Our Investigative Law Work

Dawn Raids

The investigative agencies of the State have long had intrusive powers to obtain evidence for use in criminal proceedings, principally search warrants, production orders and witness summonses.

These powers are being pressed into service more and more not only for criminal investigations but also tax and customs investigations, financial services and markets' investigations, criminal and regulatory matters and, for example, to garner evidence for  civil proceedings such as recovery proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

Members of chambers are able to advise on such powers and their implications and challenge orders in the courts. Recent successful challenges involving members of chambers include R (on the application of Mercury Tax Group v HMRC [2008] EWHC 2721 Admin, R (on the application of Peter Power-Hynes) v Chief Const of Norfolk [2009] EWHC 1512 Admin and R(on the application of Paul Cummins) v SOCA (2010) 27th July.

Who We Are


We are an internationally renowned set of Barristers' Chambers who specialise in advocacy and advice across a spectrum of needs including regulatory and civil actions, criminal trials and emergency advice.

We provide the skills and experience essential for domestic and international litigation involving commercial and financial wrongdoing of every type.

We pride ourselves in providing approachable, responsive and supportive cradle-to-grave litigation strategies.

We appear in all matters where high-calibre professional representation is needed, including tribunals, arbitrations, mediation, appeals or at first instance in this jurisdiction and throughout the common law world.