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

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LONDON, WC1R 4HD, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7067 1500
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Fax 020 7067 1507
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1043 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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www.25bedfordrow.com

Samantha Riggs

Tel:
Work 020 7067 1500
Email:
Web:
www.25bedfordrow.com
25 Bedford Row (Chambers of P Mendelle QC, G Carter-Stephenson QC & J Dein QC)

Position

Established leading junior advising and defending corporate and individual defendants in complex fraud, regulatory investigations and prosecutions. Extensive experience in environmental crime with particular expertise in waste management/environmental permitting / water / statutory nuisance. Often advises pre-charge, is accustomed to taking a pro-active approach at the outset of proceedings, is skilled in taking pre-trial challenges including legality of search warrants, abuse of process and technical issues arising from the Environmental Regulations. Experienced in restraint, confiscation and enforcement receivership acting on behalf of defendants and interested third parties. Civil background and experienced in appeals in the VAT Tribunal, before PINs  on permit appeals and civil enforcement by the Environment Agency in the High Court. Other regulatory work includes health and safety, food safety, trading standards. Experienced in judicial review. A team player who inspires confidence and described as "a fierce and fearless barrister whom it is good to have on your side". Incredibly hard working, with an eye for detail, great tactician and her technical understanding is simply outstanding. Experienced in working with experts.

Career

Called 1996.

Member

UKELA, CIWM, Private Prosecutors’ Association, POCLA, ARDL, FSLA, CBA Female Fraud Forum.

Education

University of London BA (Hons) History 1994; City University Diploma In Law 1995.


London Bar

Environment

Within: Leading Juniors

Samantha Riggs - 25 Bedford Row ‘ A wonderful barrister who is at the top of her field and has knowledge that is second to none. ’

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Fraud: crime

Within: Leading Juniors

Samantha Riggs - 25 Bedford Row ‘ She leaves no stone unturned in her efforts to present the best possible case for her clients. ’

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