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Rachel Barnes

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A dual-qualified US attorney and English barrister, Rachel has a niche fraud, corruption and sanctions practice at the juncture of civil and criminal litigation, in both domestic and international cases. She is appointed to the SFO’s A Panels of Prosecuting and POCA Counsel and the Attorney-General’s B Panel of Public International Law Counsel. Rachel is known for her strategic approach in dealing with regulators and other third parties. Clients value her US background and knowledge of US sanctions, as well as her wider practice in cross-border criminal and asset restraint investigations, extradition and MLA, public law and commercial cases. She is well versed in issues of jurisdiction and state immunities. Rachel advises and represents corporations, governments, individuals and NGOs. She prosecutes and defends in all criminal courts and acts in judicial review and civil cases, appearing in the High Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. She has taught law at the London School of Economics and Cambridge University. She holds a PhD (Cantab) in public international law and an LL.M (Harv. Law School).

Career

Call 2004

Attorney General’s Public International Law Counsel to the Crown (B Panel)

SFO Prosecution Counsel and PoCA Counsel (A Panels)