Legal 500 2022 Testimonials

“The set as a whole is recognised as one, if not the, leading defence set in the UK.”

The Legal 500 2022 publish set overviews which provide market testimonials both on Chambers as a whole and remarks on practice management. We would like to thank our clients for their continued support and for taking the time to provide feedback about our services.

Set Testimonials

‘The set provided a very strong team of counsel. They have proved easy to work with and adaptable during the current pandemic.’

‘Chambers have a great offering and, despite their size, are able to offer a dynamic and personal service.’

‘All members of Chambers whom I have had contact with have been happy to assist for the general benefit of the set. 25 Bedford Row is now a large set. In my experience, they always have someone available who is capable of dealing with the largest case and indeed the smallest.’

‘Very good, straightforward to deal with, accommodating and dynamic.’

‘Those within the set working in the field of international criminal law and human rights law are recognised as the some of the leaders in their fields.’

25 Bedford Row are my go-to chambers in London. Their Barristers have a varying skill set which means I am able to instruct them on any type of case. I am yet to meet a barrister from 25 Bedford Row whom I or my client doesn’t like.’

25 Bedford Row are perceived as one of the top three criminal chambers. The difficulty often found in securing certain counsel, is a testimony to their popularity and the level of work that they conducted. However 25 Bedford Row are the go to chambers because of the choice and diversity of available counsel.’

25 Bedford Row is an outstanding set. The breadth of talent is excellent and continues to excel.

25 Bedford Row are a brilliant criminal defence set. Their members offer a great wealth of experience and expertise.’

25 Bedford Row is one of the best criminal and fraud sets that there is around. The set is strong in all areas of crime and if someone is not available the alternative options are equally good.’

25 Bedford Row is an outstanding set with breath taking talent.’

25 Bedford Row is a top notch criminal set with a breadth of experience and a number of big hitters.’

The set is a high-quality stable for defence advocates.’

25 Bedford Row is an exclusively criminal defence set. The set has an excellent reputation and is committed to their client base.

25 Bedford Row are an excellent criminal set with a wide range of sought-after counsel.

Practice Management Testimonials

‘Good administrative support is essential and 25 Bedford Row has it in plenty.’

‘The clerks’ room is efficient and offers an excellent service to the barristers within chambers and to the clients from outside. The team as a whole is strong and the ethos of hard work and efficiency is exemplified by the Senior Clerk, Guy Williams.’

‘There is an extremely competent team of clerks from senior to the more junior level. There is an awareness of the importance of efficiency, diligence and courtesy.’

‘Chambers’ administration is superb with a particularly friendly clerks’ room. From the senior clerk, Guy Williams, down to the most junior member of the clerks’ room, I have found all to be polite, helpful and attentive.’

‘Alfie Lee is an excellent clerk, always approachable and willing to assist.’ 

‘Emma Makepeace is a superb organiser of the wider functions of Chambers and, particularly, conferences and lectures.’

‘Emma Makepeace and Alfie Lee in particular offer an excellent service and are always willing to assist and make sure any matter is dealt with, regardless of how small or urgent.’

25 Bedford Row has an excellent clerking team. The service they provide is second to none. They really go out of their way to help the solicitors who instruct them. Alfie Lee, in particular, is incredibly helpful and commercially astute. He is the best young clerk at the criminal bar.

The clerking at 25 Bedford Row is strong. It is very rare that you get let down by the clerking team. Counsel rarely changes at the last minute.’

Guy Williams ensures that the clerks room runs like clockwork, but he is also backed up by the very capable Emma Makepeace and Alfie Lee. The good thing about this set is that if one clerk is not available then the other clerks can assist you just the same. The service is just so seamless.’

The Clerks provide an excellent service, both in terms of the clerking that they provide but the care with which each case is handled. The clerks work hard alongside their Counsel to ensure a collaborative approach to clerking and have a great feel for the right person for the right case. They do this by getting to know all their members so that the right person can be matched with the right case.

An excellent service and I see and Alfie Lee as a future leaders.

The clerking team at 25 Bedford Row is well balanced. They are always available and keen to help with listing problems and allocation of cases. They are keyed in to the London legal scene with excellent contacts with solicitors and other sets of chambers at every level.

The clerks are actually very communicative and forward thinking. They engage very well and tackle problems straightaway. They are efficient and well mannered.’

First class service. Most of my dealings are with Alfie Lee. Always available at short notice, he has always given me an excellent service.’

The clerks are excellent. They are proactive, approachable and always ensure that their instructing solicitors are looked after. They understand the practicalities of the way in which solicitors work and see their role as a supportive one, providing a quality service. They are prepared to go the extra mile. Alfie Lee is as good a clerk as there is.’

Superb clerking – Guy Williams and Emma Makepeace are outstanding, very helpful, informative and up-to-speed on all matters chambers have been instructed on.’


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