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

Living Wage


Fraud and regulatory defence work.

Advising and representing individuals and companies on Fraud and Money Laundering.

Instructed as a specialist in (1) Abuse of Process and (2) Costs (including appeals) in criminal cases.

(1) ‘Abuse of Process:’ (3rd ed, Oxford Union Press 2017);

(2) ‘Fraud: a Practitioners Handbook’ (Bloomsbury 2014).


Called 1987.

Reported criminal cases : SFO v O’Brien [2014] UKSC – Supreme Court – boiler room fraud, extradition and abuse of process.

R v McMullen [2013] EWCA Crim 2357 – Court of Appeal – jury selection, protection and misconduct.

Reported criminal costs cases:

R v Shabir SCCO Ref: AGS/88/19 : Newton hearing, web history electronic evidence payable as PPE.

R v Xhana SCCO Ref: 118/17 – Litigator fee appeal based upon appropriate basis for calculating the PPE Prosecution served electronic material  exhibit disc based upon a PDF or Excel format.

R v Motaung SCCO Ref: 179/15 – claim for raw telephone data as used material deemed unused and outside PPE.
R v Hunt [2016] 2 Costs LR 429 – Newton hearing definition.
R v Jagelo SCCO Ref: 96/15 – Special preparation claim compatible with Article 6 rights.

R v Johnson, Nettleton SCCO Ref 58/13, [2014] 2 Costs L.R. 387 – recoupment of Legal Aid.

Tuckers Solicitors v Lord Chancellor [2013] EWHC 3817 (QB) – transfer of Legal Aid Representation Order.


Fraud Lawyers Association; Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers.


Warwick University Masters Industrial Relations Employment Law

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Fraud: crime

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Colin Wells

25 Bedford Row

A canny hand who displays the human touch with clients and juries.