“Although Farrar’s Building is based in London, the set has strong links to Wales. ‘Members are engaged in some of the most high-profile cases’ including serious sexual assault, murders and violent crimes. ”

The Legal 500

Farrar’s Building has long been recognised as a pre-eminent criminal set. The practice of our members encompasses advocacy and advisory work in every aspect of criminal law.

We prosecute and defend at every stage of the criminal process, from pre-charge advice for prosecuting authorities, individuals and companies subject to investigation, to representation at the highest levels of appeal.

Members of chambers are renowned for the exceptional quality of their written and oral advice and advocacy and the meticulous preparation of their cases. We are instructed regularly in complex, high profile and sensitive cases.

We are recognised for our extensive experience in cases in which members are instructed by the Serious Fraud Office, HMRC and CPS Special Casework Division as well as many major cases for each CPS authority in Wales and elsewhere.

Members of chambers also defend at the highest level of serious crime involving fraud and document cases as well as mainstream criminal work such as murder, terrorism, conspiracy, sexual offences, offences involving violence, gang related crime, death by driving and drug offences.

The geographical spread of work is very wide with strong emphasis on London, Wales, Cheshire, the Midlands and East Anglia.

Chambers’ team of criminal barristers comprises five silks and five juniors:

Paul Lewis QC, Patrick Harrington QC, Gordon Cole QCChristopher Quinlan QCIan Unsworth QCMatthew Kerruish-JonesNeil Baki, James RozierFrederick Lyon and Joel McMillan.

View a short introduction to our Crime Team below.

Contact our clerking team to discuss your enquiry

Please call and talk to our Chief Executive Alan Kilbey or other members of our clerking team to find the most suitable barrister for your requirements call: +44 (0)20 7583 9241 or email: