Greg Bull QC
Greg Bull QC
Year of Call – 1976
Greg joined Pendragon in 2017, a proud Welshman Greg was born and bred in the Rhondda.
Called to the Bar by the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple in 1976.
Having completed pupillages in London and Cardiff he accepted a tenancy in what was to become 30 ,Park Place Cardiff, where he built up a very substantial criminal and common law practice.
Greg has built a very substantial practice in criminal law , fraud and regulatory work both in the United Kingdom and overseas.
Assistant Recorder 1995
Junior, Wales & Chester Circuit 2001-2003
Treasurer, Wales & Chester Circuit 2007-2010
Leader, Wales & Chester Circuit 2010-2013
Practised from Chambers of Sir Desmond de Silva QC to 2011
Member Chambers of Max Hill, 18 Red Lion Court, London 2011-2014
Queens Counsel, Public Defender Service, 2014
Areas of Expertise
Greg has extensive experience in exceptionally serious and complex fraud cases, including VHCC cases. Substantial expertise and practise throughout England and Wales in the widest spectrum of serious criminal work including serious commercial fraud, money laundering, confiscation, terrorism, murder, sexual offences and other violent crimes. Used to dealing with complicated, paper-heavy cases. Able to quickly absorb complex material and a good manner when dealing with lay clients. Prosecuted and defended many high profile, media-generating cases including the case of R v Mills where three generations of the same family were murdered by arson, and the ‘failed London bombers’ terrorist case. Substantial experience in cases of gang and domestic murder, and cases where defendants have given evidence against each other. Specialist knowledge of explosives, having dealt with cases involving the same. Regarded as a leader who works well in a team, encouraging Juniors to give of their best at all times. Gives 100% effort and commitment to every case.
Set out below is a selection of cases in which Gregory Bull QC has been involved, but it should not be regarded as exhaustive.
R v. C and Others (2013) Birmingham Crown Court. Represented a mortgage broker in a multimillion pound conspiracy to obtain mortgages. 15,000 pages of documents involved.
R v. S (2012) Birmingham Crown Court. Represented a businessman accused of conspiracy to defraud, and breach of a restraining order, involving millions of pounds. This was an extremely complicated case as it involved multiple companies and solicitors. Further, the case had overseas interest in that companies from Dubai and a bank from India all featured. The case was linked to a much larger fraud committed by a well-known businessman in the West Midlands.
R v. M and Others (2012) VHCC. Five+ months. Swansea Crown Court. Represented a retired Chief Inspector of Police in a conspiracy to pervert justice resulting from a historic murder case. This was a case where the prosecution had failed to disclose proper information and it involved over 100,000 + documents.
R v. L and Others (2006) Southwark Crown Court. Represented Malaysian businessman accused of attempting to obtain £96 million from the Bank of England with forged pre revolution bearer bonds. Following trial, all defendants were acquitted on submission.
R v. N and Others (2003) VHCC case. Cardiff Crown Court. This case took over four months of painstaking research and preparation. Represented the main defendant in a case of serious fraud where a car dealer had defrauded finance companies over the sale of fictitious motor vehicles. The case involved over 10,000 documents and a number of finance companies and insurance companies
R v. M and Others Newport (Gwent) Crown Court. Junior in the case of a solicitor prosecuted for fraud of banks. This was the largest fraud ever tried in Wales involving extremely complex evidence (eventually stopped on the grounds it was too difficult for the jury to understand).
R v. G (2007) VHCC. A terrorism case involving the ‘failed London bombers’. This case took four months and followed very substantial preparation at the Central Criminal Court. The Defendant was one of a family group who facilitated the escape of a failed bomber from the United Kingdom. Very substantial preparation was required around this and the original bombing trial.
Defended and prosecuted dozens of case in silk involving gangs and young offenders.
R v. H (2013) Defended Slovak national accused of murder by kicking another to death inflicting over 60 fractures to the head. Acquitted of murder; convicted of manslaughter.
R v. M (2013) Prosecuted triple murder of three members of the same family by arson.
R v. B (2007) Defended gang member who was acquitted of the murder of another youth.
Gregory Bull QC is a barrister registered with Bar Standards Board of England and Wales. She is a sole practitioner and has professional liability insurance provided by the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund Ltd., Bar Mutual Management Company, 90 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 4ST www.barmutual.co.uk. Bar Mutual provides cover for claims brought anywhere in the world.
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