Samantha Riggs > 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

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Established leading junior advising and defending corporate and individual defendants in complex fraud, regulatory investigations and prosecutions. Extensive experience in environmental crime with particular expertise in waste management/environmental permitting / water / statutory nuisance. Often advises pre-charge, is accustomed to taking a pro-active approach at the outset of proceedings, is skilled in taking pre-trial challenges including legality of search warrants, abuse of process and technical issues arising from the Environmental Regulations. Experienced in restraint, confiscation and enforcement receivership acting on behalf of defendants and interested third parties. Civil background and experienced in appeals in the VAT Tribunal, before PINs  on permit appeals and civil enforcement by the Environment Agency in the High Court. Other regulatory work includes health and safety, food safety, trading standards. Experienced in judicial review. A team player who inspires confidence and described as “a fierce and fearless barrister whom it is good to have on your side”. Incredibly hard working, with an eye for detail, great tactician and her technical understanding is simply outstanding. Experienced in working with experts.


Called 1996.


UKELA, CIWM, Private Prosecutors’ Association, POCLA, ARDL, FSLA, CBA Female Fraud Forum.


University of London BA (Hons) History 1994; City University Diploma In Law 1995.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Fraud: crime

Within: Leading Juniors -

Samantha Riggs

25 Bedford Row

She leaves no stone unturned in her efforts to present the best possible case for her clients.

London Bar > Environment

Within: Leading Juniors -

Samantha Riggs

25 Bedford Row

A wonderful barrister who is at the top of her field and has knowledge that is second to none.