Fraud, Business and Financial Crime


The St Philips 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 are 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 experts in company and insolvency law – and commercial practitioners with knowledge and experience in 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.

Our Fraud, Business and Financial Crime Barristers:

Please get in touch with our dedicated criminal clerking team with any questions regarding our service and expertise.

Andrew Rourke, Dan Shriane, Su Turner Gilbert, Dan Zouch, Hannah Rae and Freya Snipe. +44 (0)121 246 0200
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Barristers Zaheer Afzal and Ryan Hodgins

Not guilty verdicts secured for a client accused of modern...

Zaheer Afzal and Ryan Hodgins have secured not guilty verdicts for a client accused of modern slavery and theft offences. Subsequent to the defence team’s discovery that the prosecution had...

Lucinda Wilmott-Lascelles

Lucinda Wilmott-Lascelles joins our Criminal & Regulatory Groups

A fantastic start to the week for Chambers with confirmation that Lucinda Wilmott-Lascelles has accepted tenancy and joined our Criminal and Regulatory Groups with immediate effect. Lucinda, who is ranked...

Chris Millington KC

Christopher Millington KC’s client acquitted of murder

Chris Millington KC, leading Ben Gow of KCH Garden Square Chambers secures an acquittal for his client following a 5-week murder trial at Leicester Crown Court. Instructed by Tuckers Solicitors...


Ben Close and Kiran Pourawal prosecute the first case concerning...

Ben Close and Kiran Pourawal led by William Boyce KC, with Tom Phillips of QEB Hillis Whiteman as disclosure junior, prosecute the first case concerning disguised political donations, pursuant to...

Kiran Pourawal

Kiran Pourawal secures not guilty verdict

Kiran Pourawal, instructed by Qasim Khan of Q&A Legal, represented a client (SI) charged with assisting an offender, who had been convicted of murder. The Crown alleged assistance was provided...

Rebecca Wade KC & William Douglas-Jones

Client acquitted of murder in re-trial

Rebecca Wade KC led William Douglas-Jones in a murder re-trial in the Crown Court at Wolverhampton concerning a drive-by shooting in Dudley. Their client was acquitted unanimously of murder and...

Five new criminal barristers

Five new tenants welcomed to Chambers

We are delighted to announce the further strengthening of our criminal and regulatory groups through the successful recruitment of five high-calibre new members. New tenants Rebecca Wade KC, Will Smout,...

Vithyah Chelvam

Chambers welcomes Probationary Tenant Vithyah Chelvam

We would like to offer a warm welcome to Vithyah Chelvam who has joined Chambers’ Criminal and Regulatory Groups as a Probationary Tenant. Vithyah joins Chambers after completing pupillage at the Crown...

Ben Douglas-Jones KC

Conviction upheld by Court of Appeal

In R. v H [2023] EWCA Crim 850 the Court of Appeal held in the context of a rape conviction that alleged prosecution disclosure failings in respect of the complainant’s...


Chris Millington KC and Jonathan Barker represent Mahek Bukhari in...

The jury has returned verdicts in the “TikTok murder trial” where Christopher Millington KC and Jonathan Barker represented Mahek Bukhari. Find out more: BBC News Sky News