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Chambers of Andrew Mitchell QC

LONDON, WC2A 1EN, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7440 9950
Fax:
Fax 020 7430 2818
Email:
Web:
www.33cllaw.com

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

β€˜Very well run and professional’, 33 Chancery Lane has β€˜a deserved reputation as the leading set for Proceeds of Crime Act work’ but is also β€˜very strong in the related fields of fraud, bribery, corruption and money laundering’. Although it is a small chambers, it has β€˜strength in depth’ in these areas. Practice director Martin Adams is β€˜a good leader’, who provides β€˜a personal service to instructing solicitors’. He and deputy practice director Chris Chiles make β€˜an excellent clerking team – extremely helpful and collaborative’. Offices in: London

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London Bar

Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)
Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations) – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

33 Chancery Lane

33 Chancery Lane’s members appear in a range of corporate crime cases, many relating to interest rate rigging. Amanda Pinto QC is scheduled to defend a trader in the upcoming Euribor manipulation trial; the SFO alleges that her client adjusted Euribor submissions at the behest of Barclays.

Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations) – Leading silks

Andrew Mitchell QC - 33 Chancery Lane β€˜Instructed in heavyweight SFO cases.’

Ranked: tier 2

Graham Brodie QC - 33 Chancery Lane β€˜The intellectual rigour he applies to the task reaps real rewards.’

Ranked: tier 2

Amanda Pinto QC - 33 Chancery Lane β€˜She is immediately liked and respected by clients as a real heavyweight.’

Ranked: tier 3
Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations) – Leading juniors

Christopher Convey - 33 Chancery Lane β€˜A brave and persuasive advocate.’

Ranked: tier 3

Keith Mitchell - 33 Chancery Lane β€˜An effective and sympathetic jury advocate, who commands total respect from the bench.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Fraud: civil
Fraud: civil – Leading juniors

Ian Smith - 33 Chancery Lane β€˜He is developing very wide experience in civil fraud and has a no-nonsense approach.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Fraud: crime
Fraud: crime – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

33 Chancery Lane

33 Chancery Lane is best known for Proceeds of Crime Act work, but its members also defend in criminal fraud trials. Mark Rainsford QC represented the owner of a fiduciary company who was acquitted on charges of laundering the proceeds of a boiler room, while Faisal Osman represented a defendant in the Operation Amazon case.

Fraud: crime – Leading silks

Andrew Mitchell QC - 33 Chancery Lane β€˜His pragmatic approach keeps the solutions simple.’

Ranked: tier 2

Amanda Pinto QC - 33 Chancery Lane β€˜Immediately liked and respected by clients as a real heavyweight.’

Ranked: tier 3

Graham Brodie QC - 33 Chancery Lane β€˜His strengths are his analysis of the issues before working out a practical solution.’

Ranked: tier 3

Mark Rainsford QC - 33 Chancery Lane β€˜He defends in complex money laundering and boiler room cases.’

Ranked: tier 3
Fraud: crime – Leading juniors

Faisal Osman - 33 Chancery Lane β€˜A fantastic barrister, who has cemented his position at the top of the junior commercial crime Bar.’

Ranked: tier 3

Keith Mitchell - 33 Chancery Lane β€˜His biggest strengths are his trial advocacy and client-care skills.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture
Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

33 Chancery Lane

33 Chancery Lane is β€˜unmatched in the field of asset forfeiture and confiscation’. Recent cases include Mark Rainsford QC representing Pamela Rodney, the estranged wife of convicted boiler room fraudster β€˜Lord’ Hugh Rodley; the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) seeks to recover a house which has been in her sole name for over three decades.

Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture – Leading Silks

Andrew Mitchell QC - 33 Chancery Lane β€˜The most knowledgeable POCA counsel at the Bar.’

Ranked: tier 1

Graham Brodie QC - 33 Chancery Lane β€˜His skeleton arguments often win before a word has been spoken in court.’

Ranked: tier 2

Mark Rainsford QC - 33 Chancery Lane β€˜Instructed for the defence in challenging confiscation proceedings.’

Ranked: tier 2
Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture – 2016 silks

Kennedy Talbot QC - 33 Chancery Lane β€˜A complete specialist in this area and an excellent advocate who dominates the courtroom.’

Ranked: tier 1
Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture – 2017 silks

Martin Evans QC - 33 Chancery Lane β€˜An able advocate and adviser, who is strong both in court and in conference.’

Ranked: tier 1
Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture – Leading juniors

Barry Stancombe - 33 Chancery Lane β€˜He represents the FCA and defendants in post-conviction and civil restraint matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

Christopher Convey - 33 Chancery Lane β€˜Fearless, driven and, above all, realistic.’

Ranked: tier 1

Fiona Jackson - 33 Chancery Lane β€˜Superb: she has a mature and gutsy approach.’

Ranked: tier 2

Ian Smith - 33 Chancery Lane β€˜He deploys his very good commercial background well in the POCA arena.’

Ranked: tier 2

Penelope Small - 33 Chancery Lane β€˜A go-to counsel for asset recovery and confiscation.’

Ranked: tier 2

Faisal Osman - 33 Chancery Lane β€˜His grasp of detail is something to behold, but he wears it lightly.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Set overviews: England and Wales

β€˜Very well run and professional’, 33 Chancery Lane has β€˜a deserved reputation as the leading set for Proceeds of Crime Act work’ but is also β€˜very strong in the related fields of fraud, bribery, corruption and money laundering’. Although it is a small chambers, it has β€˜strength in depth’ in these areas. Practice director Martin Adams is β€˜a good leader’, who provides β€˜a personal service to instructing solicitors’. He and deputy practice director Chris Chiles make β€˜an excellent clerking team – extremely helpful and collaborative’. Offices in: London

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