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Simon Farrell QC

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Simon is one the UK’s leading fraud, corruption, money laundering and proceeds of crime Silks. He has appeared in many defining cases in these areas in both the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. Much of his work is now international.

Simon is also regularly instructed in civil and criminal cases arising in the commercial Court, arbitral, Crown Court and Appellate proceedings both at home and abroad. He has recently worked in Dubai, Gibraltar, the Isle of Man and the Kingdom of Brunei where he was called to the Bar in 2019 to represent two High Court Judges accused of corruption and money laundering.

He is the co-author of several books concerning fraud, the Fraud Act 2006, money laundering and confiscation published by Oxford University Press and Butterworths.


Call 1983; QC 2003

Crown Court Recorder (2007) authorised to sit at the Central Criminal Court

Member of Serious and Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) Asset Recovery Committee (2008)

Attorney General’s A list of prosecuting counsel in serious fraud cases (2002)

Serious Fraud Office list of approved Queen’s Counsel (2009)

Appointed part-time Deemster, Isle of Man (2012)

Appointed to the SFO Prosecution List (2013)

Appointed to the SFO PoCA List (2013)