Jeremy Dein QC
Hugely experienced and committed criminal defence counsel. Expertise in all types of serious crime, including the representation of high profile clients in criminal cases with a major press interest, where the preservation of the defendant’s reputation is an overriding priority.
Special interest in Appellate work, bringing unrivalled analytical skills, commitment, dedication and thoroughness to the prospect of finding potential new avenues of successful appeal. Fearless in his approach, relentless in pursuit of the desired result.
Unparalleled experience of defending in murder cases at the Old Bailey, and in serious sexual offences trials (defended in first ever UK trial of historic sexual offences committed in Africa).
Renowned in practice for a unique factual and legal approach to Criminal defence, however serious, complex and challenging the case
Band 1 Silk, Crime, Chambers Directory and Legal 500
Legal 500 2017:Committed and client friendly
extremely hard working Silk...great jury manner...academically very bright...extremely charming...a formidable and worthy opponent...excellent eye for detail" Chambers UK 2018
Lectures widely on criminal justice issues, principally, defence of the accused, fair trial and advocacy practice. Recent engagements include Hong Kong, India, South Korea Sri Lanka, Indonesia and USA. Close affiliation with the Chinese University of Hong Kong Law faculty where he has been invited to teach advocacy and featured as a keynote speaker in numerous recent international conferences (ie: defending in serious sexual offences cases, October 2016). October 2017: appointed practice professor and QC in Residence at Middlesex University, London.
Featured in the lead defence role in the highly acclaimed BBC1 documentary series, “Murder, Mystery and My Family“ (2018), in which 10 historic death penalty cases were reviewed. In several of these, Jeremy persuaded the Judge that the case merited fresh review by the courts. http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2017/my-grandad-was-innocent
Jeremy frequently appears in the media as commentator and reviewer on criminal Justice related issues: BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Radio London, LBC, and Talk Radio.
Joint Head of Chambers, and Head of Crime Group at 25 Bedford Row, the UK's leading pure defence set.
2015: Shortlisted for Crime Silk of the Year – Chambers UK Bar Awards 2015
2015: Appointed Old Bailey Recorder.
2014: Elected Joint Head of Chambers (Head of Crime group).
2012: Appointed Course Tutor, Judicial College.
2008-2011: Criminal Bar Association, National Director of Education.
2004: Appointed Recorder (Sexual Offences ticketed, 2011).
2003: Appointed Queen’s Counsel.
1982: Called to the Bar, Middle Temple.
1981: Graduated from Queen Mary College, University of London (2-1).
UK Observer national mooting completion, winner, 1980 and 1981.
- Has served on education and race relations committees for the CBA and Bar Council.
- Former member of “Homrag”, murder reform committee.
- Former Chair, North London Bar Mess.