We are delighted to announce that Henry Blaxland QC of Garden Court Chambers has been shortlisted for Crime Silk of the Year at the Chambers & Partners UK Bar Awards 2017.
Henry Blaxland QC was called to the Bar in 1978 and took silk in 2002. Ranked in Band 1 of the Chambers & Partners Bar Guide 2017, Henry is recognised as one of the leading criminal defence advocates in the UK.
He specialises in serious crime, fraud, terrorism and criminal appeals. Henry has been instructed in many high profile trials over a 38-year career. In 2016, Henry secured the acquittal of former broker Darrell Read, charged with conspiracy to defraud arising from allegations of fixing Libor rates. He was instructed in: the case of John Downey, a successful abuse of process submission for a man accused of planting the IRA Hyde Park bomb: the celebrated miscarriage of justice appeals of Derek Bentley; the Bridgewater Four; the 7/7 London Underground bombing, and the Pakistani cricket match-fixing case.
He is a member of the Garden Court Chambers Crime Team (winners of the Legal 500 Crime Set of the Year 2015) and a member of the Garden Court Fraud & Confiscation team. Henry is a Master of the Bench at the Middle Temple.
The Chambers UK Bar Awards will take place on Thursday 26th October at the London Hilton on Park Lane. The awards are based on Chambers & Partners research for the 2018 edition of the Chambers UK Bar Guide and reflect a set’s pre-eminence in key practice areas. They also reflect notable achievements and outstanding work.