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Stephen Vullo QC

Formidable Advocate

Stephen Vullo QC has represented some of the most high-profile defendants to have come before the courts in the last decade.

Stephen Vullo QC 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).

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Clients say

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your quite brilliant work as my QC. The whole construction of my case was completed in the most professional and flawless manner.
Confidential Corporate Client 

Clients

I first met Stephen Vullo QC 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 QC 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 QC 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 QC was of paramount importance to me.

In conclusion it is very clear to me that Stephen Vullo QC is one of the finest criminal defence counsels in the UK.
Individual Conflict Client

Directories say

He has the mind of a chess player, the guts of a boxer and his good nature with clients is second to none.
Legal 500 

Directories

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 

Highlights

Stephen Vullo QC 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 QC 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 QC 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 QC 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.

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