Barristers at Carmelite Chambers regularly represent financial professionals – accountants, bankers, dealers, brokers, fund managers, IFA’s, solicitors and others who face allegations of fraud in the criminal courts. They have appeared in the most complex cases of market manipulation and financial corruption to have ben prosecuted in the UK. They are frequently asked to advise clients in other jurisdictions in related cases and investigations.
Our members deal with all types of financial crime, including:
- Investment fraud
- Market abuse and rate manipulation
- Insider dealing
- Bribery and corruption
- Money laundering
- EU fraud including MTIC fraud
- Other forms of VAT fraud
- Building and construction fraud
- Personal and corporate tax evasion
- Advance fee fraud
- Mortgage and loan fraud
- Election fraud
- Carbon credit fraud
- Insolvency fraud
- Company law offences
Members of Carmelite Chambers have developed skills in these – and other more specific areas of financial crime - over many years. They understand financial markets - the way they work and they ways in which they are abused. They are familiar with balance sheets, auditing systems, banking policies and accounting procedures. They have dealt with almost every form of financial corruption – and can cross-examine professionals and expert witnesses confidently and from a position of specialist knowledge and understanding. They have wide experience of dealing with investigative and regulatory authorities – the SFO, FCA, NCA and specialist divisions of HMRC. They are regularly instructed to advise and represent clients who want to resolve investigations without prosecution.
Our members attach great importance to offering a continuity of service – a service which begins in the first days of investigation and gives clients the confidence of knowing that they have access to expert support and advice at all times – and the highest level of representation in any court proceedings. By maintaining this level of dedicated service, Carmelite Chambers has achieved a enviable position as the set of choice for all forms of financial crime .