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Gareth Patterson QC

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6KBW COLLEGE HILL (Chambers of Simon Denison QC)


Gareth has extensive experience of heavy criminal litigation, his cases having included murder, blackmail, fraud, bribery, terrorism and all other types of criminal work. He appears both for the Prosecution and the Defence, often in cases of complexity or sensitivity as noted by the Legal 500, and is DV cleared.

Notable cases include: R v Ali and Others (‘Three Musketeers’ terror plot); R v Asil Nadir (the theft of nearly £29 million from the company Polly Peck); R v A (involving blackmail relating to sensitive photographs of a foreign Head of State); R v Piggin (the trial of the Loughborough teenager charged with Columbine-style terrorist offences); R v Khan and Khan (the planned beheading of a US serviceman in East Anglia), R v Konye (which involved an acid attack in Dagenham); R v Lim (which involved an allegation of theft of diamonds from the former wife of the Sultan of Brunei). Gareth successfully defended one of the brokers charged in the SFO’s LIBOR-rigging prosecution.

Gareth’s practice is not restricted to criminal litigation. He is instructed in advisory work and in cases of judicial review. Gareth has a particular interest in inquests and coronial law and appeared in the inquests arising out of the 7/7 London bombings. He has been recommended by Legal 500 for his “solid niche in extradition matters”. Before practising at the Bar, he was a commercial solicitor for the City law firm, Gouldens (now Jones Day).


Called 1995. Crown Prosecution Service Prosecutor (Grade 4); Serious Fraud Office Panel of Counsel (List A). Queen's Counsel 2017.


University of Cambridge, LLB (Hons), Law.

London Bar

Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)

Within: Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations) – 2017 silks

Gareth Patterson QC - 6KBW College Hill ‘A new silk with experience in Libor cases.’

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Crime (general crime)

Within: Crime (general crime) – 2017 silks

Gareth Patterson QC - 6KBW College Hill ‘A relentless and inexhaustible details man.’

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Fraud: crime

Within: Fraud: crime – 2017 silks

Gareth Patterson QC - 6KBW College Hill ‘Instructed by the SFO in corporate fraud cases.’

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