Fraud and Financial Crime

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Chambers has represented both individuals and companies in some of the most notable fraud cases in recent years. The extensive experience in complex matters of fraud has been acknowledged by commentators:

"A set with a strong reputation for handling matters across the breadth of fraud and financial crime, including both privately funded and complex legal aid cases. It regularly acts for the defence in investment fraud, bribery and market manipulation proceedings. Recent instructions include representing a defendant in the high-profile SFO investigation into alleged international corruption at Alstom Power." (Chambers and Partners 2018)

"A defence-minded chambers that regularly handles high-end financial crime work.  Areas of strength for the set include cases concerning manipulation of rates, mortgage fraud and corruption." (Chambers and Partners 2017)

"Carmelite Chambers boasts recent instructions in a number of well-publicised fraud cases and is increasingly cited as a go-to chambers for white-collar defence solicitors.  It has over 70 members, including nine silks, who handle numerous MTIC, Ponzi and boiler room frauds.  Of late they have had increased involvement in FSA investigated cases." (Chambers and Partners 2014)

"Carmelite Chambers is a set of nigh on 80 barristers that is attracting more and more top notch criminal fraud work." (Chambers and Partners 2013)

Carmelite Chambers is a set ... that has done a good job in the past few years of securing a sizeable slice of the fraud caseload pie.  It is established as a good set for those looking for committed counsel who are ready to put the hours in to tackle document-heavy cases” (Chambers and Partners 2012).

Counsel are instructed in both private and publicly funded fraud matters in both the civil and criminal courts which include complaints related to corruption, cartels, boiler room fraud, diversion fraud, carousel fraud, NHS fraud and mortgage fraud.  Recent instructions include the representation of defendants prosecuted as a result of major investigations by the SFO and FSA.

Members of Chambers provide focused advice from the investigation stage of proceedings through to trial.  Chambers also represent those burdened by detailed and complex confiscation proceedings which, in many instances, continue long after the conclusion of criminal proceedings.