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Ranked in 3 Practice Areas
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Band 1

Financial Crime

London (Bar)

10 Years Ranked

4

Band 4

Professional Discipline

London (Bar)

2 Years Ranked

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Financial Crime: Private Prosecutions

London (Bar)

3 Years Ranked

About

Provided by Christopher Coltart KC

UK Bar

Practice Areas

Christopher’s background was originally in commercial property litigation. During that time, he had an extensive portfolio of cases, representing banks, pension funds and other financial institutions in a variety of high value claims. For the last 25 years, he has specialised in business crime, contested regulatory matters, professional disciplinary cases and sports law. He is recommended by the legal directories in relation to all of these practice areas. He is also Head of 2 Hare Court’s Business Crime & Financial Services Group and is a Sports Arbitrator with Sport Resolutions Limited.

As a junior, Christopher also had a significant prosecution practice and was on the ‘A’ Panel of selected advocates for the Serious Fraud Office. He now undertakes exclusively private prosecution work and is a member of the 2 Hare Court dedicated private prosecution team. Recently, he has prosecuted a significant fraud on behalf of a UK based hedge fund, and separately advised a major airline in relation to a possible private prosecution.

In addition, Christopher has significant experience of major inquest work. His instructions in this regard include representing clients in the 7/7 London bombing inquest, and also the inquest into the Hillsborough tragedy.

Career

Appointed Kings's Counsel 2014

Called 1998

Law Society Finals 1993

Common Professional Examination 1992

MA, Philosophy, Politics & Economics (St Edmund Hall, Oxford) 1990

Professional Memberships

Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers

Fraud Lawyers’ Association

Criminal Bar Association

Sport Resolutions’ Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators

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