Complex Fraud Barristers

Financial Crime

7BR offers a comprehensive service to clients in both civil and criminal cases involving complex fraud. We adopt a multi-disciplinary approach to fraud cases, with a focus on finding the right solution to suit the needs of clients in both advisory and advocacy work. The team possesses a range of expertise which encompasses all aspects of civil and criminal fraud-related work, including asset recovery, bribery and corruption, individual and corporate fraud, and the prosecution and defence of the most serious and complex fraud cases.

Members of the team are ranked in both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 for financial crime. We have a prominent offshore and international practice, with members both advising and appearing in the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, the Caribbean, Mauritius and Hong Kong.


  • R v Johnson & ors (on-going): Defending SFO prosecution concerning LIBOR.
  • R v Hayley & ors (ongoing): Defending HMRC prosecution concerning film development partnerships.
  • R v Evans & ors (2014): Successful dismissal of SFO prosecution concerning Welsh mining rights.
  • R v Ussama El-Kurd (2013): Successful SOCA (now NCA) prosecution concerning £180 million money laundering.
  • R v Asil Nadir (2012): Successful SFO prosecution arising out of Polly Peck.



  • Asset Recovery
  • Bribery & Corruption
  • Civil & Commercial Fraud
  • Corporate Investigations
  • Criminal Fraud Litigation
  • Extradition & Mutual Legal Assistance
  • Money Laundering
  • Restraint & Confiscation
  • Sanctions

For more details contact

Steven Wright, Senior Clerk

James Crighton, Clerk

Alex Coomber, Clerk

Call +44 (0) 20 7242 3555.


Financial Crime Barristers

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Barrister Collingwood Thompson

Collingwood Thompson QC

Call: 1975 | QC: 1998

Barrister Derek Sweeting

Derek Sweeting QC

Call: 1983 | QC: 2001

Barrister Pavlos Panayi

Pavlos Panayi QC

Call: 1995 | QC: 2014

Barrister Andrew Wheeler

Andrew Wheeler QC

Call: 1988 | QC: 2017

Barrister David Matthew

David Matthew

Call: 1987

Barrister Luke Blackburn

Luke Blackburn

Call: 1993

Barrister Maryam Syed

Maryam Syed

Call: 1993

Barrister Jeffrey Jupp

Jeffrey Jupp

Call: 1994

Barrister Anwar Nashashibi

Anwar Nashashibi

Call: 1995

Barrister Adrian Langdale

Adrian Langdale

Call: 1996

Barrister Rachel Darby

Rachel Darby

Call: 1997

Barrister Nicholas Cropp

Nicholas Cropp

Call: 1999

Barrister Gareth Weetman

Gareth Weetman

Call: 1999

Barrister Steven Gray

Steven Gray

Call: 2000

Barrister David O'Mahony

David O'Mahony

Call: 2000

Barrister Daniel Bishop

Daniel Bishop

Call: 2007

Barrister Alex Young

Alex Young

Call: 2008

Barrister Ben Isaacs

Ben Isaacs

Call: 2009

Barrister Ayanna Nelson

Ayanna Nelson

Call: 2009

Barrister James Macdonald

James Macdonald

Call: 2010

Barrister Helen Compton

Helen Compton

Call: 2011

Barrister Stephen Ferson

Stephen Ferson

Call: 2013

Barrister Vittoria Trigilio

Vittoria Trigilio

Call: 2013

Barrister Jas Jandu

Jas Jandu

Call: 2014

Barrister Emily Mitchell

Emily Mitchell

Call: 2015

Barrister Kitty Geddes

Kitty Geddes

Call: 2016

Barrister Kat Shields

Kat Shields

Call: 2016

Barrister Nia Frobisher

Nia Frobisher

Call: 2016

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