Led by David Elias K.C., our criminal team has handled some of the most high profile cases on the Wales and Chester Circuit. A number of our members are currently recognised by Chambers UK "as leaders in the field of criminal law and a stand out set on the Wales and Chester Circuit which wins praise for its emerging junior talent as well as its expert silks".

We are instructed in relation to all aspects of criminal work, for both prosecution and defence and at all levels of seniority. Our extensive expertise includes specialist areas such as sexual offences, child abuse, serious fraud, confiscation proceedings, money laundering, homicide, violence, drugs offences and vehicle crime. Our barristers are available to represent and advise clients across all court levels including the Magistrates’ and Crown Courts. We also undertake work in the field of regulatory crime, click here for more information on this area. Members of the criminal team accept instructions direct from lay clients under the Bar Council's Public Access Scheme in suitable cases.

Please contact our criminal team clerks Nigel East or Sam Johnson for more information.

Our members include: