Matei Clej

Matei Clej
Barrister
01727 840900
St Albans Office

Matei is a fully qualified barrister having completed his pupillage at Wells Burcombe in 2020 and enjoys a busy criminal defence practice.  He regularly appears to represent clients’ in the Magistrates Court, the Crown Court and the Youth Court.

He has a particular interest in extradition work, and frequently appears for Requested Persons who are the subject of extradition proceedings at Westminster Magistrates Court, where all such matters are dealt with.

Prior to qualifying as a Barrister, Matei was a criminal caseworker at Wells Burcombe, having studied Law at Birkbeck College School of Law and City Law School. He has gained substantial experience as a litigator in serious and complex criminal cases, criminal appeals and confiscation proceedings.

Matei is a member of the Inner Temple (2017 Call), and the Defence Extradition Lawyers Forum. He speaks fluent / native Romanian and intermediate French.

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