The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

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

Living Wage
Work 020 7067 1500
Fax 020 7067 1507
25 Bedford Row (Chambers of P Mendelle QC, G Carter-Stephenson QC & J Dein QC), Jeremy Dein QC, London, ENGLAND

Lawyer rankings

Jeremy Dein QC

Work 020 7067 1500
25 Bedford Row (Chambers of P Mendelle QC, G Carter-Stephenson QC & J Dein QC)


Huge experience in defending the gravest, most serious, complex and high-profile cases. Including some of the most significant criminal trials of our time. Unrivalled involvement in homicide cases at the Central Criminal Court. Also defends in serious sex, organised crime and private crime. Particular interest in appellate work.


Called 1982; Silk 2003, Sexual offences ticketed Recorder 2004, Judical College Course tutor 2012, Old Bailey recorder 2015. Former CBA Director of Education. Has written and lectured in UK and abroad, most recently in: Florida, Delhi, Seoul (South Korea), Hong Kong (Chinese University). Joint Head of Chambers, Head of Crime Group, 25 Bedford Row. +
Lead defence role in Murder, Mystery and My Family” BBC award winning, death penalty documentary series, 2018/19.


Criminal Bar Association Director of Education 2008-2012. Has served on many bar committees and criminal justice working parties.


Queen Mary, University (LLB Hons).

London Bar


Within: Leading Silks

Jeremy Dein QC - 25 Bedford Row ‘ The more complex and intense the case, the more he thrives. ’

Within: Crime

'An excellent set with high-calibre barristers', 25 Bedford Row is a defence-only set that handles, alongside privately funded work, some of the most difficult publicly funded work, often including multi-defendant violent crime cases. Tyrone Smith QC represented a teenage drug dealer who, having been arrested and found with a 30cm knife four days before, stabbed a youth worker who asked him to stop selling drugs outside his home; the defendant was found not guilty of murder and convicted of wounding with intent. Turning to criminal appeals, Jeremy Dein QC represented far-right activist Stephen Yaxley-Lennon in a successful appeal against his initial committal to prison for contempt of court in May 2018 for interfering with sexual offence trials subject to reporting restrictions in Canterbury and Leeds. Among the juniors, Melanie Simpson represented a Hungarian woman who, along with her special constable husband, was convicted of trafficking women to a brothel they ran in an apartment block in Chelsea.

[back to top]

Back to index

Legal Developments worldwide

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to