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Chambers of Paul Mendelle QC, George Carter-Stephenson QC and Je

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

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

25 Bedford Row is β€˜an excellent set with genuine depth in numbers, expertise and legal talent’. Well known for criminal defence work, chambers is also β€˜valued for its excellent fraud and regulatory counsel’. The barristers and clerks are β€˜approachable, professional and reliable’, and β€˜the clerks’ room has always been a strength of this set’. In particular, senior clerk Guy Williams, is β€˜the leading ambassador’ for championing client service, and deputy senior clerk Emma Makepeace is rated β€˜very highly’ for her β€˜commercial’ approach. First junior Alfie Lee is β€˜friendly and committed’, and solicitors β€˜acknowledge how well he has grown into his role, going out of his way to assist and accommodate wherever possible’. Offices in: London

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London Bar

Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)
Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations) – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

25 Bedford Row

25 Bedford Row’s Nathaniel Rudolf was junior counsel for one of the acquitted defendants in the Operation Tabernula insider dealing trial. Other work handled by members relates to environmental crime and interest rate manipulation.

Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations) – Leading silks

George Carter-Stephenson QC - 25 Bedford Row β€˜Meticulously prepared and supremely calm – nothing appears to divert him from his ultimate objective.’

Ranked: tier 1

Paul Hynes QC - 25 Bedford Row β€˜Well regarded for Bribery Act matters.’

Ranked: tier 3
Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations) – Leading juniors

Nathaniel Rudolf - 25 Bedford Row β€˜He has the ability to scythe through the rhetoric to concentrate on the issues that matter.’

Ranked: tier 1

Samantha Riggs - 25 Bedford Row β€˜Thorough and well prepared with excellent client care and communication skills.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police)
Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police) – Leading silks

Diana Ellis QC - 25 Bedford Row β€˜Unfailingly impressive and tenacious in her approach.’

Ranked: tier 4

John Cooper QC - 25 Bedford Row β€˜Excellent on his feet and very good on tactics.’

Ranked: tier 4
Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police) – Leading juniors

Joanna Evans - 25 Bedford Row β€˜Very clever and hardworking; she brings an innovative approach to difficult cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Crime (general crime)
Crime (general crime) – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

25 Bedford Row

At defence set 25 Bedford Row, members have strengths in serious and complex violent crime cases, sexual offences work and terrorism matters. Paul Keleher QC represented a transgender woman, who was convicted of a mercy killing of her father but was sentenced to only a four-year tariff. Paul Hynes QC secured the acquittal of a man – who reportedly named his pet cat β€˜7/7’ – accused of involvement in a conspiracy to behead a Royal British Legion fundraiser; the other defendant was convicted.

Crime (general crime) – Leading silks

Courtenay Griffiths QC - 25 Bedford Row β€˜He conducts every case in a bespoke manner.’

Ranked: tier 1

George Carter-Stephenson QC - 25 Bedford Row β€˜Fearless in court and more than prepared to plough a lone furrow when the situation demands it.’

Ranked: tier 1

Jeremy Dein QC - 25 Bedford Row β€˜Committed and client-friendly.’

Ranked: tier 1

Paul Mendelle QC - 25 Bedford Row β€˜He is a formidable cross-examiner and his legal submissions are measured, succinct and very persuasive.’

Ranked: tier 1

John Cooper QC - 25 Bedford Row β€˜A charismatic trial advocate.’

Ranked: tier 2

Paul Keleher QC - 25 Bedford Row β€˜His advocacy is effective and understated.’

Ranked: tier 2

Diana Ellis QC - 25 Bedford Row β€˜A committed defence advocate with the most fantastic range of work.’

Ranked: tier 3

Jo Sidhu QC - 25 Bedford Row β€˜His practice ranges from appeals through complex terror cases to sensitive sexual abuse trials.’

Ranked: tier 3

Peter Doyle QC - 25 Bedford Row β€˜He prepares thoroughly, has endless patience and argues the law with great authority.’

Ranked: tier 3

Paul Hynes QC - 25 Bedford Row β€˜His natural intellect and ease helps him break down complex cases while keeping juries on-side.’

Ranked: tier 3

Rudi Fortson QC - 25 Bedford Row β€˜A leading expert on psychoactive substances and the misuse of drugs.’

Ranked: tier 3

Tyrone Smith QC - 25 Bedford Row β€˜He is persuasive and has a real knack for getting on with people.’

Ranked: tier 3
Crime (general crime) – Leading juniors

Arlette Piercy - 25 Bedford Row β€˜She brings a real energy to the case, and is always excellent with clients.’

Ranked: tier 1

Aisling Byrnes - 25 Bedford Row β€˜An excellent lawyer with superb client care skills – her reputation is well deserved.’

Ranked: tier 1

Ben Smitten - 25 Bedford Row β€˜He has a knack of finding practical solutions when others fail.’

Ranked: tier 2

Emma Akuwudike - 25 Bedford Row β€˜A passionate advocate who empathises with, and fights hard for, her clients.’

Ranked: tier 2

Alex Jamieson - 25 Bedford Row β€˜He exudes confidence in an understated way.’

Ranked: tier 3

Adrian Eissa - 25 Bedford Row β€˜An extremely versatile and able advocate.’

Ranked: tier 3

Carolina Guiloff - 25 Bedford Row β€˜A real life Martha Costello, she bristles with crusading zeal, tactical nous and a bedside manner that puts all clients at ease.’

Ranked: tier 3

Laurie-Anne Power - 25 Bedford Row β€˜Her aptitude in the most serious and complex of matters is phenomenal.’

Ranked: tier 3

Melanie Simpson - 25 Bedford Row β€˜An outstanding advocate, who dominates trials through her successful legal arguments and jury engagement.’

Ranked: tier 3

Michael Neofytou - 25 Bedford Row β€˜A diligent, conscientious barrister, who prepares his cases meticulously.’

Ranked: tier 3

Osman Osman - 25 Bedford Row β€˜Alongside his fraud work, he handles high-stakes drug importation cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Fraud: crime
Fraud: crime – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

25 Bedford Row

Defence-focused set 25 Bedford Row is β€˜a very good chambers well worthy of its high ranking, with dependable counsel at every level’. Nigel Sangster QC represented a woman who was acquitted on charges of involvement in a film partnership tax scheme case.

Fraud: crime – Leading silks

George Carter-Stephenson QC - 25 Bedford Row β€˜Patient and kind with clients, who find his serenity and deep knowledge immensely reassuring.’

Ranked: tier 1

Nigel Sangster QC - 25 Bedford Row β€˜He provides sound advice and has a very calming and relaxed manner in conference.’

Ranked: tier 2

Peter Doyle QC - 25 Bedford Row β€˜Clearly the senior intellect in court and a really good β€œdetails man” – ideal for fraud work.’

Ranked: tier 3

Rudi Fortson QC - 25 Bedford Row β€˜He has huge knowledge and expertise in the field and is warm and helpful with clients.’

Ranked: tier 3

Tom Price QC - 25 Bedford Row β€˜He is very focused and makes the points he needs to make economically.’

Ranked: tier 3
Fraud: crime – Leading juniors

Nathaniel Rudolf - 25 Bedford Row β€˜Without doubt one of the best senior juniors at the Bar – judges react to what he says because it is right.’

Ranked: tier 1

Simon Pentol - 25 Bedford Row β€˜He has the outstanding ability to filter through a wealth of detailed evidence in order of identify the critical issues.’

Ranked: tier 1

Adrian Eissa - 25 Bedford Row β€˜He is able to conduct detailed analyses of cases and present them in a clear way.’

Ranked: tier 2

Samantha Riggs - 25 Bedford Row β€˜A brave and clever advocate.’

Ranked: tier 2

Colin Wells - 25 Bedford Row β€˜His key strengths are his legal brain, capacity for hard work, good judgement and gift for speaking plainly to clients.’

Ranked: tier 3

Geoffrey Payne - 25 Bedford Row β€˜He is extremely intelligent and well appraised of the law.’

Ranked: tier 3

Nicola Howard - 25 Bedford Row β€˜She specialises in fraud matters with a great early command of the case papers.’

Ranked: tier 3

Alex Jamieson - 25 Bedford Row β€˜He has a very calming way with clients and explains difficult concepts in an easy-to-understand way.’

Ranked: tier 4

Dermot Keating - 25 Bedford Row β€˜A highly effective cross-examiner.’

Ranked: tier 4

Michael Gomulka - 25 Bedford Row β€˜A skilled and tenacious advocate, who is always well prepared.’

Ranked: tier 4

Neil Baki - 25 Bedford Row β€˜His preparation is first-class and his advocacy is excellent – it is a pleasure to watch him in court.’

Ranked: tier 4

Osman Osman - 25 Bedford Row β€˜He has an incredible work ethic and charms the court.’

Ranked: tier 4

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International crime and extradition
International crime and extradition – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

25 Bedford Row

25 Bedford Row’s Diana Ellis QC and David Hooper QC defend in international criminal tribunal cases. The latter represented William Ruto, the deputy president of Kenya, in high-profile proceedings stemming from violence after the 2007 Kenyan presidential election – the case was dismissed in April 2016.

International crime and extradition – Leading silks

David Hooper QC - 25 Bedford Row β€˜Instructed to defend in the most agenda-setting International Criminal Court cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Diana Ellis QC - 25 Bedford Row β€˜A confident and assured court performer with a calm, unhurried and authoritative delivery.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Police law (defendant)
Police law (defendant) – Leading silks

Peter Doyle QC - 25 Bedford Row β€˜He defends senior officers in disciplinary cases.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture
Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture – Leading Silks

Nigel Sangster QC - 25 Bedford Row β€˜He picks up on the detail and core of a case quickly.’

Ranked: tier 3
Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture – Leading juniors

Nathaniel Rudolf - 25 Bedford Row β€˜He has total knowledge of a case and the law relating to it.’

Ranked: tier 1

Adrian Eissa - 25 Bedford Row β€˜A knowledgeable and effective advocate.’

Ranked: tier 2

Geoffrey Payne - 25 Bedford Row β€˜An extremely dedicated, approachable and hardworking barrister.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Professional discipline and regulatory law
Professional discipline and regulatory law – Leading juniors

Alex Jamieson - 25 Bedford Row β€˜Incredibly knowledgeable in both regulatory cases and inquests.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Set overviews: England and Wales

25 Bedford Row is β€˜an excellent set with genuine depth in numbers, expertise and legal talent’. Well known for criminal defence work, chambers is also β€˜valued for its excellent fraud and regulatory counsel’. The barristers and clerks are β€˜approachable, professional and reliable’, and β€˜the clerks’ room has always been a strength of this set’. In particular, senior clerk Guy Williams, is β€˜the leading ambassador’ for championing client service, and deputy senior clerk Emma Makepeace is rated β€˜very highly’ for her β€˜commercial’ approach. First junior Alfie Lee is β€˜friendly and committed’, and solicitors β€˜acknowledge how well he has grown into his role, going out of his way to assist and accommodate wherever possible’. Offices in: London

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