Barrister profile for UK Bar 2021
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POCA Work & Asset Forfeiture - All Circuits
Famed individual, extensively experienced in POCA work, whose practice covers a wide array of cases including those concerning money laundering, asset recovery, bribery and corruption. Frequently instructed in high-profile and complex matters, he is considered to be a master litigator who represents clients at the top level including in the Court of Appeal. The matters he undertakes regularly include international elements.
Strengths: "Andrew works hard no matter where he is in the world. He can turn around work and advice in a short period of time and he's completely definitive in his view, which gives the client confidence to act on that advice." "A statesman of this area and a punchy advocate."
Recent work: Represented the Turks & Caicos Islands Government in R v Misick & Others, a case concerning civil recovery as part of an ongoing investigation. The charges involved included allegations of corruption, fraud and money laundering.
Financial Crime - London (Bar)
A well-known heavyweight silk who is a great choice of leading counsel for high-value matters connected with financial wrongdoing. His reputation has spread far and wide, ensuring he is instructed to advise on marquee matters both at home and abroad. He offers particular expertise in large-scale bribery and corruption investigations, and is also valued for his expertise in related POCA proceedings.
Strengths: "He is exceptionally gifted, able and experienced."
This content is provided by Andrew Mitchell QC
Specialises in advising and representing clients international and domestically in civil and criminal asset forfeiture, confiscation and restraint, financial crime, commercial wrongdoing corruption and receivership. Advises and represents multinationals, professionals, prosecuting authorities, defendants, court appointed officers and third parties in all aspects of the restraint, management and confiscation of property and on the practice and procedure in relation to money laundering regulations and legislation, compliance, fraud, corruption and civil commercial wrongdoing. Current and recent cases include the prosecution of politicians and attorneys relating to corruption in property developments in the TCI; acting for the Nigerian Government in the Commercial Court to recoup funds stolen by a former oil minister; acting in civil recovery proceedings relating to corrupt payments to an ambassador from an energy company; advising the US DoJ in relation to US/Caribbean cross-jurisdictional issues;
Called to Bar 1976, Queen's Counsel 1998. Recorder [Crime & Civil] 1998. Speaker/lecturer/consultant to UN, Commonwealth Secretariat, ESAAMLG, APG and IMF. Conducts training and capacity building workshops for prosecutors and judiciary in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and the Pacific.
Confiscation and the Proceeds of Crime - co-author; 'Administrative Court Law and Practice' - contributor.