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Chambers of P Mendelle QC, G Carter-Stephenson QC & J Dein QC

Living Wage
LONDON, WC1R 4HD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7067 1500
Fax:
Fax 020 7067 1507
DX:
1043 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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Web:
www.25bedfordrow.com

 

This innovative set specialises in every aspect of modern defence advocacy, acting in the very highest profile cases. Having achieved and maintained the quality standard for the Bar (BarMark) since 1999, chambers is consistently assessed as a centre of excellence.

The set: 25 Bedford Row is widely recognised as the leading defence chambers in its core practice areas, due to its client-focused, high-quality service. Its reputation for excellence is best demonstrated by involvement in almost every recent major criminal trial, whether in fraud, organised crime or murder. Considered to have unsurpassed defence expertise in fraud and financial litigation matters and for providing advisory services and advocacy of the highest quality. Regulatory defence includes professional disciplinary and environmental law. Experienced in the conduct of criminal related civil applications including restraint, Data Protection Act and search warrants and costs. The excellence extends to the high quality of its staff who have a justified reputation for for their knowledge, efficiency and integrity.

Types of work undertaken: Criminal: unrivalled defence experience and expertise across the entire spectrum of criminal law, Covering all aspects of serious crime including murder, organised crime, drug trafficking, money laundering and crimes of extreme and sexual violence. Members also act for UK nationals charged with serious criminal offences in other national jurisdictions. Private client specialists accept instructions on all criminal matters, focusing on reducing the impact on individual reputations, careers and personal lives.

Fraud and financial litigation: specialising in defending individuals and corporations against allegations of international, corporate and financial crime. Providing a full range of advice and representation in both the criminal and civil aspects of this discipline from preliminary stages, including restraint, right through to appeal, confiscation and civil recovery. Assistance is also provided in relation to risk management and compliance, training and advisory work.

Professional disciplinary and regulatory: defence of individuals appearing before their professional bodies, disciplinary tribunals and regulatory authorities. Including healthcare professionals, solicitors, police officers, accountants, sports people and sports organisations. Expertise in all areas of contentious regulatory work in relation to environmental law and health and safety work, acting for employees,  directors and companies.

Environmental/Health & Safety: Experienced in health and safety investigations and prosecutions, acting in respect of allegations of corporate manslaughter and other prosecutions where serious injury has been caused. Experts advise and appear in relation to the full spectrum of Environmental law, including waste management offences.

Civil liberties and human rights: acting for persons whose human rights are infringed in a wide range of areas of law including actions against the police and public authorities, extradition, international law, inquests, mental health, prisoners rights and public and administrative law. Experts are involved in judicial review and appellate cases and challenges to decisions of a wide range of public authorities.

International work: experts in defending those accused of offences perpetrated by states, including war crime and other human rights abuses and offences against states, including espionage and terrorism. Advice and representation in international human rights law and trans-national justice issues for individuals, governmental organisations and major NGOs in a wide range of jurisdictions. Members act for and advise clients who face action from foreign governments including for the freezing or forfeiture of their assets.

 

  • Languages
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Punjabi
  • Farsi

Above material supplied by 25 Bedford Row (Chambers of P Mendelle QC, G Carter-Stephenson QC & J Dein QC).

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