33 Chancery Lane

Martin Evans QC

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Practice Areas

Specialises in all aspects of the law relating to criminal and civil asset recovery and confiscation. Acts for defendants, prosecuting authorities and

third parties. Experienced in handling domestic and international restraint proceedings (including the restraint of UK assets pursuant to overseas

requests, receivership proceedings in the Crown Court, the High Court (Administrative Court, Chancery Division and Family Division), Court of

Appeal and Supreme Court). Frequently instructed in appeals cases where he was not involved in the lower court. Current instructions include

confiscation proceedings in: Millsand others – HBOS £245mfraud (for CPS);. Expertise in fraud, corruption, money laundering and corporate

criminal liability. Instructed by SFO in substantial international corruption prosecution. Particular interests include the legality of search and

production orders under PACE and POCA on which he has written and lectured widely. Notable recent cases include: GW v SFO [2018]

EWCACrim1155, R(on the application of River East Supplies Limited) v Nottingham Crown Court [2017] (Admin), R(Rahman) v Local

Government Election Court [2017] EWHC 1413 (Admin)


Called to Bar in 1989. Took silk in 2017

Professional Memberships

Proceeds of Crime Lawyers’ Association.


Corporate Criminal Liability’ (co-author) Third Edition May 2013; ‘Archbold’ (contributing editor)