Duncan Jones > Chambers of P Mendelle KC, G Carter-Stephenson KC & J Dein KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of P Mendelle KC, G Carter-Stephenson KC & J Dein KC
25 Bedford Row

Living Wage


Duncan Jones specialises in criminal and white-collar defence advice, advocacy and investigations. He has particular expertise in fraud and financial crime, business crime and regulatory enforcement.

Duncan advises individual and business clients facing investigation and prosecution by a range of agencies, including the Serious Fraud Office, the US Department of Justice, HM Revenue & Customs, the Financial Conduct Authority and the Crown Prosecution Service.

Duncan has worked on numerous sensitive and high-profile matters and is frequently instructed to represent professionals, high profile, and high net-worth individuals in relation to confidential matters.

Duncan’s court practice encompasses proceedings at all levels of the English criminal courts. He acts as junior alone or as led-junior defending in complex trials. His recent cases include boiler-room frauds, international VAT and excise diversion fraud, international bribery and corruption, and ‘rogue trader’ fraud worth many millions of pounds.

In general crime, Duncan has successfully defended those facing allegations of organised crime including a national conspiracy to supply drugs, conspiracy to handle stolen goods, conspiracy to import tobacco, and conspiracy to rob. He has acted for defendants facing allegations of serious violence, weapons offences and sexual offences.

Duncan has substantial experience of a range of motoring law matters including drink and drug driving, dangerous driving, careless driving, vehicle and licencing offences. He has dealt with road traffic prosecutions involving fatal accidents.


Called 2012.


  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Young Fraud Lawyers Association


  • University of Essex (LLB, joint hons, Law and Human Rights, 2008)
  • Inner Temple exhibitioner (2010)
  • City Law School (BPTC, outstanding, 2011
  • Winner of the national BPTC criminal trial competition, 2011
  • Inner Temple prize for outstanding performance in BPTC examinations, 2011)
  • Michael Jaffa Prize, 2013

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Fraud: crime

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Duncan Jones – 25 Bedford Row ‘Duncan is excellent. Hard-working and committed, with great insight on strategic issues and a complete understanding of the landscape.’

London Bar > Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Duncan Jones25 Bedford RowDuncan is smart, insightful, incisive and a future star of the Bar.