Courtenay Griffiths QC > 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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Courtenay Griffiths QC has been involved in some of the most high-profile and notable cases of the past two decades. He has a wide-ranging practice in domestic and international criminal law and is widely regarded as one of the most outstanding jury advocates of his generation. Criminal defence work emphasis is on terrorism and murder, some of the most note worthy cases being: the PC Blakelock murder trial, the Brighton bombing, the Harrods bombing, the Canary Wharf bombing, the Risley riot, the Dartmoor riot, the Damilola Taylor murder trial. Amongst the most sought after of international criminal law specialists, providing representation in trials of genocide, crimes against humanity and other war crimes before international, internationalised and national courts. Courtenay is experienced in civil liberties work and has unique experience in the application of the European Convention of Human Rights. He has a keen interest in international commercial mediation, particularly in Africa, where he can deploy his profile and his legal and political connections to the advantage of his clients.


Called 1980; QC 1998.


Criminal Bar Association; member of the Seychelles Bar; member of the Bermuda Bar.


London LSE (LLB).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > International crime and extradition

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Courtenay Griffiths QC25 Bedford RowHis persuasiveness emanates around the whole courtroom.

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Courtenay Griffiths QC25 Bedford RowHe has a magnificent presence in court. He completely commands the courtroom. His closing speech was excellent and set exactly the right tone in what were very challenging proceedings.