7BR appoints Collingwood Thompson QC Head of Chambers

7BR is delighted to announce the appointment of Collingwood Thompson QC as Head of Chambers, succeeding Simeon Maskrey QC who completed a five-year term. Simeon will continue in full time practice at 7BR.

Collingwood Thompson QC was called to the bar in 1975 and, since taking Silk in 1998, he has specialised in both civil and criminal fraud. Collingwood prosecutes for all the main agencies (SFO, CPS, SOCA (now the NCA)) and advises the Attorney General of Jersey on fraud-related investigations, as well as defending clients charged on major fraud prosecutions instituted by these agencies. His practice areas include asset recovery, bribery and corruption, money laundering, restraint and confiscation and criminal fraud litigation. Through his fraud practice he has developed an expertise in legal professional privilege, particularly in connection with search warrants and Production Orders. His practice is increasingly international, with appearances in courts in the Caribbean and, in particular, Hong Kong. He is ranked in Chambers 2014 as one of the leaders at the Bar. 

7BR appoints Steven Gray Treasurer

7BR has elected Steven Gray to the role of Treasurer. Steven succeeds Adam Weitzman who will continue to lead Chambers’ Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury Teams. Steven’s practice focuses on financial and business crime and related civil, public and regulatory work. His clients include domestic and offshore financial services institutions, high net-worth individuals and domestic and offshore government agencies. He is regularly asked to advise on money laundering and compliance issues. He is a member of the Serious Fraud Office panel of counsel and appears as an advocate in both criminal and civil courts and tribunals.

Chambers is extremely grateful for the service rendered by Simeon Maskrey QC and Adam Weitzman over the past several years.

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