Criminal Barristers

Iscoed Chambers, based in Swansea, has an extremely strong team of criminal barristers at all levels of seniority.

There are currently 25 members of the Criminal Law Team, all of whom bring an enthusiastic and well disciplined approach to their work.  No other chambers in South West Wales can offer the range of experience and numbers of barristers which we have available to solicitors and their lay clients.  This enables us to provide a level of service in the locality which is without equal. We are continually employed in serious and high profile cases both for the Prosecution and Defence but, at the same time, provide a comprehensive service at all levels.

The Criminal Law Team is supported by an equally enthusiastic and experienced team of clerks who continually monitor the caseload of each barrister and the courts’ listing arrangements in order to ensure, so far as is humanly possible, that barristers are available to conduct the cases in which they have originally been instructed.  It follows that, in the event of a change of barrister becoming necessary, solicitors and their lay clients will have a large pool of alternative expertise from which to draw, without the disruption and inconvenience which can result from the need to instruct a barrister elsewhere.

The bulk of our work involves the Crown Court and Magistrates in the Swansea and South West Wales area but our normal activities also take in the whole of South and Mid Wales together, of course, with whichever other areas we may be required to visit. Our Prosecution work includes instructions from the Crown Prosecution Service, as well as local authorities and other prosecuting agencies. Our Defence work is derived from an extremely wide range of solicitors in private practice, the Public Defenders Service and other agencies.

Team Members