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Central Court 25 Southampton Buildings London WC2A 1AL
Tel: +44 020 7936 3637
DX 458 London Chancery Lane
Chambers provides an out of hours service. If you call Chambers main number you will be diverted to the clerk on call who will be able to deal with your enquiry.
At the centre of the Church Court ethos, is the deliverance of excellent legal services in the sphere of criminal law through our quality of service, commitment, competence and care.
Church Court Chambers has a committed and talented team of Queens Counsel and Juniors. Our Queens counsel frequently prosecute and defend at the highest level and we boast a dazzling array of specialist criminal junior barristers.
All our barristers strive for excellence and have been instructed in high profile cases both nationally and internationally.
Described in the legal 500 of 2019 as “a strong bench of experienced counsel”.
We have been instructed in international cases involving evidence and witness handling from wide ranging jurisdictions. Examples include The Caymans, Mauritius, Qatar, the United States of America, Gibraltar, Cyprus and many more.
Whether you are looking for counsel to advise on private prosecutions or to diligently and effectively defend at trial, the Church Court clerks will be able to guide you to the right person to meet your needs.
Our counsel are wonderfully diverse and give good legal and practical guidance in order to assist Solicitors and lay clients to navigate the demands of trial preparation and presentation.
We can offer counsel who are fluent in other languages. In particular, we have counsel who are fluent in Russian, Spanish, French, Bengali, Welsh, Creole.
Many of our counsel have trained both in the UK and Internationally. They have undergone additional training in USA, European jurisdictions and various other areas. Several are qualified to teach the art of advocacy and cross-examination techniques, including dealing with vulnerable witnesses
Many of our barristers, in suitable cases, are able to provide a range of services directly to members of the public via the Public Access Scheme.
Barristers at Church Court accept instructions in respect of all criminal offences. Specific offences include those listed below.
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Yasin Patel and Amy Hazlewood look at the area of drill music and the law. This article is split into two parts: the first part... more
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Since the downfall of ISIS and the liberation of many Syrian people, women and children (and whole families) have been fleeing to... more
Yasin Patel and Amy Hazlewood explore the problems surrounding drones, from their use in humanitarian activities to drugs being... more
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The Court of Appeal in the case of Griffiths 1 QB 589, made an apposite observation concerning a growing trend towards indicting... more
In R (on the application of DC and The Secretary of State for Justice EWHC 33 (Admin) the High Court considered the law of... more
Anthony assisted partners in Peters & Peters LLP in providing an expert summary of the laws and regulations which have been... more
Modern Slavery Act 2015 The introduction of this consolidating act is to be welcomed. As with all recent changes to criminal... more
An interesting and insightful article from Lesley Manley of Church Court Chambers on mental impaired clients. It is often helpful... more