Chambers UK Directory 2021
25 Bedford Row achieves 44 practitioner rankings in Chambers & Partners 2021 across five areas: Crime, Financial Crime, Proceeds of Crime, International Crime, and Environment.
Noted as a highly regarded set, having a "great reputation for fighting the fight" and for undertaking the most serious criminal work with outstanding barristers, Chambers is also noted for our defence of individuals and corporations in a wide range of financial crime and regulatory cases.
Client service is praised: “The clerks are all extremely attentive and will bend over backwards to help." "The clerks are all good, very responsive and deal with whatever is needed - they are there to help."
In Chambers UK 2021 Crime, 28 practitioners including 15 Silks and 13 Juniors are ranked. Chambers are delighted to have achieved five elevations in rankings and two new entrants.
Described as a dedicated criminal defence set, it is noted that our members regularly appear in reported murder, manslaughter, sex, and terrorism cases, among others, and that we are regulars at the Old Bailey and Court of Appeal. It is further noted that 25 Bedford Row is particularly known for our involvement in multi-handed murder trials, including those relating to young offenders.
Commentators say of 25 Bedford Row: "It undertakes heavy criminal work and has some outstanding barristers."
Of the clerking team, commentators state that "The clerks are very friendly and efficient." "They provide "an excellent service and invariably suggest suitable counsel for the level and complexity of the case."
In Chambers UK 2021 Financial Crime, 18 practitioners including six Silks and 12 Juniors are ranked. Chambers are delighted to have achieved one elevation in rankings and one new entrant.
25 Bedford Row is a highly regarded set, noted for its defence of individuals and corporations in a wide range of financial crime cases. Members are routinely instructed in prosecutions brought by the SFO and HMRC, and are experienced in the handling of cases involving allegations of fraud, bribery, money laundering and insider trading. The team is also frequently called upon to advise a range of clients on bribery prevention and anti-money laundering procedures.
"The clerks are all extremely attentive and will bend over backwards to help." "The clerks are all good, very responsive and deal with whatever is needed - they are there to help." "Guy Williams leads the clerking team and is ably assisted by Emma Makepeace, the deputy director of clerking."