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Crime is our core area of practice

We provide specialist advocates who prosecute and defend in trials (and all other criminal proceedings) in all courts up to the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, from the most serious, complex and high-profile to everyday cases in the Crown Court and Magistrates' Courts.

We are able to offer excellence and expertise at all levels with an outstanding team of Queen's Counsel and junior barristers, including Standing Counsel to HM Revenue and Customs.

Citadel Chambers offers a specially selected, highly experienced group of people who are equipped to deal with sensitive cases both in prosecution and defence.

Citadel Chambers offers a highly experienced group of people who have been involved in many recent high profiles matters involving allegations of both religious and right wing extremism.

At Citadel Chambers we have a specialised team of fraud advocates, many of whom have a vast amount of experience in prosecuting or defending criminal cases as well as acting for the claimant and defendant in civil allegations. Our fraud team have been involved in many of the leading cases of recent years and are recognised as leading experts in this area of law.

Citadel Chambers offers an experienced group of people who have been involved in drug and gang related offences at all levels.

Citadel has a small team of practitioners who have particular expertise in the law relating to firearms.

Not only do they have considerable specialist experience and knowledge in the licensing and regulation of firearms but they also have both practical experience and technical understanding of the use and workings of firearms.

Our members have a wealth of experience in cases involving allegations of sexual offences or pornography offences, in all Courts, at all levels – from vulnerable defendants appearing in the Youth Court, to the most grave multiple complainant or multiple defendant cases involving people trafficking, familial or institutional abuse.

Citadel has members who specialise in this area.

Our members have extensive experience and provide a comprehensive service in all aspects of road traffic law. They regularly appear in the Magistrates and Crown Courts and at appellate level, instructed in cases in this complex and technical field.

In addition to appearing before the criminal courts at all levels, our members regularly appear before Courts Martial, the VAT and Revenue Tribunals, the Financial Services and Markets Tribunal, a wide range of regulatory bodies, including various sports governing bodies, and professional disciplinary tribunals.

Citadel’s team of licensing advocates have long-standing national recognition for “...expertise in regulatory fields such as health and safety, trading standards and licensing ” (Chambers & Partners 2012).We deal with all forms of licensed activities, including Alcohol and Food, Entertainment & Gambling.

Members of the team have experience in a wide variety of common law matters, at all levels.

Here at Citadel we pride ourselves on being one of the leading sports law groups, with a highly qualified team of experts reputed for taking the time to understand the needs of their clients, and who provide determined and effective representation in order to achieve outstanding results.

Our members represent both employees and employers, providing advice and representation in Employment Tribunals and appellate Courts. They have experience of all aspects of employment law.

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Members of the group are experienced in representing clients from a wide range of countries and cultures, from advising on initial applications to representation in both tiers of the Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) and the administrative and appellate courts, including matters involving the impact of European Law.

Our members are both experienced in operating before service courts, and have an understanding of the unique demands and pressures of life in the services.

The Citadel team of inquest barristers provide legal advice and representation to any family, individual or organisation who have any degree of involvement or interest in an inquest in the Coroner’s Court. Members also accept instructions to represent individuals, companies or other organisations involved in any Public Inquiry.

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Ilana Davis’ client cleared of Sexual Assault

Ilana Davis has secured the acquittal of a man for sexual assault. Cannock Magistrates’ Court heard an allegation that the defendant had sexually assaulted the complainant in a park. However, in closing submissions, Ilana took the court through significant contradictions in…

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