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

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George Carter-Stephenson QC

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25 Bedford Row (Chambers of P Mendelle QC, G Carter-Stephenson QC & J Dein QC)


Highly sought after specialist defence silk with a varied and wide-ranging practice extending over all types of criminal cases and disciplinary proceedings. Extremely experienced in dealing with highly involved and complex cases, including all areas of commercial, corporate and financial crime, incorporating SFO prosecutions and high-value confiscation, asset recovery and restraint proceedings, murder and terrorism. Disciplinary and regulatory work includes representing financial and sports professionals, and high value VAT tribunal work. Recent notable cases: one of the most experienced Queens’ Counsel in MTIC fraud, diversion fraud and investment fraud, including operations Amazon, Felbella, Vaulter and previously include Dunaway, Dossao, Doona, Campaign, Emmersed, Sheppard and Euripus. Recent high profile criminal cases amongst others, include representing premiership footballer John Terry on allegations of racism and Keiron Fallon & others, 'The Jockey Case' conspiracy to defraud Betfair customers by 'race fixing'.


Called 1975; QC 1998.


  • Criminal Bar Association
  • European Criminal Bar Association
  • Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association (POCLA)
  • Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL)
  • Fraud Lawyers Association (FLA)
  • Financial Services Lawyers Association (FSLA)


Leeds (1974 LLB Hons).

London Bar

Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)

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

George Carter-Stephenson QC - 25 Bedford RowNobody works harder: his knowledge of the papers and of the detail of every case is magnificent and plain for all to see.

Within: Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)

25 Bedford Row’s members are now frequently appearing in business crime cases, including financial crime and environmental crime matters. George Carter-Stephenson QC represented a former Burges Salmon LLP partner who was acquitted of concealing criminal property as part of the Operation Hornet into HBOS’ impaired assets division.

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Crime (general crime)

Within: Crime (general crime) – Leading silks

George Carter-Stephenson QC - 25 Bedford RowThe guy you want in your corner when you’re in trouble.

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Fraud: crime

Within: Fraud: crime – Leading silks

George Carter-Stephenson QC - 25 Bedford RowA delightful man with an unassuming manner whom clients really take a liking to.

Within: Fraud: crime

25 Bedford Row is an ‘excellent set with good counsel at all levels, giving solicitors a wide range for any particular case’. George Carter-Stephenson QC represented a primary defendant in the long-running Operation Amazon carbon credit tax fraud case, which ran from a first Crown Court hearing in 2010 through to a jury verdict in late 2017, along the way spawning a Court of Appeal authority regarding the management of disclosure in such complex cases.

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