"Very well run, full of exceptional barristers and QCs"

Legal 500 [2021]

Mountford Chambers is proud of its highly regarded team of criminal law QCs and barristers, many of whom are leaders in their field. With a reputation for delivering high-quality advice, advocacy and representation, the team appear in many of the high-profile cases of the day.

Members of the criminal team are ranked in both the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners who describe them as ‘Very well run, full of exceptional barristers and QCs” [2021].

Our barristers are experienced in a wide range of criminal cases, including terrorism allegations, murder, drugs and sexual offences. They combine first-rate legal knowledge with highly skilled court advocacy to deliver a quality service that’s trusted by clients.

Members are instructed to represent clients in courts throughout the UK, and routinely appear in the Old Bailey. Just as the Crown Courts have evolved into what we know them as today (thanks to the Courts Act 1971), so too have the way our barristers work. Embracing technology to work quickly and efficiently, our barristers deliver a thoroughly modern service that meets the high expectations of both solicitors and lay clients.

To discuss a specific case, or for further information about our team, please contact our clerks who will be happy to speak with you. or 020 7936 6300


Crime Expertise

Crime Barristers

Chris Henley QC

Call: 1989 Silk: 2015

Head of Chambers

Charles Bott QC

Call: 1979 Silk: 2008

Nigel Lambert QC

Call: 1974 Silk: 1999

Alan Kent QC

Call: 1986 Silk: 2009

Colin Aylott QC

Call: 1989 Silk: 2017

Edward Henry QC

Call: 1988 Silk: 2018

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Get in touch

Mountford Chambers is home to a team of highly responsive, experienced and knowledgeable clerks.

Ben Heaviside

To email Ben click here or call on 020 7936 6300
Out of hours 07793 318647

Crime news

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