What We Do…
- Professional Discipline
- Health and Safety
- Sports Law
- Civil Asset Recovery/Forfeiture
- Financial Services Regulation
- Coroners Inquests
- Public Inquiries
- Judicial Review
- Environmental Enforcement
- Military Law
Maura McGowan QC
Year of call: 1980
Year of silk: 2001
Email : email@example.com
Education: LLB (Hons)
Deputy High Court Judge: 2010
Vice Chair, Bar Council: 2012
The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, has elected the Maura McGowan QC as Chairman for the 2013 calendar year.
'Closing speeches are a work of art' - Legal 500 (see Maura McGowan QC page here)
'Fights everything that needs to be fought' - Chambers UK
Maura has extensive experience in all areas of crime, most notably in murder, drugs, violent and sexual assault and child abuse. She has also appeared successfully in a number of baby murder trials.
Maura is also equally experienced in corporate, tax, VAT, charity and mortgage fraud. in the area of serious fraud she represented the only defendant in Operation Devout to be aquitted of MTIC carousel fraud.
In addition, Maura also carries out public inquiry work, for example, she represented the main police officer in the Victoria Climbie inquiry and in the police disciplinary hearing.
Maura McGowan QC - MEMBERSHIPS
Bar Council - serving on the Law Reform Committee and as Vice-Chariman of the Professional Practice (Ethics) Committee and as an elected general member of the Council.
Maura is the Director of Education and Training for the South Eastern Circuit and a serving member of the Criminal Bar Association.
Maura has also been called to the Irish Bar.
Serious Fraud Office Prosecution
|R V Potts and Others|
The largest ever SFO prosecution of a housing fraud, a Ponzi scheme arising out of Practical Property Portfolios in the North East.
|R V Y & M|
Successful representation of the Money Laundering Reporting Officer in relation to an allegation of 385m money laundering at WorldWide Currencies.
|R V N and others|
Trial of four men charged with terrorist offences based on the actions of an undercover police officer or law enforcement officer in the Islamic community and in mosques.
|R V Spencer|
Drug gangland murder case.
|R V Amos|
Maura appeared for one of the main defendant on trial for an execution-style Manchester gangland murder.
|R V Coghlan|
Appearing for the main defendant charged with murder and conspiracy to supply Class A and B drugs; after ten months the trial was stayed for abuse, following complex legal arguments.
|R V Carpenter|
Maura represented an allegedly corrupt police officer accused of conspiracy to import Class A drugs and to launder the proceeds, arising out of the activities of Michael Michael.