High-profile barrister Richard Lissack QC has moved from the chambers of Anthony Donne QC at 2 King's Bench Chambers to 35 Essex Street, citing the need for greater back-up as his workload grows.

Lissack, the crime and fraud specialist who prosecuted the Maxwell fraud trial, said he wanted to move from a set which specialised largely in criminal work to one which also dealt with civil law. He said he was keen to do more personal injury and commercial litigation work.

"There is more back-up in these fields than there was at King's Bench Walk," he said.