33 Bedford Row > London, England > Set Profile

33 Bedford Row
LONDON
WC1R 4JH
England

North Eastern Circuit > Crime (general and fraud)

London Bar > Immigration (including business immigration)

Leading Juniors

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

London Bar > Crime

Leading Juniors

Nichola Cafferkey - 33 Bedford RowNichola is an extremely strong barrister. She is tenacious, persuasive, and advises her clients in a measured and sensible manner. In court she is a charming and effective advocate, who wins over judges and juries alike.
Ranked: Tier 3

London Bar > International crime and extradition

Leading Juniors

Haydee Dijkstal - 33 Bedford RowHaydee is an international law barrister of the highest calibre. Her forensic attention to detail when examining evidence and legal arguments, her expert knowledge of international law and human rights systems, and theirfierce advocacy mean that in every case her client's interests are managed and protected in the best possible way.
Ranked: Tier 3

London Bar > Children law (including public and private law)

Leading Juniors

Ann May - 33 Bedford RowA very good advocate with an excellent knowledge of family law. Her preparation for cases is thorough and her written submissions are very impressive.
Ranked: Tier 5
Deborah Seitler - 33 Bedford RowGoes beyond the usual call and takes a creative approach undertaking exceptional advocacy on challenging applications to secure the best outcomes for vulnerable clients.
Ranked: Tier 5

Regional Bar > North Eastern Circuit > Crime (general and fraud)

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.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
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)
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Nermine Abdel Sayed  photo Nermine Abdel Sayed Introduction Nermine has developed an outstanding practice, both prosecuting and defending a wide…
Alexander Adamou  photo Alexander Adamou AREAS OF EXPERTISE Bribery and Corruption Care & Supervision Child Arrangement Civil…
Tope Adeyemi  photo Tope Adeyemi Tope is an experienced advocate, appearing regularly in various courts and tribunals.…
Susan Ahern  photo Susan Ahern Susan is an Irish qualified practising barrister specialising in arbitration, regulation and…
Zahra Ahmed  photo Zahra Ahmed Zahra has developed a successful practice encompassing regulatory and public law. In…
Afzal Anwar  photo Afzal Anwar Afzal has 14 years con­tin­u­ous expe­ri­ence at both the employed and independent…
John Asaad  photo John Asaad AREAS OF EXPERTISE Care & Supervision Child Arrangement Divorce Family Family Finance…
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…
Joe Barry  photo Joe Barry AREAS OF EXPERTISE Confiscation Crime Defence Defending Professionals Drugs Financial Crime &…
Dudley Beal  photo Dudley Beal Introduction Dudley specialises predominantly on criminal matters, both defence and prosecution,  appearing…
Jamila Bernard-Stevenson  photo Jamila Bernard-Stevenson Introduction Jamila graduated from Oxford University with degrees in law (BA honours…
Gayle Bisbey  photo Gayle Bisbey AREAS OF EXPERTISE Adoption Care & Supervision Child Abduction Child Arrangement Family…
John Black QC photo John Black QCIntroduction Over many years John Black has maintained a distinctive specialist practice…
Hannah Bramley  photo Hannah Bramley AREAS OF EXPERTISE Adoption Care & Supervision Child Arrangement Family Molestation &…
Jennifer Brenton  photo Jennifer Brenton Introduction Jennifer is a committed junior barrister with significant experience in fraud…
Deborah Bryan  photo Deborah Bryan AREAS OF EXPERTISE Adoption Care & Supervision Child Abduction Child Arrangement Court…
Robin Buchanan-Morgan photo Robin Buchanan-MorganRobin is currently working at Rail Delivery Group (RDG).  Prior to joining…
Robin Buchanan-Morgan  photo Robin Buchanan-Morgan Robin is currently working at Rail Delivery Group (RDG).  Prior to joining…
Nichola Cafferkey  photo Nichola Cafferkey Introduction Nichola is a specialist criminal advocate. She has substantial trial experience…
Giuseppe Cala  photo Giuseppe Cala AREAS OF EXPERTISE Care & Supervision Child Abduction Divorce Family Family Finance…
S Chelvan  photo S Chelvan You have exceeded the maximum number of characters for this text area.…
Keith Chipato  photo Keith Chipato Introduction Keith has a general civil practice which includes personal injury, housing,…
Thomas Cleeve  photo Thomas Cleeve Introduction Tom is a seasoned advocate in the criminal and civil courts.…
Richard Clough  photo Richard Clough Richard is a practitioner of family law, including private and public law…
Dee Connolly  photo Dee Connolly AREAS OF EXPERTISE Bribery and Corruption Confiscation Crime Defence Defending Professionals Drugs…
Diana Constantinide photo Diana ConstantinideMedia The HuffPost published an article about successful lawyers and Diana was…
Martin Davis  photo Martin Davis AREAS OF EXPERTISE Adoption Care & Supervision Child Abduction Child Arrangement Civil…
Haydee Dijkstal  photo Haydee Dijkstal Introduction Haydee Dijkstal is a barrister practicing international criminal law, international human…
Nigel Eastman  photo Nigel Eastman Introduction Nigel Eastman is Emeritus Professor of Law and Ethics in psychiatry…
Nigel R Edwards QC  photo Nigel R Edwards QC Practice YEAR OF CALL: 1995 YEAR OF QC: 2019 HEAD OF INTERNATIONAL…
Jemma Emerson  photo Jemma Emerson Jemma works across several practice areas including commercial litigation, landlord and tenant.…
Sandra Eze  photo Sandra Eze AREAS OF EXPERTISE Adoption Arbitration Care & Supervision Child Abduction Child Arrangement…
Elizabeth Fisher  photo Elizabeth Fisher AREAS OF EXPERTISE Banking & Finance Care & Supervision Child Arrangement Civil…
Robert Fitt  photo Robert Fitt AREAS OF EXPERTISE Bribery and Corruption Confiscation Crime Defence Drugs Financial Crime…
Dermot Flanagan SC  photo Dermot Flanagan SC Dermot Flanagan FCIArb, S.C has been in practice as a Barrister in…
Alex Fletcher  photo Alex Fletcher Alex has recently joined Chambers from a Chambers based in the South…
Daniel Foster  photo Daniel Foster AREAS OF EXPERTISE Crime Defence Drugs Family Financial Crime & Fraud Murder…
James Fraczyk  photo James Fraczyk James’ main areas of expertise are in general civil law, public law…
Laurence Gormley  photo Laurence Gormley Professor Gormley is Emeritus Professor of European Law and Jean Monnet Professor…
Stephan Hardy  photo Stephan Hardy Profile Stephen is Professor of Employment Law and Head of School at…
Crispin Hayhoe  photo Crispin Hayhoe Crispin has expertise in insolvency; commercial; contract; asset recovery; employment; general civil…
Simon Hill  photo Simon Hill Expertise: property, company, contract, insolvency. personal injury. Simon has an established practice…
Andrew Hill  photo Andrew Hill Introduction Andrew has over 30 years of experience as a barrister, initially both…
Kevin Holder  photo Kevin Holder Kevin is a commercial chancery barrister, specialising in property, chancery, insurance and commercial…
Gul Nawaz Hussain  photo Gul Nawaz Hussain Introduction Year of QC 2018 Year of Call 2000 Naz Hussain QC…
Shakeel Jamil  photo Shakeel Jamil Shakeel is a specialist criminal practitioner who has over 18 years experience…
Elise Jeremiah  photo Elise Jeremiah In crime, Elise has led in cases of murder and multi-handed drugs conspiracy,…
Rhys Johns  photo Rhys Johns Rhys has a complementary practice in commercial and company law and regularly…
Jayesh Jotangia  photo Jayesh Jotangia Expertise: arbitration and mediation proceedings; arbitration and mediation proceedings; civil and commercial…
Seema Kansal  photo Seema Kansal AREAS OF EXPERTISE Adoption Care & Supervision Child Abduction Child Arrangement Divorce…
Lucy Keane  photo Lucy Keane Lucy is qualified in four jurisdictions. She is a barrister in England…
Andrew Kerr  photo Andrew Kerr Introduction Year of call 2006 Andrew has an established and recognised expertise in…
Victoria Kiver  photo Victoria Kiver Victoria is a dual qualified Barrister (England & Wales) and Isle of…
Alex Lawson  photo Alex Lawson Introduction In whatever area of practice, Alex can be relied upon to…
Victor Leginsky  photo Victor Leginsky Victor Leginsky is a Chartered Arbitrator and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute…
Kevin Leigh  photo Kevin Leigh Introduction Kevin has practised as a barrister since 1986 and is a…
Barry Leon  photo Barry Leon ARBITRATOR AND MEDIATOR Barry was the Presiding Judge (Commercial Division), Eastern Caribbean…
Andrew Lloyd-Eley photo Andrew Lloyd-EleyAREAS OF EXPERTISE Bribery and Corruption Confiscation Crime Defence Drugs Financial Crime…
Athur Lo  photo Athur Lo Arthur is a dedicated and adaptable junior barrister, who combines commercial acumen…
David Lonsdale  photo David Lonsdale David is a senior member of the 33 Bedford Row Civil and…
Edward Lucas  photo Edward Lucas AREAS OF EXPERTISE Bribery and Corruption Confiscation Crime Defence Drugs Financial Crime…
John-Paul MacNamara  photo John-Paul MacNamara John-Paul was called to the Bar by the Middle Temple in 2008…
Tariq Mahmood  photo Tariq Mahmood Dr Mahmood has a broad commercial litigation and arbitration practice covering a…
Ishrat Mahmud  photo Ishrat Mahmud Ishrat offers advice and advocacy across the full spectrum of immigration work.…
Elizabeth Maltas  photo Elizabeth Maltas
Manisha Marwaha  photo Manisha Marwaha Introduction Manisha has been recognised as a tier one leading junior for…
Ann May  photo Ann May Ann is an experienced advocate, appearing in all levels of court and…
Lara McDonnell photo Lara McDonnellIntroduction Lara is a sought after civil practitioner with a wealth of…
Helyn Mensah  photo Helyn Mensah Expertise: trade mark litigation; trade mark registry; passing off; designs; fashion and…
Neil Mercer  photo Neil Mercer AREAS OF EXPERTISE Adoption Advising Regulators Bribery and Corruption Care & Supervision…
Aysha Miah  photo Aysha Miah Aysha completed her pupillage at a leading family law set in 2012…
Rabia Mir  photo Rabia Mir AREAS OF EXPERTISE Care & Supervision Child Arrangement Crime Defence Divorce Drugs…
Jamil Mohammed  photo Jamil Mohammed Jamil regularly appears in the Family Court, acting in both public and private…
Gabrielle Moore photo Gabrielle MooreIntroduction Gabrielle practises in all areas of criminal law with particular focus…
Geraldine More O'Ferrall photo Geraldine More O'FerrallAREAS OF EXPERTISE Adoption Care & Supervision Child Abduction Child Arrangement Divorce…
Austen Morgan  photo Austen Morgan Introduction Austen practises private law and public law, especially with international aspects.…
Elizabeth Nartey  photo Elizabeth Nartey AREAS OF EXPERTISE Adoption Bribery and Corruption Care & Supervision Child Abduction…
David Nathan photo David NathanIntroduction Head of Chambers During the 1980s, David led in numerous high-profile…
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 AREAS OF EXPERTISE Civil Family International Criminal Law International Human Rights Law…
Maurice O’Carroll  photo Maurice O’Carroll Introduction Maurice has over 25 years’ advocacy experience, having called to the…
Nick Parry  photo Nick Parry AREAS OF EXPERTISE Civil Crime Family   Introduction Nick came to the…
Philippa Parry-Jones  photo Philippa Parry-Jones Philippa regularly represents a range of Local Authorities and parents in public…
Sandip Patel QC photo Sandip Patel QCIntroduction Introduction Sandip specialises in cross border civil and commercial dispute resolution,…
Dancia Penn OBE QC photo Dancia Penn OBE QCADMITTED TO PRACTICE (THE VIRGIN ISLANDS): 1981 YEAR OF QC: 1996 ARBITRATOR…
Janet Plange  photo Janet Plange AREAS OF EXPERTISE Adoption Care & Supervision Child Abduction Child Arrangement Divorce…
Rehana Popal  photo Rehana Popal Rehana is a skilled and robust advocate whose practice encompasses all aspects…
Roman Poplawski  photo Roman Poplawski Introduction Roman is a bilingual barrister admitted to practice both in the…
Mohammed Rafiq  photo Mohammed Rafiq Year of Call 1980
Clive Redley  photo Clive Redley AREAS OF EXPERTISE Adoption Care & Supervision Child Abduction Child Arrangement Court…
Emma Reed  photo Emma Reed Expertise: general crime; sexual offences; money laundering and confiscation. Emma is considered…
Ruth Richards  photo Ruth Richards Introduction Specialising in a wide range of complex matters relating to children,…
Ylenia Rosso  photo Ylenia Rosso CRIMINAL PRACTICE Ylenia regularly defends and prosecutes in the Crown Court, Magistrates’…
Ravinder Saimbhi  photo Ravinder Saimbhi Introduction Ravinder has been involved in the Justice system since 1992 when…
Sharmila Salvi  photo Sharmila Salvi Sharmila was called to the Bar in 1997 having obtained a BSc…
Mohammed Saqib  photo Mohammed Saqib AREAS OF EXPERTISE Asylum Care & Supervision Child Arrangement Crime Defence Drugs…
Mark Savage  photo Mark Savage Prior to joining the Bar, Mark was a senior partner in at…
Emma Scott  photo Emma Scott Emma specialises in Crime. Emma has a breadth of experience defending clients…
Deborah Seitler  photo Deborah Seitler Deborah is a specialist Family law practitioner, with a particular focus on…
Rachanda Shafei  photo Rachanda Shafei Introduction Rachanda was a court advocate prior to joining 33 Bedford Row…
Wafa Shah  photo Wafa Shah AREAS OF EXPERTISE Advising Regulators Crime Defence Defending Professionals Drugs Employment Financial…
Katherine Simpson  photo Katherine Simpson Door Tenant Dr. Katherine Simpson, FCIArb, is an arbitrator based in London…
Baldip Singh Aulak  photo Baldip Singh Aulak AREAS OF EXPERTISE Adoption Asylum Care & Supervision Child Abduction Child Arrangement…
Ayesha Smart  photo Ayesha Smart Introduction Ayesha enjoys a mixed practice of crime, regulatory, civil and commercial.…
Tony Stanford  photo Tony Stanford Tony is a highly regarded practitioner who has a wide breadth of…
Stephen Tawiah  photo Stephen Tawiah Introduction Stephen’s practice covers public law, professional discipline and civil liberties. Stephen…
Deborah Tompkinson  photo Deborah Tompkinson Practice A senior civil barrister (1984 call), Deborah worked, after pupillage, as…
Jon Trussler  photo Jon Trussler Junior Counsel
Henry Vallance  photo Henry Vallance Introduction Henry is a seasoned advocate with an extensive and wide-ranging practice.…
Ramakrishnan Virorghavan sc  photo Ramakrishnan Virorghavan sc Introduction Ram is a senior counsel in India and a barrister in…
Daniel Walker  photo Daniel Walker Daniel joined Chambers in November 2018 and has established a multi-disciplinary practice…
Amber Walker  photo Amber Walker
Noah Weiniger  photo Noah Weiniger Introduction Noah started his legal career as a solicitor before transferring to…
Constance Whippman  photo Constance Whippman AREAS OF EXPERTISE Adoption Care & Supervision Child Abduction Child Arrangement Divorce…
Dean Wilkins  photo Dean Wilkins Expertise: commercial, construction, insurance/re-insurance, property. Dean practises in commercial litigation and arbitration…
Philip Williams photo Philip WilliamsPhilip is a busy leading junior with an extensive civil practice covering…
Paul Williams  photo Paul Williams Introduction Paul has an extensive leading junior practice with over 20 years’…
Gwen Williamson  photo Gwen Williamson Introduction Gwen deals with a wide variety of offences across the crime…
Guy Wyatt  photo Guy Wyatt Victor Leginsky is a Chartered Arbitrator and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute…
Misbah Zahid  photo Misbah Zahid AREAS OF EXPERTISE Bribery and Corruption Confiscation Crime Defence Drugs Family Financial…