Doughty Street Chambers Silk Announcement 2015

Doughty Street is delighted to announce that five of our members have been appointed Queen's Counsel this year.


Congratulations to Aswini Weereratne, Jonathan Mann, Richard Fisher, Henrietta Hill and Rupert Bowers who will be officially appointed in the ceremony in Westminster Hall on 16th February 2015.


Aswini Weereratne specialises in mental health law including mental capacity, healthcare law and human rights. Her practice encompass many areas in which these specialisms are important, for example, the Court of Protection, prison law, community care, actions for damages, inquests and inquiries.


Jonathan Mann has long specialised in representing those charged with financial crime as well as regulatory infringement. He also has experience, in a pre-charge advisory capacity, in assisting those being investigated by both domestic investigators as well as those with international jurisdiction. He is also regarded as having an expertise representing defendants with mental illness, particularly those charged with grave crimes of violence. He sits as  Recorder in the Crown Court.


Richard Fisher is a recognised specialist in cases involving serious organised crime and in proceeds of crime related litigation. Richard is instructed in cases of serious and complex general crime and he has a particular specialism in cases involving allegations of fraud, cheat, money laundering and where the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 is engaged to restrain, recover, forfeit or confiscate assets alleged to have been generated by criminal conduct.


Rupert Bowers has a mixed civil and criminal practice. He has particular expertise at the interface between the criminal and civil jurisdictions, challenging search warrants and restraint orders, and arrest and detention. His criminal practice is largely white collar fraud and he also practises in the niche area of sports regulation.


Henrietta Hill specialises in inquests, discrimination law, claims against the police and related public law work. She is listed as a leading junior in all her specialist areas in Chambers and Partners 2015, including as a Band 1 junior in Police Law. Henrietta is very experienced in mediations and round table meetings.  She also sits as a part-time Assistant Coroner for Inner South London.


To see the full list of Queen’s Counsel appointed see here.


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