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UK Bar Guide 2023

Ranked in 3 Practice Areas
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Financial Crime
9 Years Ranked

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Provided by Ben Summers

UK Bar

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Ben was called to the Bar in 1994 and joined QEB Hollis Whiteman where he was in independent practice for eight years. He joined white collar firm Peters & Peters in March 2003 and was appointed as a partner in 2007. In May 2009 Ben resumed independent practice at the Bar and joined Three Raymond Buildings.

Ben has a practice in financial and business crime, professional discipline, inquests & public inquiries and regulatory matters, with specialist experience in data protection enforcement and compliance issues, including corruption & bribery. He has acted in some of the largest fraud and corruption matters over recent years including LIBOR, Innospec, Oil for Food, Johnson & Johnson, Torex Retail, Vantis Tax and FH Bertling. He regularly defends in matters prosecuted by the SFO and FCA; he is also instructed by the FCA in insider dealing and market manipulation matters.

Ben acts for the ICO, individuals & corporates in data protection and e-commerce matters; he has been instructed for both prosecution and defence in matters arising from Operations Millipede & Spruce and he acted for the ICO in the SCL / Cambridge Analytica case. Ben has appeared in numerous discipline hearings and inquests, and at public inquires such as the Baha Mousa Inquiry and the Undercover Policing Inquiry. In 2020-2021 Ben worked on secondment at Hogan Lovells International LLP, covering a partner’s absence. In 2022 he spent two months reviewing and then reporting on the anti-money laundering processes at another large London-based international law firm.

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Financial Crime - London (Bar)
1
Band 1

Ben Summers
Ben Summers is a highly competent and well-organised barrister with laudable experience of advising on bribery, fraud and regulatory issues. Corporations and public bodies, as well as individuals, feature highly on his client roster. His practice also draws on complementary FCA enforcement expertise. He is rated for his advice on data protection compliance in relation to financial crime.


Financial Crime: Corporates - London (Bar)
1
Band 1

Ben Summers
Ben Summers is a highly competent and well-organised barrister with laudable experience of advising on bribery, fraud and regulatory issues. Corporations and public bodies, as well as individuals, feature highly on his client roster. His practice also draws on complementary FCA enforcement expertise. He is rated for his advice on data protection compliance in relation to financial crime.


Professional Discipline - London (Bar)
5
Band 5

Ben Summers
Ben Summers is a highly experienced barrister who acts for police officers and other participants in misconduct proceedings, investigations and a variety of related matters.

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