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Giles Bark-jones

Work 0207 353 1990

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Crime (white-collar fraud, corporate crime, general crime); civil (fraud); corporate and commercial (VAT and indirect tax).


Principal of Bark&co specialising in white-collar fraud, money laundering, corporate crime and civil fraud. Cases undertaken include some of the largest cases to hit the news in recent times including representing Mr Fitch-Holland (a barrister) in the high-profile prosecution of him and Chris Cairns (former captain of the New Zealand Cricket Team) for for allegedly perverting the course of justice in libel proceedings brought by Cairns against Lalit Modi (former head of the IPL) relating to ‘match-fixing’ in professional cricket; he is also representing Noel Cryan in relation to the SFO prosecution following the LIBOR scandal; leading the defence team for Asil Nadir; acting for Kweku Adoboli, the UBS trader who ran up a $2.3bn trading loss and a former news editor of the News of The World following Operation Weeting and Operation Elveden. Previous cases include the Cheney Pension fraud – the largest theft from a pension fund since Maxwell; Operation Euripus cases; the BAE Systems case involving corruption claims concerning a £1bn South African contract; as well as defending in large-scale money laundering SFO investigations.


Trained as a barrister Francis Taylor Building; qualified 1990, Middle Temple; practised at Bar 1990-96; tenant Francis Taylor Building (Chambers of Alan Tyrrall QC); converted to solicitor 1996; principal Bark & Co 1996 to date.


Rugby School; Liverpool University (1986 BA Economics); City University (Dip Law); Bar School.

London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: general

Within: Crime: general

Giles Bark-Jones leads the ‘well-respected’ team at Bark&co, which focuses on complex, high-profile criminal matters. Alison Hill is ‘calm under fire’.

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Fraud: white-collar crime

Within: Fraud: white-collar crime

The ‘diligent’ crime team at Bark&co is led by the firm’s founder, Giles Bark-Jones. Bark-Jones secured an acquittal for criminal barrister Andrew Fitch-Holland in a case involving match-fixing in professional cricket. Alison Hill and Fiona Gavriel are also recommended.

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