Colin Wells
  • Colin has an excellent attention to detail and his preparation is second to none.

    Legal 500 2021

  • A canny hand who displays the human touch with clients and juries.

    Legal 500 2020

  • Very impressive because with him everything is straightforward and there's no messing around.

    Chambers UK 2020

  • He is solid, hard-working and reliable.

    Chambers UK 2020

  • He is a straight-talking, no-nonsense barrister who knows his stuff, is very prompt and is a pleasure to deal with.

    Chambers UK

  • He's got a very good way with clients.

    Chambers UK

  • He's effective and juries listen to him.

    Chambers UK

  • A tough defender of client interests.

    Chambers UK

  • Recommended for his great preparation, fast paperwork and very good mind.

    Legal 500

  • Experienced, knowledgeable and consistent. A great jury advocate.

    Chambers UK

  • A very experienced advocate who works very hard.

    Chambers UK

  • The client really engaged well with him, and was very complimentary.

    Chambers UK

  • A very experienced advocate who works very hard.

    Chambers UK

  • The client really engaged well with him, and was very complimentary.

    Chambers UK

  • He is engaging with clients and sees the answers a long way out.

    Legal 500

  • His key strengths are his legal brain, capacity for hard work, good judgement and gift for speaking plainly to clients.

    Legal 500

Called 1987

Colin Wells

Barrister
An “excellent” fraud junior who is “extremely hard working and very bright.” Commentators say he is the go-to person on abuse of process matters. Chambers UK
  • Pre-charge criminal advisory
  • Criminal defence work – Fraud, Money Laundering, Confiscation and related Regulatory proceedings.
  • Criminal Cost Appeals
  • 2002-2008 Licensed Advocate on Isle of Man
  • 2009 – Licensed for Direct Access Work

Publications and Seminars

Professional Memberships

  • European Criminal Bar Association
  • Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL)
  • Fraud Lawyers Association (FLA)

Education

  • BSc (Economics and Law) - Plymouth Polytechnic
  • MA (Industrial Relations and Employment Law) - Warwick University

cwells@25bedfordrow.com