In this chapter, we recognise 88 silks and 22 juniors for their outstanding work in an array of civil fraud proceedings including high-stakes litigation, asset recovery, injunctive relief and freezing orders.
Most highly regarded
3 Verulam Buildings receives nine listings here.
Ali Malek QC enjoys a stellar reputation among peers as an excellent cross-examiner in civil fraud trials.
Hodge Malek QC is very well regarded for civil fraud matters. His practice often sees him conducting cases both internationally and in the UK.
Adrian Beltrami QC is looked upon with enormous favour by market sources thanks to his strong experience in civil fraud, asset tracing and freezing orders.
Andrew Onslow QC impresses market commentators with his considerable experience handling high-value commercial and civil fraud claims.
Ewan McQuater QC is a standout figure at the UK Bar, hailed for his profound understanding of financial disputes and fraud allegations.
One Essex Court also receives nine listings here.
Laurence Rabinowitz QC is “a fantastic silk” who “deserves his excellent reputation” in civil fraud litigation.
Neil Kitchener QC is highly sought after for his deep expertise in civil fraud litigation, where he is renowned as “one of the best around”.
Kenneth MacLean QC ranks highly among peers thanks to his extensive experience in civil fraud claims and high-value commercial disputes.
Michael Fealy QC impresses market commentators with his first-class advocacy in commercial disputes and civil fraud litigation.
Essex Court Chambers performs exceptionally well here with six silks listed.
Richard Millett QC is one of the foremost silks in civil fraud, renowned for his “great presence in court”.
Paul McGrath QC is a “well-known fraud lawyer” acclaimed for his exemplary work in asset recovery and civil litigation.
Nathan Pillow QC is an accomplished name in civil fraud with expansive knowledge and experience in high-profile disputes.
Maitland Chambers sees seven silks highlighted here.
David Mumford QC is an “exceedingly excellent silk” with a fantastic reputation for his expert handling of civil litigation relating to fraud claims.
Paul Girolami QC is an “excellent barrister” with a much-praised “understated advocacy style”.
Richard Morgan QC has immense experience in applying for and opposing the grant of freezing orders, and asset tracing and recovery.
Matthew Collings QC is a go-to silk for sophisticated insolvency, civil fraud and company law-related disputes.
At Blackstone Chambers seven silks are recognised here.
The “exceptionally good” Andrew George QC is complimented for his “hardworking and creative practice”,and his instinctive ability to “discern the important points from the outset”. Sources are wowed by the quality of his “succinct advice”.
Anthony Peto QC is extremely knowledgeable in civil fraud litigation, and is revered for his deep expertise in asset recovery, freezing orders and disclosure orders.
Robert Howe QC is held in high regard by market sources who consider him a top name at the Bar for civil fraud litigation and complex asset recovery proceedings.
Ian Mill QC is well versed in high-value civil fraud claims, where he has experience acting for claimants and defendants.
Brick Court Chambers sees three silks recognised here.
Mark Howard QC is extremely well known in civil fraud proceedings. He is hailed “a super silk” who is “extremely effective” and “at the top of his game”.
Charles Hollander QC is acclaimed for his advocacy in civil fraud claims, where his expertise includes freezing injunctions and asset tracing.
Roger Masefield QC is a “diligent and calm” advocate, distinguished by peers as “a real pleasure to work with”.
4 Stone Buildings sees four silks listed this year.
Robert Miles QC is “very clever and personable”, and is commended for his adept handling of high-value fraud and financial litigation.
Jonathan Crow QC is “a great advocate” held in high esteem for his impressive involvement in high-level civil fraud litigation.
Richard Hill QC is extremely proficient in cross-border issues and has been involved in numerous large civil fraud instructions in recent years.
Orlando Fraser QC ranks highly among peers thanks to his superb advocacy in domestic and offshore civil fraud proceedings.
Twenty Essex’s Paul Lowenstein QC is regularly instructed in large international and domestic proceedings and has elaborate knowledge of commercial, banking and tech matters, which often overlap with his civil fraud practice.
Duncan Matthews QC has over 30 years’ experience representing domestic and international clients in many civil fraud disputes in jurisdictions around the world.
Stephen Atherton QC is well thought of by respondents who praise him as “tough and aggressive when he needs to be, but also pragmatic and great to work with”.
Wilberforce Chambers’ Tim Penny QC is singled out for his extensive expertise in worldwide freezing and search orders.
Justin Fenwick QC of 4 New Square Chambers is praised as “extremely good” in civil fraud disputes. He is a “great cross-examiner” who is “great on his feet”.
Graham Chapman QC is held in high esteem by peers thanks to his impressive advocacy in commercial and civil fraud litigation.
The “excellent” Stephen Smith QC of Erskine Chambers is admired for his “incredibly competent” and “knowledgeable” practice. One impressed respondent remarks, “You could never go wrong with him.”
David Chivers QC is a top name in civil fraud litigation, praised as “an effective and courteous opponent”.
Essex Court Chambers sees five juniors recognised here.
James Willan is a “very smart” advocate and “the best commercial junior at the bar”.
James Sheehan is “clever and industrious”, say peers who laud his top-rate civil fraud and asset recovery practice.
Ciaran Keller stands out for his strong expertise and impressive work in high-value civil fraud litigation.
Anna Dilnot is “a very persuasive advocate” distinguished for her “very well-drafted and thoughtful legal arguments”.
The “excellent” Tim Akkouh gains high praise as a “go-to junior for freezing injunctions” who “knows a huge amount about fraud”.
Serle Court receives three listings.
Adil Mohamedbhai is “insightful and diligent with an excellent grasp of both the detail of cases and their wider objectives”. Sources note he is “incredibly user-friendly, combining excellent technical and soft skills”.
Dan McCourt Fritz is a brilliant civil fraud barrister who works on a number of leading cases relating to the freezing injunction jurisdiction.
Matthew Morrison stands out among peers thanks to his deft handling of misappropriation claims, disclosure orders and fraud litigation.
Ben Griffiths at Erskine Chambers is singled out for his first-rate civil fraud practice and impressive knowledge of asset recovery proceedings.
Blackstone Chambers’ Robert Weekes enjoys an “excellent reputation” for his noteworthy civil fraud practice. Commentators highlight him as “a very effective opponent” adding, “He will go far.”
Michael Lazarus of 3 Verulam Buildings is “meticulous, hardworking and very responsive”. Sources admire his “huge intelligence” with one source noting: “He has a brain the size of a planet.”