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Chambers of William Clegg QC

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William Clegg QC

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2 Bedford Row (Chambers of William Clegg QC)


Barrister specialising in white-collar fraud, corporate manslaughter/gross negligence manslaughter, health and safety, trade descriptions, international criminal law and European law; also acts in high profile general criminal cases and has wide experience in the Court of Appeal and Administrative Court; chair of CBA working party on Involuntary Manslaughter (2000); member of standing committee of Justice on fraud trials and prepared submissions to the Fraud Trials Committee; has acted in Public Inquiries and appeared before various professional regulatory and disciplinary bodies; frequently advises in cases that do not result in proceedings being instituted, often on behalf of professional clients; has represented and advised international corporations, foreign governments, national companies, trade unions and a wide range of professionals including lawyers, accountants, doctors, engineers, bankers etc; has been instructed in relation to investigations into BA, BAE, Balfour Beatty, Sainsbury’s, LIBOR, and Mabey and Johnson. Please visit for further details.


Called 1972; Gray’s Inn; QC 1991; Recorder 1991; Assistant Boundary Commissioner.


South Eastern Circuit; CBA.


St Thomas More High School 1967; Bristol University (1971 LLB).


The Garrick, C.

London Bar

Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)

Within: Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations) – Leading silks

William Clegg QC - 2 Bedford RowJust sheer brilliance – he is always well prepared.

Within: Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)

2 Bedford Row includes a number of heavyweight silks handling cases concerning international bribery and corruption, as well as more domestic business crime issues. William Clegg QC continues to advise ENRC on an investigation by the Serious Fraud Office and National Crime Agency concerning alleged corruption in the Nigerian natural resources industry, while Timothy Kendal represented the only defendant found not guilty in the Operation Hornet trial concerning the impaired assets division of HBOS. Richard Kovalevsky QC left the independent Bar to join Stewarts Law LLP.

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Crime (general crime)

Within: Crime (general crime) – Leading silks

William Clegg QC - 2 Bedford RowHis work includes sensitive, private cases.

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Fraud: crime

Within: Fraud: crime – Leading silks

William Clegg QC - 2 Bedford RowOne of the big beasts of the criminal Bar – when he speaks, everyone listens.

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