Anthony Heaton-Armstrong

YEAR OF CALL 1973

Anthony Heaton-Armstrong is a member of Foundry Chambers. He has been in criminal practice for 45 years and has prosecuted and defended in cases at all levels of seriousness.He is an established author of numerous published books and articles concerning the criminal justice system and editor of 3 highly acclaimed multi-authored works on the broad subject of witness testimony, the most recent being ‘Witness Testimony in Sexual Cases’, Oxford University Press 2016 – all of which have forewords written by Lords Chief Justice. ‘I have known Ms Sargent as a professional colleague and friend for 37 years. She has frequently instructed me as defence counsel in cases involving allegations of murder, other crimes of violence and serious sexual assault, occasionally as leading counsel.In my experience, which I know to be shared by others who she has instructed, Ms Sargent has always been deeply committed to her clients and is exceptionally conscientious in her determination to protect their interests. I know that I can rely on her to do what is necessary to prepare cases for trial comprehensively and assiduously. She is also a highly persuasive advocate. I very strongly recommend her as a criminal defence solicitor.’

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Michael Birnbaum QC

YEAR OF CALL 1969. APPOINTED QC 1992

Michael Birnbaum QC a very senior Queen’s Counsel and member of Foundry Chambers writes. I have known Shanaz for many years and we have worked together on a number of very complex and serious cases. She is one of the most committed solicitors I know. She is dedicated to achieving the best
results for her clients and will always go the extra mile to help them.

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Would thoroughly recommend.

At such a difficult time I really could not fault the response by Mrs Shahnaz Sargent. As someone who has never been involved with the law before, it was extremely reassuring to have someone there who was so helpful and clearly skilled at what they do.

Would thoroughly recommend.