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

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Criminal, financial and regulatory defence and advice. Has a broad practice often involving complex factual, legal and multi-jurisdictional issues. Extensive experience of bribery, company offences, corruption, confiscation, drugs, homicide, serious and organised crime, terrorism, fraud, money laundering, white-collar, commercial and regulatory proceedings. Has appeared in a number of reported and high-profile cases at first instance and on appeal. His practice reflects a particular interest in financial crime and terrorism, but covers a wide spectrum which this year has included a 15 year old charged with murder, modern slavery allegations, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, representing a Defendant in the Hillsborough disaster criminal trial, an historic child sexual abuse ring and instructions in relation to a 95 Defendant High Court action brought on behalf of the tax collecting authority of the Danish government. Regular author, lecturer and broadcaster on criminal law.


Called 1987, Lincoln’s Inn; Silk 2010; regular author, lecturer and broadcaster on criminal law; contributor to ‘Abuse of Process: A Practical Approach (Jordans); co-author of ‘International Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing: A UK Perspective’ (Sweet & Maxwell).


Criminal Bar Association, Legal Action Group, Liberty, Police Action Lawyers Group and Financial Services Lawyers Association.



BA (Hons.) Law, LLD (Hon.).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Paul Hynes QC25 Bedford RowPaul is a courteous and engaging leader who has a brilliant sense of humour. He is an extremely talented and precise advocate with an amazing memory for detail. Paul’s cross-examination style is formidable but still extremely jury-friendly.