Chloe Fordham

Call 2005

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Practice Overview

Chloe specialises in criminal and regulatory work. Her criminal practice is wide-ranging but she has a particular interest in organised crime and has extensive experience both prosecuting and defending in large-scale drugs and firearms conspiracies.

She has successfully represented a multitude of defendants in cases involving allegations of serious sexual offences and is a member of the specialist rape and sexual offences prosecution panel.

In her regulatory and sports practice, Chloe is regularly instructed by the General Medical Council to present fitness to practice cases in front of the Medical Practitioners’ Tribunal. She has experience in sports disciplinary work and is a member of the Disciplinary Panel of England Boxing and Chair of the Competitions Disciplinary Committee for England Handball. She is also a member of the Sports Resolutions pro bono panel with specialisms in safeguarding and anti-doping.

Chloe has experience in private prosecutions and is also direct access qualified so can be instructed directly by lay clients to provide advice and representation without the need for a solicitor in appropriate cases.

Having practised in London for over ten years, Chloe also maintains a practice there.


Hillsborough Investigation (Operation Resolve): Instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service to advise on disclosure matters

R v Burke & others (Operation Troop): Junior counsel for one of thirteen defendants in joint-enterprise gang-related murder

R v Motroc and othersLed for the Crown in the trial of five defendants for the running of a large network of brothels in East London. Offences charged included rape, human trafficking, controlling prostitution, blackmail and perverting the course of justice. This trial was further complicated by both the international aspect of the offending and by the involvement of a corrupt police officer who was tried alongside the other defendants and was charged with offences including blackmail and misconduct in a public office.

R v Murray & others (Operation Optica): Junior counsel for the Crown in conspiracy to possess firearm with intent to endanger life

R v Holland & others (Operation Uxbridge): Junior counsel for the Crown in conspiracy to possess firearm with intent to endanger life

R v Vernon & others (Operation Volcano): Represented first defendant in conspiracy to supply class A drugs involving 19 kilos of heroin and cocaine

R v Andrews & others (Operation Villalot): Junior counsel for the Crown in case involving multiple allegations of mortgage fraud and money laundering