Richard Furlong

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Mixed criminal and civil practice. A particular interest in fraud, corruption and money laundering.

Recommended as a leader in criminal fraud in Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500.

"An excellent analyst of complicated material, he combines meticulous attention to detail with jury-friendly common sense… A rising star at the Bar who plays on the same level as most silks."

"A reliable choice for matters where numerous documents need to be considered, his is acclaimed for this cogent case interpretation and affable client manner...“Very analytical, very good at looking at the detail of the case, and good at challenging the client’s instructions where necessary.  He is great at getting into the detail.”"

"Highly skilled at preparing complex cases with a tremendous knowledge of the law across several jurisdictions."

“Very, very good.  He’s direct, very responsive and good with clients.”

“Extremely clever and hardworking.”

"sound advice with a practical approach and impressive grasp of complex financial issues”

"his past experience as an investment analyst stands him in good stead in the fraud arena”

"He's very strong internationally, is very clever and is one of those barristers who doesn't seem to sleep”.

"very knowledgeable and impressive”.

"A man very much with his wits about him”.

“A succinct advocate who bring his previous experience to the table”.

Articles & Publications

Co-author with Paul Hynes & Nathaniel Rudolf of International Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing – a UK Perspective, published by Sweet & Maxwell.

Co-author with Paul Hynes QC & Nathaniel Rudolf of Bribery Act materials for (subscription based) LexisPSL website. Link here:
Richard Furlong has contributed to online CPD podcasts on the Criminal Procedure Rules 2013 and Deferred Prosecution Agreements with CPD provider

He has written articles on banking regulation and self-reporting and internal investigations for the Journal of International Banking and Financial Law.

He has been instructed in various private prosecutions, including a number brought under the Hunting Act 2004.

He lectures regularly to criminal justice professionals and students.

Professional Memberships: CBA, FSLA, South Eastern circuit.

Languages: Fluent French and conversational German.

MA (Cantab)
Credit Lyonnais Securities – Investment analyst, financial services sector (1986 – 1992)
Available for public access cases.