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Chambers of P Mendelle QC, G Carter-Stephenson QC & J Dein QC

Living Wage
LONDON, WC1R 4HD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7067 1500
Fax:
Fax 020 7067 1507
DX:
1043 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.25bedfordrow.com

Geoffrey Payne

Tel:
Work 020 7067 1500
Email:
25 Bedford Row (Chambers of P Mendelle QC, G Carter-Stephenson QC & J Dein QC)

Position

Geoff Payne is a specialist in defending heavy fraud cases. He has acted in some of the longest, heaviest and highest value cases prosecuted, some involving allegations of fraud of up to £450 million. He is tenacious and proactive and has a strong track record in defending in some of the most complex cases dealt with by the criminal justice system. He appears as in cases both alone and as leading counsel. He was instructed in a banking fraud in the City of London involving alleged losses of £120 million and in a fraud in a care home that lasted a year. He appeared in one of the earliest cases of Film Tax Credit Fraud and acted for the defence in the largest 'Ponzi Fraud' prosecuted.  He appeared in cases of alleged advance fee frauds, long firm frauds and construction frauds, often acting for professionals such as accountants and liquidators. He regularly appears in cases involving allegation of misconduct in public office. He has successfully dealt with confiscation proceedings and has appeared alone in the Court of Appeal. His repeated case of Okedare (2014) EWCA Crim 228 made new law on absconders in confiscation proceedings.

Career

Called 2000.  

Legally Qualified Chair of Police Misconduct Panels

Legally Qualified Chair of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal

Recorder of the Crown Court

Member

Chair and former treasurer, Young Fraud Lawyers Association; Criminal Bar Association

Education

St Edmund Hall, Oxford (1997 Modern History); City University, London (2000 CPE); ICSL (2001 BVC).


London Bar

Fraud: crime

Within: Fraud: crime – Leading juniors

Geoffrey Payne - 25 Bedford RowHe is loved due to his friendly attitude, detailed preparation and high-end advocacy.

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Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture

Within: Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture – Leading juniors

Geoffrey Payne - 25 Bedford RowHe has conducted some of the most complex POCA cases going.

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