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

Living Wage


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 recently 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.

Appointed Queen’s Counsel 2010.

Paul is a regular author, lecturer and broadcaster on criminal law. He is a contributor to ‘Abuse of Process: A Practical Approach (Jordans) and 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
  • Financial Services Lawyers Association


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

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Paul Hynes QC25 Bedford RowPaul is almost frighteningly clever, but his major strength is that he is able to prevent that from becoming intimidating to juries, who love him. His ability to move seamlessly between high level legal submissions to senior judges, gaining the confidence of vulnerable defendants, and making accessible and compelling submissions to a jury, is incredibly impressive. There’s nothing he can’t do.