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UK Bar Guide 2022

Ranked in 1 Practice Areas
4
Financial Crime
6 Years Ranked

About

Provided by Edmund Burge KC

Practice Areas

Financial and Commercial Crime.

Career

Edmund has long been ranked as a leader in Financial Crime at the London Bar, first as a Leading Junior and now as a Q.C. He was called to the Bar in 1997, made a Recorder in 2018 and took Silk in 2019.

He specialises in cases involving large-scale and complex fraud, corruption, arms trafficking and money laundering, frequently with a significant international dimension.

He both prosecutes and defends, with recent instructions in Silk including:

- Re: A - advising a senior company executive on allegations of involvement in large-scale bribery in return for substantial overseas contracts;

- Advising an overseas charitable trust on the recovery of trust records seized under a search warrant;

- Op Afterburner - advising on HMRC’s investigation into the unlicenced supply of fighter jets, surface-to-air missiles and helicopter gunships to Syria, Libya, Iran, and South Sudan;

- R v. F - representing an overseas HNW individual in their appeal against Account Forfeiture Orders obtained by the NCA;

- Advising the City of London Police on their investigation into overseas fraud and corruption relating to the supply of gunboats to west Africa;

- Re: P - advising on potential criminal liability arising from business dealings in the UK with a foreign PEP who is currently under investigation for corruption;

- Advising a HNW individual on the merits of a private prosecution relating to their £million investment in an apparent Ponzi-style fraud. Professional memberships

Professional Memberships

Fraud Lawyers Association; CBA; SE Circuit.

Chambers Review

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UK Bar

Financial Crime - London (Bar)
4
Band 4

Edmund Burge KC
Edmund Burge KC is a popular and highly experienced barrister who frequently leads for the prosecution. His high-value financial criminal cases include a number relating to MTIC, VAT and diversion fraud. He also prosecutes money laundering matters and acts as a regular adviser to the CPS on pre-charge investigations. Burge is rated for his ability to handle the more complex cases.

Strengths

"He is very jury-friendly."

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