General Crime

Chambers prides itself in an unwavering commitment to general criminal defence work; from those charged and facing trial in the Magistrates Court through to the most serious cases in the Crown and Appellate Courts. Described in the Legal 500 [2021] as “strong set” for criminal work “very well run, full of exceptional barristers and QCs”.

Mountford barristers value and handle each case from the simplest road traffic offence to the most complex high-value fraud/multi handed disorder case with equal care and diligence, providing clear, comprehensive and practical advice designed to most effectively protect the best interests of clients. Barristers take pride in their reputation for fearless advocacy whatever the charge and in all forums.

Chambers has a large team of expert criminal law practitioners who have extensive experience in the criminal courts at all levels of seniority, enabling them to offer a depth of expertise across the full spectrum of criminal offences. The breadth of the team allows for the ability to draw on the requisite experience and knowledge for each case and to tailor it to the needs and demands of individual clients.

A quick glance at the individual profiles of Mountford barristers reveals the wide range of criminal offences covered by Chambers.

Both publicly and privately funded work is undertaken and, where appropriate, Members of Chambers are prepared to act on a pro bono basis.

Its practitioners are highlighted for their expertise in a broad range of general crime, including manslaughter and terrorism matters. Sources note the set’s particular strength in terms of its silks, who regularly undertake serious criminal cases, such as those relating to Operation Weeting and Operation Elveden. Members at the set were recently involved in R v Jogee, the Supreme Court appeal that redefined joint enterprise cases.” Chambers & Partners [2018]

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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

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