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  • Gul Nawaz Hussain QC
  • Joint Head of Chambers
  • 2000
    • Crime

“Has the world at his feet”
- Chambers UK

“A tactically astute and persuasive advocate.”
- Chambers UK

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  • Katherine Goddard QC
  • Joint Head of Chambers
  • 1987
    • Crime
    • Regulatory & public

An outstanding advocate who sensitively handles the most serious criminal cases, often those attracting significant national attention, including child cruelty, sexual offences, drugs and murder.

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  • James Baird
  • Barrister
  • 1977
    • Crime
    • Regulatory & public

A specialist criminal law barrister handling cases involving kidnap, serious violence, historical rape, homicide, firearms, multi-handed conspiracy to supply and import Class A drugs, and murder.

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  • David Mason
  • Barrister
  • 1979
    • Family

A thoughtful yet forthright barrister practising exclusively in family law. With over 30 years’ Bar experience, he is highly experienced and sought after for all aspects of Children Act matters.

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  • Richard Sheldon
  • Barrister
  • 1984
    • Crime
    • Regulatory & public

Specialises in important, complex and serious criminal prosecution and defence work primarily on the north-eastern and midland circuits. He also accepts instructions in ecclesiastical, environmental and regulatory matters.

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  • Brian Outhwaite
  • Barrister
  • 1988
    • Crime

Highly experienced, acting for the prosecution or defence across the span of criminal law, including murder and firearms offences.

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  • Gurdial Singh
  • Barrister
  • 1989
    • Crime

A criminal law specialist with solid experience defending historic sex abuse allegations. He is a Recorder, a Grade 4 prosecutor and specialist rape prosecutor.

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  • Andrew Smith MBE TD
  • Barrister
  • 1991
    • Crime

A broad criminal practice, for the prosecution or for the defence, especially defending allegations of serious sexual offences. He is a Grade 4 prosecutor and is on the specialist RASSO panel.

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  • Dawn Pritchard
  • Barrister
  • 1992
    • Crime

A highly capable specialist in complex and serious criminal cases, whether for the prosecution or defence, notably rapes, armed robbery, attempted murder and serious assaults of all kinds.

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  • Carl Fender
  • Barrister
  • 1994
    • Civil
    • Family

An invaluable blend of clear advice, strong negotiating skills and incisive advocacy across a varied practice including employment, family, housing and property, and personal injury.

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  • Ian West
  • Barrister
  • 1996
    • Crime
    • Regulatory & public

Prosecutes or defends in all types of criminal cases, with specialist expertise in complex fraud matters.

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  • James Gould
  • Barrister
  • 1997
    • Crime
    • Regulatory & public

An experienced advocate with a solid record of dealing with complex cases and clients who need delicate handling, across both crime and regulatory and public law.

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  • David Webster
  • Barrister
  • 1998
    • Crime
    • Regulatory & public

A persuasive, highly experienced advocate who will prosecute or defend serious criminal cases including murder, sexual offences, fraud, human trafficking, and drugs-related offences.

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  • Angela Wrottesley
  • Barrister
  • 1999
    • Civil
    • Crime
    • Family
    • Regulatory & public

A mixed practice of crime, family and civil law. Her attention to detail and proactive approach make her a popular choice for clients and solicitors alike.

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  • Cassie Williams
  • Barrister
  • 2002
    • Regulatory & public

Head of our regulatory and professional discipline team, specialising in fire safety. A popular choice for regulatory matters in the criminal courts.

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  • Anthony Coyle
  • Barrister
  • 2003
    • Civil

A mixed practice including personal injury, housing and property law, asylum and immigration law, TOLATA matters and licensing law.

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  • Kevin Jones
  • Barrister
  • 2003
    • Crime
    • Regulatory & public

The head of our criminal team, handling a range of cases including sexual offences, drug offences, violence offences and human trafficking, as well as inquests.

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  • Richard Veni
  • Barrister
  • 2006
    • Civil
    • Crime
    • Family

Specialising in public and private child matters including financial remedy as well as criminal matters.

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  • Josephine Chu
  • Barrister
  • 2007
    • Civil
    • Family
    • Regulatory & public

A specialist in family and civil law, handling both public and private children cases as well as personal injury, credit hire and contractual claims.

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  • Chris Aspinall
  • Barrister
  • 2008
    • Crime

Practising almost exclusively in criminal law, and only defending. Previously a solicitor with Higher Rights of Audience.

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  • Victoria Rose
  • Barrister
  • 2009
    • Crime

Instructed for the prosecution or defence in criminal matters including serious sexual offences and violence, drugs, domestic violence and fraud.

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  • David Horne
  • Barrister
  • 2009
    • Civil
    • Crime
    • Family

Specialising in all aspects of criminal and family law, appearing in a range of courts on the North Eastern and Midlands circuits as well as the Court of Appeal.

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  • Rachael Hughes
  • Barrister
  • 2011
    • Civil
    • Crime
    • Family

A mixed practice of crime and family law, particularly where the two areas overlap. An approachable and friendly manner, able to be especially sensitive with vulnerable clients.

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  • Rosemary Kavanagh
  • Barrister
  • 2012
    • Civil
    • Crime
    • Family

Significant experience of cases above her level of call, prosecuting or defending in a wide range of criminal cases. Also experienced in both public and private family matters, and good with young and vulnerable clients.

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  • Richardo Childs
  • Barrister
  • 2013
    • Civil
    • Crime
    • Family
    • Regulatory & public

An impressively enthusiastic and committed advocate with a developing mixed practice in civil as well as crime and regulatory law.

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  • Harriet Jones
  • Barrister
  • 2014
    • Crime
    • Family

Representing a broad range of clients in family, criminal and civil matters.

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  • Aaron Dinnes
  • Barrister
  • 2014
    • Crime
    • Family

A mixed practice of criminal, family and personal injury law, with prior experience as a lay magistrate and as a county court advocate and in civil litigation.

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  • Tom Heath
  • Barrister
  • 2015
    • Crime

Clarity and hard work across a growing criminal practice, acting equally for the prosecution or defence but with valuable insights from his time in pupillage with the Crown Prosecution Service.

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  • Ruth Richards
  • Barrister
  • 2016
    • Family

Specialising in a wide range of complex matters relating to children, including issues of fostering and adoption, non-accidental injury and death, sexual abuse; paedophile rings, incest, abuse and child neglect.

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  • Daniel Foster
  • Barrister
  • 2015
    • Crime
    • Family

A very experienced criminal defence advocate and former duty solicitor, crown court litigator and solicitor advocate, with a mixed practice of crime, family and regulatory law (especially sport).

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  • Amy Earnshaw
  • Barrister
  • 2016
    • Crime

Appearing for the defence or prosecution in criminal cases including sexual and violent offences, modern slavery, drugs and more. Formerly a solicitor with higher rights of audience; good with vulnerable clients.

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  • Hannah Bramley
  • Barrister
  • 2017
    • Family

Instructed on behalf of local authorities, parents and guardians in serious and complex children's cases, following a background in private practice and in-house with local authorities.

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  • Dale Harris
  • Barrister
  • 2018
    • Crime

Over 25 years’ experience dealing with difficult and complex criminal cases including murder, manslaughter, drugs and motoring offences. An excellent manner with clients.

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  • Michael Wall
  • April 2020
    • Civil
    • Crime
    • Regulatory & public

A capable lawyer and passionate advocate with a mixed practice and a background as a solicitor advocate in crime, public and regulatory law. Michael Wall transferred to the Bar and joined the civil team at Bank House in April 2020. He deals with general civil work, protective orders in the family and magistrates’ courts, and other criminal matters such as motoring offences. He also has significant experience of dealing with regulatory and public law matters, particularly in a policing context, and is keen to build his practice in these areas.

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