Arlette Piercy > Chambers of P Mendelle QC, G Carter-Stephenson QC & J Dein QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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

Living Wage


Exclusively criminal defence work, trial and appellate, particular emphasis on fraud and crimes of serious violence, armed robbery and firearms offences, drugs related offences and representing  young offenders and gang members. Experience in terroist work, includes R v Kanyare & Others, allegation of conspiracy to obtain radioactive ‘red mercury’ for terrorist purposes, and other cases involving the Fake Sheikh Mazher Mahmood. Further experience of tabloid – led prosecution in R v Blake Fielder – Civil ( then Amy Winehouse’s Husband) and Tulisa Constostavalos. Notable significant cases include boiler room fraud involving the London Carbon Credit Company. Regularly instructed in street gang murders and has a significant firearms practice including successful defence of UK rapper Giggs.


Called 1990; before coming to the Bar, worked for a number of years in the House of Commons as a researcher and campaigns officer for a member of the Shadow Cabinet.


Criminal Bar Association; board member of ‘Rights International’, a small public interest pressure group which litigates individual human rights cases in international forums. Worked on miscarriage of justice cases in the US involving former Black Panther members Geronimo Pratt and Huey Newton.


LLB Law First Class Hons
Visiting Scholar University of California Berkeley.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Arlette Piercy25 Bedford RowAlways well prepared for every case I have briefed her in. She is meticulous at studying the prosecution case and then considering all aspects of defence preparation that can be undertaken before trial. Clients find her very easy to relate to in conference and she has an ability to instil confidence and build up a rapport with clients. In court Miss Piercy is a fearless advocate who is well received by juries for her down to earth manner and ability to use language that they can relate to.