Practice area


Year of call: 2005

Before transferring to the Bar, Efstathios was a solicitor with higher rights of audience in a leading London firm of solicitors where he gained extensive experience in serious crime, white-collar crime and extradition. Since his transfer to the Bar, Efstathios prosecutes and defends in the Crown Court and is regularly instructed in a wide range of cases, including serious violence, sexual offences and dishonesty. Efstathios is a level 3 prosecutor on the CPS general crime panel.

Efstathios is on the SFO Prosecution Panel C list of junior counsel.

Efstathios is qualified to accept instructions on a direct access basis in suitable cases.

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Notable Criminal cases

R v L and P – Reading Crown Court. Prosecuting in a trial of a robbery of an exotic dancer. Both Defendants were convicted and sentenced to 7 years imprisonment between them.

R v W – Inner London Crown Court. Prosecuting in a trial of sexual assault where the victim was under 18 years old. The Defendant was convicted.

R v BA – Wood Green Crown Court. Prosecuting in a trial of coercive and controlling behaviour and malicious communications. The Defendant was convicted after a 6-day trial and sentenced to 30 months imprisonment.

R v C – Court of Appeal
Appeal against sentence – Appeared for the appellant, a youth, who had been sentenced to an extended sentence of 5 years detention and 2 years on licence for robbery of a pensioner who had suffered life-changing injuries as a result. The Court of Appeal quashed the sentence and substituted a determinate sentence of 5 years detention.

R v G – Warwick Crown Court
Sexual assault of a child under 13 – Defending. The Defendant was accused of sexual assault of the daughter of his partner. The prosecution offered no evidence after the jury could not agree on a verdict.

R v M – St Albans Crown Court
s.18 GBH – Defending. The indictment was severed to two separate trials. The Defendant was acquitted in the first trial and the Prosecution offered no evidence on the first day of the second trial.

R v M – Aylesbury Crown Court
Defending a nurse accused of sexually assaulting a colleague during a shift. Cross-examination of the complainant required careful and sensitive witness handling. The jury unanimously acquitted the defendant.

R v H – Portsmouth Crown Court

Prosecuting a sexual assault trial, subsequently dismissed on appeal to the Court of Appeal, where a juror had indicated to the Court that they would most likely be biased. The case was later reported and can be found at the following link R v Hernandez (Jordan)



  • LLB (Hons) University of North London (now London Metropolitan University)
  • LLM King’s College, University of London
  • Bar Vocational Course Inns of Court School of Law

Languages Spoken

Greek (native)

German (conversational)

Spanish (conversational)

Professional Memberships

Lincoln’s Inn

Criminal Bar Association

South Eastern Circuit

North London Bar Mess