Antony Chinn QC *
January 4, 2017
Andrew Jefferies QC *
January 4, 2017

Sam Stein QC

Sam has practised in serious crime of all types for many years and has continued to work on some of the most significant and high profile cases whilst in Silk. His practice is exclusively defence. Sam has defended in many cases prosecuted as joint enterprise and has lectured extensively on the subject. He has particular experience in dealing with large-scale cases, developing novel points and cross-examinations regarding probe evidence.

Ranked in Chambers and Partners (Queens Counsel – Crime) 2011, 2012, 2013


Qualifications, Associations


  • Member of the Bar Standards Board
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Chair of Quality Assurance for the BSB
  • Advocacy Trainer for the Inner Temple and Keble Advanced Advocacy Course Trainer.

Notable Cases


  • R v T, a rape trial which subsequently proceeded to the Court of Appeal, the ground of the appeal being the admission of bad character evidence given by two previous rape victims who had not originally complained to the police.
  • R v. R, involved the making and distribution of indecent images of children in a 13-count indictment, and included intricate expert evidence of the contents of the defendant’s computer and of his alleged use of file-sharing programs.
  • R v. A & ors., leading counsel in a high-profile allegation of managing a “cannabis café”, and associated money laundering, with five defendants.
  • R v. D, systematic theft and false accounting by an employee over a long period requiring a 34-count indictment.
  • R v S, an unusual and high-profile trial in which the original conviction was overturned by the Court of Appeal eight years later after the principal witness, a magistrate, was found to have committed perjury.
  • R v K & D, an unusual murder trial in which the alleged murderer was tried in a joined trial with the deceased’s son charged with violent disorder arising from the same incident. This trial required considerable sensitivity in witness handling.
Called 1988, Silk 2009

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Practice Area: Crime

Email: jstill@westgate-chambers.co.uk

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