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UK Bar London (Bar) Fraud: Civil

This section ranks barristers and sets advising on litigation, investigations, freezing orders and asset tracing arising in the context of civil fraud.

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Band 1
  1. 3 Verulam Buildings
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    3 Verulam Buildings
    Fraud: Civil
    UK Bar 2022 | Band 1 | 18 Years Ranked
    "The clerks are very responsive and nothing is too much trouble - they pull out all the stops to go above and beyond in terms of level of service. They're all very helpful and responsive." Joint senior practice managers Stephen Penson and Stuart Pullum are "exactly what you want from a clerking team - they're responsive, commercial, price-sensitive, and recommend the right people for the case." "The clerks have a very good understanding of pressures and are pragmatic on fees. They are flexible, find innovative ways of presenting things and are good at communicating the availability of their barristers."
  2. Blackstone Chambers
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    Blackstone Chambers
    Fraud: Civil
    UK Bar 2022 | Band 1 | 18 Years Ranked
    Blackstone Chambers offers a wealth of expertise in multi-jurisdictional civil fraud claims. Members have significant experience of tackling high-profile litigation arising from allegations of conspiracy, dishonesty and misappropriation, and are well versed in obtaining or opposing applications for injunction relief. Standout cases recently handled by the set's tenants include ArcelorMittal USA v Ruia, a multi-jurisdictional USD1.5 billion conspiracy claim arising out of an iron ore contract in Minnesota. Instructing solicitors praise the set as "one of the best in the business," adding: "It has just an exceptional bench of barristers."
  3. Brick Court Chambers
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    Brick Court Chambers
    Fraud: Civil
    UK Bar 2022 | Band 1 | 18 Years Ranked
    Brick Court Chambers is a highly regarded set, noted for its expert handling of high-value and sophisticated fraud disputes. Interviewees praise the chambers as "one of the leading commercial chambers in London" and "a truly top-class set, full of talented barristers." Members are regularly called upon to represent a wide range of clients, including high net worth individuals and multinational corporations, in matters arising from allegations of bribery, conspiracy and misrepresentation. The team has considerable experience of handling multi-jurisdictional claims. Recent work handled by the set's tenants includes acting for several defendants in SKAT (the Danish Customs and Tax Adminstration) v Solo Capital Partners & 160 Others, a USD1.5 billion claim involving allegations of fraud, conspiracy and professional negligence.
  4. Essex Court Chambers
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    Essex Court Chambers
    Fraud: Civil
    UK Bar 2022 | Band 1 | 18 Years Ranked
    Essex Court Chambers houses a strong bench of senior and junior barristers who are experienced in the handling of large fraud cases both in the UK and further afield. Areas of expertise for the team include claims arising from allegations of misrepresentation, misappropriation and conspiracy, and the set's barristers are also well versed in seeking or opposing injunctions to freeze, trace and recover assets. Several members were recently involved in Public Institution for Social Security v Al Rajaan and Others, an USD800 million claim brought against the former director general of the Kuwait Social Security Fund and a very large number of Swiss banks and individual bankers arising from an alleged secret commissions fraud. The set's tenants are regularly instructed to appear in both litigation and arbitrations.
  5. Fountain Court Chambers
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    Fountain Court Chambers
    Fraud: Civil
    UK Bar 2022 | Band 1 | 18 Years Ranked
    Fountain Court Chambers retains its reputation as a leading set for high-value, multi-jurisdictional civil fraud disputes. Members are well regarded for their effective representation of a wide range of clients, including several banks, high net worth individuals and leading corporates, in complex cases involving allegations of bribery, conspiracy and misrepresentation. Standout recent cases handled by the set include PIFSS v Al Rajaan & Others, a multi-defendant claim valued at over USD1 billion involving serious allegations of bribery. The team also houses strength in fraudulent transactions and breach of fiduciary duty claims. Interviewees praise Fountain Court as "a top choice for complex and high-value fraud disputes."
  6. One Essex Court
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    One Essex Court
    Fraud: Civil
    UK Bar 2022 | Band 1 | 18 Years Ranked
    The barristers at One Essex Court offer considerable expertise in the handling of both domestic and international fraud-related matters. Members are regularly instructed to appear in litigation and arbitrations involving allegations of fraudulent misrepresentation, conspiracy, bribery and breach of fiduciary duty. The team is also noted for its strength in asset-tracing and recovery matters spanning multiple jurisdictions. Recent work for the set includes acting for several claimants in Autonomy/Hewlett-Packard v Lynch, a high-profile dispute valued at over USD5 billion involving claims of misrepresentation, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty. Instructing solicitors consider the set to be "a premier league offering of superb advocates and a leader in complex commercial litigation."
  7. Serle Court
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    Serle Court
    Fraud: Civil
    UK Bar 2022 | Band 1 | 18 Years Ranked
    The experienced commercial barristers at Serle Court are routinely instructed in high-profile fraud cases on both a domestic and international scale. Members offer significant expertise in claims involving allegations of bribery, as well as the tracing, freezing and recovery of assets across a wide range of jurisdictions. Several of the set's instructions involve offshore jurisdictions such as the Cayman Islands, Bermuda and the BVI, while the team is also regularly instructed in disputes arising in Russia and the Middle East. Recent work handled by the set includes acting in Qatar v Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, a high-value dispute involving claims of conspiracy brought against two Middle Eastern banks by the State of Qatar.
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Band 2
  1. 4 Stone Buildings
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    4 Stone Buildings
    Fraud: Civil
    UK Bar 2022 | Band 2 | 18 Years Ranked
    Drawing on the set's established expertise in banking, insolvency and commercial disputes, the barristers at 4 Stone Buildings also offer expertise in complex and high-value civil fraud disputes. The team is regularly instructed to act for liquidators, shareholders, creditors and directors, among other parties. Members are experienced in the handling of both domestic and international cases, and are well regarded for their expertise in matters involving cross-border insolvencies and worldwide asset tracing and recovery claims. Recent work for the set's tenants includes the representation of Credit Suisse in a USD2 billion, multi-jurisdictional dispute brought by the Republic of Mozambique involving extensive allegations of bribery and corruption.
  2. Maitland Chambers
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    Maitland Chambers
    Fraud: Civil
    UK Bar 2022 | Band 2 | 15 Years Ranked
    Maitland Chambers is noted for its expertise in high-value fraud disputes. Members are adept at representing their clients through all stages of a claim, from the obtaining and opposing of freezing orders through to asset tracing and recovery proceedings. The set is regularly called upon to handle both domestic and international matters, and offers expertise in disputes arising in jurisdictions in Asia, the Middle East and the CIS. Recent work handled by the set includes Tugushev v Orlov, a USD350 million dispute involving allegations of unlawful means conspiracy in relation to the ownership of a vast international fishing business.
  3. Twenty Essex
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    Twenty Essex
    Fraud: Civil
    UK Bar 2022 | Band 2 | 3 Years Ranked
    Twenty Essex is routinely instructed in both domestic and international fraud matters arising across the banking, energy and commodities sectors. The set's members are experienced in the handling of sophisticated disputes involving allegations of bribery, conspiracy and dishonest, and appear for their clients both in complex litigation and in arbitral proceedings. An area of particular strength for the team is cyber fraud claims, including those concerning issues surrounding cryptocurrency and other technologies. Recent work for the set's tenants includes acting for the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Process & Industrial Developments v Federal Republic of Nigeria, a USD10 billion dispute.
  4. Wilberforce Chambers
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    Wilberforce Chambers
    Fraud: Civil
    UK Bar 2022 | Band 2 | 14 Years Ranked
    Wilberforce Chambers houses a strong bench of experienced barristers who are regularly instructed in high-value and multi-jurisdictional civil fraud disputes. The team is noted for its expert handling of cases involving offshore jurisdictions such as the Cayman Islands and the BVI, as well as matters arising in Asia and Europe. Members offer expertise in claims stemming from allegations of misrepresentation, conspiracy and breach of duty. Cases involving complex jurisdictional issues and contempt proceedings are also key areas of strength for the set.
  5. XXIV Old Buildings
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    XXIV Old Buildings
    Fraud: Civil
    UK Bar 2022 | Band 2 | 11 Years Ranked
    XXIV Old Buildings is regularly instructed in fraud-related disputes involving offshore jurisdictions such as the BVI and the Channel Islands. The set is also noted for its expertise in domestic disputes, and its members are experienced in the handling of cases involving allegations of conspiracy, misappropriation and fraudulent transactions. The team is also well versed in obtaining and opposing applications for injunctive relief, such as disclosure, freezing and search orders.
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Band 3
  1. 7 King's Bench Walk
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    7 King's Bench Walk
    Fraud: Civil
    UK Bar 2022 | Band 3 | 2 Years Ranked
    7 King's Bench Walk houses a strong team of senior and junior barristers experienced in the handling of complex and high-value civil fraud claims. The set is regarded as a strong choice for cross-jurisdictional matters, and is regularly instructed in cases arising in the energy and shipping sectors. Fraud claims involving difficult elements of insurance law are also a key strength for the team. Members are well versed in both obtaining and resisting freezing injunctions, and also routinely advise their clients on asset recovery.