20th March 20133PB are delighted to announce Stephen Parish (formerly of 2KBW) has now joined Chambers and further strengthens our Criminal Team. His expertise and experience in high ... read more
"This sizeable set of 150 tenants is distinguished by its broad geographical; spread across Southern England. Its Western circuit offering includes bases in Bournemouth, Bristol and Winchester. Crime has been a key practice area here for well over a century, and sources attribute its success to "excellent service and fabulous clerking"
Criminal law has been practised uninterrupted at 3 Paper Buildings for more than 100 years and our Criminal Group rightly enjoys a formidable reputation. Consisting of nine silks and thirty-five juniors we offer an unrivalled strength in depth in all areas of criminal law.
Our members have prosecuted and defended in some of the most infamous and important criminal trials of recent years. Examples include:
We are rightly regarded as one of the leading sets in the field of Proceeds of Crime and in recent years have developed a particular strength in corporate manslaughter and heavyweight fraud. Many of our Criminal Group members also have expertise in regulatory work involving matters as diverse as fisheries, animal welfare, health and safety, Jockey Club disciplinary hearings and proceedings before the General Medical Council.
Our Criminal Group includes no less than nineteen members who sit as recorders, eight category 4 prosecutors and three standing counsel to HMRC. Our group size and geographical reach allows us to offer a comprehensive service from first appearance in the magistrates’ court through to appeal hearings in the Court of Appeal, House of Lords and the European Court. Our members are on hand to advise both at short notice and out of hours and often do so at the very earliest stage of criminal proceedings for both prosecution and defence. We have first-rate conference facilities available at our centres in London, Bristol, Bournemouth, Oxford and Winchester. Equipped with modern conferencing technology we are able to link to anywhere in the world.
We are accredited by the Law Society to offer Continuing Professional Development courses and our Criminal Group provides an annual series of lectures across the country.
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