Fraud, Business and Financial Crime


The St Philip’s Chambers Criminal Group Fraud, Business and Financial Crime team provides a ‘one-stop-shop’ for early advice, through to trial management and culminating in the final resolution of all financial issues arising from an investigation and / or prosecution. Advice and representation concerning the search for and seizure of assets, the recovery of those assets, Restraint Orders, Freezing Orders, matters arising from the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and related civil proceedings is available from the teams at any stage of proceedings or throughout.

We offer a multi-disciplinary approach to Fraud, Business and Financial Crime. We have criminal practitioners expert in company and insolvency law – and commercial practitioners with knowledge and experience of criminal proceedings. A combined team with criminal and commercial skills can be tailored to meet the needs of a more complex case, or a single barrister with the requisite mix of skills can be found. Either way, you can expect our barristers to offer prompt, practical advice and robust representation.

Areas of expertise include: Revenue and Customs prosecutions; tax evasion; FCA enforcement and prosecution; OFT Cartel and price-fixing cases under the Enterprise Act; BIS fraudulent trading and Companies Act prosecutions; VAT (missing trader / carousel) fraud; high value mortgage fraud; investor and creditor fraud; SFO prosecutions; international boiler room fraud; banking and credit card fraud; and international credit fraud.

Each of the Government prosecuting bodies has different information gathering and investigative powers, creating a potential minefield for those subject to scrutiny and facing the possibility of criminal investigation. Our specialist barristers are skilled in prosecuting and defending these cases, so whether you want to avoid the mines, or ensure that the minefield does its job, there will be someone on our team best placed to deliver what is required.