In this chapter we highlight 28 silks and 12 juniors for their impressive work handling criminal and regulatory investigations, including allegations of bribery, corruption and money laundering.
Most highly regarded
• Clare Montgomery QC - Matrix Chambers, London
• David Perry QC - 6 KBW College Hill, London
• Nicholas Purnell QC - Cloth Fair Chambers, London
• Miranda Hill – 6 KBW College Hill, London
• Saba Naqshbandi – Three Raymond Buildings, London
Cloth Fair Chambers receives six nominations in this chapter for its silks.
Nicholas Purnell QC is “a master in this area” and an “effective advocate”. His breadth of knowledge and experience of criminal-related matters is outstanding.
John Kelsey-Fry QC has a “great reputation” as “an excellent jury advocate”. He is in high demand for high-profile corporate investigations.
Clare Sibson QC stands out as a “fantastic advocate” with exceptional expertise in high-profile investigations proceedings.
Alison Pople QC is a “top-notch silk” who comes highly recommended by peers for her deep experience in commercial criminal investigations.
Ian Winter QC is greatly distinguished for his in-depth knowledge of financial crime and fraud proceedings.
Jonathan Barnard QC is “highly experienced in cases of the utmost seriousness and complexity” according to impressed sources.
Matrix Chambers sees five silks recognised here.
Clare Montgomery QC is “very strategic” and a “star advocate”, with “exceptional experience in the commercial application of the law”.
Alex Bailin QC is well thought of among peers who single him out as a top name at the Bar for extradition matters.
Ken Macdonald QC is “whip-smart” with impressive corporate and business crime expertise, including money laundering and fraud.
David Perry QC at 6 KBW College Hill is applauded for his “great legal judgement”. One source remarks: “In terms of legal knowledge he is second to none.”
Duncan Penny QC is hailed for his “great reputation in fraud and corporate crime proceedings”.
Three Raymond Buildings sees four silks highlighted.
Patrick Gibbs QC is an “excellent jury advocate” and “incredible opponent”, and “great at representing corporate clients”.
Hugo Keith QC stands out for his “great extradition work” and his excellent track record handling high-profile investigations.
James Lewis QC is highly recommended for his breadth of knowledge, which straddles both criminal and civil cases.
Alexander Cameron QC ranks highly among peers thanks to his first-rate advocacy in fraud and commercial criminal proceedings.
QEB Hollis Whiteman receives three listings here.
“Outstanding advocate” Adrian Darbishire QC is highly regarded for his “excellent private prosecution work”.
Mark Ellison QC is held in high esteem for his considerable expertise in fraud matters concerning both individuals and corporate clients.
William Boyce QC holds a “great reputation for handling big cases” and is praised as “equally good as prosecutor and defender”.
Miranda Hill with 6 KBW College Hill has “a very good reputation” among peers who rate her highly for her impressive corporate crime expertise.
At Three Raymond Buildings, Saba Naqshbandi is a “fantastic” advocate who excels in sophisticated commercial criminal proceedings.
Nicholas Yeo is “a classy and intellectual advocate”, known to be “extremely sharp” and “excellent at financial and advisory work”.
Rachel Kapila at Cloth Fair Chambers performs exceptionally in our research this year. She is “a formidable legal brain” who is “not frightened to challenge preconceptions and test accounts”.
Tom Doble of QEB Hollis Whiteman is “an up-and-coming junior” who is “eminently suitable to be instructed in any high-profile case”.
Eleanor Davison at Fountain Court Chambers is “an exceptional advocate”, renowned for “analysing complex evidence” and “providing expertise in banking and commercial fraud law”.