General Crime

Our reputation is built upon some of the best talent at the criminal bar. In addition, at a time of change to the profession, lay and professional clients alike benefit from the outstanding quality of our case management and clerking, resulting in cost-effective use of court time and resources.

5PB prosecutes and defends across the full range of criminal practice at every level of the criminal justice system, including large-scale drug importation, corruption of public servants, firearms offences, historic sexual offences, blackmail and serious violence. The Attorney-General’s list of prosecutors includes members of chambers at all levels.

Members of chambers have particular experience in cases involving public interest immunity and sensitive disclosure issues, vulnerable witnesses, parallel proceedings and high technology crime. Chambers’ expertise in the related areas of business crime, proceeds of crime and extradition adds to our leading reputation in crime.

Members regularly lecture on crime and publish as authors, contributing editors and editors in Archbold and other journals and practitioners’ guides.