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Rupert Bowers QC

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Financial Crime
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Financial Crime - London (Bar)

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Rupert Bowers QC
Rupert Bowers QC regularly defends white-collar crime cases and has handled a number of matters concerning tax evasion, parliamentary expenses and money laundering. He is noted for his pre-charge financial crime work challenging search warrants and arrest and detention.
Strengths: "He thinks outside the box and shows tenacity and real skill when finding those subtle and un-obvious points."
Recent work: Instructed in R v Fischer Future Heat UK, a case in which a multimillion-pound national heating engineering company was accused, together with sister companies, of committing a large-scale fraud upon its customers.
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Rupert leads the chambers Business Crime & Investigations team in Doughty Street maintaining a practice in financial crime and extradition with particular expertise in ancillary matters associated with criminal investigations. He is one of the country’s leading experts in challenging search warrants and seizures of property, and in challenging asset freezing orders of all types. He is one of only a few QCs with experience not just of heavy trial and appellate work in the criminal courts, but with vast experience of judicial review and other applications in the civil courts. His breadth of knowledge across different jurisdictions is his strength. He was the only criminal silk in the case of Lucas v Security Service [2017] 1 All E.R. 283 which challenged the lawfulness of the mass interception of communications data by GCHQ before the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, a case with many parallels with the recent transnational operation targeting the use of EncroChat. Rupert is instructed in the lead EncroChat case. Rupert also practices in sports regulation and discipline which has included cases before the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Rupert only acts for a small number of high net-worth private clients and companies at any one time which allows him to focus on their particular needs, and when involved in criminal cases he tends to act for those who engage him at the investigative stage.

Career

Rupert Bowers QC was called to the Bar in 1995 and took silk in 2015.

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