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Peter Doyle QC

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

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An immensely experienced criminal defence practitioner instructed across a range of offences and disciplines. He has a reputation for taking on some of the most complex cases both in fraud related work as well as in mainstream serious crime; particularly murder and manslaughter cases.


Peter Doyle QC has built a reputation for excellence in professional disciplinary and regulatory cases from the foundations of a long-established criminal and fraud practice in complex and sensitive cases. He has advised in and conducted hundreds of police discipline and associated cases representing every rank up to and including Chief Constables and their equivalent ranks in the Metropolitan Police. He has also advised on the impact on the appointment and retention of chief officers following the introduction of Police and Crime Commissioners.


His expertise includes advising individuals, corporations and professional advisers ( eg accountants lawyers medical profession) as to obligations and strategic approach to SFO s.2 Notices and regulatory investigations including all aspects of potential conflicts of interest, issues of client confidentiality, advice and litigation privilege and the role of/and protection of the interests of “whistle blowers” and treatment of same by employers.

His practice has covered an enormous range of cases including allegations of breach or failure of duty or neglect, inquiries into deaths in custody, the operational integrity of fatal firearms operations, inquests, as well as those cases calling for a detailed review of policing policy and operational practice both within the United Kingdom and in relation to staff seconded abroad.Tribunal experience includes representing individuals alleged to have breached medical standards and who have issues of "fitness to practice" , Health and Safety investigations include fatal accidents in the workplace. 


Called 1975; silk 2002.


  • Proceeds of Crime Regulatory Association (POCLA)
  • The Association of Regulatory and disciplinary Lawyers (ARAL)
  • The Financial Services Lawyers Association (FSLA)


Southampton University (Diploma in Business Studies (Dist)); Inns of Court School of Law (LLB hons).

London Bar

Crime (general crime)

Within: Crime (general crime) – Leading silks

Peter Doyle QC - 25 Bedford Row ‘His excellent and perfectly paced closing speeches underline his experience and ability.’

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Fraud: crime

Within: Fraud: crime – Leading silks

Peter Doyle QC - 25 Bedford Row ‘His witness cross-examinaton is succinct, calm and professional, but with humour as necessary.’

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