‘An elite criminal set with an abundance of top class barristers.’

The Crime team at Guildhall Chambers in Bristol is highly respected nationally and leads the field in the Western Circuit.

Advocating and advising on all areas of criminal defence and prosecution work, members of Guildhall Chambers are experts in areas from murder, serious sexual allegations, slavery, terrorism and serious fraud, to road traffic cases.

Members attract instructions from prosecution authorities and leading firms of solicitors nationwide. Instructions are accepted on both a publicly and privately funded basis. Members can also accept public access instructions.

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Crime Experience

Excellence in Court and unrivalled clerking support out of Court, are the hallmarks of Guildhall Chambers’ Crime team. Guildhall Chambers has an established and well deserved reputation for delivering high quality, effective advocacy and prompt, accurate advice, in an approachable, understanding and caring manner.

The team has strength in depth, with 5 silks and 21 juniors. Its members, including a former Chair of the Bar, are widely regarded and rightly recognised, as being some of the leading practitioners in the field of Crime. Their written and oral advocacy is exceptional.

We approach all cases with the same level of attention and care and take pride in always providing a service reflecting that care.

Crime Barristers

Anna Vigars KC

Anna Vigars KC

Call 1996 | Silk 2017

Richard Smith KC

Call 1986 | Silk 2001

Andrew Langdon KC

Call 1986 | Silk 2006

Christopher Quinlan KC

Christopher Quinlan KC

Call 1992 | Silk 2011

Ray Tully KC

Call 1987 | Silk 2021

Ian Fenny

Call 1978

David Scutt

Call 1989

Virginia Cornwall

Virginia Cornwall

Call 1990

Peter Binder

Call 1991

Mark Worsley

Call 1994

Ramin Pakrooh

Call 1996

Jenny Tallentire

Call 2000

Pushpanjali Gohil

Pushpanjali Gohil

Call 2000

James Haskell

Call 2004

Susan Cavender

Call 2004

Mary Cowe

Call 2006

Samuel Jones

Call 2008

Caighli Taylor

Call 2010

Gregory Gordon

Call 2010

Alistair Haggerty

Call 2012

Chloe Griggs

Chloe Griggs

Call 2014

Mandla Ndlovu

Call 2015

Nicholas Lee

Call 2018

Caitlin Evans

Call 2019

Jack Barros

Call 2022

Raesian Miller

Call 2021

Crime Clerks

Lucy Northeast

Practice Director - Crime & Sports

Grant Bidwell

Practice Manager - Crime

Shannon Cregg

Assistant Practice Manager - Crime

Elena Brake

Assistant Practice Manager - Crime

Michael Cregg

Assistant Practice Manager - Crime

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