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Head of Chambers: John Kelsey-Fry KC

Senior Clerk: Dean Brown

Tenants: 12

THE CHAMBERS

Cloth Fair Chambers is a unique set of Chambers made up of seven King’s Counsel and five junior barristers, each recognised for their proven performance at the very top tier of the fraud, criminal and regulatory bar. Since Chambers inception in 2006, members have been involved in most of the notable cases involving corporations, senior executives and high-profile individuals - very often involving multiple jurisdictions - who have either successfully avoided litigation altogether or developed the best strategic position in preparation for it.

WORK UNDERTAKEN

Corporate & Financial Crime: Cloth Fair has an established reputation as the leading set of chambers for work in this area. All members hold a significant market position for advising and representing individual and corporate clients in landmark financial crime cases. Members of Chambers are routinely instructed for individuals and corporations dealing with allegations across the financial crime spectrum such as bribery and corruption, money laundering, corporate fraud and false accounting, insider dealing and tax fraud. Often the investigation spans across jurisdictions and involve differing prosecutorial bodies. A significant proportion of the work undertaken falls outside of the public domain. Those investigations that have made it into the public domain in recent years include; Barclays/Qatar, Alstom, Afren, Petrofac, Rolls Royce, Tesco, ENRC & Unaoil.

General Crime: Chambers has a long and distinguished reputation for defending in high-profile general crime cases, usually for clients in the public eye.

Regulatory & Disciplinary: As well as dealing with any parallel criminal investigations, members of Chambers are often instructed for individuals and corporations to advise and appear in front of a number of professional bodies, disciplinary tribunals and regulatory authorities. Cases in recent years have included bodies and tribunals such as the FCA, GMC, CMA, FRC, GDC, BHA & Gambling Commission.

Extradition and International Law: Significant experience acting on behalf of defendants, requesting states and interested parties in high-profile and complex extradition matters.

INTERNATIONAL

Members of chambers are regularly instructed to advise and represent clients in foreign jurisdictions such as Hong Kong, Singapore, India & Trinidad and Tobago.

Members
  • John Kelsey-Fry KC (Head of Chambers)
  • Nicholas Purnell KC
  • Ian Winter KC
  • Mark Mulholland KC SC
  • Alison Pople KC
  • Tom Allen KC
  • Jonathan Barnard KC
  • Stuart Biggs
  • Aaron Watkins
  • Rachel Kapila
  • Rhys Meggy
  • Robert Dacre

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Article • Oct 2023

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POCA Work & Asset Forfeiture
1 Ranked Barrister
Juniors
Stuart Biggs
3
Stuart Biggs
3
Band 3
London (Bar)
Crime
1 Set
2 Ranked Barristers
Set
Crime
3
Crime
3
Band 3
Silks (KC)
John Kelsey-Fry KC
John Kelsey-Fry KC
Star Individuals
Ian Winter KC
1
Ian Winter KC
1
Band 1
Extradition
2 Ranked Barristers
Juniors
1
Aaron Watkins
1
Band 1
Rachel Kapila
1
Rachel Kapila
1
Band 1
Financial Crime
1 Set
9 Ranked Barristers
Set
Financial Crime
1
Financial Crime
1
Band 1
Silks (KC)
Ian Winter KC
Ian Winter KC
Star Individuals
John Kelsey-Fry KC
John Kelsey-Fry KC
Star Individuals
Nicholas Purnell KC
Star Individuals
Alison Pople KC
1
Alison Pople KC
1
Band 1
Tom Allen KC
1
Tom Allen KC
1
Band 1
Jonathan Barnard KC
2
Jonathan Barnard KC
2
Band 2
Juniors
Rachel Kapila
1
Rachel Kapila
1
Band 1
Stuart Biggs
1
Stuart Biggs
1
Band 1
Rhys Meggy
2
Rhys Meggy
2
Band 2
Financial Crime: Corporates
7 Ranked Barristers
Silks (KC)
Alison Pople KC
1
Alison Pople KC
1
Band 1
Ian Winter KC
1
Ian Winter KC
1
Band 1
John Kelsey-Fry KC
1
John Kelsey-Fry KC
1
Band 1
1
Nicholas Purnell KC
1
Band 1
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