Three Raymond Buildings has long been recognised as a pre-eminent criminal set. The practice of our members encompasses advocacy and advisory work in every aspect of criminal law.

This includes:

  • serious violent and sexual crime
  • terrorism
  • drug and human trafficking
  • organised crime
  • child exploitation
  • cyber crime
  • breaches of the Official Secrets Act

We prosecute and defend at every stage of the criminal process, from pre-charge advice for prosecuting authorities and individuals and companies subject to investigation to representation at the highest levels of appeal. Members of chambers are renowned for the exceptional quality of their written and oral advice and advocacy and the meticulous preparation of their cases. We are instructed regularly in complex, high-profile and sensitive cases.

We are recognised for our extensive experience in cases with international or multi-jurisdictional dimensions, both within the UK and abroad. Members of chambers advise and represent companies and individuals in many European, Commonwealth and foreign jurisdictions, including Australia, the Bahamas, the British Virgin Islands, Brunei, the Cayman Islands, Gibraltar, the Republic of Ireland, Turks and Caicos and the US.

We have had many junior and senior treasury counsel at the Central Criminal Court. Many members are included on the attorney-general’s approved list of prosecutors and a number of senior members sit as recorders in the Crown Court. Members of chambers are regularly called upon to advise government bodies and other organisations on changes to the criminal law.

We have experience in acting for service personnel before courts martial, inquiries and other criminal tribunals in the UK and abroad. A notable example includes representing a UK service member in Basra who was accused of killing a looter in the early stages of the Iraq war.

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