Business Crime & Financial Services

At a time of rapid development in the field of fraud and corporate crime, successful outcomes depend more than ever upon experienced and innovative counsel.

Chambers is a recommended set for Business Crime in Legal 500, and is ranked by Chambers and Partners as a leading set for fraud. Citations include: reference to Chambers as being "highly recommended for criminal fraud", with our "fraud practitioners frequently praised by interviewees for their client care and their commitment to the cases they handle".

Julian Christopher QC is a contributing editor to Archbold, with responsibility for the chapter on Theft and Fraud. Jonathan Caplan QC. is a contributing editor to "Fraud: Practice and Procedure" (Lexis Nexis).

Members of chambers both prosecute and defend in some of the largest fraud and corporate cases, including recently the Libor prosecutions and the Celtic Energy case. Early involvement in such cases can help determine the future landscape of the proceedings, whether they be criminal or regulatory. Members of chambers are therefore available to assist at the pre-charge stage by advising on matters such as: restraint, police bail, interviews under compulsion and the scope of investigatory powers.

Several members of chambers appear on the Attorney-General’s “A” list and the Serious Fraud Office’s list of prosecuting counsel. Chambers is also represented on the Fraud Advisory Panel . We are involved in the full range of BIS, SFO and HMRC work, possessing particular expertise in cross border cases, hi-tech crime, and confiscation and asset recovery matters.

Chambers also benefits from a number of regulatory and risk specialists who can provide advice, reviews and representation on a range of complex criminal and regulatory matters. Certain members of chambers have particular expertise in advising where a more considered analysis of risk reduction is required from a legal perspective.