These rankings recognise the best financial crime barristers in London. The individuals included in these tables are instructed in the most complex criminal investigations and prosecutions brought by public agencies including the SFO, the FCA, the CMA, HMRC and the Specialist Fraud Division of the CPS, and have experience acting for both the prosecution and the defence.
The leading silks and juniors in this area are skilled in the handling of high-value cases involving allegations of fraud, bribery, tax evasion, insider trading, money laundering and the manipulation of interest rates, among other offences. While the barristers recognised in this table regularly represent their clients in high-profile trials, they are also routinely called upon to provide pre-charge advice.
Several of the sets included in these rankings offer expertise in the handling of matters involving an international element.
The Chambers UK Bar Financial Crime rankings are split into three tables: Financial Crime, Financial Crime: Corporates and Financial Crime: Private Prosecutions. The Corporates table recognises leading barristers who are regularly instructed to represent major corporations or financial institutions, and the Private Prosecutions table was recently added to the guide to showcase the top barristers with expertise in handling private prosecutions, a growing area within the field of financial crime.