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  • First British woman sentenced for terror offences linked to Syria

    Natalie Sherborn (instructed by Carl Newman of Steel & Shamash and led by Mark Summers QC of Matrix Chambers) represented Amal El-Wahabi, who arranged for €20,000 to be transferred to her partner who travelled to Syria to join a jihadi group as a foreign fighter. She received a sentence of 28 months 7 days. Click here  for further details. 

  • A History of Ideas - BBC Radio 4

    Harry Potter’s first two episodes in a series about the history of ideas are broadcast this month alongside a discussion with Melvyn Bragg. Listen live or catch up here 
    12 November (Noon) Individual Freedom and the State 
    24 November (Noon) How can I tell right from wrong (with Melvyn Bragg
    27 November (Noon) Morality and the Law

  • Election of Jeremy Dein QC as Joint Head of 25 Bedford Row

    Following completion of the highly successful five-year term of George Carter-Stephenson QC and Paul Mendelle QC as joint heads of chambers, 25 Bedford Row is delighted to announce that Jeremy Dein QC has been elected to serve with them as joint head. This new leadership structure has been designed to meet the increasingly diverse demands of criminal defence in an evolving legal landscape; and to guarantee excellence in every aspect of chambers’ business.

    25 Bedford Row would like to thank all who have continued to support chambers throughout 2014. The new leadership team and the whole of chambers are determined to provide the best possible service in the years ahead.

  • Acquittal of "Cyber-Jihadist"

    Tyrone Smith QC represented Younes Tsouli who was alleged to have committed fresh acts of terrorism whilst in prison nearing the end of a sixteen year sentence for incitement to murder. A search of Tsouli’s cell had uncovered a copy of a banned Al Quaeda publication which included instructions on how to make a bomb concealed in printer toner. Tyrone Smith successfully argued that he had a reasonable excuse for possession of the material.

  • Terror plot to shoot police officers or soldiers in London

    Priya Malhotra is instructed by Dobsons to represent one of the defendants. For further details click here

  • Crime Chambers of the Year 2014 - Legal 500

    Chambers is delighted to have to have been awarded Crime Chambers of the Year at this year’s Legal 500 UK Awards.

  • Legal 500 - Ranked in the Top Tier for Fraud

  • Chambers is proud to have been placed in the top tier for fraud in this year's Legal 500

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