Financial Crime

“Three Raymond Buildings boasts a breadth and depth of business crime lawyers who are highly regarded in their field.”

Legal 500 2022

"A premier league set for financial crime."

Chambers UK 2022

"One of the first ports of call for serious fraud."

Legal 500 2022

“Amongst the handful of go-to sets for fraud and financial crime, with unparalleled strength in depth.”

Legal 500 2021

“One of the best at the criminal bar and financial crime. Every barrister is at the very top of their game."

Legal 500 2021

Three Raymond Buildings has a long-established reputation as a leading set for all types of financial crime, including fraud, white-collar crime, bribery and corruption, money laundering, tax evasion and anti-competitive conduct. We are well known for our superior advocacy and commercial acumen, and are regularly instructed to prosecute or defend complex and high-profile matters.

We advise and represent individuals and corporations at all stages of the criminal process. This includes providing critical pre-charge advice, which can often result in the avoidance of proceedings altogether. Our expertise in restraint and confiscation proceedings enables us to advise our clients in any parallel or subsequent proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

We are able to draw on our extensive experience in dealing with international or multi-jurisdictional matters, as well as our expertise in mutual legal assistance and extradition, to meet the challenges posed by the increasingly globalised nature of fraud investigations and prosecutions.

Members of Chambers have been appointed to the Serious Fraud Office’s list of Panel Counsel and have acted as Standing Counsel to the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills.

Our expertise in fraud extends to civil and commercial fraud claims initiated in the UK and abroad, either as stand-alone claims or alongside threatened or ongoing criminal or regulatory proceedings.

Members of Chambers write and lecture about fraud and related subjects and have co-authored some of the key texts in the area including: Simon Farrell KC, Guy Ladenburg and Nicholas Yeo, Blackstone’s Guide to the Fraud Act (OUP 2007); Alexander Cameron KC (contributor) Fraud: Criminal Law and Procedure (OUP 2010); Simon Farrell KC and Nicholas Yeo, Money Laundering Law and Regulation: A Practical Guide (OUP) (2011).

Find the right barrister

To find the right financial crime barrister, and to discuss any possible instructions, please contact our clerks on +44 (0)20 7400 6400 or email clerks@3rblaw.com.

Areas of expertise

Airbus

Alstom

Barclays

ENRC

EURIBOR & LIBOR Prosecutions

Rogberg, Bush & Scouler (Tesco)

FOREX

Michael Elsom, Jason Edinburgh, Vincent Walsh

Movie tax avoidance scheme.

Operations Tabernula & Aldershot

Insider dealing, for the FCA and defence.

Unaoil

“Three Raymond Buildings boasts an excellent reputation for its expertise spanning the full range of financial crime matters.”  Chambers UK 2021

“One of the best at the criminal bar and financial crime. Every barrister is at the very top of their game. A very consistent set.”  Legal 500 2021

“Amongst the handful of go-to sets for fraud and financial crime, with unparalleled strength in depth.”  Legal 500 2021

“A highly respected chambers with enviable expertise across the full spectrum of financial crime work.”  Chambers UK 2020

“At this set you’ve got quality from top to bottom, and a large number of high-level silks who are always able to cover top-level cases.”  Chambers UK 2020

“The best set for business crime.”  Legal 500 2020

“Chambers is filled with highly experienced, intellectually rigorous, and approachable trial advocates, who are reliably excellent for general crime, financial crime, and extradition matters.“  Legal 500 2020

“Recognised leader in the field of financial crime, with great strength in depth and excellent counsel.”  Legal 500 2020

“An acclaimed set whose members are active in restraint, confiscation and civil recovery proceedings and who have a noted grasp of money laundering.”  Chambers UK 2019

“The barristers are very knowledgeable and approachable, and they get the right result for the client.”  Chambers UK 2019

Financial Crime barristers

King's Counsel

James Lewis KC

Call: 1987 / Silk: 2002

Barrister - James Lewis KC

Hugo Keith KC

Call: 1989 / Silk: 2009

Barrister - Hugo Keith KC

Richard Horwell KC

Call: 1976 / Silk: 2006

Barrister - Richard Horwell KC

Michael Borrelli KC

Call: 1977 / Silk: 2000

Barrister - Michael Borrelli KC

Trevor Burke KC

Call: 1981 / Silk: 2001

Barrister - Trevor Burke KC

Michael Bromley-Martin KC

Call: 1979 / Silk: 2002

Barrister - Michael Bromley-Martin KC

Simon Farrell KC

Call: 1983 / Silk: 2003

Barrister - Simon Farrell KC

Patrick Gibbs KC

Call: 1986 / Silk: 2006

Barrister - Patrick Gibbs KC

Helen Malcolm KC

Call: 1986 / Silk: 2006

Barrister - Helen Malcolm KC

John Hardy KC

Call: 1988 / Silk: 2008

Barrister - John Hardy KC

Hugh Davies OBE KC

Call: 1990 / Silk: 2013

Barrister - Hugh Davies OBE KC

James Hines KC

Call: 1982 / Silk: 2015

Barrister - James Hines KC

Jonathan Ashley-Norman KC

Call: 1989 / Silk: 2016

Barrister - Jonathan Ashley-Norman KC

Alisdair Williamson KC

Call: 1994 / Silk: 2017

Barrister - Alisdair Williamson KC

Richard Wormald KC

Call: 1993 / Silk: 2019

Barrister - Richard Wormald KC

Matthew Butt KC

Call: 2002 / Silk: 2020

Barrister - Matthew Butt KC

William Emlyn Jones KC

Call: 1996 / Silk: 2021

Barrister - William Emlyn Jones KC

Ben Watson KC

Call: 2002 / Silk: 2021

Barrister - Ben Watson KC

Rachel Barnes KC

Call: 2004 / Silk: 2022

Barrister - Rachel Barnes KC
Junior Barristers

Richard Atchley

Call: 1977

Barrister - Richard Atchley

Neil Saunders

Call: 1983

Barrister - Neil Saunders

Siza Agha

Call: 1994

Barrister - Siza Agha

Ben Summers

Call: 1994

Barrister - Ben Summers

Saba Naqshbandi

Call: 1996

Barrister - Saba Naqshbandi

Edmund Gritt

Call: 1997

Barrister - Edmund Gritt

Ailsa Williamson

Call: 1997

Barrister - Ailsa Williamson

Kevin Baumber

Call: 1998

Barrister - Kevin Baumber

Guy Ladenburg

Call: 2000

Barrister - Guy Ladenburg

Nicholas Yeo

Call: 1999

Barrister - Nicholas Yeo

Stuart Biggs

Call: 1999

Barrister - Stuart Biggs

Luke Ponte

Call: 2003

Barrister - Luke Ponte

Rachel Scott

Call: 2004

Barrister - Rachel Scott

Bo-Eun Jung

Call: 2005

Barrister - Bo-Eun Jung

Robert Morris

Call: 2008

Barrister - Robert Morris

Emma Collins

Call: 2008

Barrister - Emma Collins

Heather Oliver

Call: 2010

Barrister - Heather Oliver

Patrick Hill

Call: 2010

Barrister - Patrick Hill

John Greany

Call: 2012

Barrister - John Greany

Daniel Mansell

Call: 2012

Barrister - Daniel Mansell

Eva Niculiu

Call: 2013

Barrister - Eva Niculiu

Reka Hollos

Call: 2014

Barrister - Reka Hollos

Rebecca Hadgett

Call: 2015

Barrister - Rebecca Hadgett

Genevieve Woods

Call: 2016

Barrister - Genevieve Woods

Ciju Puthuppally

Call: 2017

Barrister - Ciju Puthuppally

Ryan Dowding

Call: 2017

Barrister - Ryan Dowding

Jessica Hocking

Call: 2013

Barrister - Jessica Hocking

Kiera Oluwunmi

Call: 2019

Barrister - Kiera Oluwunmi

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