Financial Services & Fraud Barristers

"Recognised as the go-to set outside of London, members have significant experience in the sector and regularly act on behalf of prominent clients including major banks and financial institutions."
Chambers UK 2014

Guildhall Chambers provide expertise in relation to all types of financial services and fraud crime.

The multi-disciplinary makeup of Guildhall Chambers means that we provide specialist civil and criminal advisory and advocacy services in relation to all types of financial services and fraud crime.

Drawing on a wealth of experience in both civil and criminal fraud cases, we represent a wide range of businesses and individuals - from company directors and senior executives to accountants, financial advisers and solicitors in relation to investigations, disciplinary proceedings, injunctions, search warrants, production orders, restraint proceedings, and High Court / County Court / Crown Court / Magistrates' Court cases.

Our barristers expertise on the civil side includes:

  • Disciplinary and enforcement cases involving financial regulators, including cases before the Regulatory Decisions Committee of the Financial Conduct Authority.
  • Challenges to the Financial Conduct Authority in the Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery), previously the Financial Services and Markets Tribunal.
  • Compliance issues under the FCA Handbook of rules and guidance.
  • Public challenges by way of judicial review of the Financial Ombudsman Service.
  • Issues concerning the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
  • Directors disqualification - see Insolvency practitioners

Our barristers expertise on the criminal side includes:

  • Bribery act & corruption cases
  • Cartel offences
  • Corporate offences
  • Directors' liabilities
  • Directors disqualification
  • HM Revenue & Customs investigations
  • International economic sanctions
  • Restraint, confiscation and asset recovery

We regularly defend and prosecute in cases brought by the Serious Fraud Office, HM Revenue & Customs, the CPS Central Fraud Group and in investigations led by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills.

Our fraud expertise means that we also advise businesses on compliance issues, including anti-money laundering procedures and bribery prevention, as well as on legal and practice developments.

Clerk Contact Information

For further information and enquiries please contact Lucy Northeast or Justin Emmett on 0117 930 9000.