Simon Denison QC has acted in many high profile, multi-handed and / or complex cases, including murder, manslaughter, firearms, gang related offences, robbery, kidnapping, human trafficking, serious sexual offences, drugs, human rights, European Law, fraud, corruption, cases involving issues of sensitive disclosure , national security, and terrorism, including cyber terrorism. He is Security Cleared. He has advised the Attorney General and appeared on his behalf in the Court of Appeal in many cases. Other advisory work has included advising prosecuting agencies pre- and post charge on discrete issues of law, including statutory interpretation, and advising in relation to issues of money laundering, and professional regulation. He is on the SFO QC Panel. Examples of cases include R v Tariq Rana and others (murder committed by a British National in Pakistan, prosecuted here), R v Fadi Nasri and others (contract murder of woman special constable ordered by her husband), R v Leon Dunkley and others (gang murder of innocent 16-year-old girl by shooting into a pizza shop, involving anonymous witnesses) , R v Hamilton and others (gang murder of 15-year-old Negus McLean who was chased on his bicycle and stabbed), R v RF (killing of sex worker by vulnerable defendant with mental health issues), R v Khan and others (cyber terrorism, including youngest convicted terrorist), R v Chentouf (mother hid bomb manual in her burka and considered turning her children into human bombs), R v Beach and others (Heathrow bullion robbery), R v Bellamy (paedophile sexual grooming) , Attorney General’s Reference No 16 of 2009 (firearms and assisting offenders, gun used in the gang murder of 11-year-old Rhys Jones), Attorney General’s Reference Nos 4 – 8 of 2014 (firearms), R v Hanif and Khan (2014 CCRC reference to the Court of Appeal following finding by the ECHR of a violation of Article 6).
- Junior Treasury Counsel at the Central Criminal Court (2001)
- Senior Treasury Counsel at the Central Criminal Court (2007)
- Queen’s Counsel (2009)
- SFO QC Panel
- Security Cleared
- Member of the South Eastern Circuit
- Member of the Criminal Bar Association
- Member of the Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers
- Member of the British Association for Sport and Law
- Tonbridge School
- St Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge, LLM (Hons), Law
Enjoys playing and watching sport.