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Chambers of Tyrone Smith KC and Nicola Howard KC
25 Bedford Row

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London Bar > Crime Tier 1

25 Bedford Row remains a pre-eminent criminal defence set, representing clients in high-profile cases involving allegations of murder, manslaughter, drug conspiracies and sexual offences. George Carter-Stephenson KC, leading Michael Neofytou, defended a man convicted in January 2021 for the murder of his disability campaigner wife, with an appeal concluding in November 2021. Paul Mendelle KC and Beth O’Reilly represented the accomplice of a Swedish hit squad, who was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 15 years in February 2022 for his role in the drug trade-related killing of the brother a reality television personality in front of his wife and child outside his Battersea home on Christmas Eve 2019.

Leading Silks

Ranked: Tier 1
Jeremy Dein KC – 25 Bedford Row ‘Jeremy is a tremendously skilled and experienced silk who is very well-respected by judges and opponents alike.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Paul Mendelle KC – 25 Bedford Row ‘Paul is an incredibly impressive trial advocate who commands the court room with effortless grace and style.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Courtenay Griffiths KC – 25 Bedford Row‘Courtenay provides tenacious, fearless and forceful advocacy.
Ranked: Tier 1
Paul Hynes KC – 25 Bedford RowPaul is clever, witty and a class act.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Paul Keleher KC  – 25 Bedford Row 'Paul presents complicated cases in an accessible way. He is very good with clients and he is a powerful advocate with juries.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Simon Pentol KC – 25 Bedford Row ‘Simon inspires immense confidence, a masterful advocate with a proven track record. One of the most charismatic members of the Bar.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
John Cooper KC – 25 Bedford RowJohn brings very incisive advocacy and negotiation skills.
Ranked: Tier 3
Peter Doyle KC – 25 Bedford Row ‘Peter is a hugely-experienced, skilled and patient barrister with an engaging and persuasive manner.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Tyrone Smith KC – 25 Bedford Row 'He combines an approachable attitude with serious intellect and advocacy.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Rudi Fortson KC – 25 Bedford Row ‘Rudi is a walking legal text book, but wears his learning lightly. He is a tireless advocate for his clients.’
Ranked: Tier 4

2022 Silks

Leading Juniors

Aisling Byrnes – 25 Bedford Row ‘She is quite simply one of the best at the Bar. She is meticulous in her preparation, she has a wealth of experience and gives considered, practical and robust advice.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Michael Neofytou – 25 Bedford Row ‘Michael is a confident and powerful advocate, with a keen eye for detail.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Arlette Piercy – 25 Bedford Row 'Arlette is tenacious in court and unafraid to take a point in defence of her client.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Emma Akuwudike – 25 Bedford Row 'Emma is a formidable advocate and a favourite with juries.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Carolina Guiloff – 25 Bedford Row 'A tenacious barrister who will fight for her clients tooth and nail.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Ben Smitten – 25 Bedford Row 'Ben is meticulous in preparation. He is across the detail of the entire case from an early stage. Further he has a very good manner with clients and an ability to make them feel at ease.'
Ranked: Tier 2
David Wood – 25 Bedford Row 'David is a strong and robust advocate. His intelligence shines through in every case.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Lisa Wilson – 25 Bedford Row 'Lisa is a consummate professional and a fearsome courtroom advocate.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Sebastian Gardiner – 25 Bedford Row ‘Sebastian is an outstanding advocate. He has great attention to detail, has the ability to foresee where problems might arise, is extremely thorough and robust where appropriate. His preparation is second-to-none.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Alex Jamieson – 25 Bedford Row ‘Alex has a razor-sharp academic mind which he uses to apply nuanced arguments to every case. He is approachable and practical and immediately puts clients at ease.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Matthew Radstone – 25 Bedford Row 'Matt is very calm and thorough. Clients always appreciate his advice'.
Ranked: Tier 3
Dominic Thomas – 25 Bedford Row ‘Dominic is an unbelievable advocate.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Helen Valley – 25 Bedford Row ‘Helen is very assured, has excellent judgment, her legal arguments are very well-presented.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Osman Osman – 25 Bedford Row 'Osman is a thorough barrister, he is able to advise on all stages of proceedings.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Monica Stevenson – 25 Bedford Row ‘Hard-working, tactically-astute, good judgement, jury-friendly, a skilful cross-examiner particularly of vulnerable witnesses.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Warwick Aleeson – 25 Bedford Row 'Warwick is an exceptional barrister with a keen eye for detail.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Paul Lazarus - 25 Bedford Row 'Unrivalled work ethic which results in him being on top of all the detail. Clear cogent submissions both orally and in writing. Persuasive and relatable before a jury.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Alex Di Francesco – 25 Bedford Row ‘In court, Alex is fearless, tenacious, forceful and his legal arguments provoke thought. He is always thoroughly-prepared, tactically-astute. A master of his brief.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4



’25BR are a well-respected set, with strength in depth at all levels.’ 

‘A powerhouse set which is a pillar of criminal chambers in London.’

’25 Bedford Row is a set that understands the importance of developing and maintaining relationships with those who instruct it. The barristers are strong from top to bottom. It deserves its reputation as one of the very stop sets in criminal law.’

’25 Bedford Row are a strong defence specialist set.’

‘Outstanding – the best criminal defence chambers in the UK.’


‘The clerks are very strong, especially Emma Makepeace.’

London Bar > Fraud: crime Tier 1

‘An excellent set with top silks and really strong juniors across the board’, 25 Bedford Row continues to hold its position in the market as a top fraud defence set, representing clients involved in high-profile prosecutions and investigations. George Carter-Stephenson KC represented the lead defendant the long running 22 handed fraud case Operation Surging (concluded in November 2021) which involved the alleged laundering of over £25m through 14 shell companies set up as traders of alcoholic beverages. Nicola Howard KC is currently defending in a matter involving alleged fraud money laundering by the Vatican and its cardinals via a £299m London property venture. Simon Pentol KC (in Operation Toll) represented the lead defendant who has been accused of a complex scheme involving alleged fraudulent trading and money laundering arising out of a multi-agency investigation into carbon credit investment.

Leading Silks

Simon Pentol KC – 25 Bedford Row 'Simon is a tenacious defender. His advocacy is charming, forceful and mesmerising.'
Ranked: Tier 1
George Carter-Stephenson KC – 25 Bedford RowHis work ethic is unrivalled and he achieves success in cases which might at first appear hopeless. He has a friendly manner and always places himself on a level with the lay client never appearing haughty or remote.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Nicola Howard KC – 25 Bedford Row 'Nicola is a superb advocate, great strategist, brilliant with clients, great on her feet and a first rate silk for fraud.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Nigel Sangster KC – 25 Bedford Row 'Nigel is efficient in managing high volumes of material and sifting out the core issues. He is hard-working and always on top of his case.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Peter Doyle KC – 25 Bedford RowPeter is excellent: smooth, polished, and thoughtful.’
Ranked: Tier 4

2021 Silks

Nathaniel Rudolf KC – 25 Bedford Row ‘Nathaniel is an exceptional silk. He combines to tremendous effect a thorough, strategic and forensic approach with a razor-sharp legal mind and a highly-persuasive style of advocacy.’

Leading Juniors

Samantha Riggs – 25 Bedford Row 'Samantha brings excellent client care and analysis skill as well as top-notch advocacy in court.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Duncan Jones - 25 Bedford Row 'Duncan is excellent. Hard-working and committed, with great insight on strategic issues and a complete understanding of the landscape.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Alex Jamieson – 25 Bedford Row ‘Alex is extremely knowledgeable. He is down-to-earth which makes him well-liked by clients. He is a passionate advocate.' 
Ranked: Tier 3
Sonal Dashani – 25 Bedford RowSonal is an exceptional fraud barrister. Her advocacy is measured, persuasive and highly-effective. Judges and juries instinctively trust her.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Osman Osman – 25 Bedford RowOsman is very hard-working and resolute in the way he prepares his cases. Sound judgment. Very diligent.' 
Ranked: Tier 4
Colin Wells – 25 Bedford Row ‘Colin has a very individual style which works wonders with juries.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4
Michael Gomulka  - 25 Bedford Row  'Michael is a fearless and effective advocate with a sharp mind and real presence. He gets great results and has a great practice.'
Ranked: Tier 4



‘A set with tremendous strength in depth who have well earned their reputation as one of the leading sets for serious fraud.’

’25 BR is a pre-eminent defence set. They have an outstanding reputation for fraud work, from junior through to silk.’

’25 Bedford Row provide seamless service for fraud cases.’

’25 Bedford Row is an excellent set with top silks and really strong juniors across the board.’

’25 Bedford Row is one of the best criminal & fraud sets that there is around.’


‘Guy Williams ensures that the clerks room runs like clockwork, but he is also backed up by the very capable Emma Makepeace and also Alfie Lee.’

London Bar > Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations) Tier 3

Members at 25 Bedford Row represent individual and corporate clients before courts of all levels, tribunals, and regulatory authorities in proceedings relating to financial and regulatory crime, with expertise in areas including tax evasion, asset recovery, and financial services investigations. George Carter-Stephenson KC has been involved in global financial services proceedings of considerable note, including LIBOR rate-fixing trials, and is currently representing Mohammed Bharj at Southwark Crown Court in Operation Surging, a 22 handed fraud case involving the alleged laundering of over £25,000,000 of criminal proceeds through 14 shell companies within a highly complex laundering structure. Nicola Howard KC focuses on corporate fraud, asset seizure, self-reporting, and money laundering cases, with a standout ongoing involvement being that of Guralp in SFO vs Guralp and others, in which she represented a high net worth individual and inventor of seismic instruments in a SFO investigation surrounding contracts from a South Korean official, resulting in a DPA.

Leading Silks

George Carter-Stephenson KC25 Bedford RowGeorge is the real deal: he is always supremely prepared and will know the papers like no one other in the case.
Ranked: Tier 1
Nicola Howard KC25 Bedford RowA really solid performer - reliable and great perspective on cases. She gets on excellently with clients and judges and gains their confidence easily. First rate.
Ranked: Tier 3

2021 Silks

Nathaniel Rudolf KC25 Bedford RowIncredibly bright, with an encyclopaedic knowledge of criminal law. His advocacy is concise, compelling, and his submissions are delivered with razor sharp focus. He is, of course, very hard working. The above is complemented by his personable and friendly manner.

Leading Juniors

Duncan Jones25 Bedford RowDuncan is smart, insightful, incisive and a future star of the Bar.
Ranked: Tier 2



25 Bedford Row are an exceptional set and the go-to for defence and investigations work.

Nice helpful criminal chambers who are realistic on price and responsive when needed.

A very friendly and large set with many skilled counsel able to assist.

A strong chambers from top to bottom, with experts in every area of criminal law.’


Emma Makepeace is an absolute star. She totally understands the solicitor- Counsel relationship and as the market changes, has adapted well.

Guy Williams and Emma Makepeace are very very good clerks.

London Bar > International crime and extradition Tier 3

25 Bedford Row has a strong track record in handling international criminal law cases. Diana Ellis KC is highly regarded for her expertise in advising on cases involving allegations of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide, and recently led Sam Blom-Cooper in representing Augustin Ngirabatware, former Minister of Planning in Rwanda, in a fresh evidence appeal before the Appeals Chamber of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals in connection to his conviction for genocide offences.

Leading Silks

Diana Ellis KC25 Bedford Row ‘Diana is a fabulous barrister. She is incredibly hardworking and pays attention to every detail. Her meticulous preparation means that every point is made to the advantage of the lay client.’
Ranked: Tier 1
David Hooper KC25 Bedford Row ‘David is a powerful and engaging advocate whose approach is liked and well-received by judges.'  
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Sam Blom-Cooper25 Bedford Row ‘Sam is dazzlingly clever, with a gift for communication at every level. He leaves no stone unturned.’
Ranked: Tier 3



‘The set as a whole is excellent.’

London Bar > Administrative law and human rights

Leading Silks

John Cooper KC25 Bedford RowA skilled advocate.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Joanna Evans25 Bedford Row 'Joanna is a leader in the field in international human rights law. She is an outstanding and fearless advocate for victims of human rights violations.' 
Ranked: Tier 3

London Bar > Inquests and inquiries

Leading Silks

John Cooper KC25 Bedford RowJohn is a committed and tenacious advocate, who is genuinely bothered about his clients and wants the best for them; and he always identifies and pursues important points.
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Alex Jamieson25 Bedford RowAlex is tremendously diligent and hardworking. He is also very attentive and compassionate in relation to his clients.
Ranked: Tier 4
Priya Malhotra25 Bedford RowPriya is incisive, analytical and hardworking. She also has very good judgement.
Ranked: Tier 5

London Bar > Proceeds of crime (POCA) and asset forfeiture

2021 Silks

Nathaniel Rudolf KC 25 Bedford RowA legal geek. Ferocious in the court room, fighting justice for his clients. Highly sought after counsel with a massive following. Puts on a real show in the court room which is fascinating to watch.'

London Bar > Environment

Leading Juniors

Samantha Riggs25 Bedford Row ‘The go-to barrister for environmental crime, she is a passionate advocate and a fearsome opponent whose knowledge of the law in this area is second to none.’
Ranked: Tier 1

London Bar > Professional disciplinary and regulatory law

Leading Juniors

Alex Jamieson25 Bedford RowProvides direct and clear advice in an empathetic way. Puts clients at their ease but gets his message across very effectively. Understated but persuasive advocacy style - very measured.'
Ranked: Tier 3
David Wood25 Bedford RowDavid is extremely impressive. Clients love him and he is well respected by his opposition.'
Ranked: Tier 4

Previously awarded Client Services Set of the Year by Chambers UK, 25 Bedford Row is an innovative set which specialises in every aspect of modern defence advocacy, acting in the very highest profile cases. Chambers is consistently assessed as a centre of excellence.

The set: 25 Bedford Row is widely recognised as the leading defence chambers in its core practice areas, due to its client-focused, high-quality service. Its reputation for excellence is best demonstrated by its involvement in almost every recent major criminal trial, whether in fraud, organised crime or murder. Chambers are renowned heavy-weight defenders in all aspects of financial and white-collar crime. Members frequently defend large-scale prosecutions brought by the FCA, SFO and NCA. Advice is provided at every stage including pre-charge, post-charge and investigation. Chambers’ criminal expertise includes quasi civil-crime such as POCA proceedings, high-value restraint proceedings, data protection law, the legality of search warrants, costs law, civil actions and civil liberties (including actions against the police) and all aspects of regulatory law (including professional disciplinary and environmental law). The excellence extends to the high quality of its clerks’ room and staff team who have a justified reputation for their knowledge, efficiency and integrity.

Areas of expertise
Criminal: Experts in defending serious crime, including homicide, organised crime, drug trafficking, money laundering, terrorism and extreme sexual violence. Several members of chambers act for UK nationals facing criminal prosecutions in other jurisdictions. Chambers’ private client specialists are renowned for their success in ‘reputational management’ and their ability to mitigate the impact of criminal charges on clients’ careers and personal lives.

Fraud and financial litigation: Specialists in defending individuals and corporations against allegations of business crime and fraud, including cross-jurisdictional proceedings. Representation is provided at every stage in both the criminal and civil aspects of this discipline from the preliminary stages, including restraint, right through to appeal, confiscation and civil recovery/injunction. Chambers offers specific advice on regulatory compliance, risk management and corporate governance/training.

Professional disciplinary and regulatory: Members regularly defend individuals appearing before professional bodies, disciplinary tribunals and regulatory authorities. Our clients include healthcare professionals, solicitors, police officers, accountants, sports players and sports organisations. Chambers practice in all aspects of contentious regulatory work acting for employees, directors and companies.

Environmental law and health and safety: Experienced in health and safety investigations and prosecutions, acting in respect of allegations of corporate manslaughter and other prosecutions where serious injury has been caused. Experts advise and appear in relation to the full spectrum of environmental law, including waste management offences.

Inquests and Public Inquiries: Members of our team cover all aspects of coronial law with members advising and representing bereaved families, individuals, statutory bodies and corporate entities in cases covering a vast range of complex legal and factual issues. Our barristers have represented interested persons in lengthy and high-profile inquests attracting intense media scrutiny. Expertise in challenging the decision of the Coroner in the High Court and via judicial review proceedings arising from inquests in the Administrative Court. Involved in significant public inquiries, including those involving alleged failings by both corporate and statutory bodies.

Civil liberties and human rights: As a ‘defence only’ set, protecting civil liberties is a fundamental cornerstone of chambers’ ethos. Members have extensive experience acting for persons facing human rights infringements including actions against the police and public authorities, extradition law, international law, mental health, prisoners’ rights, inquests, public inquiries and public and administrative law. Chambers is routinely instructed in significant public inquiries, judicial review and appellate cases and challenges to public body decisions.

International work: Chambers works at the forefront of international criminal law. Members act and advise in all aspects of international criminal law (including human rights breaches), and regularly act for individuals, governmental organisations and NGOs in a wide range of jurisdictions. Its work includes defending war crimes (often in international war tribunals) and other human rights abuses, defending the extradition of high-profile individuals, defending offences against states, including espionage and terrorism, and defending overseas freezing and forfeiture orders.

Director of Clerking Guy Williamsclerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Deputy Director of Clerking Emma Makepeaceclerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Deputy Director of Clerking Alfie Leeclerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Practice Clerk Charlie Gardnerclerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Practice Clerk Alex Coomberclerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Junior Practice Clerk Conor Houghtonclerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Junior Clerk Kieran Schofield-Haweclerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Fees Clerk David Kirtonclerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Administration Manager Varuna Askoolumclerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Administration Assistant / Receptionist Twinkle Plowmanclerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers / Head of Chambers Tyrone SMITH KC (1994) (Appointed Silk 2014)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers / Head of Chambers Nicola HOWARD KC (1995) (Appointed Silk 2019)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Nigel SANGSTER KC (1976) (Appointed Silk1998)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers George CARTER-STEPHENSON KC (1975) (Appointed Silk 1998)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Diana ELLIS KC (1978) (Appointed Silk 2001)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Peter DOYLE KC (1975) (Appointed Silk 2002)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Jeremy DEIN KC (1982) (Appointed Silk 2003)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Paul MENDELLE KC (1981) (Appointed Silk2006)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Paul KELEHER KC (1980) (Appointed Silk 2009)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers David HOOPER KC (1971) (Appointed Silk 2010)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Rudi FORTSON KC (1976) (Appointed Silk 2010)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers John COOPER KC (1983) (Appointed Silk 2010)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Paul HYNES KC (1987) (Appointed Silk 2010)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Simon PENTOL KC (1982) (Appointed Silk 2019)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Nathaniel RUDOLF KC (1996) (Appointed Silk 2021)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Laurie-Anne POWER KC (2000) (Appointed Silk 2022)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Jonathan MITCHELL (1974)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Chester BEYTS (1978)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Colin WELLS (1987)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Justin RIVETT (1988)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Helen VALLEY (1990)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Arlette PIERCY (1990)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Emma AKUWUDIKE (1992)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Harry POTTER (1993)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Warwick ALEESON (1994)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Aisling BYRNES (1994)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Osman OSMAN (1995)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Carolina GUILOFF (1996)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Samantha RIGGS (1996)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Daniel MURRAY (1996)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Sebastian GARDINER (1997)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Dermot KEATING (1997)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Mark STEVENTS (1998)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Alistair GRAINGER (1998)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Dominic THOMAS (1998)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Beth O'REILLY (1999)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Michael NEOFYTOU (1999)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Ben SMITTEN (1999)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Sheryl NWOSU (2000)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Sonal DASHANI (2002)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Michael GOMULKA (2002)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Monica STEVENSON (2004)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Paul LAZARUS (2017), Higher Rights (2005)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Matthew RADSTONE (2005)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers James GRAY (2005)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Sam BLOM-COOPER (2006)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Kate CHIDGEY (2006)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Lisa WILSON (2006)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Fixed Term Tenant Nick WHITEHORN (2006)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Alex JAMIESON (2007)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Priya MALHOTRA (2007)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers David WOOD (2007)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Alex DI FRANCESCO (2008)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Emma STUART-SMITH (2009)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Chiara MADDOCKS (2011)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Duncan JONES (2012)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Leon LYNCH (2012)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Henry DICKSON (2012)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Laura COLLIER (2013)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Tom FLAVIN (2013)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Natasha LLOYD-OWEN (2013)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Kerrie-Ann ROWAN (2015), New York Bar (2013)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chamber George WILLS (2013)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Joy LEWIS (2014)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Nick MURPHY (2015)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Tobias SMITH (2016)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers William DURRANDS (2016)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Hannah EDWARDS (2016)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Chantel GABER (2017)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Member of Chambers Eleanor DE (2019)clerks@25bedfordrow.com020 7067 1500
Emma Akuwudike photo Emma AkuwudikeEmma is an outstanding barrister who exudes confidence and gravitas. She is…
Warwick Aleeson photo Warwick AleesonWarwick Aleeson is a highly experienced trial advocate with over 28 years’…
Chester Beyts photo Chester BeytsSpecialist criminal defence practice with wide experience of defending the most serious…
Sam Blom-Cooper photo Sam Blom-CooperSam is experienced in all areas of criminal defence including international criminal…
Aisling Byrnes photo Aisling ByrnesAisling Byrnes has 25 years’ experience of defending in criminal cases of…
George Carter-Stephenson photo George Carter-StephensonGeorge is a highly sought after specialist defence Silk with a varied and…
Kate Chidgey photo Kate ChidgeyKate practices in serious crime and public law. She is an intelligent…
Laura Collier photo Laura CollierLaura is a mature, professional and talented leading junior. She regularly receives…
John Cooper photoProfessor John CooperProfessor John Cooper KC has one of the most high-profile practices at…
Sonal Dashani photo Sonal DashaniSonal is regularly instructed in a wide range of criminal defence work.…
Eleanor De photo Eleanor DeEleanor became a Tenant in October 2022 following the successful completion of…
Jeremy Dein photo Jeremy DeinJeremy Dein KC is one of the most experienced and highly regarded…
Alex Di Francesco photo Alex Di FrancescoAlex is a leading criminal junior. He appears on behalf of core…
Henry Dickson photo Henry DicksonHenry practises in all areas of criminal defence and has extensive advocacy…
Peter Doyle photo Peter DoyleAn immensely experienced criminal defence practitioner instructed across a range of offences…
Will Durrands photo Will DurrandsWill is experienced in all areas of criminal law, extradition, regulatory (particularly…
Hannah Edwards photo Hannah EdwardsHannah has been praised for her thorough preparation, attention to detail and…
Diana Ellis photo Diana EllisDiana Ellis KC is a hugely experienced and committed criminal defence barrister…
Tom Flavin photo Tom FlavinTom’s practice involves work across all areas of criminal defence, in particular…
Rudi Fortson photo Rudi FortsonRudi Fortson KC is noted for his work in relation to serious…
Chantel Gaber photo Chantel GaberChantel is a criminal defence specialist and a passionate, committed advocate, with…
Sebastian Gardiner photo Sebastian GardinerSebastian practises as both leading junior and junior counsel in all aspects…
Michael Gomulka photo Michael GomulkaMichael is a specialist advocate in fraud, financial crime and regulatory law.…
Alistair Grainger photo Alistair GraingerAlistair defends at the highest levels to include murder, attempted murder, manslaughter,…
James Gray photo James GrayJames Gray is a dedicated criminal advocate known for his commitment to…
Carolina Guiloff photo Carolina GuiloffCarolina is a criminal defence specialist, instructed both alone and as junior…
David Hooper photo David HooperDavid Hooper KC’s domestic practice has largely concerned serious criminal matters and…
Nicola Howard photo Nicola HowardNicola is instructed on behalf of corporates and individuals to provide specialist…
Paul Hynes photo Paul HynesCriminal, financial and regulatory defence and advice. Has a broad practice often…
Alex Jamieson photo Alex JamiesonAlex is regarded as one of the country’s leading junior barristers, practicing…
Duncan Jones photo Duncan JonesDuncan Jones specialises in criminal and white-collar defence advice, advocacy and investigations.…
Dermot Keating photo Dermot KeatingDermot is instructed as leading or junior counsel specialising in serious, complex…
Paul Keleher photo Paul KeleherPaul Keleher KC is regularly instructed in cases of murder and is…
Paul Lazarus photo Paul LazarusPaul is a well known and experienced jury trial advocate who practices…
Joy Lewis photo Joy LewisJoy practices in all areas of criminal defence, with an emphasis on…
Natasha Lloyd-Owen photo Natasha Lloyd-OwenNatasha practices in all areas of criminal defence and associated areas of…
Leon-Nathan Lynch photo Leon-Nathan LynchLeon is a versatile and a dedicated criminal defence advocate whose client…
Chiara Maddocks photo Chiara MaddocksChiara specialises in serious and complex crime, with a developing public law…
Priya Malhotra photo Priya MalhotraPriya is an exceptional advocate best known for her attention to detail,…
Paul Mendelle photo Paul MendellePaul Mendelle KC is a respected and impressive criminal silk who practices…
Jonathan Mitchell photo Jonathan MitchellJonathan is a leading Junior in heavy criminal defence trials. He also advises…
Nick Murphy photo Nick MurphyNick is a highly-regarded junior practising in all areas of criminal defence. He…
Daniel Murray photo Daniel MurrayDaniel practises in all areas of fraud and serious crime. He has…
Michael Neofytou photo Michael NeofytouShortlisted for Crime Junior of the Year in the Legal 500 2022.…
Sheryl Nwosu photo Sheryl NwosuSheryl is routinely instructed as leading counsel and as a leading junior…
Beth O'Reilly photo Beth O'ReillyBeth is an established advocate with significant experience of defending in the…
Osman Osman photo Osman OsmanOsman is a highly sought after leading junior. He has developed an…
Simon Pentol photo Simon PentolSimon Pentol KC has been continually instructed as a leader for the…
Arlette Piercy photo Arlette PiercyArlette’s practice consists of criminal defence work, trial and appellate, with particular…
Harry Potter photo Harry PotterLeading Junior and junior for the defence in all areas of crime,…
Laurie-Anne Power photo Laurie-Anne PowerLaurie-Anne is an experienced leading junior and junior. She has acted on…
Matthew Radstone photo Matthew RadstoneMatthew specialises in the areas of serious crime, complex fraud and regulatory…
Samantha Riggs photo Samantha RiggsSam is an established leading junior advising and defending corporate and individual…
Justin Rivett photo Justin RivettJustin has specialised in criminal defence for over 25 years. He has…
Kerrie Ann Rowan photo Kerrie Ann RowanKerrie practises in all areas of criminal defence including murder, violence, robbery,…
Nathaniel Rudolf photo Nathaniel RudolfNathaniel is renowned for his expertise in defending serious fraud and high…
Nigel Sangster photo Nigel SangsterOne of the most senior Silks at the Criminal Bar, Nigel Sangster…
Tyrone Smith photo Tyrone SmithTyrone is a highly sought-after specialist defence Silk who consistently defends in…
Tobias Smith photo Tobias SmithA fearless advocate, Tobias’ has been noted for his sound judgment under…
Ben Smitten photo Ben SmittenBen has 20 years’ experience at the highest level of criminal proceedings…
Mark Stevens photo Mark StevensMark is a highly regarded criminal defence specialist. Mark is approachable, dependable…
Monica Stevenson photo Monica StevensonMonica Stevenson is an experienced barrister instructed in a wide range of…
Emma Stuart-Smith photo Emma Stuart-SmithEmma’s practice encompasses all areas of criminal defence work, focusing particularly upon…
Dominic Thomas photo Dominic ThomasDominic is a specialist in criminal defence, including fraud and regulatory work.…
Helen Valley photo Helen ValleyHelen has over 25 years’ experience defending serious and complex crime matters,…
Colin Wells photo Colin WellsColin is a renowned specialist in advising on abuse of process applications…
Nicholas Whitehorn photo Nicholas WhitehornNicholas is an experienced and fearless criminal advocate who is regularly instructed…
George Wills photo George WillsGeorge’s practice focuses on criminal defence and defending regulatory prosecutions. In respect…
Lisa Wilson photo Lisa WilsonLisa is a specialist defence practitioner, instructed in cases covering all aspects…
David Wood photo David WoodDavid specialises in criminal and regulatory law and is recognised as a…
Clerks : 8
Administration : 2

CLIENT: David Bloom
COMPANY/FIRM: Sonn Macmillian Walker
TESTIMONIAL: A top-tier criminal defence set, made up of ferociously sharp QCs, accomplished juniors, and reliable friendly clerks. The strength and depth of the team specialising in white collar, POCA and asset recovery work means high quality representation is consistently provided. A set that it is a pleasure to work with.

CLIENT: Stephanie Roe
TESTIMONIAL: 25 Bedford Row is the “go to” London chambers for defence work, as a relatively large set made up of excellent barristers at the top of the profession they have a wealth and depth of experience in financial crime.

CLIENT: John Carson
COMPANY/FIRM: Carson Kaye Solicitors
TESTIMONIAL: Unrivalled criminal defence set of chambers, the highest standards throughout including the clerking services. The set comprises of counsel with vast talent who give there all to every case.

CLIENT: Collette Kelly
TESTIMONIAL: 25 Bedford Row is an outstanding set with an absolutely stellar cast of barristers dealing with all aspects of complex financial crime and POCA work.

CLIENT: Sahar Handford
TESTIMONIAL: 25 Bedford Row Chambers are an exceptional set. From top to bottom their service and quality is unmatched and the Clerks are second to none. Counsel excel in all areas of crime and regulatory. They have a particular understanding of the needs of professional institutions and individuals. Counsel are commercially astute, committed and attentive, having regard to the dual regulatory and criminal aspects of cases brought against professional defendants.