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

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Paul Mendelle QC

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


Called to Bar after successful career in city. Building on a mixed civil and criminal practice, nowadays concentrates on criminal and quasi criminal defence, specialising in serious organised crime, including murder, fraud, corruption, money laundering and drug trafficking in prosecutions brought by the Serious Fraud Office and HM Revenue & Customs. Disciplinary and regulatory work includes representing financial and sports professionals. Notable cases include: R v Regan, the quintuple murder of three generations of one family; R v Connelly, the mother of Baby P; R v Baxter multi-million pound MoD fraud; R v Ayanoglu, attempted murder of NCA officer in Turkish gangland dispute; R v Chapman, prison officer charged in Operation Elveden with misconduct in public office.


Called 1980; QC 2006. Publications include Criminal Bar Association reports on Disclosure in Customs Prosecutions, the Regulation of Forensic Science and Sentencing Guidelines in Death by Driving cases.


Former Chairman of the Criminal Bar Association and current Executive Committee member; Elected Bar Council member since 2011; Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association (POCLA); Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL). Plenary Group member of Leveson Review of Efficiency in Criminal Proceedings.


London (1981 LLB).

London Bar

Crime (general crime)

Within: Crime (general crime) – Leading silks

Paul Mendelle QC - 25 Bedford Row ‘A first-class cross-examiner equally able to calm, bludgeon or subtly undermine witnesses as required.’

Within: Crime (general crime)

25 Bedford Row is ‘among the best for general crime, with a large pool of good trial advocates’. The set exclusively defends in criminal cases, including a significant proportion of the most challenging publicly funded work alongside private work for a diverse range of solicitors. Jeremy Dein QC represented grime musician Kano, who was acquitted of GBH with intent and affray after an alleged attack at a private members club in Shoreditch, while Paul Mendelle QC and Michael Neofytou represented a man who was acquitted of both murder and manslaughter after admitting to beating a man to death with a bicycle lock.

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