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

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Widely regarded as a ‘superlative’ leading Counsel in serious criminal cases with extensive experience in terrorism, homicide and large scale conspiracies involving fraud, drug trafficking and high value robberies. Numerous high profile cases include three of the largest ever terrorist plots (ricin poison, gas limos/dirty bomb and the airline liquid explosives), Leicester explosion (5 deaths), £40m Graff diamonds robbery, Goldman Sachs secretary (theft of £4m), £50m cocaine ‘bling bling’ gang, and £100m VAT diversion fraud.


Called 1993; Vice Chair, Criminal Bar Association, Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn, International advocacy trainer; former Vice-Chair Equality & Diversity Committee Bar Council and President of the Society of Asian Lawyers; pupil supervisor; undertakes direct access work; regular broadcaster, conference speaker and author; former elected Councillor, BBC senior researcher, policy officer and tutor.


Punjabi, Hindi.


Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn, Equality & Diversity Committee of Lincoln’s Inn, Criminal Bar Association


University of Oxford (BA Hons PPE); LSE (MSc Politics of the World Economy); CPE; BVC.


Radio and Television commentator; Mentoring; Football.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Jo Sidhu QC25 Bedford RowHe defends in a range of homicide cases.

London Bar > Set overviews: England and Wales

25 Bedford Row is a leading crime and regulatory set with a stellar reputation. In recent news, Melanie Simpson QC has been appointed Queen’s Counsel and Warwick Aleeson has joined chambers from 187 Fleet Street. Also of note, Jo Sidhu QC has been elected vice-chair of the Criminal Bar Association, effective from 1 September 2020; Dermot Keating has been appointed senior chair of the Health Service Products (Pricing, Cost Control and Information) Appeals Tribunal.