Work undertaken:

  • Asset Forfeiture
  • Case Stated
  • Confiscation
  • Courts Martial
  • Health and Safety
  • Inquests
  • Prison Law
  • Professional Discipline
  • Public Law
  • Regulatory


A large number of members of Chambers specialise in criminal law. We offer expert advice and advocacy in relation to every type of criminal case: members of Chambers prosecute and defend in cases ranging from those of the utmost gravity and complexity right through to the less serious offences that are dealt with in the Magistrates Court.

2 King’s Bench Walk is well known for providing experienced barristers who combine excellence in advocacy with integrity and courtesy.

Chambers values the traditional form of accepting instructions from professional clients, including the Crown Prosecution Service, the CPS Complex Casework Unit and both nationwide and provincial criminal defence firms.

We also recognise that all those delivering services in the criminal justice system are suffering currently from significant financial restraints. As a result Chambers offers a flexible approach to how we work. As well as being able to receive instructions electronically and liase where necessary over a video-link, we are able to adapt our practices to dovetail with those who instruct us. In addition to Chambers’ facilities, which are available and regularly used for conferences and seminars at both of our offices in London and Portsmouth, our barristers are also willing to advise at local Court centres, prisons or at solicitors’ offices as required.

Our clerking team, of whom Chambers is proud, is always happy to discuss the particular needs of a client, and the best way to proceed with case management, on an individual basis.

We are confident that we can provide a first class service on any criminal matter from the routine to the most complex and high-profile of cases.

Appeals, Judicial Review and Case Stated

We are well equipped to advise on all methods of appeal from and challenge to decisions of the criminal Courts. We regularly appear in the Divisional Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and European Court of Human Rights.