Dermot Keating > 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

Living Wage


Recognised in ‘The Legal 500’ for a number of years as a leading fraud lawyer: ‘A highly effective cross-examiner” and ‘very hard working and always on top of the material’.

Dermot is instructed as leading or junior counsel specialising in serious, complex and sensitive cases. He has extensive experience of e-disclosure.

He is currently appointed as counsel to the Grenfell Fire Public Inquiry- the largest public inquiry in UK history. He leads a team of lawyers examining the aftermath of the fire against the regulatory framework including the Civil Contingencies Act and Regulations. 

Recent major financial crime cases include: Operation Amazon (2009 -2017), Operation Incubus (2018), Operation Aquamarine (2018), and Operation Dojo (2019).

Dermot also has expertise in dealing with trading standards cases and was leading counsel for the principal defendant in ‘Operation Angel’, which is reputed as the largest national trading standard prosecution in which his client was acquitted of fraud after a six-month trial.

His interest and experience in regulatory law is complemented by his appointment as a Chair to the FTP committee of the NMC and the role as a legal adviser to the FTP and IC of the General Pharmaceutical Society.


Called 1997, Inner Temple. First Tier Tribunal Judge (Social Entitlement Chamber); Chair, Fitness to Practice Committee, Nursing and Midwifery Council; pupil supervisor and advocacy trainer (Inner Temple).


Former secretary Criminal Bar Association (2013-14); Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL); Council of Appeal Tribunal Judges.


Brunel University (LLB Hons).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Fraud: crime

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Dermot Keating

25 Bedford Row

Always a happy face during the most difficult of cases.