Criminal Defence

Leading Criminal Defence Specialists

Libertas Chambers brings together some of the country’s leading criminal defence specialists. Exceptional juniors and renowned Queens Counsel provide quality representation from the Supreme Court, through the Crown Courts across London and the Circuits and in the Magistrates Court.

Members of Libertas Chambers also regularly appear in quasi-criminal jurisdictions where their experience in the criminal courts provides a cutting edge service in regulatory and professional disciplinary proceedings.

Chambers accept instructions in both publicly and privately funded work and members provide specialist and strategic advice at all stages of a criminal case, from pre-charge investigation through to trial and appeal.

Members of Chambers have appeared in some of the most high-profile criminal cases of recent times, including Operation Elveden (selling stories about Prince William and Prince Harry to The Sun), R v H and C [2004] 2 AC 134 (leading case on disclosure), R v Jogee [2016] UKSC 8 (clarifying an error in the law in accessorial liability) and R v Lewis [2017] EWCA Crim 1734 on the approach to joint principalship.

Areas Of Criminal Defence Expertise

Our members are regularly instructed in the following key areas of criminal defence practice:

  • Appellate
  • Homicide
  • Corporate manslaughter
  • Terrorism
  • Drug trafficking
  • Serious and organised crime, including corruption and bribery
  • International crime
  • Human trafficking
  • Modern Slavery
  • Fraud
  • Cyber crime
  • Robbery
  • Serious assaults
  • Kidnaping
  • Serious sexual offences
  • Environmental health offences
  • Trading standards prosecutions
  • RSPCA prosecutions

Our criminal defence barristers offer expert advice to a wide range of external authorities and regularly provide training and lectures on current topics to other members of the legal profession, experts and those who work within the wider criminal justice system.

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