The team of business crime barristers at 5 St. Andrew's Hill are instructed in high value and complex white-collar criminal investigations and associated hearings and trials.

The barristers in the business crime team have the necessary expertise to guide their clients through the complex legal and financial scope of each case.

The barristers of 5 St Andrew’s Hill are regularly instructed to act in complex and serious fraud litigation on behalf of both the prosecution and the defence. The team's areas of expertise include Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) investigations, Excise duty fraud, VAT fraud, missing trader intra-community (MTIC) fraud, tax credit fraud, insurance fraud, mortgage fraud, charities fraud, corruption, bribery and other high-level financial crime. Our barristers also receive instructions in relation to VAT tribunal work.

Three of our barristers are ranked within Chambers and Partners in the field of Financial Crime and one of our barristers is also ranked within the Legal 500 in the field of Business and Regulatory Crime. Collectively and individually we are experts in the field of business crime.

5 St Andrew's Hill receives instructions from leading defence firms as well as the Crown Prosecution Service’s (CPS) Central Fraud Group and Complex Casework Unit, the National Crime Agency (NCA), the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and the Attorney General’s Office in Jersey. Our barristers are also instructed to defend clients who are accused of white-collar crime by some of the city’s leading solicitors.

5 St Andrew's Hill is known for providing barristers with in-depth financial as well as legal expertise. Our barristers are frequently consulted at the investigatory and pre-charge stages of fraud enquiries. In addition, members are highly experienced in related proceeds of crime proceedings.

 

Business Crime and Financial Regulation:  Corporate Advisory Service

The team provides corporate clients and their advisers with financial crime prevention, compliance and enhanced governance best practice and assists in the conduct of internal investigations.

The corporate advisory team provides a bespoke legal service, often acting with other professional advisers, comprising enhanced risk management, corporate governance, business and financial crime prevention and related regulatory and compliance measures to ensure current best practice, in tandem with achieving core business objectives.

Specialists in anti-bribery and corruption, anti-money laundering and other financial crime prevention measures and with a significant commercial background and financial acumen, our team works across a range of sectors and industries.

Through an innovative breach risk assessment toolkit, our team covers all aspects of business crime and financial regulation, providing clients with best practice ethos, policies and procedures.

In the event of a suspected breach, our team will work closely with the client and other advisers in the conduct of internal investigations, including, where necessary, self-reporting, liaising with regulators and, in appropriate cases, advising on and conducting negotiated settlements, mediation and private prosecutions.

Recommended in Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500 led by David Stern, Joint Head of the Practice Group, our team is client focused and results driven.

"He is absolutely first-rate and his intellectual and legal arguments are outstanding. He is a talented and pragmatic counsel, who is tactically astute and very hard-working."

For an initial discussion or to arrange a free consultation, please contact David Stern or our Chambers’ Director, Alastair Rhodes.