Fiona Murphy, Joe Middleton, Jonathan Lennon, Garry Green and Benjamin Newton newly appointed King’s Counsel

Doughty Street Chambers is thrilled and proud to announce that our leading juniors, Fiona MurphyJoe Middleton, Jonathan Lennon, Garry Green, Benjamin Newton have been appointed King’s Counsel following their success in the 2022 competition.

Fiona Murphy was one of the founders of leading police law specialist solicitors, Bhatt Murphy, and gained 20 years’ experience as a solicitor before transferring to the Bar in 2013. Fiona specialises in representing individuals who seek redress for violations of their human rights and has significant experience in both private and public law. Her practice is focused upon complex civil claims against public authorities, judicial review, and inquests and inquiries.

Joe Middleton is a versatile practitioner with crossover expertise in immigration, extradition, comparative and international law and human rights. Joe works on immigration, asylum and nationality cases and has led Doughty Street’s Immigration Team since 2016. His other main areas of practice include death penalty litigation and other complex constitutional and human rights cases, together with extradition work and challenges to INTERPOL red notices.

Jonathan Lennon is instructed in serious and complex crime and particularly in business crime.  His white collar practice encompasses serious and complex fraud, bribery and corruption cases, financial, regulatory and corporate wrong-doing and serious criminal cases. Jonathan has a substantial experience in POCA/asset recovery litigation in the High Court as well as challenges to investigative orders such as search warrants, Production Orders etc. Jonathan is particularly in demand for criminal cases involving a cross-over with civil litigation.

Garry Green is consistently instructed to appear in serious complex crime and high-profile cases, perhaps most notably homicide trials at the Old Bailey.  His expert knowledge and brilliant advocacy has also resulted in his instruction in fraud, regulatory work and extradition. In addition to his advocacy work, Garry has advised extensively for the Howard League, Justice and several other criminal justice charities about fair representation of youths especially from Black and racialised communities. He is a trustee of the Kalisher Trust and a patron of Urban Synergy Mentoring.

Benjamin Newton has substantial experience across all areas of criminal law, and sits as a Recorder in the Crown Court. He is frequently instructed in relation to allegations of financial crime, serious sexual offences, and murder/manslaughter. In addition to criminal trials, he regularly advises on and conducts fresh criminal appeals, and has expertise in extradition, courts martial proceedings, and criminal-related public law.

The appointments to King's Counsel of Fiona, Joe, Jonathan, Garry and Benjamin, brings chambers’ complement to a total of 42 Silks with leading reputations both domestically and internationally, across the range of criminal, public and administrative law.

For more information about the work of Jonathan, Garry and Benjamin, please contact Matthew Butchard.

For more information about the work of Fiona and Joe, please contact Sian Wilkins.