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33 Bedford Row
33 Bedford Row

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
 John Asaad  photo John Asaad
 Hammad Baig  photo Hammad Baig
 Dudley Beal  photo Dudley Beal
 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
 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
 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…
 Joanna Dodson QC photo Joanna Dodson QC Joanna specialises in public and private child law including complex care cases,…
 Arran Dowling-Hussey  photo Arran Dowling-Hussey
 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
 Robert Fitt  photo Robert Fitt Expertise: general crime; fraud; serious violence. Robert is a general criminal practitioner…
 Dermot Flanagan SC  photo Dermot Flanagan SC Door Tenant
Prof Laurence Gormley  photo Prof Laurence Gormley Professor Gormley is Emeritus Professor of European Law and Jean Monnet Professor…
 Crispin Hayhoe  photo Crispin Hayhoe Expertise: insolvency; commercial; contract; asset recovery; employment; general civil litigation. Crispin is…
 Simon Hill  photo Simon Hill Expertise: property, company, contract, insolvency. personal injury. Simon has an established practice…
 Andrew Hill  photo Andrew Hill Expertise: serious crime. Andrew has an established practice in all aspects of…
 Kevin Holder  photo Kevin Holder Expertise: commercial; insurance/reinsurance; mutuals; chancery; defamation; taxation; international. Kevin commenced his pupillage…
 Shakeel Jamil  photo Shakeel Jamil
 Elise Jeremiah  photo Elise Jeremiah
 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;…
 Andrew Kerr  photo Andrew Kerr
 Victoria Kiver  photo Victoria Kiver
 Kevin Leigh  photo Kevin Leigh
 Barry Leon  photo Barry Leon Door Tenant
 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
 David Lonsdale  photo David Lonsdale Expertise: property; landlord and tenant; leasehold enfranchisement; commercial contracts. One of the…
 Edward Lucas  photo Edward Lucas
 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…
 Mark McDonald  photo Mark McDonald
 Lara  McDonnell  photo Lara  McDonnell
 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
 Gabrielle  Moore  photo Gabrielle  Moore
 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
 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
 Janet Plange  photo Janet Plange
 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
 Sharmila Salvi  photo Sharmila Salvi
 Jonathan Sandiford  photo Jonathan Sandiford Jonathan is a CPS Grade 4 Prosecutor and a Member of List…
 Mohammed Saqib  photo Mohammed Saqib
 Deborah Seitler  photo Deborah Seitler Deborah is a specialist Family law practitioner, with a particular focus on…
 Katherine Simpson  photo Katherine Simpson Door Tenant
 Baldip Singh Aulak  photo Baldip Singh Aulak Expertise: European Union law; judicial review and administrative law; human rights law;…
 Tony Stanford  photo Tony Stanford Tony is a highly regarded practitioner who has a wide breadth of…
 Henry Vallance  photo Henry Vallance Expertise: general crime, fraud and financial crime; money laundering and confiscation; local…
 Daniel Walker  photo Daniel Walker
 Anesta Weekes QC photo Anesta Weekes QC
 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…
 Paul Williams  photo Paul Williams Expertise: crime, proceeds of crime. Paul Williams has an extensive leading defence…
 Philip  Williams  photo Philip  Williams
 Gwen Williamson  photo Gwen Williamson Expertise: general crime; serious violence; drugs; fraud. Gwen practices predominantly in Crown…
 Misbah Zahid  photo Misbah Zahid