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

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One of the most senior QC’s at the criminal bar and practises exclusively as a defence advocate. He exclusively specialises in defending those accused of the full range of fraudulent offences and has acted for many directors, solicitors, accountants, financial advisers, companies and financial institutions. He has appeared or advised in many lengthy, serious and complex fraud cases, defending a full range of offences including alleged investment, ponzi, advance fee, MTIC, banking, bonds, stocl market, VAT, tax, carbon credits, long firm, precious metal and film shceme frauds. He is experienced in complex money laundering proceedings and is recongnised for his successes in multi-jurisdictional allegations. He also has experience in planning and environmental cases.


Called 1976; QC 1998; recorder of the Crown Court sitting as a judge in criminal cases since 1997; head of chambers, St Paul’s Chambers, Leeds 1995-2006; member of the Bar Council for 12 years; appointed a Bencher of Middle Temple 2008.


Repton; Leeds University.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Fraud: crime

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Nigel Sangster QC25 Bedford RowNigel has a powerfully understated presence in court that contrasts brilliantly with those moments when he takes a witness apart or stands up to a judge. Juries really appreciate his manner and the rapport he is able to build with them. He also has a real ability to put a client at their ease and is a calmly reassuring force when dealing with vulnerable clients in particular. A first-rate leader in fraud cases.

Defence-only chambers 25 Bedford Row is ‘a superb set with a range of barristers equipped to deal with the most complex fraud and serious crime cases‘. Members’ workloads include money laundering, VAT and MTIC frauds, as well as boiler room scams. Recent representative instructions include George Carter-Stephenson QC and Nigel Sangster QC acting in the Operation Surging, a money laundering case concerning the diversion of monies through 14 shell companies as well as issues of excise fraud.