Barnaby is a barrister with specialist expertise in all types of asset recovery and financial crime. He is ranked in Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 for his knowledge within POCA, asset recovery, and forfeiture. Barnaby writes the chapters on International Asset Recovery and Terrorism Finance for Millington and Sutherland Williams on POCA and recently completed a series of seminars and articles on changes to POCA under the Criminal Finance Act 2017.
Barnaby's international asset recovery and financial crime practice includes experience of dealing with corruption, money laundering and fraud offences which have an international angle and recovering the proceeds of these offences. He is regularly instructed in tax tribunal matters (in a POCA context) and the full range of civil recovery matters.
“Tireless in his passion and commitment, he is a leader in the field of confiscation. He is able to effectively strategise cases from the outset to achieve outstanding results.”
Chambers & Partners 2022.
'Has a forensic knowledge of the relevant legislation and the approach of enforcing authorities.'
'He's good at cross-examination and has a nice manner with clients.'
Chambers and Partners 2021.
Barnaby also has a range of experience in professional discipline cases, particularly in healthcare and sports law matters. He has experience of the NMC, GDC, ACCA, ICAEW, and GMC and experience of appearing in a number of leading Anti-Doping cases. Barnaby recently completed 16 months working in the Caribbean seconded to the CPS Proceeds of Crime Unit dealing with asset recovery matters of all types. He also has experience dealing with regulatory matters that have a proceeds of crime element and linked extradition matters.
- The Advanced Institute of Legal Studies Financial Regulations School: Professor in Practice (2020 - 2022).
- Middle Temple advocacy teacher on Pupil and NPP courses.
- Contributing author of Millington Sutherland Williams on POCA.
Professional panel & Judicial appointments
- Serious Fraud Office (SFO) Panel Counsel: POCA & General Prosecutions list: (Band A).
- The London Boroughs Legal Alliance panel (Band A).
- Crown Prosecution Service advocate panel, including the specialist Proceeds of Crime panels.
- Specialist Advocate Panel Counsel, Health & Safety Executive (HSE: Panel B).
- Sits as a First Tier Tribunal Judge (immigration) (2019- present).
Education and Awards
- Called to the Bar 2006 (Middle Temple).
- LLB: University of East Anglia.
- BVC: College of Law.
- Harmsworth Scholarship.
- The Blackstone Entrance Exhibition.
- Accommodation Award.
- South Eastern Circuit Florida Advocacy Scholarship.
- Dutch-Anglo Bar Exchange (2012 – Bar Council.)
- Keble Advanced Advocacy Course (2012 – Middle Temple).
His international asset recovery and financial crime practice includes experience of dealing with corruption, money laundering and fraud offences which have an international angle and recovering the proceeds of these offences. He has experience of all areas of the Proceeds of Crime Act both domestically and Internationally. He recently completed 16 months working in the Caribbean seconded to the CPS Proceeds of Crime Unit dealing with asset recovery matters of all types. He also has experience dealing with regulatory matters which have a proceeds of crime element. Confiscation and Forfeiture matters form a large part of Barnaby’s practice. He is regularly instructed in the full range of Confiscation and Forfeiture matters. These matters have ranged in size up to benefit figures of £6million. He has assisted in the recovery of money from overseas and has a large amount of experience in other jurisdictions Proceeds of Crime Legislation. He is also experienced in contempt of court proceedings, section 11 applications, section 23 applications, and restraint orders. He also has experience dealing with Confiscation and Forfeiture matters in and insolvency context, and regularly appears for Insolvency Practitioners.
Barnaby has also provided mentoring and training to Lawyers and Judges in other jurisdictions. He is happy to be instructed to provide training services on Asset Recovery, Financial Crime and Advocacy. As well as having knowledge of the practical aspects of international asset recovery and financial crime, he has experience of working with jurisdictions to enforce the law better. This experience was enhanced by his time on secondment with the CPS. In a domestic setting, he has a particular interest in financial crime and has dealt with a number of Fraud and Money Laundering cases. He has experience in a variety of different types of financial crime, including benefit fraud, MTIC and has experience of high-profile frauds.
Barnaby's asset recovery work is closely linked to his work with businesses dealing with internal and external investigations, in the full range of white-collar offences. Barnaby has an in-depth knowledge of the Bribery Act and is able to advise on the criminal and regulatory aspects of the Act. He has written several articles on the subject.
Barnaby also has experience and knowledge of Deferred Prosecution Agreements. He has a particular interest in how these will be used in connection with Bribery Act prosecutions.
Barnaby has extensive experience of professional discipline hearings in front of Healthcare regulators. He has acted in matters heard before the General Medical Council (GMC), the General Dental Council (GDC), and Nurse and Midwifery Council (NMC). Barnaby completed a 6 month secondment with the NMC. He represents both the regulators and registrants. He has extensive experience of substantive hearings, interim orders, substantive order reviews and all other forms of regulatory hearings. Barnaby has dealt with a number of complicated legal issues, such as bias, abuse of process and half-time applications. He has also dealt with vulnerable witnesses and a variety of expert witnesses. Barnaby has sat on regulatory panels and through his other regulatory work, he has a wide range of experience in all aspects of professional disciplinary law.
Barnaby has wide range of experience in sports disciplinary hearings and a particular interest in Anti-Doping work. Barnaby has advised athletes and clubs accused of breaching their governing bodies' rules and has provided training on Anti-Doping legislation to a variety of bodies. Barnaby’s experience in Anti-Doping was recognised by the Rugby Football Union when they appointed him onto their Anti-Doping judicial panel. Barnaby has also dealt with a number of cases in front of the National Anti-Doping panel. The cases have dealt with the full range of legal issues under the World Anti-Doping Code. Notable cases include UKADA v Offiah where he secured the maximum reduction in ban for tampering with the Doping Control Process. In UKADA v Six he dealt with a ‘Compelling Justification’ argument under article 2.3 of WADA code.
Barnaby also provides training to professional sports clubs and athletes on the full range of sports law issues.
- Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association (POCLA).
- Criminal Bar Association (CBA).
- Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL).