Ben Smitten > 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


Ben has 20 years’ experience at the highest level of criminal proceedings from pre-charge written advice to appellate advocacy. Ben has experience in criminal defence, private prosecutions and inquests. For almost a decade Ben has been instructed on a private basis in relation to all levels of alleged criminality and at all stages of criminal proceedings including the pre-charge stage, pre-trial applications and fully contested trials. His phenomenal results and level of instruction are testament to his work rate and winning strategies.

Ben is a specialist criminal defence advocate and adviser with particular expertise in defending serious and organised crime, large-scale fraud, regulatory proceedings, inquests and homicide (from multiple murders to corporate manslaughter).

Ben has been regularly and privately instructed by London’s leading firms to privately represent a range of individuals from company directors (from multiple jurisdictions), foreign nationals, doctors, police officers, professional sports persons and ultra-high net worth individuals. 

His work rate, ability and experience in defending in large scale, serious and complex criminal cases is unrivalled. He is committed, extremely hard working and determined.


Called 1999.


Criminal Bar Association; Young Fraud Lawyers Association; Middle Temple.


University of Bristol (1996 LLB); London School of Economics (1998 LLM); ICSL (1999 BVC).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Ben Smitten25 Bedford RowMr Smitten provides very detailed and thorough advice, leaving no stone unturned. His work rate is exceptional and he is very impressive with client’s building excellent relationships and making them feel very confident. He goes above and beyond to explore every avenue in a case. He is brilliant in cases involving complex arguments and where there is a large volume of prosecution material.