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Vivienne Tanchel

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2 Hare Court (Chambers of Jonathan Laidlaw QC)


Vivienne Tanchel is a specialist defence advocate who has a reputation for thorough preparation and is commended for her intellectual rigour. Her practice includes a range of criminal, regulatory and civil proceedings. Drawing on her many years experience of financial markets, her special expertise is a detailed understanding of complex financial wrongdoing, including criminal and civil fraud, insider trading, MTIC fraud, money laundering and cases involving several jurisdictions. A large part of her work involves advice and representation in concurrent criminal, civil and regulatory proceedings and is called upon to advise on the tactical and legal considerations unique to such circumstances. Vivienne has expertise in advising both corporate and individual clients during the course of an investigation and prior to any charges being brought. She has experience of a wide range of tribunals including the First Tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber) the Regulatory Decisions Committee of the Financial Conduct Authority. Vivienne is instructed in cases which attract significant media attention and is well recognised as having established a practice well beyond her call.


Called 2005 (Middle Temple); 2 Hare Court 2007.


Italian (bilingual).


London School of Economics (1986, LLB Hons).

London Bar

Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)

Within: Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations) – Leading juniors

Vivienne Tanchel - 2 Hare CourtExtraordinarily hardworking, dedicated and thorough.

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Fraud: crime

Within: Fraud: crime – Leading juniors

Vivienne Tanchel - 2 Hare CourtShe handles work including heavyweight private prosecutions.

Within: Fraud: crime

2 Hare Court is an ‘extremely good set of barristers – they make solicitors want to instruct them time and time again’. Members were instructed on both side of Allseas Group’s private prosecution of Paul Sultana, who was convicted of and sentenced to eight years imprisonment for an investment fraud that caused Allseas to lose €100m; Jonathan Laidlaw QC for the prosecution, and Martin Hicks QC and Vivienne Tanchel for the defence. Meanwhile, Andrew Radcliffe QC represented a 65-year-old chartered accountant who was acquitted in the Operation Amazon trial after the jury failed to agree and the prosecution offered no further evidence.

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Professional discipline and regulatory law

Within: Professional discipline and regulatory law – Leading juniors

Vivienne Tanchel - 2 Hare CourtShe both prosecutes and defends before medical regulators.

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