33 Chancery Lane

Barry Stancombe

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Practice Areas

Specialist in asset recovery and proceeds of crime particularly in the areas of restraint, receivership, confiscation, civil recovery and insolvency. A commercial litigator whose practice encompasses complex and high value cases: civil fraud litigation; asset recovery; civil recovery; bribery; corruption; insolvency; fraud; and money laundering. Recent cases include acting for a former Managing Director (Aviation) in the now abandoned Rolls Royce corruption investigation; acting for the SFO and FCA as restraint/confiscation Counsel in major fraud/corruption/insider dealing Operations (including advising the SFO on obtaining external POCA orders for the Indian Government). Recent High Court actions have included: acting for the CJA ER in Somaia; setting aside a summary civil recovery order; settling a 15 day civil recovery claim; resisting freezing orders in an alleged fraud on the Performing Rights Society; acting for a former company director in alleged purchase order/stock fraud. Regularly instructed on behalf of management and enforcement receivers in high value receiverships. International work has included acting for the Attorney General of the Turks & Caicos Islands in civil proceedings.


Year of Call: 1983 (Gray's Inn). SFO A Panel (Proceeds of Crime).

Professional Memberships

Proceeds of Crime Lawyers' Association; R3; London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association.