Legal 500 2023 Rankings: Fraud, Business & Regulatory Crime and POCA

The Legal 500 2023 recognises 25 Bedford Row specialists in Fraud: Crime, Business and Regulatory Crime including Global Investigations and Proceeds of Crime and Asset Forfeiture.

The Legal 500 2023 describes Chambers as ‘an exceptional set and the go-to for defence and investigations work.’ We are recognised for our representation of both individuals and corporate clients before courts of all levels, tribunals, and regulatory authorities in proceedings relating to financial and regulatory crime. We are also recognised for our expertise in areas including tax evasion, asset recovery, and financial services investigations. 

'25 Bedford Row continues to hold its position in the market as a top fraud defence set, representing clients involved in high-profile prosecutions and investigations.'

Leading Silks ranked in Tier 1

Simon Pentol KC: ‘Simon is a tenacious defender. His advocacy is charming, forceful and mesmerising.’

George Carter-Stephenson KC: ‘His work ethic is unrivalled and he achieves success in cases which might at first appear hopeless. He has a friendly manner and always places himself on a level with the lay client never appearing haughty or remote.’

Nicola Howard KC: ‘Nicola is a superb advocate, great strategist, brilliant with clients, great on her feet and a first rate silk for fraud.’

Other Leading Silks

Nigel Sangster KC: 'Nigel is efficient in managing high volumes of material and sifting out the core issues. He is hard-working and always on top of his case.'

Peter Doyle KC: ‘Peter is excellent: smooth, polished, and thoughtful.’

Nathaniel Rudolf KC‘Nathaniel is an exceptional silk. He combines to tremendous effect a thorough, strategic and forensic approach with a razor-sharp legal mind and a highly-persuasive style of advocacy.’

Our Leading Juniors are also recognised in these practice areas

Samantha Riggs'Samantha brings excellent client care and analysis skill as well as top-notch advocacy in court.’

Duncan Jones: 'Duncan is excellent. Hard-working and committed, with great insight on strategic issues and a complete understanding of the landscape.’

Alex Jamieson‘Alex is extremely knowledgeable. He is down-to-earth which makes him well-liked by clients. He is a passionate advocate.’

Sonal Dashani: ‘Sonal is an exceptional fraud barrister. Her advocacy is measured, persuasive and highly-effective. Judges and juries instinctively trust her.’

Osman Osman‘Osman is very hard-working and resolute in the way he prepares his cases. Sound judgement. Very diligent.’

Colin Wells: 'Colin has a very individual style which works wonders with juries.’

Dermot Keating

Robert Shaw: ‘Robert's work ethic is second-to-none. Very adept at assimilating and presenting complex cases. Tactically astute and a compelling advocate.’

Set Testimonials

‘A set with tremendous strength in depth who have well earned their reputation as one of the leading sets for serious fraud.’

‘25 BR is a pre-eminent defence set. They have an outstanding reputation for fraud work, from junior through to silk.’

‘25 Bedford Row provide seamless service for fraud cases.’


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