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Farringdon Chambers and fourteen of our members are ranked in Legal 500 edn 2023

We are proud to announce that Farringdon Chambers and fourteen of our barristers have been ranked across the Crime and Fraud sections of the Legal 500 edition 2023. 

Having navigated through trying times in the past couple of years, our chambers and its members have continued to strive and offer the highest calibre of service to both our professional and lay clients in all areas of crime and financial crime. As always, we are grateful to those that have taken their time to submit references for chambers and our barristers. The full Legal 500 edn. 2023 rankings can be accessed here for crime and here for fraud. 

Farringdon Chambers has maintained its ranking in Legal 500 edition 2023 in the Crime category and was reviewed as follows:

“From defending clients involved in cases concerning a wide range of violent and non-violent offences, Farringdon Chambers, headed by veteran silk Ian Henderson KC, remains a ‘go-to set for serious crime, fraud and regulatory work’. 

‘Excellent set of chambers.’

‘A go-to set for serious crime, fraud and regulatory work. The cross-section of quality counsel is perfect.’

‘Great set with amazing barristers.’

‘Strong chambers in the market. Fearless independent advocacy, approachable for clients from all backgrounds.’

‘The set is an emerging powerhouse able to bring together the right counsels for the particular instructions.’

Our excellent clerking team that works tirelessly to navigate our diaries received a well deserved praise as well: ‘Robert Archer is a stand out clerk who is ably assisted by Richard Vile, who also has massive experience as a senior clerk. They are a very strong team.’

Our members were ranked across two categories, crime and fraud and are praised as follows: 

Ian Henderson KC, ranked as a leading Silk [Tier 1]. ‘One of the go-to silks at the top end of the organised criminal defence market. A calm, measured and persuasive advocate who has great judgment and inspires confidence.’

Claire Davies KC, ranked as a 2022 Silk.  ‘Claire is an incredibly hard-working counsel who never gives up on a client or a case. She works extremely hard to develop a formidable understanding of the papers which she deploys with skill to persuade both judges and juries.'

Martin McCarthy, ranked as a Leading junior in crime [Tier 1] and fraud [Tier 3]. ‘Martin is a forceful, formidable advocate who is adept in heavyweight crime and financial crime cases. Known for his well-prepared, meticulous and devastating cross-examination.' 

Graham Arnold, ranked as a Leading junior in crime [Tier 2] and fraud [Tier 2].  ‘Graham is an excellent all-around criminal lawyer and advocate with great judgment and client care skills.’ ‘Graham is thorough and expansive in his consideration of legal arguments. Prepared to push the boundaries of law and be innovative.’

Molly Pinkus, ranked as a Leading junior in crime [Tier 2]. 'Molly has excellent legal knowledge and fights to tooth and nail for her clients.'

Ronnie Bergenthal is ranked as a Leading junior in crime [Tier 3]. 'Ronnie is a very smooth and eloquent advocate, who always demonstrates clarity and sense in his submissions. Ronnie is extremely user friendly and a popular barrister with clients and solicitors alike.'

Shelley Griffith, ranked as a Leading junior in crime [Tier 3]. ‘Shelley is a hard-working barrister. He is tenacious and unafraid, and will always argue in his clients best interest over a range of matters.'

Greg Krieger, ranked as a Leading junior in crime [Tier 3]. 'Greg is a hard-working, dedicated defence counsel, always prepared to fight hard for his clients.'

Elizabeth Lambert, ranked as a Leading junior in crime [Tier 3]. ‘Elizabeth has a very thorough, careful and considered advocacy style.’

Soraya Lawrence, ranked as a Leading junior in crime [Tier 3].‘Soraya is very dedicated, thorough and hard-working and always willing to go that extra mile. Her client skills are second to none.’

Ioana Nedelcu, ranked as a Leading junior in crime [Tier 3]. ‘Ioana stands out from the crowd in almost all areas of her practice. She is a tenacious and fearless advocate who never shies away from even the most uncomfortable or adversarial of circumstances.'

Christopher Whitehouse, ranked as a Leading junior in crime [Tier 3]. 'Chris has extraordinary strength in depth. He is also able to grasp massively complex cases swiftly and effectively. Chris is a magnificent advocate who commands the respect of the court and grips jurors attention in a way that irresistibly invites justice for his client.'

John Lucas, ranked as a Leading junior in crime [Tier 4]. 'John is a confident, successful barrister.'

Karl Volz, ranked as a Leading junior in crime [Tier 4]. 'Karl is brilliant in dealing with the prosecution and usually manages to agree on fantastic outcomes for our clients.' 

Farringdon Chambers is looking forward to an excellent rest of 2022 and a prosperous 2023, as well as work tirelessly to achieve the best outcomes for our clients. 

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