Furnival Chambers is developing its commercial fraud expertise with the recruitment of five new tenants, including two silks.
The arrival of Stephen Leslie QC from 2-4 Tudor Street and Michel Massih QC, Kim Hollis, Fiona Henderson and Mark Summers from 2 Paper Buildings, brings the number of tenants at the set to 46.
Leslie is noted for his international fraud, white-collar crime practice where he regularly handles criminal taxation appeals and privy council commonwealth appeals.
Andrew Mitchell QC, head of chambers, says: “Criminal fraud is a core strength of the set. Michel Massih and his colleagues consolidate this strength. The move reflects the increasingly international focus of our fraud work.”
Mitchell says there is so much work at the criminal bar because barristers are aware of the importance, after the changes to legal aid, of being in a set with a reputation.
“Chambers systems and management are important for securing work,” he says.
2 Paper Buildings refused to comment on the departures.