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Sean Larkin QC

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Sean Larkin QC provides specialist advice and advocacy at all stages of criminal and regulatory proceedings, with a particular emphasis on financial and serious crime, regulatory or disciplinary breaches by individuals (particularly professionals) and companies.

Described by Chambers UK as “a truly exceptional silk,” Sean was nominated for Professional Discipline Silk of the Year (Chambers 2017) and Crime Silk of the Year (Legal 500 2017), he was also Times Lawyer Of The Week after appearing in the landmark Supreme Court case on the definition of terrorism.

Recent cases include: advising corporate entities, directors and other professionals facing allegations of bribery, fraud and regulatory breaches; defending a trader in Euribor; prosecuting individuals following a company DPA; defending a compliance officer against FCA insider dealing allegations; Operation Amazon (defending a CEO in largest e-disclosure case), Operation Cotton (prosecution of FCA’s largest case), providing advice in Barclays-Qatar investigation, defence of a Dr accused of sexually assaulting patients over a period of years.

Sean's experience includes: advising, pre-charge through to representation or prosecution at trial, a variety of professionals (including lawyers, doctors, dentists, police officers, directors, IFAs, accountants and insolvency practitioners) in a wide variety of criminal, regulatory and disciplinary offences.