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Chambers of William Clegg QC
2 Bedford Row

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London Bar > Set overviews: England and Wales

Powerhouse’, ‘blue chip’ chambers 2 Bedford Row is ‘the Rolls-Royce of criminal sets’, ‘bursting with heavyweight counsel’, and ‘packed full of talented juniors with bags of potential’. In addition to its expertise in fraud and business and regulatory crime, the set also has ‘a strong presence and pedigree’ in the field of health and safety law. When asked how the set could improve, one solicitor replied: ‘Short of cloning some of its members to make them more available, it is hard to say.’ In recent chambers news, Dean George QC took silk in 2019 and Brian Altman QC continues to act as lead counsel to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse; Jamas Hodivala joined Matrix Chambers. The busy clerks’ room provides ‘a strong personal service’ under the leadership of ‘model’ senior clerk John Grimmer, who is ‘a master of the craft’ and combines ‘the very best traditions of the old-fashioned clerk (approachable, good humoured, and diplomatic) with the sharpest business brain going’; ‘his own high standards are maintained by the clerks he manages because he simply won’t tolerate anything less’. The ‘excellent’ Paul Rogers is ‘very knowledgeable, efficient and helpful’; the ‘enthusiastic’ Lee Bartlett is ‘approachable, professional, and supportive’, ‘quickly resolving any problems that arise’; and ‘go-to’ clerk Joe Martin is ‘attentive, dedicated, and always willing go that extra mile’. Offices in: London

London Bar > Fraud: crime

(2019 Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Dean George QC2 Bedford RowAn outstanding advocate for fraud work.

2 Bedford Row has an established reputation for being ‘fantastic for heavyweight crime and fraud‘ with ‘incredible strength in depth of counsel‘. Corporate frauds, VAT and tax evasion, boiler room scams, and money laundering cases feature prominently in the set’s workload. New silk Dean George QC (as a junior) was instructed for the defence in a fuel tax evasion fraud, concerning alleged purchase of agricultural fuel, which has a lower taxable duty payable on it, which was then delivered to UK petrol stations to be sold as non-agricultural fuel.

London Bar > Crime

(2019 Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Dean George QC2 Bedford RowTactically astute and a master in cross-examination.