Stephen Wells

Year of call: 2000

Education:

  • LLB (King’s College London)
  • BVC (ICSL)

Areas of work:

Stephen is a criminal practitioner. He prosecutes and defends in Crown Courts and Magistrates Courts and has appeared in the Court of Appeal in appeals against sentence and conviction. His practice has included cases of violence, sexual offences (including offences against children), drugs offences and offences of dishonesty. Having recently completed a long secondment to the Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office, Stephen is very familiar with drug importation offences and fraud (including the specific offences of Income Tax fraud, VAT fraud, and Tax Credits fraud). He has provided training on the Fraud Act 2006 to solicitors and to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

Stephen is a member of the Criminal Bar Association.

Stephen is a part-time visiting lecturer in criminal law at the University of Westminster. He is also an accredited advocacy trainer for Lincoln’s Inn.

Interests:

Stephen is a keen cyclist and motorcyclist. He also enjoys sailing and walking. He has appeared on stage in everything from Shakespeare to improvised pub theatre. He is still an occasional performer in street theatre in the East End of London.

News

Graeme Molloy prosecutes man accused of racially abusing MP
Graeme was instructed by the Crown to prosecute in the sentence of Andrzejv Gajowniczeka, a Polish National, who had pleaded guilty to racially aggravated intentional harassment, alarm and distress

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James Dick appointed as Rape List Counsel
Congratulations to Jim Dick on his successful application to join the Rape and Serious Sexual Abuse Panel Counsel list. Chambers are delighted to see a valuable addition to the strong team of Rape List Counsel at 9KBW.

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Julian Jones and John Ojakovoh appointed as Serious Fraud Office Panel Counsel
Chambers are delighted to announce that following their successful applications, Julian Jones has joined panel A and John Ojakovoh Panel B of SFO External Counsel. Many congratulations to both of them.

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9 KBW OIC Roadshow and Mock Trials feature in The Times
Chambers highly successful Roadshow and Mock Trial programme was featured in an article by “The Brief” on August 9th 2017. The article outlined the growth of the Roadshow from birth to present day and showcased the work our tireless team undertake in the training of police Officers.

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John Ojakovoh instructed in cyber crime case
John Ojakovoh has been instructed to prosecute in R v Esteves at Blackfriars Crown Court

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