Tim Moloney KC, Fiona Murphy KC and Shu Shin Luh awarded at The Legal 500 Awards Ceremony 2023

We're delighted and honoured to announce that our Tim Moloney KC, Fiona Murphy KC and Shu Shin Luh have received awards at the Legal 500 Bar Awards 2023.

Chair of Chambers’ Management Board Tim Moloney KC received the ‘Crime and Extradition Silk of the Year’ award in recognition of his high profile work in cases involving allegations of homicide, fraud, terrorism and appellate work. Tim’s extensive appellate advocacy work has seen him acting in leading criminal law and death penalty related cases, as well as major extradition proceedings and providing advice to stakeholders on exposure to acts of terrorism. Tim has represented 72 of the postmasters whose convictions have been set aside in the landmark 'Post Office Scandal’ case, which has been recognised as the most widespread miscarriage of justice in the history of the United Kingdom.

Fiona Murphy KC, head of our Inquests and Inquiries and Actions Against the Police and Public Authorities teams, received an award for ‘Public Services and Charities Silk of the Year’. Specialising in human rights and public law, Fiona is well known for her work in headline inquests and public inquiries, including in relation to police use of fatal restraint, police firearms operations and the Undercover Policing Inquiry. She recently appeared in the Supreme Court in the leading public law case concerning police disciplinary procedures, R (W80) v IOPC and before the Administrative Court on behalf of Khristina O’Connor who challenges the outcome of her complaint alleging police perpetrated sexual misconduct.

Winner of the award for ‘Immigration Junior of the Year’, Shu Shin Luh’s practice has a strong focus on human rights, civil liberties and anti-discrimination. Within this, a significant proportion of her work has been in the field of migrant support, with a particular focus on challenging unlawful exercise of immigration powers and ensuring that her clients have access to safe and suitable accommodation and financial support. She pursues significant public interest litigation on behalf of individuals and organisations. She acted for five former detained persons and Medical Justice in the Brook House Inquiry, which recently published report found dysfunctional systems for protecting vulnerable detained people, routine misuse of force against detained people and recommended the imposition of a time limit on immigration detention.

The Legal 500 awards are given to sets and barristers on the basis of the positive feedback from clients during research for The Legal 500 annual rankings of barristers and chambers. We are hugely grateful to our clients for sharing their positive experiences of working with our barristers throughout the research process.

The full list of winner can be found here.

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