Band 3 | The Chambers of Andrew Mitchell QC
The Chambers of Andrew Mitchell QC is a boutique civil and criminal fraud set, with particular expertise in POCA work, asset recovery and market manipulation. Recent highlights have seen its barristers instructed on international criminal fraud investigations and prosecutions in a range of jurisdictions, including high-level political corruption and bribery cases. Members are also regularly called upon to advise corporate clients on regulatory compliance matters.
Client service: The clerking team is led by practice director Martin Adams.
David Evans QC
Has a criminal fraud specialism and is regularly instructed in major investigations.
Expertise: "He is superb and to the point."
Graham Brodie QC
Has expertise in confiscation proceedings and asset freezing. He is regularly instructed for the defence in financial crime cases.
Expertise: "He does not put a foot wrong throughout the whole case and impresses everybody." "He's an impeccable barrister."
Recent work: Acted for a defendant in the Innospec case, an SFO prosecution relating to alleged bribery and corruption in Indonesia.
Andrew Mitchell QC
Prosecutes and defends serious fraud cases. He has notable expertise in asset forfeiture and money laundering.
Expertise: "He is a giant in the bribery and corruption area and acts in some of the best and most significant international cases. He is a very good fraud lawyer."
Recent work: Prosecuted a high-profile bribery and corruption case relating to a property development in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Amanda Pinto QC
Highly respected in the market for handling a broad range of financial crime matters.
Expertise: "She is indefatigable, clever, has a great courtroom presence and is a real fighter."
Alistair Webster QC
Has particular expertise in criminal fraud. Areas of specialism include VAT fraud, mortgage fraud, bribery and corruption, and money laundering.
Expertise: "He is great on his feet and excellent at the paperwork."
A highly reputed junior advocate with experience of prosecuting and defending significant fraud cases.
Recent work: Lead junior defence counsel in an advance fee fraud case prosecuted by the SFO.
Commands respect from the financial crime market. He has a specialism in criminal fraud matters and is well versed in handling POCA issues.
Expertise: "He's knowledgeable and has been involved in leading cases in relation to proceeds of crime and money laundering. He has a very good client manner and is easy to work with."