Set Profile > 33 Bedford Row > London, England

33 Bedford Row
33 Bedford Row
LONDON
WC1R 4JH
England

Immigration (including business immigration)

Leading Juniors

Dr S Chelvan - 33 Bedford RowHis expertise in sexual-identity-related asylum claims is world-renowned.
Ranked: Tier 1

International crime and extradition

Rising stars

Haydee Dijkstal - 33 Bedford RowWhile Ms Dijkstal is a relatively recent addition to the Bar of England and Wales, she brings with her an already established international practice. She is extremely hard-working and puts a lot of herself into the cases she works on. Her work ethic and strong analytical skills have been recognised by her team mates.
Ranked: Tier 1

Set overviews: England and Wales

33 Bedford Row has expertise across the criminal, civil, immigration, family and commercial law disciplines. In recent news, Neil Mercer, joint head of chambers, has been appointed a Recorder for the South Eastern, Family Circuit. Meanwhile, Dr Tariq Mahmood has been appointed to the Court of Arbitration for Art Panel.

33 Bedford Row was established in 1986 and has a long history as a common law set. It was one of the first sets to move out of the Inns of Court to Bedford Row where it has been practising since the 1990s. In 2013, members of three well-known high-profile sets, existing 33 Bedford Row, Old Bailey Chambers and Renaissance Chambers, formed to create the present 33 Bedford Row, each bringing their own areas of established expertise. By judicious expansion it has rapidly grown to become a leading common law set consisting of more than 70 members offering outstanding advice and advocacy in criminal, civil, regulatory, family and public law including immigration, at all levels.

The set: Chambers places a premium on being accessible, commercially aware and service-oriented. Chambers includes high-profile Queen’s Counsel who undertake work in criminal, local authority, family, public and international law. It can also count among its members exceptional juniors, each of whom is committed to achieving the best possible outcome in each case. Clients can expect outstanding administration and clerking support as part of chambers’ commitment to client care.

Members of chambers are advocates of choice for multiple local authorities, government departments, Parliamentary inquiries, businesses, private individuals and for solicitors throughout England and Wales. Members have appeared in court throughout the country at all levels up to and including the Supreme Court and have acted on behalf of the Attorney General, Serious Fraud Office, Financial Conduct Authority and the Official Solicitor. Members regularly appear in a full range of tax and VAT tribunals. It is increasingly known for the range of international instructions that its members attract.

Types of work undertaken: Members of chambers undertake a wide variety of common law work. The emphasis in all areas is on sound, solution-oriented advice and specialist advocacy.

The civil and commercial team provides expertise in commercial disputes; intellectual property; landlord and tenant; professional negligence; insolvency; personal injury, including industrial injury; insurance and reinsurance; employment law; inquests; and inquiries, including Parliamentary inquiries.

The experienced criminal team practice includes serious violence; sexual offences; organised crime; fraud and asset recovery. It has also acted on the largest ever local authority complex fraud trial.

The family team has specialists in the full range of work including family finance; public and private law; human fertilisation and embryology; elder care and mental health including work in the Court of Protection.

The regulatory team has experience in professional regulation including NMC, GMC and FCA. It has also provided advice and appeared before professional sporting tribunals.

Public law work includes a strong immigration team that has acted on appeals and appeared in the High Court on asylum cases.

Chambers offers specialist advice through its innovative India desk which promotes bilateral trade with the Indian sub-continent. It has also developed a strong specialist market through its Polish client services (both civil and crime).

Chambers also undertakes direct access and supports alternative dispute resolution through mediation, arbitration and early neutral evaluation.

Department Name Email Telephone
Senior clerk Gary Reed
Members of Chambers WHIPPMAN, Constance (1987)
Members of Chambers MERCER, Neil (1988)
Members of Chambers DODSON QC, Joanna (1971; Silk 1993)
Members of Chambers WEEKES QC, Anesta (1981; Silk 1999)
Members of Chambers NATHAN QC, David (1971; Silk 2002)
Members of Chambers AINA QC, Benjamin (1987; Silk 2009)
Members of Chambers LLOYD-ELEY QC, Andrew (1979; Silk 2010)
Members of Chambers DENNIS, Professor Ian (1971)*
Members of Chambers CLOUGH, Richard (1971)
Members of Chambers EASTMAN, Professor Nigel (1976)*
Members of Chambers GORMLEY, Professor Laurence (1978)*
Members of Chambers PLANGE, Janet (1981)
Members of Chambers CONNOLLY, Dee (1982)
Members of Chambers HILL, Andrew (1982)
Members of Chambers BOSWELL, Jenny (1982)
Members of Chambers CLAXTON, Elroy (1983)
Members of Chambers MORE O'FERRALL, Geraldine (1983)
Members of Chambers WEINIGER, Noah (1984)**
Members of Chambers NAZARETH, Melanie (1984)
Members of Chambers MUNRO, Fiona (1986)
Members of Chambers BRYAN, Deborah (1987)
Members of Chambers LONSDALE, David (1988)
Members of Chambers POPLAWSKI, Roman (1989)
Members of Chambers WILLIAMS, Paul (1990)
Members of Chambers LUCAS, Edward (1991)
Members of Chambers SEITLER, Deborah (1991)
Members of Chambers CLEEVE, Thomas (1993)
Members of Chambers SANDIFORD, Jonathan (1993)*
Members of Chambers BERGENTHAL, Ronnie (1993)
Members of Chambers JURENKO, Renata (1993)
Members of Chambers MORGAN, Austen (1995)
Members of Chambers STANFORD, Tony (1996)*
Members of Chambers WINTER, Melanie (1996)
Members of Chambers MAHMUD, Ishrat (1997)
Members of Chambers McDONALD, Mark (1997)
Members of Chambers DODD, Clare (1997)
Members of Chambers CAFFERKEY, Nichola (1998)
Members of Chambers MENSAH, Helyn (1998)
Members of Chambers KARAISKOS, Maria (2000)
Members of Chambers ABDEL SAYED, Nermine (2001)
Members of Chambers HILL, Simon (2001)
Members of Chambers STEBBINGS, Ian (2001)
Members of Chambers ANWAR, Afzal (2001)*
Members of Chambers BASHIR, Mohammed (2002)
Members of Chambers JOTANGIA, Jayesh (2002)
Members of Chambers BISBEY, Gayle (2002)
Members of Chambers MAHMOOD, Dr Tariq (2002)
Members of Chambers NARTEY, Elizabeth (2003)
Members of Chambers HAYHOE, Crispin (2004)
Photo Name Position Profile
 Nermine Abdel Sayed  photo Nermine Abdel Sayed Expertise: serious violence; sexual offences; fraud; drugs. Nermine has developed a successful…
 Alexander Adamou  photo Alexander Adamou
 Afzal Anwar  photo Afzal Anwar Afzal has 14 years con­tin­u­ous expe­ri­ence at both the employed and independent…
 John Asaad  photo John Asaad He frequently appears in family courts across the country, specialising in private…
 Hammad Baig  photo Hammad Baig Hammad regularly appears at the courts and, in particular, before the Tax…
 Craig Barlow  photo Craig Barlow Craig has experience in landlord & tenant disputes. Further, he has acted in…
 Dudley Beal  photo Dudley Beal Dudley is a Graded CPS Advocate and prosecutes on behalf of private…
 Gayle Bisbey  photo Gayle Bisbey Practice groups: family; immigration. Gayle was called to the bar in 2002…
 Jenny Boswell  photo Jenny Boswell Expertise: care and supervision; adoption; private children; human rights. Jenny Boswell is…
 Jennifer Brenton  photo Jennifer Brenton Expertise: contract; property; wills and probate; insolvency; partnerships; negligence – including personal…
 Nichola Cafferkey  photo Nichola Cafferkey Nichola is a specialist criminal advocate. She has substantial trial experience working…
Dr Giuseppe Cala  photo Dr Giuseppe Cala Dr Giuseppe Calà (Senior Counsel Italy 1991) was called to the Bar…
Dr S Chelvan  photo Dr S Chelvan Chelvan is a globally recognised legal expert on refugee and human rights…
 Keith Chipato   photo Keith Chipato  He has experience in dealing with housing matters ranging from possession to…
 Thomas Cleeve  photo Thomas Cleeve Expertise: crime, proceeds of crime, civil actions against the police, personal injury.…
 Richard Clough  photo Richard Clough Richard is a practitioner of family law, including private and public law…
 Tony Cole  photo Tony Cole Door Tenant Tony Cole is a globally recognized expert in international and domestic…
 Dee Connolly  photo Dee Connolly Expertise: serious crime; sexual offences; fraud; regulatory; company. Dee has over 30…
Ms Diana Constantinide  photo Ms Diana Constantinide
 Ann Cotcher QC photo Ann Cotcher QC
 Martin Davis  photo Martin Davis Expertise: property; landlord and tenant; housing; licensing; anti-social behaviour; general civil litigation.…
Prof Ian Dennis  photo Prof Ian Dennis As a leading academic in this field, Thomas Bingham Chambers is privileged…
Miss Haydee Dijkstal  photo Miss Haydee Dijkstal Haydee Dijkstal is a barrister practicing international criminal law, international human rights…
 Joanna Dodson QC photo Joanna Dodson QC Joanna specialises in public and private child law including complex care cases,…
 Nigel Eastman  photo Nigel Eastman Nigel Eastman is Emeritus Professor of Law and Ethics in psychiatry in…
 Sandra Eze  photo Sandra Eze Sandra is a family law practitioner with particular expertise in public law…
 Elizabeth Fisher  photo Elizabeth Fisher Before commencing pupillage, Elizabeth practised as a County Court Advocate and conducted…
 Robert Fitt  photo Robert Fitt Expertise: general crime; fraud; serious violence. Robert is a general criminal practitioner…
 Dermot Flanagan SC  photo Dermot Flanagan SC Dermot Flanagan FCIArb, S.C has been in practice as a Barrister in…
 James Fraczyk  photo James Fraczyk James’ main areas of expertise are in general civil law, public law…
Prof Laurence Gormley  photo Prof Laurence Gormley Professor Gormley is Emeritus Professor of European Law and Jean Monnet Professor…
 Crispin Hayhoe  photo Crispin Hayhoe Crispin has expertise in insolvency; commercial; contract; asset recovery; employment; general civil…
 Andrew Hill  photo Andrew Hill Expertise: serious crime. Andrew has an established practice in all aspects of…
 Simon Hill  photo Simon Hill Expertise: property, company, contract, insolvency. personal injury. Simon has an established practice…
 Kevin Holder  photo Kevin Holder Expertise: commercial; insurance/reinsurance; mutuals; chancery; defamation; taxation; international. Kevin commenced his pupillage…
 Shakeel Jamil  photo Shakeel Jamil Shakeel has acted as junior counsel in a number of complex and…
 Elise Jeremiah  photo Elise Jeremiah In crime, Elise has led in cases of murder and multi-handed drugs conspiracy,…
 Jayesh Jotangia  photo Jayesh Jotangia Expertise: arbitration and mediation proceedings; arbitration and mediation proceedings; civil and commercial…
 Seema Kansal  photo Seema Kansal Expertise: immigration and asylum law: judicial reviews; EEA Regulations; Ankara Agreement; ECHR;…
 Lucy Keane  photo Lucy Keane Lucy is qualified in four jurisdictions. She is a barrister in England…
 Andrew Kerr  photo Andrew Kerr Andrew is known for his ability to read and analyse large quantities of…
 Victoria Kiver  photo Victoria Kiver Victoria is a dual qualified Barrister (England & Wales) and Isle of…
 Kevin Leigh  photo Kevin Leigh Kevin has practised as a barrister since 1986 and is a qualified…
 Barry Leon  photo Barry Leon Barry was the Presiding Judge (Commercial Division), Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, in…
 Andrew Lloyd-Eley QC photo Andrew Lloyd-Eley QC Expertise: murder; manslaughter; serious fraud (VAT, tax, diversion, subsidy, CIS, etc); sexual…
 Athur Lo  photo Athur Lo Arthur is a dedicated and adaptable junior barrister, who combines commercial acumen…
 David Lonsdale  photo David Lonsdale Expertise: property; landlord and tenant; leasehold enfranchisement; commercial contracts. One of the…
 Edward Lucas  photo Edward Lucas His portfolio of criminal cases includes homicide, sexual offences and large-scale fraud.…
 Tariq Mahmood  photo Tariq Mahmood
 Ishrat Mahmud  photo Ishrat Mahmud Expertise: commercial, construction, immigration, judicial review, Sharia. Ishrat is dual qualified as…
 Ann May  photo Ann May Expertise: care and supervision; adoption; private law children. Ann was admitted as…
 Lara McDonnell  photo Lara McDonnell Lara is a sought after civil practitioner with a wealth of experience…
 Helyn Mensah  photo Helyn Mensah Expertise: trade mark litigation; trade mark registry; passing off; designs; fashion and…
 Neil Mercer  photo Neil Mercer Expertise: planning, personal injury, professional standards, crime (fraud/industrial accidents/environmental), public law, inquests,…
 Aysha Miah  photo Aysha Miah Expertise: public and private child law proceedings; financial remedies; employment; general civil…
 Jamil Mohammed  photo Jamil Mohammed Jamil regularly appears in the Family Court, acting in both public and private…
 Gabrielle Moore  photo Gabrielle Moore Gabrielle practises in all areas of criminal law with particular focus on…
 Geraldine More O’Ferrall  photo Geraldine More O’Ferrall
 Austen Morgan  photo Austen Morgan Expertise: public law, EU law, human rights, commercial, property, employment. Austen practises…
 Elizabeth Nartey  photo Elizabeth Nartey Expertise: murder; fraud; serious sexual and violent offences; children private, public and…
 David Nathan QC photo David Nathan QC Head of Chambers During the 1980s, David led in numerous high-profile and…
 Melanie Nazareth  photo Melanie Nazareth Melanie commenced practice in common/criminal law but has specialised in Family law…
 Maeve O’Rourke  photo Maeve O’Rourke Expertise: domestic and international human rights; public law, discrimination and employment; private…
 Philippa Parry-Jones  photo Philippa Parry-Jones Philippa regularly represents a range of Local Authorities and parents in public…
 Janet Plange  photo Janet Plange Janet Plange has a reputation for her work and commitment to vulnerable parents…
 Rehana Popal  photo Rehana Popal Rehana is a skilled and robust advocate whose practice encompasses all aspects…
 Roman Poplawski  photo Roman Poplawski Expertise: general civil litigation; landlord and tenant; personal injury; probate; comparative aspects…
 Clive Redley  photo Clive Redley Clive was admitted as a solicitor in 1991 after completing his training…
 Emma Reed  photo Emma Reed Expertise: general crime; sexual offences; money laundering and confiscation. Emma is considered…
 Stephen Reynolds  photo Stephen Reynolds
 Ravinder Saimbhi  photo Ravinder Saimbhi Ravinder has been involved in the Justice system since 1992 when she…
 Sharmila Salvi  photo Sharmila Salvi Sharmila was called to the Bar in 1997 having obtained a BSc…
 Jonathan Sandiford  photo Jonathan Sandiford Jonathan is a CPS Grade 4 Prosecutor and a Member of List…
 Mohammed Saqib  photo Mohammed Saqib Jamil appears daily in Crown Court, Magistrates’ Courts (including Youth Courts) and in the Family…
 Deborah Seitler  photo Deborah Seitler Deborah is a specialist Family law practitioner, with a particular focus on…
 Rachanda Shafei  photo Rachanda Shafei
 Katherine Simpson  photo Katherine Simpson Door Tenant Dr. Katherine Simpson, FCIArb, is an arbitrator based in London…
 Baldip Singh Aulak  photo Baldip Singh Aulak Expertise: European Union law; judicial review and administrative law; human rights law;…
 Ayesha Smart  photo Ayesha Smart
 Tony Stanford  photo Tony Stanford Tony is a highly regarded practitioner who has a wide breadth of…
 Stephen Tawiah   photo Stephen Tawiah  Stephen has a strong commitment to access to justice and regularly represents…
 Henry Vallance  photo Henry Vallance Expertise: general crime, fraud and financial crime; money laundering and confiscation; local…
 Daniel Walker  photo Daniel Walker Daniel joined Chambers in November 2018 and specialises in criminal law. He…
 Anesta Weekes QC photo Anesta Weekes QC Anesta is a distinguished Queen’s Counsel who is recognised for her work…
 Noah Weiniger  photo Noah Weiniger Expertise: family; employment; chancery. Formerly in practice as a solicitor before being…
 Constance Whippman  photo Constance Whippman Expertise: all aspects of family and related work; matrimonial finance (including those…
 Dean Wilkins  photo Dean Wilkins Expertise: commercial, construction, insurance/re-insurance, property. Dean practises in commercial litigation and arbitration…
 Philip Williams  photo Philip Williams Philip is a busy leading junior with an extensive civil practice covering…
 Paul Williams  photo Paul Williams Expertise: crime, proceeds of crime. Paul Williams has an extensive leading defence…
 Gwen Williamson  photo Gwen Williamson Expertise: general crime; serious violence; drugs; fraud. Gwen practices predominantly in Crown…
 Misbah Zahid  photo Misbah Zahid Misbah has built a strong, multidisciplinary practice and regularly appears in Crown,…