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Mountford Chambers is thrilled to be ranked once again as a leading set for both Crime and Financial Crime in the Chambers & Partners UK Bar 2023 edition.


We are delighted to retain our Band 4 rankings for our expertise in both Crime and Financial Crime.

The clerking team are acknowledged, “The clerks have shown fantastic ability to adapt to the current chaos of the courts”, and “The service provided by Mountford Chambers is faultless. Nothing is too much trouble for the clerks. They sort out problems quickly as they arise.”  

Senior Clerk, Ben Heaviside is singled out as, “Very organised and very calm, he understands that the client is the priority. He’s in control and nothing is ever too much of a problem for him – he steers a really well-run ship.”

In total, chambers has 15 recommended barristers in the practice areas of Crime and Financial Crime for the London Bar and 2 in Crime for the South-Eastern Circuit.

All King’s Counsel have been recommended for Crime (London) and two for Financial Crime (London).

Notably, Charles Bott KC and Richard Furlong retain Band 1 rankings for their expertise in Financial Crime.

We are delighted that Benjamin Hargreaves and Matthew Buckland have been ranked as leading juniors for their expertise in Crime.

London Bar

Chris Henley KC – Band 2                            
Charles Bott KC – Band 2                             
Nigel Lambert KC – Band 4
Alan Kent KC – Band 2                                  
Colin Aylott KC – Band 4
Edward Henry KC – Band 3

Benjamin Hargreaves – Band 6
William England – Band 4
Alphege Bell – Band 5
Matthew Buckland – Band 6
Houzla Rawat – Band 5
Daniel Frier – Band 5

Financial Crime
Charles Bott KC – Band 1
Colin Aylott KC – Band 3

Richard Furlong – Band 1

South-Eastern Bar
Rebecca Upton – Band 2
Daniel Frier – Band 2

Chambers & Partners 2023

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