Probably the leading criminal fraud set in the country.Legal 500 2013
Our many successes have been recognised with a number of awards and the fact that many of our barristers are ranked in the top tiers of the legal directories. Chambers has been 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.
We provide clear and practical advice from the very earliest stages of an investigation and representation before the courts at any subsequent trial and ensure that our clients receive detailed advice as regards:
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 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 are frequently instructed prior to charge to advise during the investigatory stages on such matters as:
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.
Members of chambers have been instructed in most of the leading fraud trials of the past twenty years including, Maxwell, B.C.C.I., Brent Walker, Wickes Plc, Jubilee Line, The Arrows, Allied Resources, W.S.T.C, Bute mining, Alpine Double Glazing, Resort Hotels, Richmond Oil and Gas, The Cheney Pension Fund, R v Asil Nadir, B.A.E., Innospec, J.J.B., the LIBOR investigations, the first ever Bribery Act prosecution (all SFO prosecutions and investigations) as well as prosecutions brought by HMRC, the FSA and BERR (formerly the DTI).
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.
For further information and enquiries please contact our clerks team.
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The jury unanimously acquitted three defendants represented by members of Chambers in a multi-million pound “boiler room” fraud case following a 9 week trial at Bristol Crown Court. Simon Baker…
Thomas Daniel has been appointed to the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) Prosecution B Panel, effective from 1 August 2017. Thomas continues to accept defence instructions in large frauds.
Eleanor Sanderson, instructed by Ian Ryan of Howard Kennedy, acted as junior counsel for Achim Kraemer, the only defendant acquitted of conspiring to fix the Euro Inter Bank Offer Rate…
Richard Whittam QC, instructed privately, successfully prosecuted the former Chief Executive Officer of DAS UK and two others for conspiracy to defraud. Dean Armstrong QC and Christine Agnew QC secured…
Jim Sturman QC (Instructed by Neil Blundell of Eversheds Sutherland) acted for a senior executive caught up in the SFO investigation into Barclays bank after drafting representations on behalf of…
Simon was junior counsel for the first defendant in the very high profile prosecution of HBoS directors and businessmen arising out of alleged fraud and corruption connected to the HBoS…
Acquittal of X after 6 month trial concerning the design and implementation of two complex tax schemes.