International Crime


St Philips is “one of the few non-London leading international criminal law [sets]” (Chambers and Partners). Members of the criminal barrister group are listed counsel at the International Criminal Court and the various ad hoc international tribunals.

St Philips members have represented both accused and victims at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the International Criminal Court and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. In the allied field of Military Courts Martial, St. Philips Chambers boasts a significant number of highly skilled Counsel, some of whom are ex-military personnel.

Such experience can be invaluable as military clients often draw comfort and reassurance from the knowledge that their legal representative has served in the Armed Forces.

The Group has successfully represented service personnel at Courts Martial both at home and abroad and in all manner of cases from murder to common assault.

Members of the group also lecture on military law.

Our International Crime Barristers:

Please get in touch with our dedicated criminal clerking team with any questions regarding our service and expertise.

Andrew Rourke, Dan Shriane, Su Turner Gilbert, Dan Zouch, Hannah Rae and Freya Snipe. +44 (0)121 246 0200
Contact Us

News News


News News


News News


News News



Charles Blatchford defends in drink driving case at Hull Magistrates...

Image: Hull Live Charles Blatchford represented a defendant who was initially arrested for drink driving with a roadside breath test at over 3 times the legal limit.  At the police...

Ben Douglas-Jones KC

Haden & Others [2024] EWCA Crim 344 – Confiscation Postponement

Ben Douglas-Jones KC (leading Christopher Jeyes, John McNally, Andrew Taylor, Bethan Evans, Justin McClintock, Umar Shahzad, Nicholas James, Emma Coverley, Rebecca Freitas and Michael Cranmer-Brown) was assigned by the Registrar...

Lee Marklew KC

Lee Marklew KC successfully prosecutes in historic sex offence case

Lee Marklew KC prosecutes in case where the defendant was sentenced to a total of 27 years imprisonment consisting of a custodial term of 20 years and an extended licence...

Peter Haynes KC

Peter Haynes KC succeeds in High Court extradition appeal

Peter Haynes KC, leading Ben Joyes of 9 Bedford Row, succeeds in a High Court Appeal against the extradition of a Romanian citizen. In Gigo v Romania, an appeal was...

Vithyah Chelvam

Vithyah Chelvam accepts tenancy

St Philips Chambers is delighted to announce that Vithyah Chelvam has accepted tenancy within our Criminal and Regulatory Groups following the completion of her Probationary Tenancy. On confirming Vithyah’s tenancy,...

Ben Close & Robert Ward

Ben Close and Robert Ward successfully prosecute film producers in...

Ben Close and Robert Ward have successfully prosecuted two brothers, who were each sentenced to 7 years’ imprisonment after being found guilty of conspiring to make fraudulent claims for Film...

Ben Douglas-Jones KC

“Prosecuting & Defending Victims of Modern Slavery” webinar for MBL

Ben Douglas-Jones KC is delivering a pre-recorded webinar titled “Prosecuting & Defending Victims of Modern Slavery” which will be streamed via MBL Seminars Ltd at 12:30pm on Thursday 27th June...

April Beech

April Beech commences pupillage

We are pleased to welcome April Beech to Chambers today as she commences her pupillage with us. April will be undertaking a Crime and Regulatory pupillage under the supervision of...

Annabel Hale & Sarah Turner

Annabel Hale & Sarah Turner to accept Crime & Regulatory...

We are pleased to confirm that our Crime and Regulatory pupils Annabel Hale and Sarah Turner will enter their second six on Tuesday 2nd April and be accepting instructions for both...

Zaheer Afzal

Zaheer Afzal secures acquittals in an aggravated burglary case involving...

R v SA Zaheer Afzal was instructed to represent SA along with eight other defendants in a 6-week trial at Wolverhampton Crown Court for offences of aggravated burglary where two...