 2024 at Withers Worldwide

In celebration of International Women's Day (IWD) 2024, WICL are very excited to invite you to a special IWD breakfast. All members already involved...

28 Feb 2024

Steven Perian KC interview published in the Malaysia Star

Steven Perian KC was interviewed whilst visiting the country in February and an article about it has now been published.

27 Feb 2024

Grace Ong leads Marie De Redman as man is convicted of attempted murder after Battersea tower block fire

Grace Ong, leading Marie De Redman of Goldsmith Chambers, secured two attempted murder convictions at the Central Criminal Court on Friday 23rd February.  The...

20 Feb 2024

Efstathios Divaris secures conviction in a firearms trial at Wood Green Crown Court

On 15th January 2024 after a two-week trial, the defendant was convicted of transferring a prohibited firearm, namely a revolver. He will be sentenced...

19 Feb 2024

Sally Howes KC leads Alex Kettle-Williams as father is jailed for life for toddler’s murder

Jan Gholami was convicted at Maidstone Crown Court for the murder of a 2 year old girl. Zahra Ghulami sustained head injuries at their...

16 Feb 2024

Bury St Edmunds man jailed for baby shaking: Steven Perian KC prosecuted for the Crown

Adam Andrews, 37, was yesterday jailed for 3 years for the violent shaking of a 21-day old baby, leaving the victim blind and paralysed,...

9 Feb 2024

Protagonist and football fans convicted of a large violent disorder in Coventry – Mike Shaw led Matthew Parris for the Crown

A Warwick jury have this week convicted the chief protagonist of a large violent disorder, involving over twenty football fans.  On 9th June 2020,...

8 Feb 2024

John Lloyd-Richards leads Matilda Robinson-Murphy in the latest in a series of trials relating to a string of aggravated burglaries in the West Midlands

Niall Patrick, 29, was allegedly part of a armed gang which carried out targeted raids on homes they thought were cannabis factories in the...

16 Jan 2024

Veterinarian jailed for murder of ex-girlfriend: Steven Perian KC led Daniel Wright for the Crown

Alberto Fioletti, 31, of Fordingbridge, stabbed his former girlfriend, Stephanie Hodgkinson, 34, at least seven times in the chest with a large kitchen knife...

15 Jan 2024

WICL Pupillage Night @ 2KBW

2KBW Chambers were delighted to host the annual WICL Women in Criminal Law Pupillage Event in Chambers on 10th January 2024. Dozens of prospective pupils attended...

6 Dec 2023

Case of an armed siege inside a tower block

Prosecuted by Christopher Hewertson, the case of Paul Burton and Nathan Turner features on a new episode of 24 Hours in Police Custody which...

31 Oct 2023

Cannabis factory raid that saw two killed with crossbow: gang on trial

The gang coordinated two attacks in February 2020 in Wolverhampton using sledgehammers, crowbars, other weapons and high powered cars.  Upon entering a property in...

12 Oct 2023

Introducing 2 KBW’s new first six pupils

2 KBW are delighted to welcome our latest intake of first six pupils. Jackalyn Chan, Jack Furness and Lily Hines started the next step...

5 Oct 2023

Legal 500 Rankings 2024

Mr Steven Perian KC is ranked as Leading Silk in this years' Legal 500 rankings.

4 Sep 2023

2KBW welcomes a new member of Chambers

Chambers is delighted to announce that Matthew Parris has joined us as a tenant following successful completion of his pupillage. Many congratulations, Matthew!

11 Jul 2023

The Art of Cross Examination: a King Counsel’s perspective

A talk to be given by Mr Steven Perian KC at the KL Bar Auditorium, Kuala Lumpur, on Tuesday 1st August 2023

21 Jun 2023

Michael Cogan instructed in Mason Mount stalking case

Michael Cogan was instructed for the defence of Orla Melissa Sloan who was accused of stalking and harassment offences against Premier League footballers Mason...

8 Jun 2023

Romance Fraudster jailed – Steve Molloy prosecuting

Sajad Hussain was today jailed for five years and four months after admitting five counts of fraud, spanning 2013 to 2020. Over the course...

23 May 2023

Barry McElduff acts for the Prosecution in Operation Seaspray

Yesterday saw the conclusion of Operation Seaspray, an investigation into a savage attack by a group of 7 young men upon a teenager outside...

25 Apr 2023

Grace Ong prosecutes man who has been handed extra jail time for Bracknell child kidnapping

Please follow the below link for the BBC news article Robert Frid handed extra jail time for Bracknell child kidnapping - BBC News

24 Apr 2023

Man jailed for attempted attempted murder of woman at King’s Cross Tube station – Miss Suki Dhadda prosecutes

Arthur Hawrylewicz, 42, from Cardiff, admitted attempted murder and was today sentenced to 10 years imprisonment.  Judge Benedict Kelleher told him he would serve...

30 Mar 2023

Man guilty of murdering train passenger with horseshoe – Tahir Khan KC leading Kaj Scarsbrook secure conviction

Kirkpatrick Virgo, 42, from Slough, attacked Thomas Parker, 24, on a platform at Reading Station last July after an argument about music being played...

14 Mar 2023

Steven Perian KC prosecutes primary school teacher in murder trial

The jury at Northampton Crown Court have heard allegations that the defendant killed her partner by stabbing him in the neck and then buried...

7 Mar 2023

Drunk Tube passenger admits attempted murder of female stranger – Miss Suki Dhadda prosecutes

Arthur Hawrylewicz, aged 42, of Avondale Gardens, Cardiff, admitted attempted murder on the first day of his trial at Inner London Crown Court on...

17 Feb 2023

Horse Guards Parade knife attacker jailed for 30 months – Miss Claire Langevad prosecutes

Two MOD officers were on static patrol in April 2022 when Prashanth Kandhaiah ran at them whilst holding a large kitchen knife.  He proceeded...

18 Jan 2023

Essex EncroChat drug supplier attempted to smuggle Class A drugs into Iceland – John Lloyd-Richards prosecutes

Bradley Pryer and Cain Adams were caught by an airport sniffer dog at Stansted Airport before they boarded a flight to Reykjavik with more...

16 Jan 2023

Woman obsessed with serial killers murdered boyfriend whilst he slept – Steven Perian KC prosecutes

The trial continues at Winchester Crown Court of Shaye Groves, who is accused of murdering her boyfriend in his sleep last July in Havant,...

16 Jan 2023

Man acquitted of importing 12 million pounds of cocaine and heroin into the UK – Oliver Weetch defends

Oliver Weetch, instructed by GT Stewart Solicitors, defended MV who along with another defendant was charged with importing over 200kg of cocaine and heroin...

18 Oct 2022

Horse Guards Parade attacker wanted to be shot dead – Miss Suki Dhadda prosecutes

The trial continues at Southwark Crown Court of Prashanth Kandhaiah who is accused of running at two Ministry of Defence PC's in Horse Guards...

12 Sep 2022

London Underground machete attacker jailed – Grace Ong led Claire Langevad for prosecution

Ricky Morgan was today jailed for a minimum of 16 years for the unprovoked attack on a stranger in July 2021.

18 Jul 2022

Birmingham man who groomed 4 boys before raping and abusing them is jailed for 28 years – Grace Ong leads Alex Kettle-Williams for Prosecution

The 31 year old, Fazal Sidiqkhil has been jailed after sexually abusing 4 young boys aged between 11 and 16. Sidiqkhil would give money...

9 Jun 2022

Man who threatened and demanded £100,000 jailed for 6 years – Leigh Hart prosecutes

Kwaku Achampong was charged with blackmail and fraud after sending manipulative and threatening texts, phone calls and letters to two victims. The defendant demanded...

20 May 2022

London Underground machete attacker convicted of attempted murder – Grace Ong leads Claire Langevad for Prosecution

An Old Bailey jury heard how Ricky Morgan, of no fixed address, launched an unprovoked attack on a stranger on the Jubilee Line train...

17 May 2022

‘Schizophrenic’ with knife charged at Horse Guards Parade police officers – Suki Dhadda prosecutes

Prashanth Kandhaiah, is accused of confronting two Ministry of Defence police officers in April 2022.  He allegedly tried to stab one of the officers,...

13 May 2022

Suki Dhadda and Paul Cavin QC secure conviction in high-profile murder case

Patrick Anzy was shot three times with a MAC11 machine gun at Gillett Square in Dalston, and was pronounced dead at the scene. Suki...

12 May 2022

Grace Ong leads Claire Langevad in the prosecution of London Underground machete attacker

A business consultant, James Porritt, was travelling on the Jubilee Line in Central London last July when Ricky Morgan allegedly launched the attack in...

3 May 2022

Rob Harding and Charles Ward-Jackson secure conviction of drug dealer who fatally stabbed client

Lewis Brown knifed Lee Butler in the chest after a drug deal in Oxford in 2021.  The court heard Brown was a known crack...

29 Apr 2022

Sally Howes QC leads Josh Happé in trial of Father prosecuted and jailed for killing 14-week-old daughter

Christopher Easey denied murdering baby Eleanor in December 2019, claiming that he had dropped her on her head having been distracted by barking dogs. ...

12 Jan 2022

Kelly Brocklehurst prosecutes son of hate cleric Abu Hamza for money-laundering plot

Southwark Crown Court heard that Ti-to Ibn-Sheikh created false identities for HSBC bank account holders which were used to launder nearly £350,000 from thefts...

26 Oct 2021

Steven Perian QC’s client released following successful submission of no case to answer

Following 6 weeks of trial, HHJ J Lodge acceded to the submissions of no case to answer and withdrew the case from the jury....

8 Oct 2021

Michael Williams prosecutes married ex-accountant who offered teenage girls money to perform sexual acts

The former Cambridge Analytica analyst befriended teenage girls on Instagram and offered them up to £1000 to perform sexual acts. He tried to set...

6 Aug 2021

Teenage mother jailed for 9 years for manslaughter of daughter – Sally Howes QC and Robert Harding prosecute

Verphy Kudi admitted the manslaughter of her 20-month old daughter after leaving her alone for 6 days whilst she celebrated her 18th birthday.  The...

19 Jul 2021

Grace Ong prosecutes a member of police staff accused of having relationships with 2 women whose cases he was investigating

The trial is ongoing at Warwick Crown Court.

14 Jul 2021

Sammy Kimmence, Dani Dyer’s boyfriend, given 42 month prison sentence for defrauding pensioners – Michael Mason prosecutes

The defendant posed as a financial investor and took money from two men, aged 81 and 91, claiming he would invest it by placing...

7 Jun 2021

Laura Hollingbery prosecutes owner of dog who attacked a five-year-old boy, leaving him permanently scarred

Robert Wright took a 10-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier with him when he went to Sainsbury's in Nuneaton in November.  The boy's facial injuries were...

20 May 2021

Rebecca Austin and Philip Allman involved in modern day slavery judgment

R -v- Brecani [2021] EWCA Crim 731 A young defendant appealed his conviction following the court's decision to exclude a positive conclusive grounds decision...

16 Apr 2021

Steven Perian QC prosecutes three teenagers who repeatedly stabbed a rival gang member in his eye on a train leaving him permanently blind in one eye

The 18 year-old victim was sitting with his electric scooter on a train as it left Northumberland Park Station last September when he was...

9 Apr 2021

Sally Howes QC prosecutes teenage mother who admits causing death of 20-month old daughter

Verphy Kudi abandoned her baby for 6 days whilst she went to London, Coventry and Solihull to celebrate her 18th birthday.

16 Mar 2021

Michael Shaw prosecutes Hertfordshire neighbour who denies pouring bleach in fooballer’s boots

Please click the link below for the full BBC news article  

11 Jan 2021

Grace Ong secures conviction of historic sexual assault

Grace Ong was instructed to represent the Crown Prosecution Service in an historic sexual assault case dating back to 1986. The defendant was convicted...

4 Nov 2020

Barry McElduff prosecutes Dorchester rape: Adrian Cordery jailed for attack on school field

Adrian Cordery raped a 15-year-old girl at knifepoint on a school field as she walked home in December 2019.

23 Oct 2020

Sneha Chowdhury: Jihadist’s sister sentence ‘not unduly lenient’. Marion Smullen appears in the High Court.

Marion Smullen was instructed by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals.

20 Oct 2020

Grace Ong and Richard Hutchings discuss life at the Criminal Bar at the Pupillage Fair 2020

14 Oct 2020

Alex Kettle-Williams defends in 15-Count Sexual Assault Indictment

The jury has been sworn in the trial concerning multiple allegations of rape and sexual assault. The Defendant is said to have attended the...

7 Oct 2020

Philip Allman secures conviction in vicious assault trial

The defendant was charged with section 18 causing GBH with intent and was convicted on 7th October after a trial at Oxford Crown Court....

5 Oct 2020

Chambers welcome two new tenants

Chambers are delighted to announce that Victoria Lovett and Laura Holllingbery have accepted invitations to join chambers upon the successful completion of their pupilages...

1 Oct 2020

Christopher Hewertson prosecutes Reading woman who sent hoax letters claiming brother-in-law was planning a terror attack

The defendant wrote hoax letters to the police and the Home Office in a family revenge campaign.

19 Aug 2020

Marion Smullen defends sister of London Pride terror plotter who practised knife fights with jhadi brother

Sneha Chowdhury, who practised knife fights with her brother, is given a suspended sentence after being found guilty of failing to inform police about...

17 Jul 2020

Steven Perian QC prosecutes two men charged with New Year’s Eve murder in Milton Keynes

Tyriq Alowooja and Brooke Turrell deny murdering Jefferey Wiafe, who was stabbed on New Year's Eve.

20 Jun 2020

Barry McElduff successfully prosecutes dangerous sexual offender

Eduardo Cruz received a sentence of 27 years for a string of offences against a girl aged between 10-14 years of age. Cruz had...

18 Jun 2020

Enfield man jailed for knife-point rape of woman in her own bedroom

19 May 2020

Grace Ong prosecutes married female nursery worker, 20, jailed for 30 months for having sex with 13-year-old boy and having his baby

Leah Cordice was convicted by a jury of having sex with the child on at least five occasions.

13 May 2020

Suki Dhadda prosecutes former detective who is jailed over keyless car thefts

Valdas Raudis was involved in the theft of 10 vehicles, worth more than £220,000, across Peterborough between June and October 2019, and used his...

12 May 2020

Suki Dhadda prosecutes Chelmsford paedophile Oliver Fletcher who hoarded sexual images of babies and dogs

A Chelmsford paedophile who was found in possession of more than 40 indecent images of children had a WhatsApp conversation about his sickening sexual...

7 May 2020

Matthew Farmer prosecutes Lenny Henry’s daughter for harassing ex-boyfriend

Billie Henry pretended to be her father and "highly manipulative" emails that promised Samuel King up to £40,000.

27 Mar 2020

Gang jailed for string of West Midlands car-jackings

Between September and November last year, Michael Williams led Richard Sedgwick in the successful prosecution of a gang of armed robbers responsible for the...

25 Feb 2020

Grace Ong prosecutes married nursery worker for underage sex

The defendant is accused of five counts of engaging in sexual activity with a boy beginning when the victim was 13 years old. The...

14 Feb 2020

Grace Ong prosecutes serious rape case in Reading Crown Court

Guilty verdicts secured in Reading Crown Court in respect of a 62 year old man against his 63 year old estranged wife living in...

11 Feb 2020

Members of 2KBW involved in high profile terrorist trial

Mohiussunnath Chowdhury and his sister, Sneha Chowdhury, were convicted of terrorism offences following a lengthy trial at Woolwich Crown Court before HHJ Lees QC....

5 Feb 2020

William Mousley QC and Alex Kettle-Williams secure murder conviction

William Mousley QC and Alex Kettle-Williams have secured the unanimous conviction of a man who murdered his victim before setting fire to her home...

3 Feb 2020

Mike Mason prosecutes boyfriend of Love Island star

Love Island star Dani Dyer's boyfriend has appeared in Portsmouth Crown Court charged with being involved in an investment business with intent to defraud...

16 Jan 2020

William Mousley QC and Alex Kettle-Williams open the prosecution case in murder trial

William Mousley QC leads Alex Kettle-Williams as they begin murder trial at Winchester Crown Court. The defendant is charged with the murder of a...

18 Dec 2019

Steven Perian QC to deliver speech to the Selangor Bar Committee

Steven Perian QC has been invited by the Selangor Bar Committee in Malaysia to deliver a keynote speech at their conference on 18th January...

14 Nov 2019

Robin Sellers and Oliver Wellings prosecute Old Bailey jury “bribery bid” trial

The defendants are charged with perverting the course of justice and are on trial at Harrow Crown Court. Robin Sellers leads Oliver Wellings, instructed...

28 Oct 2019

Rape Case Acquittal for Alex Kettle-Williams

Alex Kettle -Williams has secured an unanimous acquittal in a 2-handed rape trial. The case was heard at the Snaresbrook Crown Court over the...

25 Oct 2019

Steven Perian QC to present lecture to the CPS

Steven Perian QC is to lecture the NBCPA on Bad Character Evidence at seminars in Birmingham and London at the end of this year....

24 Oct 2019

Murder conviction in trial prosecuted by Steven Perian QC and Grace Ong

The case involved the death of a 6 week old baby at the hands of the father of the child. After a 4 week...

3 Oct 2019

Steven Perian QC leads Grace Ong prosecuting a man charged with the murder of his six-week-old son

The trial continues at Maidstone Crown Court. For more information please see:

3 Oct 2019

Steven Perian QC is first Malaysian QC to be called to local bar

Steven Perian QC made history for being the first Malaysian Queen’s Counsel to be admitted to the High Court of Malaya.

27 Aug 2019

Jacinta Stringer prosecutes armed robbery

The two accused were charged with robbing a vulnerable man at knife-point and were sentenced to lengthy spells of imprisonment following a hearing at...

20 Aug 2019

Chris Hewertson secures acquittal at Blackfriars Crown Court

Chris Hewertson was instructed by Claire Anderson at ABV Solicitors. He secured an acquittal of an Uber driver charged with sexual assault at Blackfriars...

16 Aug 2019

Steven Perian QC nominated for lawyer of the year award

We are delighted to announce that Steven Perian QC has been nominated for the Criminal Lawyer Award in this year's Asian Legal Awards Competition....

23 Jul 2019

Directed Acquittal in Multi-Handed Murder

Alex Kettle-Williams and Courtenay Griffiths QC, instructed by Messrs Edwards Vaziraney, secure acquittals across the indictment for multi-handed murder allegations. Successful legal argument at...

12 Jul 2019

Mike Mason prosecutes Royal Naval Officer for “despicable” dishonesty

The defendant was convicted of stealing money left to his stepson by his stepson's father as his inheritance. The defendant was imprisoned for three...

25 Jun 2019

Tahir Khan QC, Steven Perian QC, Michael Williams and Alex Kettle-Williams begin 2 month trial at the Central Criminal Court

Between them they represent 3 of the 9 defendants indicted with the murder of Jay Sewell in Eltham early December last year.  Tahir Khan...

6 Jun 2019

Sally Howes QC and Suki Dhadda secure conviction for the manslaughter of a baby boy

The case concerned the death of a 3 1/2 month old baby boy who had been left in the care of the Defendant. Whilst...

4 Jun 2019

Kate Fortescue prosecutes voyeur Doctor

The NHS anaesthetist was convicted of spying on a 15 year old girl taking a shower through a hole in a ceiling. The case...

3 Jun 2019

Steven Perian QC prosecutes in murder trial at St Albans Crown Court

The case involves allegations that the two defendants lured the victim, a drug dealer, to a meeting with the intention of robbing him of...

3 Jun 2019

Steven Perian QC joins 2KBW

We are delighted to welcome Steven Perian QC to chambers. Steven joins our expanding Crime Team and adds experience and depth to our QC...

30 May 2019

Grace Ong appears on Victoria Derbyshire programme

Grace was invited to appear on the BBC programme this morning to participate in a discussion about rape victims who are allegedly told not...

28 May 2019

Grace Ong joins 2KBW

We are delighted to welcome Grace Ong to chambers. Grace is a well respected and senior barrister, and she joins and strengthens our expanding...

1 May 2019

Matthew Farmer prosecutes “gun factory” trial

The trial at Kingston Crown Court involves allegations of the illegal manufacture of firearms and ammunition. Guns and bullets produced at the factory were...

15 Apr 2019

New member of Chambers

We are delighted to announce that Ellie Sheahan has accepted an invitation to join chambers. Ellie will continue to develop her practice in crime.

9 Apr 2019

Harper Marshall has Court of Appeal case reported

Harper Marshall appeared in the Court of Appeal on 17th January 2019 on behalf of the appellant. The case involved a number of firearms...

14 Mar 2019

Barry McElduff and Chris Hewertson conclude prosecution of final chapter of tit for tat cases of Bedford gang based serious violence

Barry McElduff and Chris Hewertson secured convictions of two core members of a violent criminal gang, known as the Mile Road Gang, following an...

7 Mar 2019

Kate Fortescue – If Michael Jackson were alive, I’m confident a jury would find him guilty.

Kate Fortescue reports on the recent Michael Jackson documentary -

7 Mar 2019

Alex Kettle-Williams and Josh Scouller secure acquittals in violent assault case

Alex Kettle-Williams and Josh Scouller secured unanimous acquittals for their clients charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm. The complainant, a delivery driver, alleged...

25 Feb 2019

Michael Shaw and Rebecca Austin secure convictions in high profile “moped gang case”

Counsel were instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service in a long running trial at Blackfriars Crown Court. Details of the trial and the sentences...

13 Feb 2019

Michael Shaw and Chris Hewertson secure convictions of drill rap gang members in shooting case

Michael Shaw and Chris Hewertson secured convictions of three core members of a violent criminal gang, known as K Block in a 12 week...

21 Jan 2019

Barry McElduff and Kaj Scarsbrook secure convictions in drugs conspiracy

Barry McElduff, leading Kaj Scarsbrook, recently secured the final conviction after one trial and two retrials in a complex and lengthy drug conspiracy. Operation...

15 Jan 2019

Robin Sellers and Kelly Brocklehurst prosecute defendant jailed for cyber attack which knocked Liberia offline

Robin Sellers and Kelly Brocklehurst successfully prosecuted a self-taught hacker who carried out a cyber attack so powerful that it knocked Liberia offline. The...

10 Dec 2018

Rebecca Austin prosecutes teenager who has been jailed for making nationwide hoax bomb threats.

Rebecca Austin appeared at Luton Crown Court to prosecute a teenager  who sent thousands of hoax bomb threats to schools and triggered an American...

16 Nov 2018

Oliver Wellings appears for the prosecution in trial at Southwark Crown Court

For more information on Oliver Welling's current trial please visit:

8 Nov 2018

Barry McElduff secures conviction in case involving the partial blinding of an American tourist

James Kelly was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment following his unanimous conviction by a jury before HHJ Drew QC at Birmingham Crown Court last...

2 Nov 2018

Christopher Hewertson brings successful appeal for a 20 year old defendant charged with attempted murder

Christopher very recently brought a successful appeal against sentence in interesting circumstances: R v W [2018] EWCA 2131.  His client was long charged with...

23 Oct 2018

Kate Fortescue has article on consent published in the Evening Standard

The article, published on 22nd October 2018, deals with the issue of consent and how it applies in cases involving sexual offences. The full...

23 Jul 2018

William Mousley QC and Barry McElduff’s client cleared by jury of murder and manslaughter

Following a 2 week trial at Winchester Crown Court, David Henwood was acquitted by the jury of a 2 count indictment alleging murder and manslaughter....

4 Jul 2018

3 years after being convicted of multiple rape counts, Oliver Weetch’s client is acquitted at his re-trial after the Court of Appeal overturn all of his convictions

In 2015, the client was convicted after trial of multiple counts of rape of a child under 13 and sentenced to 14 years imprisonment....

12 Jun 2018

Michael Shaw leading Suki Dhadda successfully prosecute two men and one woman charged with multiple historic sexual offences against vulnerable victims

Michael Shaw and Suki Dhadda successfully prosecute two men and one woman, for the sexual abuse and prostitution of six women committed over a period of twenty-two...

2 May 2018

Tahir Khan QC leads Gary Venturi in a high profile murder

Tahir Khan QC is leading Gary Venturi for the Crown Prosecution Service in a trial at Birmingham Crown Court where a heroin addict is accused of...

2 May 2018

William Mousley QC leads Michael Williams defending a man accused of drugging and raping men.

The defendant is accused of drugging and raping men who he met through the dating app, Grindr. William Mousley QC and Michael Williams are instructed by...

2 May 2018

Michael Shaw leads Suki Dhadda prosecuting a group charged with sexual assault and rape on vulnerable teenagers

Michael Shaw and Suki Dhadda are instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service at Warwick Crown Court in a trial involving allegations of sexual assault and...

2 May 2018

Kelly Brocklehurst prosecutes five men accused of Aston University campus racist sticker campaign

The trial continues at Birmingham Crown Court. For more information visit

18 Apr 2018

Oliver Weetch and Helen Easterbrook start large scale conspiracy case to traffic and control prostitutes

Oliver Weetch, leading Helen Easterbrook, has begun defending a client who along with seven others is on trial at Wood Green Crown Court accused...

23 Mar 2018

Barry McElduff is appointed as a Recorder

We are delighted to announce that Barry McElduff has been appointed a Crown Court Recorder by the Queen, on the advice of the Lord...

5 Mar 2018

Barry McElduff and Rob Harding secure client’s acquittal following 8 week drugs conspiracy trial

Barry McElduff, leading Rob Harding, was successful in securing the acquittal of his client who was said to be one of 8 men running...

23 Feb 2018

Kaj Scarsbrook prosecutes a former premier league footballer accused of using a stolen card.

Kaj Scarsbrook appeared at Southwark Crown Court to prosecute an ex West Ham footballer accused of gambling £16,000 at a Mayfair casino using a...

1 Feb 2018

Alex Kettle-Williams secures convictions in multi-handed drugs supply and firearms trial.

Alex Kettle-Williams secured convictions on all indicted matters in the successful prosecution of 3 defendants. The trial was heard over the course of 3...

22 Jan 2018

Clients of Oliver Weetch and Richard Hutchings acquitted of conspiracy to murder

Oliver Weetch and Richard Hutchings both acted as led junior counsel for two defendants accused with three others of conspiring to murder two people....

9 Jan 2018

Michael Shaw appears for the prosecution in trial at Blackfriars Crown Court.

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19 Dec 2017

Michael Shaw and Chris Hewertson secure convictions of armed gangs at Luton Crown Court.

Michael Shaw and Chris Hewertson secure convictions and five 'extended sentences' following the successful prosecution at Luton Crown Court of two armed gangs in...

9 Nov 2017

Oliver Wellings’ prosecutes a man charged with sexually abusing a young girl and possessing indecent images

Oliver Wellings appeared at Luton Crown Court to prosecute a man arrested in June 2016 for possession of indecent images,  who then admitted more than...

12 Oct 2017

Paul Fairley prosecutes ‘George Osborne moped gang’

Paul Fairley appeared at Southwark Crown Court instructed by Crown Prosecution Service, Drummond Gate to prosecute a high profile case, attracting lots of media coverage. Further...

20 Sep 2017

Oliver Weetch’s client acquitted of kidnapping, robbery and assault.

After a seven day trial at Snaresbrook involving five co-defendants, Oliver’s client was acquitted by the jury of kidnapping, robbery and assault charges arising...

15 Sep 2017

Philip Allman prosecutes homophobic violent disorder

Philip prosecuted a Newton hearing in the youth court at Uxbridge. The case received relatively wide media coverage. It was a nasty attack on...

1 Sep 2017

Barry McElduff secures acquittal in case of serious violence

Following a 2 week trial at Winchester Crown Court, Barry's client was unanimously acquitted of charges of attempted kidnapping and s18 gbh. Barry's client...

31 Aug 2017

Adrian Fleming appears in landmark ‘legal highs’ case

Adrian Fleming was instructed to prosecute the trial of a man accused of supplying nitrous oxide at a music festival. The trial ended with...

18 Aug 2017

Alex Kettle-Williams secures unanimous acquittals in child sexual assault case

Alex Kettle-Williams has successfully defended a case involving numerous child sexual assault allegations spanning a period of 5 years. The trial was heard at...

17 Aug 2017

Rebecca Austin secures conviction in serious child sex case

Following a 2 week trial at Warwickshire Justice Centre Christopher Hughes was found guilty by a jury of serious sexual offences against 4 different...

11 Aug 2017

Michael Shaw and Rebecca Austin prosecute high profile robbery

Michael Shaw currently leads Rebecca Austin in a trial at Blackfriars Crown Court for the Crown Prosecution. The accused are charged with a number...

20 Jul 2017

Matthew Farmer’s advice in private prosecution leads to an arrest and conviction in high profile murder case

In early 2015 Matthew Farmer was instructed by Mr and Mrs Skelton to advise on whether it would be possible to take out a...

11 Jul 2017

‘Operation Cushion’ concludes at Reading Crown Court

Angus Robertson led Richard Sedgwick at Reading Crown Court in March 2017 in a trial involving 8 defendants, the last of whom was sentenced...

8 Jun 2017

Alex Kettle-Williams secures acquittal in historic ‘rape’ case

Alex Kettle-Williams successfully defended in a case involving multiple allegations of indecent assault, matters which would now be indicted as 'oral rape'. The events...

4 Jun 2017

Edmund Blackman prosecutes Albanian drugs courier

Edmund Blackman appeared for the Prosecution at St Albans Crown Court, instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service Thames & Chiltern. Details of the case...

31 May 2017

Michael Williams prosecutes in a mugging of a High Court Judge

Michael Williams is instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service in a trial at Inner London Crown Court where the defendant is accused of mugging...

6 Apr 2017

Sally Howes QC and Russell Pyne secure conviction in murder trial

Sally Howes QC and Russell Pyne have completed the successful prosecution of Jay Nava, a soldier who murdered his ex-partner by stabbing her 11...

28 Mar 2017

Sally Howes QC leads Russell Pyne in murder case at Winchester

Sally Howes QC has opened the Prosecution's case in a trial at Winchester where a soldier is accused of murdering his former partner. Further...

20 Mar 2017

Elisabeth Bussey-Jones and Barry McElduff present half-day seminar to RASSO Wessex and Hampshire Constabulary

Two of Chambers’ Grade 4 RASSO approved barristers, Elisabeth Bussey-Jones and Barry McElduff, presented a 3 hour seminar to RASSO lawyers, the Major Crime...

16 Feb 2017

Michael Williams secures conviction in firearms trial

The trial of a defendant charged with firearms offences, prosecuted by Michael Williams, concluded yesterday with the jury returning unanimous guilty verdicts on all...

10 Feb 2017

Richard Sedgwick prosecutes man accused of escape

Richard was instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service to conduct the prosecution of a man who attempted to escape in a police car. More...

31 Jan 2017

Christopher Hewertson secures acquittal for promising boxer in 4-handed Kidnap & Robbery trial at Guildford Crown Court

Chris, instructed by Yousaf Kalim of ST Law in Ealing, was representing one of four defendants arrested together in the early hours of the...

22 Dec 2016

Five more members of chambers have been added to the Crown Prosecution Service Grade 4 list

We are delighted to announce that the Crown Prosecution Service have added Angus Robertson, Simon Foster, Russell Pyne, Barry McElduff and Michael Williams to...

19 Dec 2016

Michael Shaw prosecutes fireworks arson case

Michael Shaw was instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service (Drummond Gate) in a very serious case at Snaresbrook Crown Court. The defendants were accused...

28 Nov 2016

Paul Fairley prosecutes rugby player for wounding offence

Paul Fairley was instructed on behalf of the Crown Prosecution Service in a trial at Southwark Crown Court. Further details of the case can...

24 Nov 2016

Barry McElduff’s client acquitted after 3 week drug supply trial

Operation Teddy was a covert surveillance operation targeting the '24' drugs gang supplying heroin and cocaine in Southampton in 2015. The operation involved the...

23 Nov 2016

Michael Williams opens case for the Crown at the Old Bailey

Michael Williams is instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service to prosecute 4 defendants on kidnap and blackmail charges. The case has been widely reported...

24 Oct 2016

Sally Howes QC prosecutes mother for murder of her child

Sally Howes QC was instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service, Thames Chiltern, to prosecute Angela Whitworth at the Old Bailey. The defendant was convicted...

11 Oct 2016

Michael Shaw and Barry McElduff secure acquittals in high profile fraud case

Michael Shaw and Barry McElduff, instructed by Yousaf Kalim of ST Law, recently concluded the successful defence of Mohammed Akram who was alleged to...

20 Sep 2016

Sally Howes QC and Michael Williams secure murder convictions

Three defendants have been convicted of the murder of the former lover of one of the defendants following a lengthy trial at Birmingham Crown...

6 Sep 2016

New tenant at 2KBW, Kaj Scarsbrook

Chambers are delighted to announce that, following his pupillage with us, Kaj has accepted an offer to join Chambers. Kaj will continue to develop...

19 Jul 2016

Murder of baby case in Cardiff concludes

Sally Howes QC represented the mother of the deceased, instructed by KTP Solicitors of Bridgend, at Cardiff Crown Court. The defendant was convicted of...

13 Jul 2016

Michael Williams prosecutes men running gun factory in London

Michael Williams prosecuted a trial at Woolwich Crown Court in which the defendants were charged with operating a gun factory from a flat in...

12 Jul 2016

William Mousley QC leads Kelly Brocklehurst in high-profile murder trial

William Mousley QC and Kelly Brocklehurst have been instructed for the defence by Denleys Solicitors in a trial underway in Winchester. The Prosecution allege...

25 May 2016

Sally Howes QC appears in murder trial at Cardiff Crown Court

Sally Howes QC has been instructed by the defence in a trial involving the death of 17-month old Rhondda Cynon Taff. Miss Howes QC...

20 May 2016

William Mousley QC and Sally Howes QC conclude murder trial

Both Chambers' silks were in opposition in the trial of Stefan Mayne at Winchester Crown Court. The defendant was charged with the murder of...

18 May 2016

Rebecca Austin in successful prosecution of child sex offender

Rebecca Austin has completed a trial at Dorchester Crown Court of a man accused of multiple offences. The trial of Richard Willis resulted in...

27 Apr 2016

Adrian Fleming prosecutes high profile case

Adrian Fleming appeared for the prosecution in a case involving a former BBC executive accused of downloading indecent images of children. The defendant's attempts...

15 Feb 2016

Kelly Brocklehurst returns to 2KBW

Chambers are delighted to announce that Kelly Brocklehurst has returned to the independent Bar and will rejoin his colleagues at 2KBW from 15th February....

14 Jan 2016

Rebecca Austin prosecutes footballer for indecency offences

Rebecca Austin appears for the Crown in the trial at Winchester Crown Court. The defendant, who has played professional football for a number of...

6 Jan 2016

Sally Howes QC prosecutes terrorism trial at the Old Bailey

Sally Howes QC is instructed for the Crown in a high profile case at the Old Bailey. The defendants are accused of preparing for...

20 Nov 2015

Sally M Howes QC to speak at Metropolitan Police Seminar

Sally M Howes QC will address the Seminar in London on 24th November 2015 on "Assembling and Presenting Prosecution Evidence in Baby/Infant Homicide Cases"....

17 Nov 2015

Russell Pyne to address Police on rape investigation

Russell Pyne is to speak at the Police Rape Investigator Master Class, 24 November 2015. He will be speaking to frontline investigators including Detective...

6 Nov 2015

Matthew Farmer secures good results at the Old Bailey and Manchester

Matthew Farmer has just successfully prosecuted 3 men charged at the Old Bailey with attempted murder in an attempted gangland execution on the streets...

5 Nov 2015

Michael Williams secures acquittal at the Old Bailey

Michael Williams was instructed by Kaim Todner solicitors to defend a Moldovan national accused of being part of an international conspiracy to defraud the...

29 Oct 2015

Fern Russell secures acquittal in attempted murder trial

Fern Russell was instructed by Jacobs and Reeves Solicitors of Poole for the defence in a trial listed before Mr Justice Parker at Winchester...

24 Sep 2015

Michael Williams successfully defends Santander Banker at the Old Bailey

The jury at the Central Criminal Court today returned unanimous not guilty verdicts on the three charges faced by a Santander employee. He had...

4 Sep 2015

New tenant for 2KBW: Philip Allman

We are delighted to announce that Philip Allman has accepted an invitation to join Chambers following the completion of his pupillage with us. Philip...

4 Sep 2015

Verdicts in fraud trial at Exeter Crown Court

A large fraud trial prosecuted by Oliver Wellings at Exeter Crown Court has concluded with the jury reaching verdicts. The case involved fraudulent behaviour...

12 Aug 2015

Oliver Wellings opens case in large fraud trial

Oliver Wellings is appearing for the prosecution in a major fraud trial at Exeter Crown Court. The case involves allegations of dishonestly obtaining money...

31 Jul 2015

Conviction in ‘Breaking Bad’ ricin plot

Jury return a guilty verdict in the trial prosecuted by Sally Howes QC. The details of the hearing can be found at

21 Jul 2015

Sally Howes QC opens case at the Old Bailey

Sally Howes QC opens the case for the Crown Prosecution Service at the Old Bailey for a man charged with attempting to obtain a...

15 Jul 2015

Sally Howes QC secures conviction

Sally Howes QC prosecuted for the Crown Prosecution Service in a Manslaughter trial before Mrs Justice McGowan at Luton Crown Court. The details of...

1 Jul 2015

Sally Howes QC opens manslaughter trial

Sally Howes QC opens the case for the Prosecution at Luton Crown Court. The details of the hearing can be found at

29 Jun 2015

Sally Howes QC joins 2 King’s Bench Walk

We are pleased to announce that Sally Howes QC has joined Chambers. Sally has a wealth of experience in all manner of serious cases...

24 Jun 2015

“Forced Marriage” acquittal – Fern Russell defends

Fern Russell defended an individual indicted for human trafficking and forced marriage offences. Following a 4 week trial at Bournemouth Crown Court the Prosecution...


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