Patrick Gibbs QC

Call: 1986 / QC: 2006

Public Law Silk of the Year 2019

Legal 500 2019

Star at the Bar 2020

Chambers UK 2020

Crime Silk of the Year 2010

Chambers UK

Instructing Patrick

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

Patrick Gibbs QC is recognised by Chambers UK, Chambers 100 and Legal 500 as one of the leading silks in Crime, Fraud, Inquests, Public Inquiries and Professional Discipline.

Patrick is renowned for his work as advisor and advocate across a wide range of criminal, regulatory, disciplinary and public inquiry proceedings.

Main areas of practice:

  • Professional fraud/misconduct
  • Murder/manslaughter/deaths in custody
  • Corruption/misfeasance in public office
  • Insider dealing/market abuse
  • Commercial fraud
  • Money laundering
  • Police discipline
  • Health and safety
  • Food and drugs
  • Tax avoidance/evasion
  • Computer crime
  • VAT fraud
  • Public Inquiries/inquests

Legal Expertise

Bribery & Corruption

Bribery & Corruption overview

Notable Bribery & Corruption cases

Rolls Royce (2019)

SFO investigation into alleged corruption.

R v G (2018)

PG represented an election agent accused of election expenses fraud during the 2015 General Election, in contested proceedings in the Crown Court, the court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

R v A (2018)

PG represented a British individual accused of corporate corruption in Hungary in the award to a French company of a public infrastructure contract.

Barclays (Qatar) (2017)

SFO prosecution of a controversial fund raising by UK bank.

Petrobas (2017)

Corrupti on investigation in Brazil.

GPT Special Project Management Ltd (2017)

SFO investigation concerning Saudi Arabia.

R v Lord H (2016)

PG represented the Crown in the prosecution of a member of the House of Lords in connection with Parliamentary expenses.

EURIBOR (2016)

R v C (2015)

PG represented the former editor of the News of The World in his abandoned retrial for conspiring to make illegal payments to police officers for royal household directories.

R v J-B (2013)

PG represented an MoD official accused of selling information to a senior correspondent of the Sun newspaper.

SFO v M-P (2010)

British Aerospace ‘corruption’ PG represented the only individual charged by the SFO in its investigation into corruption in the award of British Aerospace contracts

Crime overview

Notable Crime cases

Rolls Royce (2019)

SFO investigation into alleged corruption.

R v X (2018)

PG represented a judge accused of a computer offence.

R v R (2018)

PG represented a CEO accused of income tax evasion (sideways loss relief film scheme).

R v G (2018)

PG represented an election agent accused of election expenses fraud during the 2015 General Election, in contested proceedings in the Crown Court, the court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

R v A (2018)

PG represented a British individual accused of corporate corruption in Hungary in the award to a French company of a public infrastructure contract.

Barclays (Qatar) (2017)

SFO prosecution of a controversial fund raising by UK bank.

Petrobas (2017)

Corruption investigation in Brazil.

GPT Special Project Management Ltd (2017)

SFO investigation concerning Saudi Arabia.

R v X (2017)

PG represented a City solicitor accused of income tax evasion (capital loss relief various schemes).

R v K (2017)

PG represented a custody sergeant accused of gross negligence manslaughter and misconduct in public office following the death in his custody of a Mr Thomas Orchard.

R v Lord H (2016)

PG represented the Crown in the prosecution of a member of the House of Lords in connection with Parliamentary expenses.

EURIBOR (2016)

FCA v L (2016)

PG represented a fund manager accused of insider dealing via offshore accounts.

R v L (2016)

PG represented a mother accused of murdering her 19 day old child by shaking and other assaults.

R v M (2016)

PG represented a man convicted of an historic rape in his fresh evidence appeal and then at re-trial.

R v W (2016)

PG represented a custody sergeant accused of perjury in his evidence at an inquest following the death in his custody of Mr Sean Rigg.

R v C (2015)

PG represented a businessman accused of laundering money between India and the UK.

R v E (2015)

PG represented an investment banker accused of income tax evasion (sideways loss relief film scheme).

R v C (2015)

PG represented the former editor of the News of The World in his abandoned retrial for conspiring to make illegal payments to police officers for royal household directories.

R v CM Ltd (2014)

PG represented company accused of Corporate Manslaughter in the construction industry.

R v B (2014)

PG represented a barrister accused of perverting the course of justice in the Huhne/Pryce affair.

R v PC W (2014)

PG represented the ‘Plebgate’ officer accused of attempting to pervert the course of justice in connection with Andrew Mitchell MP.

FSA v S (2014)

PG represented a market professional accused of insider dealing.

R v T (2014)

PG represented a G4S guard accused of the Manslaughter of Jimmy Mubenga on the runway at LHR in the course of his deportation to Angola.

R v Bhayani (2013)

PG represented the Crown in the prosecution of two conmen accused of murdering a wealthy single woman, concealing her body, hijacking her identity, impersonating her and draining her assets.

R v J-B (2013)

PG represented an MoD official accused of selling information to a senior correspondent of the Sun newspaper.

R v DCI AC (2013)

PG represented a Detective Chief Inspector accused of misconduct in public office in connection with the ‘phone hacking’ investigation.

FSA v J (insider dealing) (2013)

PG represented a man accused of betting with inside information from JPMC and UBS.

R v PC H (2012)

PG represented the police officer accused of the manslaughter of Ian Tomlinson.

FSA v S (insider dealing) (2012)

PG represented a man accused of betting with inside information from JPMC and UBS.

SFO v M-P (2010)

British Aerospace ‘corruption’ PG represented the only individual charged by the SFO in its investigation into corruption in the award of British Aerospace contracts.

R v AW (2009)

PG represented a singer alleged to have assaulted another performer at a charity event.

R v S (2009)

Armed robberies PG represented a man alleged to have committed a number of armed robberies.

R v N (2009)

Iran military embargo PG represented a man accused of trading military hardware to Iran during hostilities in Iraq.

SFO v F (2007)

PG represented the finance director of a group of the Imperial Consolidated group of mutual funds alleged to have been responsible for falsification of public accounts.

FPS v C (2007)

PG represented an escrow agent alleged to have conspired to defraud the Bank of England with counterfeit currency.

R[Private Prosecutor] v S and others (2006)

PG represented the alpine guide alleged to have been criminally liable for the death of a climber customer who disappeared in extreme conditions near the summit of Mount Everest.

SFO v W (2006)

PG represented a director alleged to have traded fraudulently in the demise of the Legacies, Willsand Probate group.

SFO v Butt and Others (2004)

PG represented an individual accused of placing spread bets based on price sensitive information from the CSFB control room.

Inland Revenue v Kumar and Others (2003)

PG represented an IFA alleged to have promoted an illegal offshore scheme designed to release pension funds without corresponding purchase of annuities.

R v May and Others (2002)

PG represented a director alleged to have committed MTIC fraud by trading in microprocessorsin this headline VAT carousel prosecution.

Fraud overview

Notable Fraud cases

Rolls Royce (2019)

SFO investigation into alleged corruption.

R v R (2018)

PG represented a CEO accused of income tax evasion (sideways loss relief film scheme).

R v G (2018)

PG represented an election agent accused of election expenses fraud during the 2015 General Election, in contested proceedings in the Crown Court, the court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

R v A (2018)

PG represented a British individual accused of corporate corruption in Hungary in the award to a French company of a public infrastructure contract.

Barclays (Qatar) (2017)

SFO prosecution of a controversial fund raising by UK bank.

Petrobas (2017)

Corruption investigation in Brazil.

GPT Special Project Management Ltd (2017)

SFO investigation concerning Saudi Arabia.

R v X (2017)

PG represented a City solicitor accused of income tax evasion (capital loss relief various schemes).

R v Lord H (2016)

PG represented the Crown in the prosecution of a member of the House of Lords in connection with Parliamentary expenses.

EURIBOR (2016)

FCA v L (2016)

PG represented a fund manager accused of insider dealing via offshore accounts.

R v C (2015)

PG represented a businessman accused of laundering money between India and the UK.

R v E (2015)

PG represented an investment banker accused of income tax evasion (sideways loss relief film scheme).

FSA v S (2014)

PG represented a market professional accused of insider dealing.

R v J-B (2013)

PG represented an MoD official accused of selling information to a senior correspondent of the Sun newspaper.

FSA v J (insider dealing) (2013)

PG represented a man accused of betting with inside information from JPMC and UBS.

FSA v S (insider dealing) (2012)

PG represented a man accused of betting with inside information from JPMC and UBS.

SFO v M-P (2010)

British Aerospace ‘corruption’. PG represented the only individual charged by the SFO in its investigation into corruption in the award of British Aerospace contracts.

SFO v F (2007)

PG represented the finance director of a group of the Imperial Consolidated group of mutual funds alleged to have been responsible for falsification of public accounts.

FPS v C (2007)

PG represented an escrow agent alleged to have conspired to defraud the Bank of England with counterfeit currency.

SFO v W (2006)

PG represented a director alleged to have traded fraudulently in the demise of the Legacies, Willsand Probate group.

SFO v Butt and Others (2004)

PG represented an individual accused of placing spread bets based on price sensitive information from the CSFB control room.

Inland Revenue v Kumar and Others (2003)

PG represented an IFA alleged to have promoted an illegal offshore scheme designed to release pension funds without corresponding purchase of annuities.

R v May and Others (2002)

PG represented a director alleged to have committed MTIC fraud by trading in microprocessorsin this headline VAT carousel prosecution.

Health & Safety overview

Notable Health & Safety cases

R v CM Ltd (2014)

PG represented company accused of Corporate Manslaughter in the construction industry.

Inquests & Inquiries overview

Notable Inquests & Inquiries cases

Manchester Arena Inquests (2019)

PG represents the British Transport Police in the inquest into the deaths of 22 adults and children murdered at a concert in 2017.

Sean Benton Inquest (2018)

PG represented NCOs accused of bullying a recruit who committed suicide at the Queen Victoria barracks in Deepcut in 1995.

Ullah Inquest (2015)

PG represented TVP officers in an inquest into the death in their custody of a suspect who had stuffed and swallowed his stock of crack cocaine.

Litvinenko Inquest (2013)

PG represents the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation at the inquest into the death of Alexander Litvinenko).

Leveson Inquiry (2012)

PG advised Guardian News and Media in a public inquiry into the culture and practices of the UK media.

Ian Tomlinson Inquest (2011)

PG represented the police officer said to have been responsible for the death of Mr Tomlinson while policing the G20 riots in the City of London.

7/7 Bombings Inquest (2010)

PG represented the British Transport Police and its witnesses in the inquest into the deaths of 52 people murdered on the London public transport system.

Mark Saunders Inquest (2010)

PG represented the widow of a barrister shot to death by police officers in his flat in Chelsea.

Jean Charles de Menezes Inquest (2008)

PG represented the Special Branch and MoD officers responsible for the surveillance of a man mistakenly shot to death by police officers in Stockwell.

Victoria Climbié Inquiry (2002)

PG represented the inspector in charge of the Haringey Child Protection Team responsible for a child who was murdered by her aunt.

Private Prosecutions overview

Notable Private Prosecutions cases

R [Private Prosecutor] v S & Others 2006

PG represented the alpine guide alleged to have been criminally liable for the death of a climber customer who disappeared in extreme conditions near the summit of Mount Everest.

Professional Discipline overview

Notable Professional Discipline cases

PS W (2019)

PG represented a custody sergeant accused of misconduct following the death in his custody of Sean Rigg, a detainee at Brixton police station.

R v X (2018)

PG represented a judge accused of a computer offence.

R v K (2017)

PG represented a custody sergeant accused of gross negligence manslaughter and misconduct in public office following the death in his custody of a Mr Thomas Orchard.

R v W (2016)

PG represented a custody sergeant accused of perjury in his evidence at an inquest following the death in his custody of Mr Sean Rigg.

R v B (2014)

PG represented a barrister accused of perverting the course of justice in the Huhne/Pryce affair.

R v PC W (2014)

PG represented the ‘Plebgate’ officer accused of attempting to pervert the course of justice in connection with Andrew Mitchell MP.

R v DCI AC (2013)

PG represented a Detective Chief Inspector accused of misconduct in public office in connection with the ‘phone hacking’ investigation.

R v PC H (2012)

PG represented the police officer accused of the manslaughter of Ian Tomlinson.

Public Law overview

Notable Public Law cases

Manchester Arena Inquests (2019)

PG represents the British Transport Police in the inquest into the deaths of 22 adults and children murdered at a concert in 2017.

Sean Benton Inquest (2018)

PG represented NCOs accused of bullying a recruit who committed suicide at the Queen Victoria barracks in Deepcut in 1995.

Ullah Inquest (2015)

PG represented TVP officers in an inquest into the death in their custody of a suspect who had stuffed and swallowed his stock of crack cocaine.

Litvinenko Inquest (2013)

PG represents the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation at the inquest into the death of Alexander Litvinenko).

Leveson Inquiry (2012)

PG advised Guardian News and Media in a public inquiry into the culture and practices of the UK media.

Ian Tomlinson Inquest (2011)

PG represented the police officer said to have been responsible for the death of Mr Tomlinson while policing the G20 riots in the City of London..

7/7 Bombings Inquest (2010)

PG represented the British Transport Police and its witnesses in the inquest into the deaths of 52 people murdered on the London public transport system.

Mark Saunders Inquest (2010)

PG represented the widow of a barrister shot to death by police officers in his flat in Chelsea.

Jean Charles de Menezes Inquest (2008)

PG represented the Special Branch and MoD officers responsible for the surveillance of a man mistakenly shot to death by police officers in Stockwell.

Victoria Climbié Inquiry (2002)

PG represented the inspector in charge of the Haringey Child Protection Team responsible for a child who was murdered by her aunt.

PS W
2019
PG represented a custody sergeant accused of misconduct following the death in his custody of Sean Rigg, a detainee at Brixton police station

Manchester Arena Inquests
2019
PG represents the British Transport Police in the inquest into the deaths of 22 adults and children murdered at a concert in 2017

Rolls Royce
2019
SFO investigation into alleged corruption

R v X
2018
PG represented a judge accused of a computer offence

R v R
2018
PG represented a CEO accused of income tax evasion (sideways loss relief film scheme)

Sean Benton Inquest
2018
PG represented NCOs accused of bullying a recruit who committed suicide at the Queen Victoria barracks in Deepcut in 1995

R v G
2018
PG represented an election agent accused of election expenses fraud during the 2015 General Election, in contested proceedings in the Crown Court, the court of Appeal and the Supreme Court

R v A
2018
PG represented a British individual accused of corporate corruption in Hungary in the award to a French company of a public infrastructure contract

Barclays (Qatar)
2017
SFO prosecution of a controversial fund raising by UK bank

Petrobas
2017
Corruption investigation in Brazil

GPT Special Project Management Ltd
2017
SFO investigation concerning Saudi Arabia

R v X
2017
PG represented a City solicitor accused of income tax evasion (capital loss relief various schemes)

R v K
2017
PG represented a custody sergeant accused of gross negligence manslaughter and misconduct in public office following the death in his custody of a Mr Thomas Orchard

R v Lord H
2016
PG represented the Crown in the prosecution of a member of the House of Lords in connection with Parliamentary expenses

EURIBOR
2016

FCA v L
2016
PG represented a fund manager accused of insider dealing via offshore accounts

R v L
2016
PG represented a mother accused of murdering her 19 day old child by shaking and other assaults

R v M
2016
PG represented a man convicted of an historic rape in his fresh evidence appeal and then at re-trial

R v W
2016
PG represented a custody sergeant accused of perjury in his evidence at an inquest following the death in his custody of Mr Sean Rigg

R v C
2015
PG represented a businessman accused of laundering money between India and the UK

R v E
2015
PG represented an investment banker accused of income tax evasion (sideways loss relief film scheme)

Ullah Inquest
2015
PG represented TVP officers in an inquest into the death in their custody of a suspect who had stuffed and swallowed his stock of crack cocaine

R v C
2015
PG represented the former editor of the News of The World in his abandoned retrial for conspiring to make illegal payments to police officers for royal household directories

R v CM Ltd
2014
PG represented company accused of Corporate Manslaughter in the construction industry

R v B
2014
PG represented a barrister accused of perverting the course of justice in the Huhne/Pryce affair

R v PC W
2014
PG represented the ‘Plebgate’ officer accused of attempting to pervert the course of justice in connection with Andrew Mitchell MP

FSA v S
2014
PG represented a market professional accused of insider dealing

R v T
2014
PG represented a G4S guard accused of the Manslaughter of Jimmy Mubenga on the runway at LHR in the course of his deportation to Angola

R v Bhayani
2013
PG represented the Crown in the prosecution of two conmen accused of murdering a wealthy single woman, concealing her body, hijacking her identity, impersonating her and draining her assets

R v J-B
2013
PG represented an MoD official accused of selling information to a senior correspondent of the Sun newspaper

SFO v H
2013
PG represented the legal director and company secretary of Torex Retail plc, charged with conspiracy to defraud the group’s shareholders

R v DCI AC
2013
PG represented a Detective Chief Inspector accused of misconduct in public office in connection with the ‘phone hacking’ investigation

Litvinenko Inquest
2013
PG represents the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation at the inquest into the death of Alexander Litvinenko)

FSA v J
(insider dealing) (2013)
PG represented a man accused of betting with inside information from JPMC and UBS

R v PC H
2012
PG represented the police officer accused of the manslaughter of Ian Tomlinson

FSA v S
(insider dealing) (2012)
PG represented a man accused of betting with inside information from JPMC and UBS

Leveson Inquiry
2012
PG advised Guardian News and Media in a public inquiry into the culture and practices of the UK media

Ian Tomlinson Inquest
2011
PG represented the police officer said to have been responsible for the death of Mr Tomlinson while policing the G20 riots in the City of London

7/7 Bombings Inquest
2010
PG represented the British Transport Police and its witnesses in the inquest into the deaths of 52 people murdered on the London public transport system

Mark Saunders Inquest
2010
PG represented the widow of a barrister shot to death by police officers in his flat in Chelsea

SFO v M-P
2010
British Aerospace ‘corruption’
PG represented the only individual charged by the SFO in its investigation into corruption in the award of British Aerospace contracts

R v AW
2009
PG represented a singer alleged to have assaulted another performer at a charity event

R v S
2009
Armed robberies
PG represented a man alleged to have committed a number of armed robberies

R v N
2009
Iran military embargo
PG represented a man accused of trading military hardware to Iran during hostilities in Iraq

Jean Charles de Menezes Inquest
2008
PG represented the Special Branch and MoD officers responsible for the surveillance of a man mistakenly shot to death by police officers in Stockwell

SFO v F
2007
PG represented the finance director of a group of the Imperial Consolidated group of mutual funds alleged to have been responsible for falsification of public accounts

FPS v C
2007
PG represented an escrow agent alleged to have conspired to defraud the Bank of England with counterfeit currency

R[Private Prosecutor] v S and others
2006
PG represented the alpine guide alleged to have been criminally liable for the death of a climber customer who disappeared in extreme conditions near the summit of Mount Everest

SFO v W
2006
PG represented a director alleged to have traded fraudulently in the demise of the Legacies, Wills and Probate group

SFO v Butt and Others
2004
PG represented an individual accused of placing spread bets based on price sensitive information from the CSFB control room

Inland Revenue v Kumar and Others
2003
PG represented an IFA alleged to have promoted an illegal offshore scheme designed to release pension funds without corresponding purchase of annuities

R v May and Others
2002
PG represented a director alleged to have committed MTIC fraud by trading in microprocessors in this headline VAT carousel prosecution

Victoria Climbié Inquiry
2002
PG represented the inspector in charge of the Haringey Child Protection Team responsible for a child who was murdered by her aunt

Instructing Patrick

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

Star at the Bar – Chambers UK 2020

Public Law Silk of the year – Legal 500 UK Awards 2019

Chambers UK 

The Legal 500

Who’s Who Legal

Chambers 100 UK Bar 2014

Crime Silk of the year – Chambers and Partners Bar Awards 2010

  • Christ Church, Oxford
  • City University, London
  • Queen’s Counsel 2006

I, Patrick Gibbs, am a data controller and can be contacted at 3 Raymond Buildings, Gray’s Inn, London WC1R 5BH or by telephone on 020 7400 6400 or by e-mail at patrick.gibbs@3rblaw.com. My Data Protection Policy can be found below.

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Depending on the circumstances of the case, the legal bases on which I process personal data are (i) the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract, (ii) the processing is necessary to comply with legal obligations to which I am subject, or (iii) the processing is necessary for the legitimate interests set out above, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subjects which require protection of personal data, in particular where the data subject is a child. When I rely on (iii) legitimate interests, my ‘Legitimate Interests Assessment’ can be found here. When I process data which has not be obtained directly from the data subject (e.g. personal data contained in evidential materials), it will have been supplied to me as part of my instructions in circumstances covered by legal professional privilege.

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