Year of Call: 1998
Inn of Court: Lincoln’s Inn
He primarily practices in crime with extensive experience in criminal and civil fraud (including money laundering, bribery & corruption) as well as regulatory and disciplinary litigation.
A leading junior who is regularly instructed to lead other barristers in complex and heavyweight fraud and conspiracy cases, he is regularly instructed to advise companies and their senior officers as well as individuals to assist on matters of corporate criminal liability and duties under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, Money Laundering Regulations and the Bribery Act 2010.
He specialises in giving early pre-emptive advice as well as representation. Most recently, his advice, drafting and representation resulted in the FCA withdrawing an investigation into a high net worth investor, classifying him as a potential witness.
Charter Chambers and its members are regulated by the Bar Standards Board
- Registered lawyer with the Football Association
- Criminal Bar Association
- South Eastern Circuit
- Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers
- The Fraud Lawyers Association
Areas of Specialism
He is regularly instructed to advise companies and their senior officers as well as individuals to assist on matters of corporate criminal liability and duties under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, Money Laundering Regulations and the Bribery Act 2010.
He has an excellent understanding of financial services law and procedure, HMRC Code of Practice 9 procedures and the workings of the Financial Conduct Authority, Prudential Regulation Authority, SFO and HMRC.
Frequently representing professionals facing disciplinary action before their Regulators, he has particular expertise representing chartered accountants before the Institute of Chartered Accountants, health professionals and solicitors.
He began his legal career as in-house Counsel in a mid-size city law firm, specialising in commercial litigation with an emphasis on international contractual disputes and alternative dispute resolution.
He is a registered lawyer with the Football Association.