FRAUD AND FINANCIAL REGULATION

Fraud and Financial Regulation

An allegation of fraud, financial misconduct, or anti-competitive practices can lead to investigation by the police, by the Serious Fraud Office, by the Financial Conduct Authority, by HM Revenue and Customs, or by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. An investigation can result in a criminal prosecution, in regulatory action, in civil proceedings, or in a combination of the three. In some circumstances, failure to prevent fraud or corruption by others will be sufficient to trigger an investigation and legal proceedings.

Members of Foundry Chambers advise and represent businesses and individuals at all stages of this, often complex, process. We assist businesses in developing anti-corruption policies, and in conducting internal investigations. We advise individuals and businesses who are under investigation. And we represent corporate and individual defendants in criminal prosecutions and in all other forums dealing with financial regulation. We have particular expertise in handling the restraint, confiscation and asset recovery aspect of cases centring on financial misconduct. Some members of chambers are able to act on a direct access basis in appropriate cases.

Many of our members have long-standing experience acting for the government departments and agencies charged with countering fraud and financial misconduct. We have barristers on the SFO counsel list at all levels, as well as members who are regularly instructed by the FCA, BIS and HMRC. We also have experience in acting for corporations seeking to combat corruption, protect intellectual property rights, or inhibit anti-competitive practices by bringing their own criminal or civil proceedings.

‘A set with an illustrious track record, Foundry Chambers has over the years handled criminal matters of great importance and built up a strong reputation for its appellate work’.

Chambers and Partners (2021)

‘A strong criminal set“ with “competent and skilful counsel’

Legal 500 (2021)

‘experienced in the handling of a wide range of financial crime matters’.

Chambers and Partners (2021)

‘this set offers a quality service to both solicitor and lay client’.

Chambers and Partners (2020)

With ‘a strong reputation for serious crime and fraud’ Foundry Chambers has ‘a strong backbone of good criminal counsel covering all aspects of crime’.

Legal 500 (2021)

BARRISTERS WITH THIS EXPERTISE

Lord Carlile of Berriew CBE QC

LORD CARLILE OF BERRIEW CBE QC

Year of Call: 1970. Appointed QC: 1984.

John McGuinness QC

JOHN MCGUINNESS QC

Year of Call: 1980. Appointed QC: 2001.

Alexandra Healy QC

ALEXANDRA HEALY QC

Year of Call: 1992. Appointed QC: 2011.

William Hughes QC

WILLIAM HUGHES QC

Year of Call: 1989. Appointed QC: 2013.

Richard Jory QC

RICHARD JORY QC

Year of Call: 1993. Appointed QC: 2013.

James Waddington QC

JAMES WADDINGTON QC

Year of Call: 1983. Appointed QC: 2015.

Jason Sugarman QC

JASON SUGARMAN QC

Year of Call: 1995. Appointed QC: 2017.

Anu Mohindru

ANU MOHINDRU QC

Year of Call: 2004. Appointd QC: 2020

Richard Merz

RICHARD MERZ

Year of Call: 1972

Alisdair Smith

ALISDAIR SMITH

Year of Call: 1981

David Harounoff

DAVID HAROUNOFF

Year of Call: 1984

Lawrence Mark Henderson

LAWRENCE MARK HENDERSON

Year of Call: 1990

Mark Seymour

MARK SEYMOUR

Year of Call: 1992

Warwick Tatford

WARWICK TATFORD

Year of Call: 1993

Stephan Alfred

STEPHAN ALFRED

Year of Call: 1996

Sarah Selby

SARAH SELBY

Year of Call: 1998

Nicholas Dunham

NICHOLAS DUNHAM

Year of Call: 1999

Henrietta Paget

HENRIETTA PAGET

Year of Call: 1999

Paul Sharkey

PAUL SHARKEY

Year of Call: 2000

BRINDER SOORA

BRINDER SOORA

Year of Call: 2000

Brent Martin

BRENT MARTIN

Year of Call: 2001 (NSW)

Mike Newbold

MICHAEL NEWBOLD

Year of Call: 2004

Szilvia Booker

SZILVIA BOOKER

Year of Call: 2005

Ben Edwards

BEN EDWARDS

Year of Call: 2007

Tom Hoskins

TOM HOSKINS

Year of Call: 2007

Ellis Sareen

ELLIS SAREEN

Year of Call: 2008

Benjamin Waidhofer

BENJAMIN WAIDHOFER

Year of Call: 2008

JAMES PARTRIDGE

JAMES PARTRIDGE

Year of Call: 2009

James Jackson

JAMES JACKSON

Year of Call: 2009

Natalie McNamee

NATALIE MCNAMEE

Year of Call: 2011

Jessica Tate

JESSICA TATE

Year of Call: 2012

Sophie Murray

SOPHIE MURRAY

Year of Call: 2013

Sophie Stannard

SOPHIE STANNARD

Year of Call: 2015

Sophie Murray

EDWARD GORDON-SAKER

Year of Call: 2015