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Edmund Burge QC

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Practice Areas

Financial and Commercial Crime; Proceeds of Crime.


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

Fraud Lawyers Association; PoCLA; CBA.