25 Bedford Row are delighted to have maintained Band 1 positioning in our core areas in the Legal 500 2020
Numerous members of chambers have been recognised as leaders in their fields for crime, fraud and regulatory law.
In total, we have achieved 63 individual rankings across 7 practice areas, iIncluding 8 new entrants for 2019 and 9 position elevations.
“The ‘reliable’ and ‘well-run’ 25 Bedford Row has ‘all the advantages of a bigger, traditional set’ with ‘a good number of robust defence practitioners, well versed in POCA, at all levels of call’ and is an ‘excellent, top-notch choice for white collar work’. ‘The client care and service provided to lay clients and instructing solicitors exceeds expectations.’ Chambers has been strengthened following Nicola Howard and Simon Pentol taking silk in 2019, and Mark Stevens and Lisa Wilson-Taylor, formerly of 2 King's Bench Walk and Furnival Chambers respectively, joining chambers.
Director of Clerking Guy Williams ‘offers a great service’ and leads the ‘extremely responsive’ clerks’ room which is ‘always on hand to help and are sensible in their choice of counsel’. Deputy Director of Clerking Emma Makepeace is ‘a standout clerk’ who is ‘personable, honest, gets to know the solicitor and, therefore, has a unique ability to match the solicitor with the appropriate barrister for a particular case’. Senior Practice Clerk Alfie Lee ‘constantly raises the standard of clerking’; ‘he is contactable 24/7 and nothing is too much trouble. He is able to find sensible representation for a client regardless of the short notice of instructions or the location of court’.”
We have individual rankings in eight practice areas:
Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)
Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police)
Crime (general crime)
International crime and extradition
Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture
Professional discipline and regulatory law
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