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36 Crime welcomes new members

2nd June 2019

36 Crime at the 36 Group has welcomed John Cammegh QC who joins us from 9 Bedford Row. He specialises in cases of murder, manslaughter, use and supply of firearms, drugs, and complex sexual offences with an emphasis on vulnerable witnesses. He also has unique experience as lead counsel acting in historic international criminal tribunals in Sierra Leone and Bangladesh.


Adrian Amer (1984) who joins us from 9 Bedford Row. He will continue to undertake a full range of prosecution and defence work. He has particular expertise in cybercrime & cyber enabled matters and is uniquely qualified in this area as the only barrister to have studied for and passed the operations certificate with the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (CISI) majoring in financial and cybercrime. He is presently studying for the diploma in investment and compliance with CISI whilst maintaining a full time practice.


James Bide-Thomas (2005) who joins us from 1 High Pavement. He will continue to undertake a full range of prosecution and defence work. He has a particular interest in smoke free premise regulations, licensing involving alcohol and hot food and consumer/trading standards with expertise in both criminal and civil remedies. He has appeared in several inquests involving death as a result of the failure of equipment. James is on the List of Assistants to Counsel for the International Criminal Court in the Hague.


Helen Marley (2016) who joins us from 1 High Pavement. She is committed to continuing to build a practice involving the full range of prosecution & defence work. She has experience across the whole spectrum such as; violence, public order, weapons, drugs, fraud, sexual offences and driving matters. She also routinely deals with forfeiture, confiscation and domestic violence prevention.


Michael Haggar (2017) has accepted our offer of tenancy after completing a probationary tenancy with us. Michael primarily practises in criminal law and extradition. He appears most frequently in the Crown Court, where he both defends and prosecutes. He has appeared in the Court of Appeal, where he successfully overturned a conviction on the grounds that the trial judge’s conduct deprived the defendant of a fair trial (R v Myers [2018] EWCA Crim 2191). Michael has represented defendants in extradition proceedings at Westminster and the High Court.

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