Sean Sullivan > Chambers of Steven Kay QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Steven Kay QC
9 Bedford Row


Sean is a calm and focused barrister who both prosecutes and defends allegations of serious crime –and has acted across a wide range of cases.

Sean has handled allegations of murder, rape, historic sexual abuse, drugs conspiracies and financial offences.


Called 2004

CPS Panel (Grade 4) and Rape Panel

Serious Fraud Panel (A)

Accredited pupil supervisor

Accredited to accept direct public access instructions

Accredited to deal with vulnerable witnesses


Inner Temple.

Criminal Bar Association.


St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford (BA Jurisprudence); Inns of Court School of Law.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Sean Sullivan9 Bedford RowSean belies his quiet ways with a determination to achieve the best result possible. Much admired and respected by lay clients and solicitors alike. A polished performer who gives everything to a case and succeeds where many would fail. A pleasure to work with, I would unhesitatingly recommend him as a class act.

A polished and professional set‘, 9 Bedford Row has a strong reputation for handling prominent defence instructions, but is equally adept at prosecuting; chambers is well known for its expertise in acting in courts-martial and terrorism cases. Peter Glenser QC, leading Sean Sullivan, prosecuted a seafood salesman, who was convicted of illegally importing and exporting critically endangered European eels (with a total aggregate value of £53m) to East Asia over a two-year period.