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Crime

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.

We believe that the combination of our legal and technical expertise makes us the chambers of choice in all areas of criminal work for both private and publicly funded clients.

Members of the team are registered with the Bar Council to accept instructions directly from members of the public, companies or other organisations under the Public Access scheme please see the Public Access section of this website for further information.

Citadel is regularly recognised in Chambers & Partners Guide to the UK Bar :  ‘… excellent work in crime’ (2012) ,  ‘…one of the great sets for criminal work’ (2013),  and in the Legal 500 guide –  ‘… well known for their expertise in serious fraud and sexual offence cases’ (2014).

Head of the Criminal Team is Martin Butterworth.

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