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Criminal/civil fraud and confiscation.


Keith has won many awards for White Collar Criminal Law [2016/2012/2013] and for Serious Fraud defence in UK [2015] and has been ranked by Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners, as a leader in his field for many years. In 2014 he won UK White Collar Crime Defence Barrister of the year. He has been described as “superb with clients and popular with juries”, “ a talented practitioner who knows his way around fraud cases.” His practice encompasses major SFO, VAT and MTIC frauds as well as business, financial and other white-collar crime matters. It has been said that, “His ability to sift through heavy paperwork and present a cogent argument in court is the envy of many”. It has been said: “He is just superb. He’s always involved in the biggest cases in the country and he has a great touch with the clients.” Previous legal directories have said of that, “Apart from having the brains and personality to deal with the most complex fraud cases, Keith Mitchell is also the type of barrister who takes the time to go through everything with his clients”. Keith is also known “for his great client care skills and flair when it comes to case management” and his “flamboyant” style as an advocate. Recent successful cases concluded include , ‘Operation Cactus Hent’ the North West SIPP fraud (involving an unsuccessful appeal by the prosecution to the LCJ see [2015] EWCA Crim 5380), a successful submission of no case to answer in Operation Galion [2016], the only director to be acquitted in PCS LTD Fraud Investigation [Feb/June 2017] and successfully concluded Operation Holt £1.7 billion Insider dealing inside Logica. Secured acquittal of Solicitor client/Law Society panel member and former president of Commercial Litigation Association over an allegation of Serious Fraud [December 2017]. In July 2018 completed one of the largest worldwide cyber net frauds ever prosecuted, ‘Operation Dougal’ which netted more than £36million. Currently advising in an SFO investigation into offshore oil companies and Grenfell Towers related fraud investigations.