London Barristers Chambers

Since 1975, 25 Bedford Row has boasted an unrivalled set whose technical expertise and integrity has helped to grow our reputation into what it is today. Specialising in every aspect of modern defence advocacy, the experts at our London barristers chambers can be instructed across the entire spectrum of criminal and regulatory law, equipped with the experience necessary to achieve success.

At 25 Bedford Row, we pride ourselves on our ability to stay frontrunners in the legal industry, providing a client-focused service throughout our involvement of some of the very highest profile cases. Our priority is to protect our clients, whether they are individuals, organisations or businesses of any size or industry. With expert representation and strategic advice from start to finish, we guarantee that our barristers in London will always strive for the best possible outcome, no matter how complex the case.

Consistently recognised as the leading chambers in its core practice areas, our barristers in London were the first set to achieve the Bar Mark in 1999 for the continued development of successful business relationships with our clients and our repeated delivery of high quality legal advice. This standard has been maintained ever since, and our involvement in almost every recent major criminal trial has only helped to solidify our reputation. So much so, in fact, that our London barristers chambers were awarded Crime Chambers of the Year for 2014 by Legal 500.

Our experience in serious fraud cases and financial litigation has grown significantly within the last few years, along with our ability to support our clients through civil cases, including professional disciplinary, defamation and privacy, environmental law and human rights cases. As well as our extensive experience, clients praise our London barristers for our discretion and commitment to practices and procedures that promote equal opportunities.  

We endeavour to be available when our clients need us the most, providing a service that’s entirely tailored to your specific requirements and objectives. When you get in touch with our London barristers chambers, we will ensure that the right advocate is matched to your case based on your circumstances and individual situation. From here, we will work around the clock to devise a strategy that can secure a reasonable outcome that protects your interests. If you require our advice or support during unsociable hours, we operate an out of hours emergency clerking service to answer your questions and ease your concerns.

London Barristers Chambers FAQ

Why should I choose a barrister from 25 Bedford Row?

  • The unrivalled set of legal experts at our London Barristers chambers provides high quality advice and representation through any criminal or regulatory case.
  • We work meticulously to win cases at an early stage, keeping the costs and time to a minimum.
  • Our barristers in London have a well-established reputation for defending clients to success.
  • We boast a diverse and progressive set who will represent clients of all backgrounds no matter how complex the case.
  • We understand the impact of a criminal investigation and trial and are prepared to support you from the outset, including pre-charge advice and guidance.

What types of cases do 25 Bedford Row’s London barristers take on?

From the Magistrates Court to the Supreme Court, our barristers in London defend individuals and companies accused of a wide variety of offences. You can rely on us for strategic advice and representation for the following:

I am outside of London. Can I still instruct a barrister from 25 Bedford Row?

Though our barristers chambers are situated in London, our set happily receive instructions from across the UK and beyond.

Our specialists have been heavily involved in the area of international criminal law for many years. Our dedicated International Practice Group within our London barristers chambers have provided representation and advice in cases before the International Criminal Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and Rwanda (ICTR), the International Criminal Court, the Special Court for Sierra Leone, the Extraordinary Chambers of the Court of Cambodia and the Special Panels for Serious Crimes in East Timor.

How do I instruct a barrister?

There are several options in instructing our London barristers. Depending on your circumstances, one of the following methods will be appropriate to you:

Professional Client Access
Through this avenue, the set of our London barristers chambers are instructed through a regulated solicitor who will prepare your case before instructing us for representation through a trial or hearing. If we are instructed on your behalf through your solicitors, we will work to identify the best-suited barrister to your case who will provide dedicated legal support throughout the process.

Licensed Access
We can also receive instructions through organisations or individuals with an identifiable area of expertise, but they must apply to the Bar Standards Board in order to instruct us directly.

Public Access
Direct access is now available for members of the public to instruct our London Barristers without going through a professional client e.g. a solicitor. This can result in significant savings to the cost of the preparation of your case and its passage through court, without compromising the standard of service you receive. Public access is available in all types of work that barristers can do, except for work funded through legal aid. To find out whether or not your case is suitable for the Direct Access scheme, get in touch with our clerks room today.

Do I need a solicitor as well as a barrister?
The Direct Access Scheme allows clients to access immediate legal expertise and opinion from a specialist advocate, so rather than assuming it’s essential for you to go through a solicitor, get in touch with our London barristers chambers first. Directly instructing one of our expert barristers will be an efficient means of gaining legal support and representation while keeping costs to a minimum. There may be certain circumstances in which a solicitor will be needed to assist with the preparation of your case; however, if this is the case, we will warn you in advance after we have gained an understanding of your legal position.

Can you represent me on legal aid?
If you are worried that you will not be able to afford the fees involved with your case, our London barristers will be able to represent you on Legal Aid. Unfortunately, we cannot accept instructions through direct access if you are receiving legal aid, so if you need financial support, this is a situation in which you will have to instruct us through a third party such as a solicitor. If you aren’t sure whether you are eligible to receive public funding, visit the government website for guidance on whether you are suitable for legal aid.

For first class advocacy services, get in touch with 25 Bedford Row today.

Their reputation for excellence is demonstrated by involvement in almost every recent major serious trial, whether in fraud, terrorism or general crime

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