Chambers and individuals have been recommended in the Fraud: Crime section of The Legal 500 2015. Additionally, Ian Smith has been recommended in the Fraud: Civil section.
The Legal 500 states:
"33 Chancery Lane is ‘a strong set with a particular emphasis on POCA work’. Members both prosecute and defend in VAT fraud, money laundering and corruption proceedings."......"England and Wales Solicitors ‘would not hesitate to recommend’ 33 Chancery Lane, which is ‘a go-to chambers for corporate crime, confiscation, regulatory litigation and related matters’. It is particularly renowned for POCA work and also has strong international experience."
Fraud: crime (including money laundering and asset forfeiture) – Leading silks
Andrew Mitchell QC - ‘Very practical and good with clients.’
Amanda Pinto QC - ‘She has a very personable court manner that engages the jury.’
Fraud: crime (including money laundering and asset forfeiture) – Leading juniors
Kennedy Talbot - ‘Highly experienced in POCA proceedings.’
Martin Evans - ‘He reduces complex matters to easy and understandable matrices of facts.’
Christopher Convey - ‘Intelligent and industrious.’
Jonathan Lennon - ‘Brilliant at the complex stuff.’
Ian Smith - ‘Gives sound, practical advice and presents well in court.’
Fraud: civil – Leading juniors
Ian Smith - ‘A very knowledgeable man in both the civil and criminal arena.’
The Legal 500 adds that the clerks "are ‘business-like, approachable, and commercially minded’, and ‘willing to refer work back to solicitors where possible’. Practice director Martin Adams ‘goes out of his way to provide a very effective service, and has a very good knowledge of the market’, and deputy practice director Chris Chiles is ‘friendly, efficient and effective’.