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UK Bar Guide 2023

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Provided by Andrew Bird KC

UK Bar

Practice Areas

Fraud, asset forfeiture and confiscation, private prosecutions, Judicial Review, and cases involving the overlap between civil and criminal jurisdictions.

Career

Andrew read law at Cambridge and was called in 1987. A tenant at 5SAH since 1989. He took silk in 2021.

As a junior he was Standing Counsel to RCPO (2005), and on the SFO A Panel (2012-2017), Treasury Civil A Panel (2012-2021) and a Grade 4 CPS specialist prosecutor. His notable cases include Merida Oil v CLP (cash forfeiture), R v Montila and R v Allpress (money laundering), NCA v Javadov (Account Forfeiture), R v Powell, FCA v Parker (confiscation), the Encrochat JR and the SFO investigations into Rolls-Royce and Petrofac.

In silk he continues to be instructed by the FCA, DPP, NCA, HMRC, IOPC, Home Office and other central and local government and Police authorities.

He has acted (for both Prosecution and Defence) in a number of private prosecutions, both at trial and on JR/Appeal, including D Ltd v A, Wollenberg, De Mercur, and Smith-Allison as well as defending in current prosecutions for fraud, bribery and money-laundering.

He is also skilled at advising at the pre-charge stage.

He has particular expertise in cases (for both sides) involving challenges to search warrants and production orders under PACE and POCA, and in applications under s.59 CJPA. Reported cases include Faisaltex, Panesar, Chatwani, NUFC, Hart, and Ashbolt.

Andrew regularly gives seminars in Asset Forfeiture and Investigative Powers.

Professional Memberships

FLA, POCLA, CBA, SE Circuit.

Publications

Smith, Owen and Bodnar on Asset Recovery.

Chambers Review

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UK Bar

POCA Work & Asset Forfeiture - All Circuits
2
Band 2

Andrew Bird KC
Andrew Bird KC is an exceptional practitioner in the fields of asset recovery and police powers, who is an expert on search warrants and production orders. He is experienced in civil recovery cases, including connected judicial reviews, and is highly sought after by government bodies. Bird additionally represents defendants in complex matters.


Financial Crime - London (Bar)
4
Band 4

Andrew Bird KC
Andrew Bird KC is an experienced barrister who regularly acts for both the prosecution and the defence in financial crime cases. He offers expertise in matters relating to bribery, corruption and fraud, and is adept at handling private prosecutions.


Financial Crime: Private Prosecutions - London (Bar)
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Andrew Bird KC
Andrew Bird KC is an experienced barrister who regularly acts for both the prosecution and the defence in financial crime cases. He offers expertise in matters relating to bribery, corruption and fraud, and is adept at handling private prosecutions.

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Andrew Bird KC
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Mark Cotter KC
4
Mark Cotter KC
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Band 4
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David Josse KC
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Andrew Bird KC
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Band 4
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POCA Work & Asset Forfeiture

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Band 1
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London (Bar)

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Band 3
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Band 4
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4
Band 4
5
Christopher May
5
Band 5
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Ben Keith
1
Band 1
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2
Louisa Collins
2
Band 2
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Band 2
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