Grace Ong is a very senior leading Criminal barrister and is often instructed as leading counsel. She combines a forensic in-depth knowledge of the Criminal Law with excellent advocacy. She has been recognised in successive Legal 500 editions to date (2017 – 2023). She is particularly skilled at dealing with young and vulnerable witnesses. Her cross-examination of a defendant was described by a senior police officer as “superb, the best I have ever seen”.


  • R -v- Muhammad Hanif Arshad [2024] EWCA Crim 67 – Court of Appeal.  Appeared for the Prosecution in an appeal against conviction  ewca_crim_2024_67
  • R -v- T & DD [2023] Warwick Crown Court. Leading prosecution counsel – children of the family as victims – over 20 ABEs and several children called. Ds convicted.
  • R -v- V [2023] Worcester Crown Court. Leading prosecution counsel instructed by CCU West Mids in Ponzi-scheme type fraud. D pleaded guilty on day of trial listing. Awaits sentence.
  • R -v- C & 4 others [2023] Inner London Crown Court. Leading prosecution counsel instructed by London SCU in OCG case involving CIT robberies and cell-site evidence. Ds convicted and received significant custodial sentences.
  • R -v- RM [2022] Central Criminal Court. Leading prosecution attempted murder – D running defence of insanity. Jury rejected insanity defence and D sentenced to life imprisonment. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-62878541
  • R -v-BS [2022] Warwick Crown Court. Prosecution counsel in attempted murder. CCTV evidence from victim’s place of work used in trial plus translations of Romanian speech between the parties. D convicted and sentenced to 35 years’ imprisonment. https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/man-jailed-brutal-axe-attack-25920605
  • R -v- FS [2022] Birmingham Crown Court. Leading prosecution counsel in a 6 week trial concerning 32 counts of rape and false imprisonment of 4 young boys, both historic and current. D convicted. https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/paedophile-who-groomed-four-boys-24493696


Grace is a very bright junior and a persuasive advocate


  • Queen Mary College, University of London LLB (Hons) Law

CPS Panels

  • Grade 4 – CPS advocates’ panel
  • Grade 4 – CPS Serious Crime Panel
  • Rape Panel
  • Grade 3 – CPS Terrorism Panel


  • Chair of Social Mobility, Criminal Bar Association
  • CPS Diversity and Inclusion Group
  • Section 28 service board
  • Bar Council Equality, Diversity and Social Mobility Committee 2015 – 2022


  • The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
  • Criminal Bar Association Executive

Elected memberships

  • Bar council 2015 – 2022

Educational roles

  • Advocacy trainer – Lincoln’s Inn
  • Vulnerable witness facilitator
  • Pupil supervisor and facilitator/trainer
  • Mentor – Lincoln’s Inn


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...

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...

17 Oct 2023

2 KBW supports the 2023 Bar Council Pupillage Fair

Designed in Partnership with the Inns of Court and Specialist Bar Associations, the Bar Council's Pupillage Fair was the only recruitment fair run by...

12 Jul 2023

Aylesbury rapist jailed for life – Grace Ong prosecutes

Brutal rapist Albert Lamb, 44, of no fixed abode, broke in to the home of two teenagers and raped a 17-year-old girl on her...

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

21 Oct 2022

Effective Prosecution of Sexual Offences – online talk given by Miss Grace Ong and a panel of experts on 14 October 2022



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