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.

Mr Stephen Wells is regulated by the Bar Standards Board, holds a current practising certificate and his details can be found on the BSB’s Barrister Register https://www.barstandardsboard.org.uk/regulatory-requirements/the-barristers'-register/

Mr Stephen Wells holds insurance cover for all legal services supplied through professional indemnity insurance with the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund (BMIF) The coverage is worldwide subject to their terms which are available on their website https://www.barmutual.co.uk/

Mr Stephen Wellsis registered with the Information Commissioners office under the Data Protection Act https://ico.org.uk/

If you are not satisfied with the service that Mr Stephen Wells provides you can make a complaint to Chambers. Information on Chambers Complaints Procedure is available on Chambers website www.9kbw.com/about-us/complaints-procedure

If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from Chambers you may complain to the Legal Ombudsman (This must be done within the time limits set out) The contact details can be found on the Legal Ombudsman’s website  http://www.legalombudsman.org.uk/    

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