This year's guide to the profession reads:
The Chambers of Andrew Mitchell QC is noted for the "experience and quality of the barristers therein." The set's position as the market-leading POCA practice stands it in good stead to handle the aftermath of serious white-collar cases and its membership has significant experience of appearing in fraud and corruption trials. Practice director Martin Adams receives particular praise for his ability to recommend barristers with skills appropriate to the case at hand.
Client service: "The clerks are extremely pleasant, helpful and co-operative."
Graham Brodie QC
Praised for the clarity of his advocacy, he is called upon to advise defendants in complex fraud and corruption cases. Expertise: "An expert in corporate crime," "he's a pleasure to work with, who is very reliable and provides sound advice." Recent work: He was instructed to represent a defendant in the Innospec corruption trial.
Has a strong reputation in the criminal fraud arena. His recent caseload includes defending MTIC, advance fee and long firm frauds. Expertise: "Fantastic with clients, he's very practical in looking for solutions and a very strong advocate on his feet." Recent work: Appeared in both Operation Vaulter and the 'Lord' Davenport proceedings.
Andrew Mitchell QC
Sought after to advise on multi-jurisdictional investigations into allegations of fraud and corruption. His fraud practice is complemented by his POCA expertise. "As a leader he stands out as an exemplar of the highest calibre of barrister." Recent work: He has recently been representing the former chairman and CEO of major Trinidad financial institution CL Financial following the collapse of the multibillion-dollar group.
David Evans QC
A well-regarded practitioner with notable criminal fraud experience. Recent work: Instructed in Operation Vaulter in the UK, and in the Marrache case in Gibraltar.