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Duncan Penny QC

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6KBW COLLEGE HILL (Chambers of Simon Denison QC)


Duncan’s expertise covers corruption, high-end commercial and banking fraud cases and cartel investigations.  Recent work includes the representation of a banker charged in the Euribor proceedings; the first prosecution to trial of a company charged with corruption (in which he represented the company Chairman); the prosecution for corruption of the former Premier of the Cayman Islands and the election petition for bribery and corruption brought against the former Mayor of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.  He defended in the BA/Virgin ‘price-fixing’ case and represented one of the defendants charged in the phone hacking trial.

Duncan regularly acts in an advisory capacity for private clients. He conducts forfeiture applications, restraint proceedings, worldwide freezing orders and other criminal aspects of civil and commercial litigation. He is currently retained by the SFO in an ongoing investigation into the affairs of a high profile company. He has also advised the CMA, OFWAT and OFCOM.

He has appeared in many cases in the Supreme Court and the House of Lords, including as Leading Counsel.  He appeared in the leading cases on confiscation (R v May, Jennings and Green and R v Waya). Duncan regularly appears in the Court of Appeal and is instructed by the Attorney General to appear in guideline cases concerning terrorism and national security.  He also regularly appears in the Divisional Court in judicial review proceedings issued in connection with the investigation and prosecution of crime or regulatory matters.


Called 1992. Junior Treasury Counsel 2006; First Junior Treasury Counsel 2011; Senior Treasury Counsel 2014; Appointed Queen’s Counsel 2014.


University of Oxford, BA (Hons).

London Bar

Crime (general crime)

Within: Crime (general crime) – Leading silks

Duncan Penny QC - 6KBW College HillAdmirably confident and adaptable on his feet.

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Fraud: crime

Within: Fraud: crime – Leading silks

Duncan Penny QC - 6KBW College HillVery astute: he selects the very best examples of evidence to support his submissions.

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