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Helen Malcolm QC

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International and EU corporate criminal fraud, bribery and corruption, tax evasion and extradition. Undertook first EAW in UK and acted for Pinochet; more recently in numerous fraud extraditions and in Rwandan genocide extradition request. Acts for and against the SFO and FCA in criminal and regulatory/FSMA Tribunal matters; also before VAT Tribunal. Experienced in Judicial Review and in computer crime, money laundering, POCA and mutual legal assistance. Acts for AG in PII and witness anonymity applications, and as Special Advocate before SIAC. Advises witnesses and victims (including as to confiscation/compensation) in frauds. Lectures on extradition to corporate and financial bodies. UN and EU consultant, training judiciary in Nigeria and Kosovo in terrorist trials. Trains on human rights for the Council of Europe, and teaches advocacy nationally and internationally. Attends European Commission Experts' Meetings as Bar Council representative in criminal matters. UK representative on CCBE Criminal Law Committee. Taught criminal law at Oxford University 2013-2016; now lectures there. Qualified Commercial Mediator (CEDR) 2007, and qualified with Chartered Institute of Arbitrators 2011. Bencher of Gray’s Inn 2011.


MA (Oxon) Oriental Studies (Persian with Arabic); called 1986; Recorder 2005; QC 2006.Deputy High Court Judge 2013 Archbold Editor (–on Company/Commercial Crime).