Gary Bell QC

Gary Bell is a natural jury advocate. Whilst at University he was the English Universities debating champion and won many national and international debating competitions. As a result of this success he was selected for the prestigious English Speaking Union debating tour of the USA and spent three months visiting 35 universities in 30 different states. Whilst in Los Angeles he was head hunted by a leading commercial law firm and spent a year with them between 1988 and 1989 in the business litigation department.

He then returned to England and was called to the bar. Anxious to be a trial advocate he chose a career as a criminal barrister but with his commercial background he soon carved out a niche as a specialist fraud practitioner.

He became a QC in 2012 and is instructed by solicitors from all over the country in the most complex and serious fraud cases. He also acts for defendants in major drugs conspiracies and other multi-handed crimes, particularly with a financial element.

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Radical Revenge

We all know what it’s like to want revenge, but where does that urge come from?  Why is it so hard to give up?  And why can some people only satisfy it through extreme and brutal acts?  In her new book, Radical Revenge, Renée Danziger draws on psychoanalytic thinking to offer a fresh perspective on […]

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Light to Life

In this fascinating, revelatory new book, biologist Raffael Jovine takes us on a journey of discovery into the intricate, beautiful and often surprising processes that convert energy from the sun into life and how all-important these are to our survival. Despite the unprecedented challenges the Earth faces from global warming, habitat loss, air pollution and […]

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The Art of Repair

It all started with a pair of socks… White, woollen – my favourite pair. The heels had become thin and threadbare; then a small hole appeared on one of the toes. Too precious to throw away, I decided to mend them. I chose a ball of yarn from my mother’s wool collection and she found me her old darning mushroom, which had once belonged to my granny, and explained the basics. I remember the feeling of it: threading the needle with a strand of contrasting grey wool, while pulling the heel over the domed wooden mushroom; weaving my needle in and out of the surviving strands; making little bridges back and forth like a lawn mower; slowly closing the hole. The process was instinctive. I can still recall the feeling of pride and achievement when I had finally finished. Sure my darn looked a little rustic, but I had given my socks
a new lease of life, a second chance.

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