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Red Lion Chambers

18 RED LION COURT, LONDON, EC4A 3EB, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0207 520 6000
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Fax 0207 520 6248
DX:
478 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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www.redlionchambers.co.uk
Chelmsford, London

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Tom Payne

Tel:
Work 0207 520 6000
Email:
Red Lion Chambers (Red Lion Chambers)

Position

Tom Payne specialises in fraud and professional discipline, particularly cases involving complex issues of taxation, accountancy and anti-competitive behaviour. He has recently concluded the very first paperless criminal trials in England and Wales, using EPE and iPad jury bundles in a series of three highly complex construction industry VAT/PAYE frauds involving 20 defendants (Operation Savate). He is presently instructed in cases by the FRC, GMC and CMA as well as being instructed by the CPS in a number of high profile tax fraud and money laundering cases. Other recent instructions include: FRC v Corr and Miller (proceedings before FRC disciplinary tribunal concerning Cattles plc), Operation Rust (diversion fraud), Operation Inertia (MTIC), Operation Fastback (MTIC), Operation Victor (medicines), Operation Condor (British Airways price fixing case), R. v George [2010] EWCA Crim 1148 (cartel offence does not require reciprocal dishonesty), R. v IB [2009] WLR 357 (cartel offence is not a ‘national competition law’), Operation Heron (the marine hose cartel) and R v. Briggs-Price [2009] UKHL 19 (proving benefit in confiscation proceedings)

Career

Year of call: 1998 Inn: Middle Temple Appointed Recorder in 2012. Appointed to SFO A list in 2013. Grade 4 CPS prosecutor, 2012. Grade 4 CPS specialist panels for fraud, organised crime and proceeds of crime, 2013. Treasurer of the Criminal Bar Association, 2013-2014. Elected member of Bar Council, 2015. Member of Bar Council Ethics Committee and Remuneration Committee.

Education

MA (Oxon), Trinity, 1996. LLM (Birmingham), 1998.


London Bar

Fraud: crime

Within: Fraud: crime – Leading juniors

Tom Payne - Red Lion ChambersA very sound advocate who is calm under pressure, fair minded and approachable.

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