Matthew Jewell > Chambers of Karim Khalil QC and Andrew Campbell Tiech QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Karim Khalil QC and Andrew Campbell Tiech QC
Drystone Chambers


Matthew Jewell’s practice includes criminal prosecution and defence matters, covering in particular serious fraud and regulatory law but also drugs and violence offences. In recognition of his ability and serious caseload, Matthew was appointed Queen’s Counsel in February 2018.

He has a particular interest in cases involving sensitive disclosure issues, and those involving the use of covert surveillance. He is finding himself increasingly instructed at pre-charge stage for early advice, advising upon disclosure, and forming a case plan through negotiation and the best possible use of correspondence. His experience from over twenty years in practice is highly sought for tactical advice in particular – Matthew is known as an adept tactician.

Matthew can cut through legal jargon and complicated points of law to communicate with clients in language they can easily understand. This skill is particularly appreciated by clients with no experience of the criminal justice system, as is his attention to detail and service ethic – something borne out by the legal directories, where professional clients praise his “exceptional service”. Matthew Jewell is also a Pupil Supervisor.


Called to the Bar 1989
BA – Oxford
Dip Law – City


The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
Western Circuit
Western Circuit Committee Member 2008-
Criminal Bar Association
Criminal Bar Association, Committee Member 2005-2008
Member of the General Council of the Bar (2006-2008)
Grade 4 CPS Prosecutor


Taunton School; Christ Church, Oxford (BA); City University (Dip Law).

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Crime

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Matthew Jewell QC

Drystone Chambers

A very accomplished crime silk.