About Mountford

Mountford Chambers is one of the longest established sets in the United Kingdom, specialising in all areas of criminal law but with a particular emphasis on serious crime, regulatory, public law and business crime.

Its barristers have a reputation for being assured and compelling advocates who provide forensic and rigorous advice and representation.

In 2021, Mountford Chambers rebranded from ‘Carmelite Chambers’ following a change of leadership and fresh strategy to grow its business and criminal regulatory offering.

Mountford Chambers is named after the famous English architect – Edward William Mountford – who designed the Old Bailey in London.

The Mountford name is synonymous with excellence, dependability, and longevity.

Chambers is a highly respected, leading set with a national and international reputation for excellence, our barristers provide the very best advice and advocacy and are regularly instructed in high profile cases.

Our members have a breadth of experience covering every aspect of criminal and regulatory law and advisory work.

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Mountford Chambers is a specialist criminal, regulatory and public law set that is founded on principles of integrity, equality and representation for all.

Our QCs, Barristers and Clerks are united by a shared vision of delivering a client service that is focused on absolute excellence, assuring clients of strategic and vigorous representation that gets to the heart of the case, and the minds of judges and juries.

Legal publications describe chambers as follows:

“The set’s members have notable strength in defending across a range of fraud work, including VAT and MTIC frauds, tax evasion, carbon credit frauds, and money laundering cases. The set is well known for representing financial professionals, for example, accountants, bankers, and solicitors. Instructing solicitors say the set’s junior counsel are ‘extremely reliable and well-liked by defendants.”

(Legal 500, 2021)

“A respected set, well known for its deep bench and long-standing focus on criminal matters. Members act for both the prosecution and defence and often appear in complex and specialised cases. They handle the full gamut of criminal matters including cases relating to organised crime, terrorism, manslaughter and sexual assault…  One instructing solicitor comments: “Carmelite is populated by very talented individuals and is a top-quality set.””

(Chambers & Partners, 2020)

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