Chloe Fordham

Call 2005

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Chloe regularly appears in high-profile, multi-defendant cases involving the most serious of allegations. She has a particular interest in organised crime and spent a period of time on secondment to the Organised Crime Division of the Crown Prosecution Service.

She has a wealth of experience in prosecuting and defending serious sexual offences, including historical allegations and those involving young people.

As disclosure counsel in respect of the Hillsborough Investigation and in SOCA’s longest running operation she also has an in-depth knowledge of this area of criminal law.

Chloe is direct access qualified so, in appropriate cases, can be instructed directly by lay clients to provide advice and representation without the need for a solicitor. This includes advices on appeal.

Criminal Cases

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