Guy Ladenburg

Call: 2000

"An impressive advocate as well as a good lawyer."

Chambers UK 2020: Professional Discipline

"Intelligent and perceptive, he has a first-class manner with clients, who warm to him instantly."

Legal 500 2019: Crime

"A natural advocate with a terrific demeanour."

Legal 500 2019: Fraud

"He is tremendously hardworking, a very able advocate and fearless cross-examiner."

Legal 500 2017: Fraud

"A very intelligent and charming man who is as bright as a button and handles tremendous amounts of work very quickly."

Chambers UK 2017: Licensing

Instructing Guy

To instruct Guy please contact our Clerks on +44 (0)20 7400 6400 or email clerks@3rblaw.com.

Guy Ladenburg is an experienced senior junior with a substantial practice in serious and complex crime, fraud, inquests, police misconduct, licensing, and a wide range of regulatory areas.

For many years he has acted for the prosecution and defence, as leading junior, led junior and junior alone, in grave and substantial criminal cases.

Recent cases include murder, violent stranger rape, historic child sex offences, firearms and organized crime.

He has appeared in some of the most substantial and complex fraud cases in recent years, including the notorious Celtic SFO prosecution, and often represents professional defendants.  He is co-author to Blackstone’s Guide to the Fraud Act (2006).

Guy has represented officers from the majority of police forces in the UK in gross misconduct proceedings and before the PAT, at inquests, and in associated judicial reviews.

Guy is a very experienced licensing practitioner, representing and advising commercial clients, local authorities and police forces across the full range of licensing-related areas.

Guy is a Grade 4 prosecutor for the CPS for serious crime, general crime and fraud, and is on the ‘A’ panel of Regulatory Prosecutors.

Legal Expertise

Crime

Crime overview

Guy defends serious and complex criminal cases in the Crown Court and Court of Appeal, in particular those involving heavy fraud, organized crime, sexual offences and the most serious offences against the person. He acts both as junior and leading junior.

He is a grade 4 prosecutor for serious crime, general crime and fraud for CPS London. He has defended and prosecuted private prosecutions brought by local authorities for a range of criminal and regulatory offences, including under the Fraud Act. He advises small and medium-sized companies in respect of anti-bribery procedures under the Bribery Act 2010.

He acts privately for clients at the Magistrates’ Court.

Notable Crime cases

R v Vernon (2018)

Prosecuted man in respect of historic 1986 aggravated burglary and rape of 68 year old widow.

R v Hussein (2018)

Represented principal defendant in gangland attempted murder.

R v Tutton (2017)

Junior defence counsel representing a 19 year old man of good character alleged to have murdered a 60 year old man in a flat in East London.

R v Mansaray (2016)

Junior defence counsel representing one of eight defendants to be tried for the murder of London teenager Che Labastide-Wellington.

Licensing & Regulatory overview

An experienced practitioner across the full range of liquor-licensing matters, representing applicants, local authorities and individuals in applications under the 2003 Act, at first instance and appeal. He has represented many landmark London institutions, including the Ritz, the Soho House Group, Bocca di Lupo and Pied a Terre. He also appears on behalf of local residents in opposition to licensing applications. He regularly undertakes advisory work on behalf of the trade, licensing authorities and the police. He is also experienced in Betting and Gaming applications and appeals on behalf of applicants and trade objectors, and has represented defendants in health and safety prosecutions. He frequently provides urgent advice to professional clients across a range of licensing matters, and has appeared in the Administrative Court on behalf of statutory licensing authorities.

He acts for local and statutory authorities in private prosecutions for a range of regulatory offences and enforcement proceedings, and also for defendants.

He acts as presenting counsel in fitness hearings on behalf of the General Dental Council.

He is on the ‘A’ panel of Regulatory List of prosecutors.

Notable Licensing & Regulatory cases

Concrete Space (2019)

Represented Soho House Group venue in obtaining a late night license outside core hours in the Shoreditch special policy area.

Vodafone (2018)

Represented Vodafone at Westminster Magistrates' Court in respect of a breach of the New Roads and Street Works Act.

London Borough of Brent v Mannion (2017)

Acted for landmark William IV pub in statutory nuisance prosecution.

Club Flamingo (2017)

Represented SEV premises in applications before Tower Hamlets Licensing committee for renewal of SEV licence.

Ritz Casino v Alshathry (2016)

Acted for the Ritz in an application for a worldwide freezing order against a debtor.

Professional Discipline overview

He frequently advises and represents police officers from forces throughout the country in inquests, criminal cases and disciplinary proceedings. He also represents the interests of the police in coroner’s inquests into deaths in custody and other suspicious deaths. He has acted for officers from forces up and down the land.

He frequently advises and represents the Metropolitan Police in respect of a wide range of matters. He is also experienced in representing military personnel in the UK and overseas in courts martial.

Notable Professional Discipline cases

R (BTP) v Reynolds [2019] EWHC 73 Admin

Represented officer in a PAT and then resisting a judicial review by the BTP of the PAT's decision to re-instate him following a finding of gross misconduct.

R (Birks) v MPS & IOPC [2018] EWHC 807 (Admin)

Represented IOPC as interested party in a judicial review of the investigation into the death of Sean Rigg in 2008.

Operation Gluon (2018)

Represented an officer accused of lying about catastrophic injuries to Julian Coles, a 19 year old student, outside a nightclub.

Lincolnshire Police v Colson (2018)

Represented officer accused of staging a knife attack on himself and prompting a huge police investigation.

Fraud overview

Guy has prosecuted and defended numerous serious fraud cases both as junior counsel alone and being led, often acting for professional people alleged to have been involved in complex and substantial conspiracies, including solicitors, accountants and a QC.

Notable Fraud cases

R v Almeida (Operation Boromo) 2016 - 2017

Southwark Crown Court. Defence counsel for the only defendant to be acquitted in Operation Boromo, the DWP's largest ever investigation into an industrial scale fraud on the UK benefits and immigration system. The defendant pleaded guilty to a linked fraud against Eurostar worth in excess of £1m.

R v Walker and others (Operation Cotton) 2015 - 2019

Southwark Crown Court. Junior Counsel acting on behalf of a solicitor in a land-banking and collective investments scheme prosecution brought by the FCA, followed by protracted contested confiscation proceedings.

R v Stephen Davies QC and others (Celtic) 2013/15

Cardiff Crown Court. [2014] 1 WLR 2817 [2015] EWHC 263 (QB) Cardiff Crown Court Junior counsel representing a commercial silk acquitted of an SFO charge of conspiracy to defraud arising from commercial advice given to a mining company in South Wales in relation to the export of restoration liabilities in the sum of £136 million. Costs were awarded against the SFO.

R v Day and others 2013

Southwark Crown Court Junior counsel for a defendant governor in the Copland School fraud.

Fraud

R v Almeida (Operation Boromo)
2016 – 2017, Southwark Crown Court
Defence counsel for the only defendant to be acquitted in Operation Boromo, the DWP’s largest ever investigation into an industrial scale fraud on the UK benefits and immigration system.  The defendant pleaded guilty to a linked fraud against Eurostar worth in excess of £1m

R v Walker and others (Operation Cotton)
2015 – 2019, Southwark Crown Court
Junior Counsel acting on behalf of a solicitor in a land-banking and collective investments scheme prosecution brought by the FCA, followed by protracted contested confiscation proceedings

R v Bohdjalian and others
2014, Southwark Crown Court
Represented principal defendant in diamond fraud prosecution

R v Stephen Davies QC and others
(Celtic) 2013/15, Cardiff Crown Court
[2014] 1 WLR 2817
[2015] EWHC 263 (QB)
Cardiff Crown Court
Junior counsel representing a commercial silk acquitted of an SFO charge of conspiracy to defraud arising from commercial advice given to a mining company in South Wales in relation to the export of restoration liabilities in the sum of £136 million.  Costs were awarded against the SFO

R v Day and others
2013, Southwark Crown Court
Junior counsel for a defendant governor in the Copland School fraud

R v Faichney and others
2011, Blackfriars Crown Court
Junior defence counsel in the Vantis tax avoidance scheme prosecution

R v Abeysinghe and others
2011, Southwark Crown Court
Acted as junior counsel to Sri Lankan singer and film actor alleged to have laundered £60 million through a money exchange

R v Voysey and others
2010, Southwark Crown Court
Privately instructed to represent a defendant in an extensive boiler-room fraud concerning fake companies purporting to sell development land on the site of the London Olympics

R v Ludlam and another
2009, Administrative Court
Represented defendant in civil contempt case arising from fraud investigation

R v Macauley and others
2010, Luton Crown Court
Represented the principal defendant, a mortgage broker, in a substantial six-handed mortgage fraud conspiracy

R v Datta
2004, Middlesex Guildhall
Represented second defendant in the six -week trial of a fraud conducted by employees of Pentax

R v Yiannakas
2003, Inner London Crown Court
Junior defence counsel in lengthy confiscation proceedings following a £50 million carousel fraud

Crime

R v Vernon
2018, Northampton Crown Court
Prosecuted man in respect of historic 1986 aggravated burglary and rape of 68 year old widow.

R v Hussein
2018, Birmingham Crown Court
Represented principal defendant in gangland attempted murder.

R v Raymond
2018, Basildon Crown Court
Represented man who supplied class-A drugs to a teenager who died.

R v Tame
2018, Basildon Crown Court
Represented principal defendant in cannabis farming and money laundering case.

R v MP
2018, Northampton Crown Court
Represented man accused of marital rape.

R v Tutton
2017, Central Criminal Court
Junior defence counsel representing a 19 year old man of good character alleged to have murdered a 60 year old man in a flat in East London.

R v Gould
2017, Bournemouth Crown Court
Represented a female getaway driver for the violent robbery of a jeweller’s shop.

R v Potter
2016, Inner London Crown Court
Acted for the prosecution in a trial of a pensioner accused of multiple historic rapes of his daughter.

R v Riley
2016, Kingston Crown Court
Acted for the prosecution of a man who had repeatedly breached a SOPO.

R v Reilly
2016, Isleworth Crown Court
Represented a man accused of historic sexual offences against his two daughters.

R v Mansaray
2016, Central Criminal Court
Junior defence counsel representing one of eight defendants to be tried for the murder of London teenager Che Labastide-Wellington

R v DP
2015 – 2016, Bournemouth Crown Court
Defence counsel for a man accused of raping his wife after assaulting and threatening to kill her.  The defendant was acquitted following a re-trial

R v EB-C
2015, Northampton Crown Court
Junior counsel representing a mother with a background of puerperal psychosis accused of murdering her baby son.  The prosecution accepted a plea of manslaughter on the basis of diminished responsibility

R v DN
2015, Bournemouth Crown Court
Defence counsel in historic multiple child rape and serious sexual assaults case, the indictment covering five complainants and a period of more than thirty years

R v TB
2015, Southwark Crown Court
Represented a police officer acquitted of a conspiracy to pervert the course of justice arising from the student demonstrations in London in 2010

R v N
2014, Bournemouth Crown Court
Represented defendant accused of historical rapes and indecent assaults of four family members over a period of thirty years

R v Davis
2014, Southwark Crown Court
Represented a DC financial investigator accused of defrauding the MPS of high-value items confiscated under POCA

R v S L
2013, Isleworth Crown Court
Prosecuted the stranger rape on Ealing Common of a 17 year old girl

R v Hair
2013, Westminster Magistrates’ Court
Defended police officer accused of racial abuse of a colleague

R v Nembhard
2013, Snaresbrook Crown Court
Junior counsel for the defence in gang murder prosecution

R v Ventriglia
2011, Reading Crown Court
[2011] EWCA Crim 2912
Acted for Crown in private prosecution of an unregulated will-writer for fraudulent trading

R v R
2011, Portsmouth Crown Court
Represented a sixteen year old boy accused of raping a thirteen year old boy

R v G
2011, Kingston Crown Court
[2011] EWCA Crim 299
Prosecuted a church youth group leader in respect of inappropriate web-cam activity with a younger congregant, and responded to the subsequent appeal

R v Tate and others
2009-10, Kingston Crown Court
Acted as junior counsel to a principal defendant in a trial arising from Operation Eaglewood, an investigation into one of the largest drug-trafficking and money- laundering networks in the UK

R v Spicer
2010, Woolwich Crown Court
Prosecuted a 63 year old man for a series of historical rapes and indecent assaults against two young girls

R v Dhawan
2010, Snaresbrook Crown Court
Prosecuted trial of an investment banker for the death of his ten month old son by dangerous driving

R v Prout and others
2009, Kingston Crown Court
Represented one of six TSG police officers alleged to have racially abused and assaulted a group of youths in central London

R v Taylor and others
2008, Chelmsford Crown Court
Acted as leading junior for the Crown in six-handed organised crime prosecution

R v Lambourne and others
2007, Luton Crown Court
Junior defence counsel in organised crime prosecution involving the largest car-ringing enterprise to come before the courts

R v Johnson
2007, Kingston Crown Court
[2007] EWCA Crim 1978
Acted for the Crown in a reported case concerning application of the rule in M’Naghten

R v Ogunbowale and others
2007
[2007] EWCA Crim 2739
Junior prosecution counsel in a three-handed murder and robbery trial and appeal

R v Karim Joumni
2006, Central Criminal Court
Junior prosecution counsel in the murder trial of a kitchen porter

R v Marriott
2005 & 2006, Central Criminal Court
Junior prosecution counsel in the murder and manslaughter trials of a Stringfellows bouncer who killed a customer

R v Breed
2004, Maidstone
Junior counsel representing 81 year-old Baptist minister tried for historical sexual abuse of his daughters and granddaughters

R v Kelleher
2003
[2003] EWCA Crim 3525
Prosecuted a man who beheaded a statue of Margaret Thatcher in the Guildhall art gallery, and responded to the subsequent appeal

Professional discipline

R(BTP) v Reynolds
2018/9 PAT and Administrative Court
[2019] EWHC 73 Admin
Represented officer in a PAT and then resisting a judicial review by the BTP of the PAT’s decision to re-instate him following a finding of gross misconduct.

R (Birks) v MPS and IOPC
2018 Administrative Court
[2018] EWHC 807 (Admin)
Represented IOPC as interested party in a judicial review of the investigation into the death of Sean Rigg in 2008.

Operation Gluon
2018, Bedfordshire Police
Represented an officer accused of lying about catastrophic injuries  to Julian Coles, a 19 year old student, outside a nightclub.

Lincolnshire Police v Colson
2018
Represented officer accused of staging a knife attack on himself and prompting a huge police investigation.

West Midlands Police v BL
2017
Represented a MAPPA sergeant who supervised a violent offender who went on to murder his ex-partner and her baby.

Staffordshire Police v PC Tench
2017
Represented PC accused of failing to treat as a medical emergency a man who died in the rear of a police vehicle.

BTP v PS Davies
2017
Represented PS accused of waging a campaign of intimidation and harassment against a junior colleague.

BTP v PC Money
2017
Represented PC accused of lying about an arrest at a high-profile demonstration at Sheffield Station.

MPS v PC Bateman
2017
Represented PC accused of drinking tea instead of responding to a suicide risk.

GDC v Warmann
2016
Acted for the GDC as presenting officer in a nine day case involving allegations of multiple clinical failures.

Merseyside Police v  PC Gustaffson
2016
Represented PC in respect of allegations of dishonesty.

MPS v PC Gibson
2016
Acted for probationary PC accused of inappropriate behaviour towards a male colleague.

MPS v PS Yarwood
2016
Represented a PS in the TSG accused with three colleagues of corrupt practices in relation to overtime.

Hertfordshire Police v PC Payne
2016
Represented a PC accused of removing an iPhone from a missing person’s address.

MPS v Joel Sadler
2016
Represented a member of SO14 Royalty protection Group accused of dishonesty.

MPS v PC LD
2016
Acting for a PC accused of assaulting a detained man

MPS v PC Louise Fielden
2016
Represented an officer charged with multiple breaches of professional standards

Derbyshire v DC MM
2015
Represented detective accused of covering up allegations of sexual activity with a child by an associate

BTP v PC Michael Chapman
2015
Represented an officer accused of failures in relation to the care of a man who committed suicide whilst detained at hospital under the Mental Health Act

Gwent Police v DC Hodgkinson
2015
Represented an officer found to have forged entries in a major incident notebook in relation to a murder investigation in South Wales

BTP v Inspector MT
2015
Represented an officer accused of corruption based on his membership of the Freemasons

GMP v PC Monaghan
2015
Represented an officer accused of deliberately using his police dog to inflict injuries on a fleeing suspect

Staffordshire Police v PC Robert Trow
2015
Represented an officer accused of assaulting a member of the public and then giving a dishonest account

MPS v IT
2014
Represented a Detective Sergeant accused of leaking sensitive details to a News of the World journalist

MPS v DC Poole
2013
Represented a detective accused of investigative failings resulting in the collapse of a case against a child abuser

MPS v PC Morrice
2013
Represented a constable accused of serious failings resulting in the collapse of a six-handed violent disorder trial

BTP v PS Pearson
2012
Represented sergeant of Explosive Search Dogs Unit accused of multiple instances of gross misconduct

PC Haynes and others
2011
Represented one of five officers charged with gross misconduct over the arrest of a young man who later died as a result of ingesting cocaine

PC Rhodes
2009
Represented a serving police officer in a disciplinary hearing into allegations of sexual misconduct, drug abuse and corruption

PS Manjit Johal
2009
Misconduct hearings concerning a beat sergeant accused of having sex with a prostitute whilst in uniform, on duty and in the presence of a PCSO

PS Meade
2009
Represented a BTP sergeant in a disciplinary hearing into multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.

Inspector Birmingham
2008
Represented an Inspector alleged to have compromised the CENTREX national police recruitment model by acquiring and using protected material for use in the course of his business

PC Holditch and others
2008
Represented one of three officers during a hearing into allegations of maltreatment of a persistent young offender, during which false confessions were said to have been elicited

R v Turner
2007
Represented a custody sergeant acquitted of misconduct in public office and then disciplined by Suffolk Police arising from a death in custody

PS Heads and PS Mawson
2006
Represented two custody sergeants following a death in custody

PS Moorby and PS Beer
2006
Represented two custody sergeants following a death in custody

Inquests/inquiries

Adrian Macdonald inquest
2018, Stoke on Trent
Represented six Staffordshire Police officers in the inquest into the death of 34 year old man who had been tasered and bitten by a police dog.

Catherine Horton inquest
2018, Croydon
Represented two officers from Missing Persons Unit following the suicide of an escaped mental health patient.

Stephen Berry inquest
2018, Gateshead
Represented two custody sergeants following the death of a man in custody.

Helen Turrell Inquest
2017, Lincoln Coroner’s Court
Acted on behalf of a PC responding to an incident where a young woman had taken an overdose of canine insulin.

Yonas Tesfaldet Inquest
2017, Walthamstow Coroner’s Court
Acted on behalf of the MPS where an asylum seeker committed suicide following his discovery in an HGV.

Inquest into the death of Bruno Neves-Vulcao
2016, Reading Coroner’s Court
Instructed to represent four Thames Valley police constables in relation to the sudden death of a young Brazilian student whilst under arrest

Inquest into the death of RR
2015, Southwark Coroner’s Court
Acted for a police constable in relation to the death of a man who committed suicide on release from police custody

Inquest into the death of AG-W
2014- 2017, West London Coroner’s Court
Acted for the Metropolitan Police Service at the inquest into the death of a young woman who died following an episode of puerperal psychosis and subsequent restraint by officers and medical staff

PC Colin Smelt Inquest
2013, St Pancras Coroner’s Court
Represented MPS at inquest into the death of SO1 Specialist Protection Officer

The Nigel Schofield Inquest
2010, Bromley Coroner’s Court
Represented two custody sergeants in the inquest touching the death in police custody of an investment analyst

Jian-Ping Liu inquest
2010, West London Coroner’s Court
Represented two SO18 custody officers in inquest into the death of a Chinese immigrant shortly after leaving police custody at LHR

The Tania Moore Inquiry
2006, Derby Police HQ public inquiry
Represented the most senior officer to be charged with misconduct arising from investigative failings preceding the murder of Tania Moore by an estranged boyfriend

Licensing

Concrete Space
2019
Represented Soho House Group venue in obtaining a late night license outside core hours in the Shoreditch special policy area

Vodafone
2018
Represented Vodafone at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in respect of a breach of the New Roads and Street Works Act

London Borough of Brent v Mannion
2017, Brent Magistrates’ Court
Acted for landmark William IV pub in statutory nuisance prosecution.

Club Flamingo
2017, Tower Hamlets Licensing committee
Represented SEV premises in applications  before Tower Hamlets Licensing committee for renewal of SEV licence

Ritz Casino v Alshathry
2016, Queen’s Bench Division
Acted for the Ritz in an application for a worldwide freezing order against a debtor

Charlie’s Angels
2015
Represented Sexual Entertainment Venue in Tower Hamlets in contested application for renewal of licence

Crownmead Stores
2015, Reading Magistrates’ Court
Represented off-licence on appeal from revocation of licence

Les Ambassadeurs Club v Batarse
2015
Acted for Les Ambassadeurs casino in an application for a worldwide freezing order against a debtor

Ritz Casino v Kalwani
2014, Queen’s Bench Division
Acted for the Ritz in application for a worldwide freezing order against a debtor

Winterville
2014
Acted for Tower Hamlets Borough Council in an appeal of a decision relating to a winter festival in Victoria Park

Karma
2014
Acted for Wiltshire police in raising objections against the final grant of a provisional licence for a nightclub

The Joiner’s Arms
2014
Acted for Metropolitan Police in review proceedings against a well-known gay pub

La La Restaurant
2013
Acted for London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham responding to an appeal against review proceedings

Barcadia
2013
Acted for a Kingston nightclub in review proceedings

93 Feet East
2012, Tower Hamlets
Acted for the Metropolitan Police in expedited review proceedings

Inc Club O2
2011, Greenwich
Represented operators of a large O2 nightclub in resisting an expedited review brought by the police under s.53A

Mint v London Borough of Lambeth
2011
Represented nightclub in an appeal following a review of the licence instigated by local residents

Diamond Chauffeurs v TFL
2011
Acted for TFL in response to an application for urgent judicial review following a variation of a PHV licence for a major West-End private hire firm, and respondent in the subsequent appeal to City of London Magistrates

Room One
2011, Westminster
Acted for the MPS in an expedited review following serious crime and disorder at a West End nightclub

Lamb and Lion v Southend-on-Sea Borough Council
2011, Southend
Acted for respondent to an appeal following review

Crowne Plaza
2011, Kensington and Chelsea
Represented local residents seeking to protect amenity of garden square in objecting to an application to vary a hotel’s licence

Eldon Cars v TFL
2009] EWHC 2189 (Admin)
Acted for TFL in response to an application for urgent relief following the removal of a number of operating centres from the applicant’s licence.

Instructing Guy

To instruct Guy please contact our Clerks on +44 (0)20 7400 6400 or email clerks@3rblaw.com.

“Great under pressure and someone with an incredible aptitude for preparing cases in minimal time. A formidable opponent on his feet, he ensures all bases are covered.” Chambers UK 2020: Licensing

“He is very clever and very good with clients.” Chambers UK 2020: Licensing

“An impressive advocate as well as a good lawyer.” Chambers UK 2020: Professional Discipline

“A jovial and entertaining presence, but also has excellent judgement.” Chambers UK 2020: Professional Discipline

“Very responsive, quick grasp of issues and provides easy to understand and concise advice to clients.” Legal 500 2020: Licensing

“Very responsive and diligent, clients like him.” Legal 500 2020: Police Law

“A very assured and confident advocate who is impressive on his feet.” Chambers UK 2019: Licensing

“An exceptional barrister with very good communication skills.” Chambers UK 2019: Professional Discipline

“A suave and elegant advocate who has an engaging personality and presence.” Chambers UK: Professional Discipline

“Intelligent and perceptive, he has a first-class manner with clients, who warm to him instantly.” Legal 500 2019: Crime

“A natural advocate with a terrific demeanour.” Legal 500 2019: Fraud – Crime

“He has a diverse practice spanning the trade, local government and regulatory matters.” Legal 500: Licensing

“He’s very good in cross-examination, and very assertive.” “He offers a very good insight into cases. He is particularly strong when advising on matters involving the police.” Chambers UK 2018: Licensing

“Very good in police discipline. He has a very balanced manner and is a good judge of a case.” “He has a very good way of dealing with the panel.” Chambers UK 2018: Professional discipline

“A very natural advocate, who is great with clients.” Legal 500 2017: Crime

“He is tremendously hardworking, a very able advocate and fearless cross-examiner.” Legal 500 2017: Fraud

“A very intelligent and charming man who is as bright as a button and handles tremendous amounts of work very quickly.” Chambers UK 2017: Licensing

“A very popular, robust all-rounder in police discipline cases.” “He has a very nice touch, a wonderful turn of phrase and he demonstrates excellent judgement in court.” Chambers UK 2017: Professional Discipline

“Very versatile and very thorough in his preparation.” Legal 500 2016: Fraud

“He is very knowledgeable and provides good paperwork.” Legal 500: Licensing

“He has a terrifically good attitude and is terrifically good on the law.” Chambers UK 2016: Professional Discipline

“User-friendly and very thorough.” Legal 500 2015: Licensing

“He has a very charming and approachable outlook, and is sensible in approaching cases.” “A very able advocate, who knows his technical law very well in a highly regulated area.” Chambers UK 2015: Professional Discipline

“A very persuasive advocate who puts his clients at ease.” Legal 500 2013: Professional Discipline

  • BA Hons (Oxon) First Class
  • Hodgson Scholar, St Hugh’s College, Oxford (1996)
  • Murdoch Scholar (1997)
  • Astbury Scholar of the Middle Temple (1999)
  • Diploma in Law (Distinction)
  • Called to the Bar 2000
  • Co-author (with Simon Farrell QC and Nicholas Yeo) of Blackstone’s Guide to the Fraud Act 2006 (OUP 2007).

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