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33 Chancery Lane

Ian Smith

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 2 departments
Ranked in : POCA Work & Asset Forfeiture , Fraud: Civil
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POCA Work & Asset Forfeiture - All Circuits

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Ian Smith
Ian Smith is a commercial litigator and criminal lawyer who has a specialist knowledge of POCA. He is known for handling more general complex commercial cases with a fraud element. Smith is experienced in civil recovery restraint order and enforcement proceedings, both domestically and internationally. He also covers advisory work on anti-money laundering regulation.
Strengths: “A leading light in this field.” “He asks brilliant questions and is a very eloquent cross-examiner.”
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Fraud: Civil - London (Bar)

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Ian Smith
Ian Smith is a civil and criminal fraud specialist comfortable managing complex proceedings involving such issues as asset recovery and money laundering. Much of his work pertains to overseas jurisdictions. He is adept at both bringing and defending claims.
Strengths: "He is thorough, strategic, accurate and commercial in his approach. He's a good advocate who works well under pressure and is trusted by the judges."
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Ian works across a spectrum of commercial fraud, cyber fraud and misconduct cases. He represents clients in the civil and criminal courts, acting for both victims and accused persons. Most of his cases are large-scale international proceedings involving asset tracing in a number of jurisdictions. He has a specialist regulatory law practice, advising law firms, City institutions, professional and property firms. He advises in relation

to anti-money laundering, counter terrorist finance, financial sanctions, anti-corruption and anti-tax evasion facilitation. Ian lead-edits and co-authors the leading practitioners' text Asset Recovery: Criminal Confiscation and Civil Recovery (Oxford University Press). He is the lead author of Commercial and Cyber Fraud: A Legal Guide to Justice for Businesses (Bloomsbury). He is the Immediate Past President of VOCAL - the Victims of Crime Association of Lawyers. He was a founding member of the Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association and a former Secretary of the European Criminal Bar Association. His clients include Large and small companies, local government and individuals. He is a member of the UK Attorney General's panel of counsel for civil and EU work.

Career

Barrister since 2003. Solicitor from 1995-2003.

Professional Memberships

Victims of Crime Association of Lawyers (Immediate Past President); The British German Jurists Association.

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