Lisa Wilson > 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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Lisa is a specialist defence practitioner, instructed in cases covering all aspects of criminal law, including multi-handed murders, complex frauds, drug conspiracies, armed robberies, kidnaps and serious sexual offences both as a led junior and junior alone.

She is highly committed to the defence of those she represents, which has resulted in numerous successful appearances at all level including in the Court of Criminal Appeal. She has a busy Court of Appeal post-conviction referral practice, including advising on appeal against convictions and sentences.

Lisa is a skilled and sensitive court advocates and cross examiner.  She is highly adept in dealing with both complex legal challenges and difficult witnesses. With a background in medical ethics and having received training from the National Autistic Society, Lisa is regularly instructed to defend those who are suffering from mental health difficulties, including those who are ‘Pritchard unfit’. She is recognised for her skillful handling of cases involving young and vulnerable defendants and is experienced in examining Consultant psychiatrists and working with intermediaries.

Lisa appears in contested confiscation hearings and civil proceedings for the detention and forfeiture of seized cash.

Additionally Lisa appears before disciplinary tribunals, on behalf of midwives, social workers and other professionals


Associated Work

  • Vice President of the Association of Women  Barrister
  • Lectures on regulatory law and procedure.
  • Pegasus Scholar (Meredith Connell, Auckland, NZ; Crown Law, Wellington, NZ


Association of Women Barristers (Vice President)
South Eastern Circuit
Criminal Bar Association

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Lisa Wilson25 Bedford RowShe has a tireless work ethic and sound judgement.

25 Bedford Row is ‘unrivalled as a criminal defence set‘, housing ‘counsel with vast talent‘ and a track record of handling prominent publicly-funded cases, alongside a range of privately funded matters. In a recent highlight for the set, Diana Ellis QC, Adrian Eissa QC and Lisa Wilson defended a family charged with manslaughter, false imprisonment, and causing the death of a vulnerable adult, who died after being restrained and undergoing an exorcism; the family was acquitted of all charges. In recent chambers news, Melanie Simpson QC was elevated to silk in March 2020.