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UK Bar Guide 2022

Ranked in 1 Practice Areas
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Financial Crime
8 Years Ranked

About

Provided by Gavin Irwin

Practice Areas

Gavin specialises in advising and representing businesses and professionals with a particular focus on: fraud and money laundering; bribery and corruption; and, regulatory compliance.

Gavin has substantial experience across a range of allied disciplines including:

• Financial and other Serious Crime (recent matters include SFO investigations; private prosecutions; and, proceedings brought by the Information Commissioner and Pensions Regulator)

• Financial and Trade Sanctions (recent work includes designations under the Russia and Belarus regimes) and Export Controls (Russia, China, Iran and Israel)

• Proceeds of Crime (including AML and ABC systems and controls; SARs and DAMLs; and, Account Freezing and Forfeiture applications)

• Extradition (recent work includes requests from Germany, Spain, UAE, Peru and South Africa)

• Professional Conduct and Discipline (regularly appearing: on behalf of registrants in healthcare proceedings brought by the GMC and GDC; at Coroner’s Inquests; and, before the SRA, BSB and CLC)

Gavin routinely advises organisations and individuals on crisis management and self-reporting responsibilities.

Career

Called 1996

Professional Memberships

Private Prosecutors’ Association

Bar of England and Wales

Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers

Health and Safety Lawyers’ Association

Defence Extradition Lawyers’ Forum

European Criminal Bar Association

European Fraud and Compliance Lawyers

South Eastern Circuit

Chambers Review

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Financial Crime - London (Bar)
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Band 1

Gavin Irwin
Gavin Irwin is an advocate who is clear and polite in court and a skilled manager of challenging personalities. He is esteemed for his work in fraud, bribery and corruption cases, and has handled a number of money laundering cases, as well as trading standards and tax fraud matters.

Strengths

"He has a lovely jury manner." "He is refreshingly approachable and understands the need to be pragmatic. He appreciates the commercial reality of cases and is very responsive and flexible." "He is very organised and someone you definitely want on your side." 

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