Chambers Ranked in 2013 Guide to the Profession: Fraud

Further to our number one status in POCA and asset recovery, Chambers has been commended in this years's Chambers and Partners Guide to the Profession for Fraud:

THE SET Despite only having been in existence since 2008, The Chambers of Andrew Mitchell QC has forged an impressive reputation in the fraud sphere. It is advantaged in having members with great fraud experience many of whom formerly practised in other SEts. Asset forfeiture is the strong suit of the set but all matters fraud-related are catered for. Solicitors say of it: "Whenever there is confiscation query you'd be mad to go anywhere else - their knowledge is massive and they are very quick to grasp the salient points."

SILKS POCA expert Andrew Mitchell QC is head of chambers. A specialist in both civil and criminal asset forfeiture, he also advises widely on money laundering, fraud and corruption. He represented the former chairman of a Trinidad financial institution in an inquiry into the collapse of a multibillion-dollar financial group. In other matters he has been advising the SFO on a major case of corporate corruption taking place in England and the USA.

David Evans QC is a venerable fraud practitioner, with almost a quarter-century of experience as a silk under his belt. He is a noted figure in white-collar crime and handles a wide variety of fraud matters, including MTIC and commercial property matters.

Alistair Webster QC has been ranked in "Band 1" for fraud. He is popular with instructing solicitors for his serious fraud defence work and is "an outstanding lawyer, who is an eloquent, brave and effective advocate and a first-class strategist and tactician."

JUNIORS Keith Mitchell is a leading junior with a well-regarded fraud and general crime practice. Recent highlights have seen him acting in SFO investigations into a number of major advanced fee frauds. He has also handled a sophisticated MTIC fraud case involving offshore operations and Dubai.

Graham Brodie is a "pleasure to work with," according to interviewees, who find him to be "committed to the cause." He frequently appears in cases being prosecuted by HMRC and the FSA, and regularly handles restraint and confiscation proceedings and public law challenges to the conduct of criminal investigations.