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Patrick Gibbs

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 5 departments
Ranked in : Crime , Professional Discipline , Inquests & Public Inquiries , Financial Crime , Financial Crime: Corporates
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Crime - London (Bar)

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Patrick Gibbs QC
Considered by many to be "the best in the business," Gibbs has longstanding experience. One of the most highly regarded advocates across all areas of serious crime work, he has been instructed in some of the most significant cases in recent years, including Operation Elveden and the trial of Constance Briscoe. His recent practice includes murder and manslaughter work, protest law matters and police misconduct cases.
Strengths: “Incisive, focused and forensic, he's everything you would wish a criminal silk to be. Delightful to work with, he is at the very top of the tree.” "A commanding QC with a disarming manner, he is particularly adept at dealing with difficult clients." "He is absolutely first class, and a master when it comes to economy of language."
Recent work: Appeared in R v Eastburn and Others, the Extinction Rebellion trial arising out of a protest on Docklands Light Railway in May 2019.
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Professional Discipline - London (Bar)

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Patrick Gibbs QC
Esteemed practitioner with a thriving practice focusing on the defence of barristers, solicitors and police officers. He offers particular expertise in disciplinary matters involving an overlap with criminal law. He is also skilled at representing professionals facing significant exposure in inquests and public inquiries.
Strengths: "He is super smooth, he doesn't take bad points and he presents beautifully." "Phenomenally charismatic and charming to work with. One of the stars of the Bar."
Recent work: Represented PS Paul White in the IOPC proceedings touching the death of Sean Rigg in Brixton Police Station.
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Inquests & Public Inquiries - London (Bar)

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Patrick Gibbs QC
Strong track record of being instructed in the highest-profile inquests and inquiries, particularly where police conduct is under scrutiny. He is well suited to handling inquests which might result in criminal liability or disciplinary action. He routinely appears on behalf of all participants, including state agents and bereaved families.
Strengths: "He is brilliant at everything he does and you cannot fault him. If I were ever in deep trouble I'd go to him – he is terrific."
Recent work: Represented the non-commissioned officers, including the sergeant in charge of training, in the Sean Benton inquest. This was an investigation into the suicide of a recruit at Deepcut Barracks, following incidents of bullying and abuse.
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Financial Crime - London (Bar)

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Patrick Gibbs QC
Highly intelligent and persuasive, he acts on behalf of corporations, as well as individuals, facing potential criminal sanctions. Gibbs has acted for the defence in a number of highly significant recent SFO prosecutions, including international corruption matters and multi-jurisdictional market manipulation cases. He is widely acclaimed by peers, with his advocacy skills receiving particular praise, and is further noted for his ability in substantial bribery and tax fraud cases.
Strengths: "Exceedingly sharp, meticulous and hard-working." "A hugely impressive advocate who is very well respected by judges, prosecutors and defence lawyers alike." "Stands out for his forensic skills, authority, hard work and superb advocacy." "Commanding QC with a disarming manner who is particularly adept at dealing with difficult clients." "His integrity is beyond question; the judges love him and trust him."
Recent work: Acted for a BlackRock fund manager charged with insider dealing through offshore companies in his wife's maiden name.
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Financial Crime: Corporates - London (Bar)

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Patrick Gibbs QC
Highly intelligent and persuasive, he acts on behalf of corporations, as well as individuals, facing potential criminal sanctions. Gibbs has acted for the defence in a number of highly significant recent SFO prosecutions, including international corruption matters and multi-jurisdictional market manipulation cases. He is widely acclaimed by peers, with his advocacy skills receiving particular praise, and is further noted for his ability in substantial bribery and tax fraud cases.
Strengths: "Exceedingly sharp, meticulous and hard-working." "A hugely impressive advocate who is very well respected by judges, prosecutors and defence lawyers alike." "Stands out for his forensic skills, authority, hard work and superb advocacy." "Commanding QC with a disarming manner who is particularly adept at dealing with difficult clients." "His integrity is beyond question; the judges love him and trust him."
Recent work: Acted for a BlackRock fund manager charged with insider dealing through offshore companies in his wife's maiden name.
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Advice and advocacy at all stages of criminal and 'quasi-criminal' investigations, regulatory and disciplinary proceedings, deaths in custody, inquests and public inquiries. Recent notable work: overseas corruption; professional fraud; perjury/perverting; market abuse; tax avoidance; murder/manslaughter; LIBOR/EURIBOR; insider dealing; misconduct in public office; police station deaths; money laundering. Recent inquiries:,Manchester Arena; Deepcut; Litvinenko; Leveson; 7/7; Tomlinson; Saunders; De Menezes; Climbie. For more information go to www.3rblaw.com.

Career

Oxford 1981; City 1984; Called 1986; QC 2006.

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CBA; ARDL; FLA.

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