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2 Bedford Row’s specialist fraud barristers include many of the leading fraud barristers in the country, who regularly appear in the Country’s biggest and highest-profile fraud cases.

Leading Fraud Barristers

Our many successes have been recognised with numerous awards and with many of our fraud barristers ranked in the top tiers of the legal directories for fraud and financial crime. Chambers has been continuously ranked in the top tier for fraud in the Legal Directories for more than twenty years and has been voted “set of the year” on a number of occasions.

Who we represent?

As well as representing individuals facing allegations of fraud, our fraud barristers regularly represent companies and other corporates (and the directors and officers of such companies) accused of, or being investigated for, fraud offences.  Our members are also experienced at representing high net worth individuals, and we are recommended by the Chambers UK specialist HNW guide for financial crime.

As well as defending, many of our fraud barristers also have extensive experience of prosecuting in serious fraud cases, with several members instructed to advise and prosecute by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), HMRC, the CPS Economic Crime division and BEIS (formerly the DTI/BERR).

Members have advised Ministers, Law Officers, ACPO and Chief Constables in the UK as well as heads of State and Law Officers of sovereign nations around the world.

Our experience

Members of Chambers have been instructed in most of the leading fraud trials of the past twenty years including the LIBOR investigations, Maxwell, B.C.C.I., Asil Nadir, B.A.E., Innospec, HBoS, Brent Walker, Jubilee Line, British Home Stores, Bute mining, Rolls Royce, iSOFT, The Cheney Pension Fund, J.J.B., London Capital & Finance, Unaoil and the first ever Bribery Act prosecution.

Our fraud barristers are used to appearing at all levels including the Magistrates’ Courts, Crown Courts, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court, and have extensive experience of prosecuting and defending in the full range of serious fraud and financial crime cases, including:

  • Corporate fraud
  • Bribery & corruption
  • Investment frauds (including “Boiler room” frauds)
  • Market abuse & fraud (including market manipulation and insider dealing)
  • Revenue fraud (including MTIC fraud)
  • Banking frauds
  • International frauds (including multi-national corporate or market frauds and sanctions offences)
  • Computer frauds
  • Money laundering

 Defended David Mills (HBoS fraud). 

What we do?

Our fraud barristers provide clear and practical advice from the very earliest stages of an investigation and representation before the courts at any subsequent trial.

Our aim is to provide a service that best meets the need of the client. As we recognise the particular strains and pressures created by a criminal investigation, at each stage, counsel instructed will be available to consider appropriate applications and to advise on developments in the case.

Members of Chambers have acted and advised in fraud matters throughout the UK, Europe and all over the world. Members frequently work as part of a multi-national team with lawyers from outside the UK, particularly where there are investigations that cover a number of jurisdictions.


Members of Chambers are frequently instructed prior to charge to advise during the investigatory stages on such matters as:

  • The seizure of privileged material;
  • The legality of search warrants;
  • The approach to be taken upon receipt of orders issued under section 2 of the Criminal Justice Act 1987;
  • The impact of the proceedings on a business and how best to manage media interest and possible harm to the economic interests of a business,
  • The tactics to be deployed pre-charge including the best approach to voluntary interviews, mandatory interviews and interviews under caution; and
  • Representations to avoid charge.

Members are also often instructed to provide advice and representation relating to pre-charge applications for civil or criminal restraint orders (including advice on avoiding or resisting such applications).

We also assist and advise in internal investigations carried out by Companies who face either an allegation that staff have committed fraud, or where a company has been the victim of fraud.


Our experienced fraud barristers are able to provide tactical and strategic advice throughout the process, including representation at any trial, to ensure the best possible outcome.

We are also able to provide advice and representation in any post-conviction proceedings including sentencing, confiscation and appeals, including in cases where the client was represented elsewhere at trial.

Get in touch

For further information and enquiries please contact our clerks team.

Call: +44 (0)20 7440 8888
Email: clerks@2bedfordrow.co.uk

Clerk: Paul Rodgers
Telephone: +44 (0)7894 125 434
Email: Click here

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Jim Sturman KC and Tom Daniel’s client acquitted on all charges in SFO prosecution

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Cases 23rd Apr 2024

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Cases 13th Feb 2024

Hugo Lodge secures acquittal in £1.3 Million Fraud and Money Laundering case

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Cases 6th Dec 2023

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Nick James and Huda Musa secured the unanimous acquittal of their client SZ yesterday, following a four-week trial at...

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