Featured Chambers & Partners UK Guide 2022 – Libertas Rankings Announced Chambers and Partners 2022 has been released today ranking Libertas as a Leading Set in both Crime and Financial Crime. This is a fantastic achievement recognising the contribution of all members and clerks since Libertas opened its virtual doors 12 months ago.  Individual members at Libertas have been ranked in the practice areas set out below. Libertas thanks all those who provided such positive assessments and congratulates all our clients, partners and colleagues who have also been ranked. Libertas Chambers – Leading Set – Crime & Financial Crime – View Chambers & Partners profile Individual Ranked QCs & Juniors Simon Csoka QC –  Ranked in: Crime, Financial Crime – View Chambers & Partners profile “He is academically on a different planet and so good when it comes to understanding a case.” “A truly fantastic silk and someone you want on your side.” Leonard Smith QC – Ranked in: Crime, Financial Crime – View Chambers & Partners profile “He will work around the clock to make sure he has read every piece of evidence, even if it’s already been considered by the junior, in order to make sure he has considered every angle of the case.” “He prepares very well and is a ruthless cross-examiner.” Adam Kane QC – Ranked in: Crime, Financial Crime – View Chambers & Partners profile “An incredible silk and effective defence barrister. He is very determined in his language.” “A wonderful advocate with a lovely turn of phrase – juries like him very much.” “He is a strong advocate for his clients.” Siobhan Grey QC – Ranked in: Crime – View Chambers & Partners profile “She fights for her client and goes that extra mile.” Felicity Gerry QC – Ranked in Crime – View Chambers & Partners profile “Produces succinct and cogent submissions and is always looking to push the law forward.” Keith Mitchell – Ranked in: Financial Crime – View Chambers & Partners profile “A really good advocate who has a lovely manner with the jury.” Roxanne Morrell – Ranked in: Crime – View Chambers & Partners profile “Her cross-examination of witnesses is superb.” James Walker – Ranked in: Crime – View Chambers & Partners profile “A safe pair of hands and a clever advocate who excels in making closing speeches to the jury.” Gerard Hillman – Ranked in: Crime, Financial Crime – View Chambers & Partners profile “He is a brilliant jury advocate and great at persuading the jury when acting for the defence.” “His breadth of knowledge is exceptional and his technical ability is first-class.” Oliver Cook – Ranked in: Crime – View Chambers & Partners profile “A great technician who understands the more complex areas of the law such as telephone and DNA evidence.” You can read more about what the Guide says about us by visiting Chambers Guide 2022    
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Featured Libertas represent Qatari Sheikh at the Old Bailey Simon Csoka QC and Fahrid Chishty, instructed by Gerry Campbell of Connaught Law, represented a Qatari Sheikh and royal family member at the Central Criminal Court on 19.10.21. The client was charged with, and pleaded guilty to, a single count of causing death by careless driving. The matter related to an incident that took place in August 2019 in which the client, driving his Rolls Royce vehicle in excess of the speed limit, collided with and fatally injured a pedestrian at Duke of Wellington Place in central London. Following detailed written and oral submissions, the Common Serjeant imposed a Suspended Sentence and financial penalty in lieu of immediate custody. The client, who suffers with multiple health conditions, will now be permitted to return to his home jurisdiction. For further information and media please view the below links. Evening Standard Daily Mail Yahoo News To discuss instruction of Simon or Fahrid please contact our clerks by phone on +44 (0) 20 7036 0200 or email us at clerks@libertaschambers.com
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