Meet the Experts
Paul Hynes QC
Paul was called to the Bar in 1987 and took Silk in 2010. He practises from the highly successful chambers at 25 Bedford Row. Paul is instructed for the defence in serious crime including bribery, company offences, confiscation, corruption, dishonesty, fraud and money laundering. He has considerable experience of white collar crime and regulatory offences. He has advised and acted for local authorities, public and private companies, charities, politicians, senior civil servants, lawyers, company officers and other professionals in connection with a wide range of matters. A regular lecturer and author on fraud and financial matters, Paul has spoken at numerous fraud conferences and the Lexis Nexis/Butterworths Criminal Law Summer School on a variety of topics. He has written for numerous legal publications.
Legal directory commendations include: “A feisty and determined advocate”, “An extremely bright individual” and “Very hot on black letter law but also has a great jury manner”.
Nathaniel was called to the Bar in 1996. He practises from top tier defence set, 25 Bedford Row. Nathaniel is a white collar crime practitioner with an emphasis on defending in serious fraud matters, high value restraint and confiscation as well as crime-related areas such as judicial review and case stated. Nathaniel has an interest in seeking evidence from foreign jurisdictions. He regularly lectures on money laundering, enforcing compliance and confiscation matters, and has written for LexisNexis and other legal publications. He is currently the Secretary of the Criminal Bar Association.
The legal directories note the following: “Knowledgeable and impressive”, "A real one for the detail” and “Pulls cases apart with ease."
Richard was called to the Bar in 1994. He practises from leading defence set, 25 Bedford Row. Richard was previously employed as an investment analyst, and worked in the financial services sector between 1986 and 1992. Richard has a mixed criminal and civil practice with a particular interest in fraud, corruption and money laundering, confiscation proceedings and other white collar crimes. He is regularly briefed to defend solicitors, accountants, financial advisors and other professionals. Richard is a highly regarded author of a number of publications relating to fraud and financial matters.
The legal directories note the following: "He's very strong internationally, is very clever and is one of those barristers who doesn't seem to sleep”, "Very knowledgeable and impressive”, “A man very much with his wits about him ", “A succinct advocate who brings his previous experience to the table”.
Barristers at 25 Bedford Row specialise in every aspect of modern defence advocacy, regularly acting in the very highest profile cases.
25 Bedford Row has developed unrivalled expertise over recent years in all its core criminal practice areas. The set's reputation for excellence is demonstrated by its involvement in almost every recent major serious trial, including fraud, terrorism, murder and general crime.
Members provide expert advice and representation to corporate organisations and individuals in relation to the investigation and prosecution of white collar crime.