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Stephen Vullo KC
Stephen Vullo KC is a renowned criminal barrister in the UK who has represented some of the most high-profile defendants to have come before the courts in the last decade.
Past clients include His Royal Highness Saud Abdulaziz Bin Nasser Al Saud (Accused of murdering his servant in the London Landmark Hotel), Sean McGuigan (One of the Royal Blackmailers), Yassin Omar (21st July Bomber), Dr Bilal Abdullah (The Glasgow Bomber) and Lance Corporal Cooley (Accused of war crimes in what was described as Britain’s Abu Ghraib).
Stephen is an independent specialist criminal barrister with expertise in defending against false allegations and wrongful convictions for serious criminal offences, a specialism which has led him to be regarded as one of the best crime barristers in the country. His skill in cross examining experts is widely recognised and he has a proven-track record of successfully defending his clients.
With a deep understanding of criminal law and a wealth of experience in navigating the complexities of the legal system, Stephen has established himself as a versatile and accomplished criminal barrister, and is regularly identified as the counsel of first choice when it comes to defending clients accused of serious crimes.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your quite brilliant work as my KC. The whole construction of my case was completed in the most professional and flawless manner.“
Confidential Corporate Client
“I first met Stephen Vullo KC in 2015 prior to my court case, which proved to be extremely complex and protracted and was finally heard throughout 2019.
I instantly found Stephen Vullo KC to be empathetic to my situation and his calm and calculated manner provided me with great reassurance. Throughout the course of the trial I was able to witness Stephen Vullo KC work tirelessly for my case. He had the ability to develop a rapport with the Jury due to his relaxed and trustworthy nature in his presentation.
Despite his calm appearance he retained and demonstrated a razor-sharp thought process whilst delivering pre-determined tactical and strategic moves. His attention to detail in the cross examination of witnesses was most impressive.
The relationship between client and Counsel is in my view vital in complex cases such as mine. The trust and confidence demonstrated by Stephen Vullo KC was of paramount importance to me.
In conclusion it is very clear to me that Stephen Vullo KC is one of the finest criminal defence counsels in the UK.“
Individual Conflict Client
“He has the mind of a chess player, the guts of a boxer and his good nature with clients is second to none.“
“Tactically superb and a very skilled advocate…He has a great grasp of expert evidence and knows how to cross-examine in difficult cases.“
Chambers and Partners
Stephen Vullo KC has represented some of the most high-profile defendants to have come before the courts in the last decade, including His Royal Highness Saud Abdulaziz Bin Nasser Al Saud (accused of murdering his servant in the London Landmark Hotel), Sean McGuigan (one of the Royal Blackmailers), Yassin Omar (21st July Bomber), Dr Bilal Abdullah (Glasgow Bomber) and Lance Corporal Cooley (accused of war crimes in what was described as Britain’s Abu Ghraib)
Defended a number of high-net-worth individuals and celebrities against allegations of assault and even murder. In the case of John Broadhurst, the Midlands industrialist charged with the murder of his partner, the profile of the case was such that questions were raised in Parliament and Mr Vullo KC was interviewed by a number of media outlets including the BBC.
In recent years the number of accusations of contemporary and historical sexual abuse have increased significantly. Mr Stephen Vullo KC has been asked to defend in many such complex and difficult cases, for example, Dave Lee Travis and Rolf Harris (for his 2nd and 3rd trial which resulted in Not Guilty verdicts being returned by the juries to all counts). Indeed, he is the only counsel to have defended in more than one Operation Yewtree case.
Due to his tactical expertise Mr Stephen Vullo KC is often asked for his advice on problems that may not have resulted in litigation. For example, he advised a large Internet Service Provider in relation to resisting a request by the United States Government to supply domain user IP addresses following an FBI investigation. He also advised a London brokerage firm in respect of compliance and potential insider trading and a covert intelligence company as to the legality of their operations in light of the law relating to agent provocateur.