Simon Pentol > 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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Simon has been a much sought-after leader for many years in all aspects of complex, substantial and difficult cases on behalf of individual and corporate clients across all disciplines of privately and publically funded work both pre-charge and at trial. He is vastly experienced in the conduct of a broad spectrum of complex ‘white collar’| fraud |anti-bribery/corruption |regulatory work including sports commerce and discipline. His courtroom flair, tactical prowess & inventive thinking make him the first choice of many professional and lay clients. Most recently he successfully defended a former director of the international freight-forwarders FH Bertling on 2 charges of large-scale corporate bribery in the SFO prosecution Op. Jasmine. He is currently retained in a high-profile boxing governance matter and is advising pre-charge in a business fraud.


Called 1982.


Member of the Fraud Lawyers’ Association (FLA). Has for many years taken plenary sessions at the International Symposium on Economic Crime, Cambridge University.

Long-standing board member of British Association for Sport & Law (BASL), author of corporate crime articles for BASL Yearbook and lecturer for the DMU/BASL Post-Graduate sports law course.


LLB Hons (2:1).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Fraud: crime

Within: 2019 Silks -

Simon Pentol QC

25 Bedford Row

Clients appreciate his flair in the courtroom.

London Bar > Crime

Within: 2019 Silks -

Simon Pentol QC

25 Bedford Row

A great advocate, and fearless.

London Bar > Set overviews: England and Wales

The ‘reliable’ and ‘well-run25 Bedford Row has ‘all the advantages of a bigger, traditional set’ with ‘a good number of robust defence practitioners, well versed in POCA, at all levels of call’ and is an ‘excellent, top-notch choice for white collar work’. ‘The client care and service provided to lay clients and instructing solicitors exceeds expectations.’ Chambers has been strengthened following Nicola Howard and Simon Pentol taking silk in 2019, and Mark Stevens and Lisa Wilson-Taylor, formerly of 2 King’s Bench Walk and Furnival Chambers respectively, joining chambers. Director of clerking Guy Williams ‘offers a great service’ and leads the ‘extremely responsive’ clerks’ room which is ‘always on hand to help and are sensible in their choice of counsel’. Deputy director of clerking Emma Makepeace is ‘a standout clerk’ who is ‘personable, honest, gets to know the solicitor and, therefore, has a unique ability to match the solicitor with the appropriate barrister for a particular case’. Senior practice clerk Alfie Lee ‘constantly raises the standard of clerking’; ‘he is contactable 24/7 and nothing is too much trouble. He is able to find sensible representation for a client regardless of the short notice of instructions or the location of court’. Offices in: London