Chambers has formidable experience in terrorism law, having defended and prosecuted in major terrorism-related cases for over thirty years. Dating back as far as the 1970s to the present day, these include the Guildford Four (bombing of pubs); R. v. Hulme (the last IRA prosecution in this country); the Ricin poison plot; the Stanstead airport hijacking; and more recently the 21/7 attempted bombings in London.
Our strengths and expertise in this area of law have developed because we are one of the few legal sets to offer specialist advisory and advocacy services to both prosecution and defence, as well as maintaining a presence on the Attorney-General’s list of Special Advocates for terrorist cases.
A recent example which demonstrates our set’s expertise in this area of law is the appointment of our Head of Chambers, Max Hill QC, as the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation in 2017.
In addition to our case and advisory work, we also provide international organisations and government bodies with presentation and advice on terror-related practices.