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Farringdon Chambers and six of our members are ranked in Chambers and Partners edn 2022

Farringdon Chambers are proud to have maintained their ranking in Chambers and Partners edn 2022 in the Crime category.

A number of our barristers have been ranked, as continued testimony that Farringdon Chambers and its members are highly regarded across a number of areas in general and financial crime.

Farringdon chambers were reviewed as follows:

“Barristers at Farringdon Chambers have experience of serious crime cases, including those relating to homicide, firearms and drugs offences, among others. The set receives praise for being a "busy criminal set with excellent barristers who are approachable and professional. They conduct many high-profile and serious criminal cases." Recent matters undertaken include R v Chowaniec & others, a modern slavery/people-trafficking case, and R v Graham & others, a multi-handed eight-week gang murder and attempted murder trial.”

Our clerking team received a much-deserved praise as well:

“Farringdon Chambers has a fantastic team of clerks who are well connected, extremely helpful and quick to assist." Robert Archer is the senior clerk.”

Ian Henderson QC, Martin McCarthy, Claire Davies, Molly Pinkus and Graham Arnold all improved their rankings in General Crime. Christopher Whitehouse maintains his ranking in General Crime.

Martin McCarthy also retains his ranking in the Financial Crime section.


Our members are praised as follows:

Ian Henderson QC [Band 2]

Head of chambers Ian Henderson QC is a criminal defence specialist who boasts a formidable repertoire of the most serious cases. His experience includes brutal murders (including those of children) as well as cases involving allegations of rape and conspiracy to supply drugs.

He is rated as "a superbly professional, hard-working silk with excellent judgement."

Martin McCarthy [Band 4 in Crime and Band 3 in Fraud]

Martin McCarthy is an accomplished junior with a strong track record of defending in financial crime cases. He is esteemed for his ability in cases of fraud, money laundering and serious organised crime. He has particular expertise in modern slavery cases.

He is rated as “A strong and insidious barrister with excellent judgement who knows how to handle the opposition and get what he wants.” “He is very experienced and great to deal with.” “He is a very good jury advocate who is excellent at witness handling.”

Graham Arnold [Band 3]

“A master of defending clients in complex drugs trials. He excels at scouring through pages upon pages of phone and cell site data to identify limitation in the prosecution’s case.”

Claire Davies [Band 5]

“Devastating in her deployment of the detail and a formidable opponent. Her eloquent and powerful closing speeches win cases against the odds. In addition, she puts clients at ease with her approachable style.”

Molly Pinkus [Band 5]

“Her cross-examination is clear, focused and on point.”

Christopher Whitehouse [Band 6]

 “He picks the right points at the right times and has a really nice, understated manner.”

We are as always grateful to those who have taken their time to submit their ratings and continue to trust chambers and its members.  Farringdon Chambers is proud to be ranked and will continue to strive and deliver the highest of quality to both professional and lay clients. 

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