Offshore & International Barristers

Offshore & International

The 7BR Offshore and International Team specialises in advice and representation in offshore jurisdictions and in cases with an international element. Our members are experienced at acting for diverse clients in various areas of practice including:

Serious Fraud

We advise and act in substantial criminal and civil fraud cases including in the field of corruption. We have worked in Hong Kong, Dubai (including the DIFC), several of the Crown Dependencies (the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man), Cyprus, the Caribbean, Africa and the Indian sub-continent.

Constitutional Law and Public Law

Members of chambers have appeared in many constitutional cases before the Privy Council and worked in the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, Gibraltar, Hong Kong and the Caribbean (including Belize, the Cayman Islands, St Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago and the Turks and Caicos Islands).   We also regularly appear before the European Court of Human Rights.

International Criminal Law

We have investigated (in country) and advised in substantial crimes against humanity proceedings. One of our door tenants is currently prosecuting in the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (‘the STL’) in The Hague and one of our members is on the list of counsel at the International Criminal Court and the STL.

International Arbitration

Members have been instructed in several arbitral proceedings. These include proceedings under the DIFC – LCIA rules and in the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (‘ICSID’).

Public International Law

We advise on a range of issues involving Public International Law. One of our door tenants is an International Law fellow of Wolfson College Cambridge and of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law.


  • United States v. Doraville [2017] JCA 029, [2017] JRC 19 and [2016] JRC 128 Acting for the United States of America and the Attorney General for Jersey in parallel proceedings to enforce a US$ 300 million forfeiture order and other relief
  • Bhojwani v. United Kingdom application number 49964/11 21st June 2016 Acting for the UK government in a US$ 43 million money laundering case before the European Court of Human Rights.​
  • Attorney- General of Turks and Caicos Islands v Misick (2014): Court of Appeal representing Cabinet Minister in prosecution of former Prime Minister and Cabinet in constitutional challenge plus appeal decision to hear criminal trial before Judge alone
  • Attorney General of Turks and Caicos Islands v Misick & Ors (2011-14): Representing an English property developer in both civil and criminal proceedings arising from allegedly corrupt dealings with the then Government.
  • TWCF v LKKS, STL and OIL (on-going): Allegations of fraud and perjury in ancillary relief proceeding sin Honk Kong. Appeal to the Court of Final Appeal on a point of public general importance involving legal professional privilege is on-going.
  • AG of Jersey v Gichuru & Okemo (on-going): Extradition and prosecution of a former Kenyan Finance Minister and former head of the Kenyan electricity utility for corruption related offences.
  • Allen & Others v Depuy International Ltd [2014] EWHC 753 (QB): Stewart J. Leading case on the temporal scope of the Rome II Regulation (event giving rise to damage clarified), and the applicable law in cross-border product liability claims under the Private International Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1995.
  • AAG v Stephen Harding: Successful defence of the Attorney General of the Isle of Man on charges of perjury and perversion of the course of justice.


  • Advice & Consultancy to Overseas Attorneys in Clinical Negligence
  • Cross Border Product Liability Litigation
  • European Human Rights
  • International Arbitration
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Organisations
  • Private International Law
  • Public international Law
  • Offshore-Criminal
  • Offshore-Civil
  • Offshore-Regulatory
  • Overseas Jurisdictions

For more details contact

Call +44 (0) 20 7242 3555 or email:

Steven Wright, Senior Clerk

James Crighton, Crime Clerk

Alex Coomber, Criminal Clerk

Offshore & International 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 Hugh Preston

Hugh Preston QC

Call: 1994 | QC: 2012

Barrister Pavlos Panayi

Pavlos Panayi QC

Call: 1995 | QC: 2014

Barrister Andrew Wheeler

Andrew Wheeler QC

Call: 1988 | QC: 2017

Barrister Jeffrey Jupp

Jeffrey Jupp

Call: 1994

Barrister Anwar Nashashibi

Anwar Nashashibi

Call: 1995

Barrister Nicholas Cropp

Nicholas Cropp

Call: 1999

Barrister Richard Baker

Richard Baker

Call: 2000

Barrister Steven Gray

Steven Gray

Call: 2000

Barrister David O'Mahony

David O'Mahony

Call: 2000

Barrister Alex Young

Alex Young

Call: 2008

Barrister Ben Isaacs

Ben Isaacs

Call: 2009

Barrister James Macdonald

James Macdonald

Call: 2010

Barrister Helen Compton

Helen Compton

Call: 2011

Barrister Jas Jandu

Jas Jandu

Call: 2014

Barrister Emily Mitchell

Emily Mitchell

Call: 2015

Barrister Kat Shields

Kat Shields

Call: 2016

Barrister Nia Frobisher

Nia Frobisher

Call: 2016

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