The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

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

The ‘very approachable’ boutique chambers 33 Chancery Lane is a ‘market leader in the niche of white collar crime’ and ‘certainly leads in POCA and asset forfeiture cases’. ‘The set also excels in high-profile fraud cases and has brilliant silks and juniors straddling both areas’. Practice director Martin Adams is ‘bright, proactive, extremely responsive and good to get on with’. With deputy practice director Chris Chiles and second deputy practice director Oliver Carroll by his side, Adams ‘provides a first-rate service to solicitors’. Offices in: London

[back to top]



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, alongside the set’s primary reputation for proceeds of crime, handles a range of heavyweight work concerning corruption and interest-rate rigging. Amanda Pinto QC and Christopher Convey represent a former Barclays rate submitter accused by the SFO of manipulating her submissions to the calculation of Euribor.

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

Andrew Mitchell QC - 33 Chancery Lane ‘He has a track record of international corruption cases.’

Ranked: tier 2

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

Ranked: tier 2

Amanda Pinto QC - 33 Chancery Lane ‘Her work includes sensitive bribery advice to major corporates.’

Ranked: tier 3

Mark Rainsford QC - 33 Chancery Lane ‘His practice includes challenging cases with complex Middle Eastern elements.’

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

Keith Mitchell - 33 Chancery Lane ‘Extremely personable and strong on pastoral care with the lay client.’

Ranked: tier 2

Christopher Convey - 33 Chancery Lane ‘Industrious and has a fine legal brain – he is particularly strong on his drafting.’

Ranked: tier 3

[back to top]

Fraud: civil
Fraud: civil – Leading juniors

Ian Smith - 33 Chancery Lane ‘Never underprepared – commercial and client focused.’

Ranked: tier 3

[back to top]

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

33 Chancery Lane

Best known for its confiscation prowess, 33 Chancery Lane also handles a range of fraud cases, including Ponzi schemes, boiler rooms and money laundering, including pre-charge advice. Andrew Mitchell QC continues to act for the prosecution in the corruption and fraud trial of large suathes of the Turks and Caicos Island elite, while Faisal Osman was instructed as junior for the first defendant in Operation Amazon.

Fraud: crime – Leading silks

Andrew Mitchell QC - 33 Chancery Lane ‘Instructed in sensitive offshore cases.’

Ranked: tier 2

Amanda Pinto QC - 33 Chancery Lane ‘Hugely experienced, immensely clever, collegiate, hardworking and cerebral.’

Ranked: tier 3

Graham Brodie QC - 33 Chancery Lane ‘A brilliant lawyer with a brilliant analytical mind.’

Ranked: tier 3
Fraud: crime – Leading juniors

Faisal Osman - 33 Chancery Lane ‘An exceptional junior in the financial crime field.’

Ranked: tier 3

Keith Mitchell - 33 Chancery Lane ‘His biggest strengths are his advocacy and pastoral care of clients.’

Ranked: tier 3

[back to top]

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

33 Chancery Lane

‘Undoubtedly number one in this practice area’, 33 Chancery Lane ‘certainly leads in POCA and asset forefeiture cases’. The set had a large number of members involved on various sides of confiscation proceedings in the wake of the conviction of Ketan Somaia, who was found guilty of various forms of fraud and subjected to a £20.5m confiscation order. The matter went to the Court of Appeal to consider whether confiscation was possible after a privately-prosecuted conviction (Kennedy Talbot QC, Catherine Collins and Ian Smith for the prosecution, Penelope Small for the defendant, and Martin Evans QC, Barry Stancombe and Fiona Jackson for various third parties). In addition, eight members, including some of the aforementioned, have been involved representing parties such as the Serious Fraud Office in multi-jurisdictional litigation concerning Gerald Smith, who was convicted in 2007 of a £35m fraud.

Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture – Leading silks

Andrew Mitchell QC - 33 Chancery Lane ‘A genius, highly sought after silk.’

Ranked: tier 1

Graham Brodie QC - 33 Chancery Lane ‘He combines meticulous preparation with searing intellect and humour.’

Ranked: tier 2

Mark Rainsford QC - 33 Chancery Lane ‘A very active silk who stands out from the crowd.’

Ranked: tier 2

Kennedy Talbot QC - 33 Chancery Lane ‘Just fabulous: he has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law, and balances it with commerciality.’

Ranked: tier 3
Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture – 2017 silks

Martin Evans QC - 33 Chancery Lane ‘He appears in POCA proceedings after some of the biggest fraud trials.’

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

Barry Stancombe - 33 Chancery Lane ‘He possesses a great knowledge of the law and procedure when it comes to big-time litigation.’

Ranked: tier 1

Christopher Convey - 33 Chancery Lane ‘He is approachable and clients really trust him.’

Ranked: tier 1

Fiona Jackson - 33 Chancery Lane ‘Extremely knowledgable, and a genuine expert in POCA and asset forefeiture matters.’

Ranked: tier 2

Ian Smith - 33 Chancery Lane ‘Excellent with clients and at providing an overall strategic view.’

Ranked: tier 2

Penelope Small - 33 Chancery Lane ‘In demand for confiscation cases, she is admired by leaders and opponents alike.’

Ranked: tier 2

Faisal Osman - 33 Chancery Lane ‘One of the leading juniors in the field – his input is invaluable.’

Ranked: tier 3

[back to top]

Set overviews: England and Wales

The ‘very approachable’ boutique chambers 33 Chancery Lane is a ‘market leader in the niche of white collar crime’ and ‘certainly leads in POCA and asset forfeiture cases’. ‘The set also excels in high-profile fraud cases and has brilliant silks and juniors straddling both areas’. Practice director Martin Adams is ‘bright, proactive, extremely responsive and good to get on with’. With deputy practice director Chris Chiles and second deputy practice director Oliver Carroll by his side, Adams ‘provides a first-rate service to solicitors’. Offices in: London

[back to top]


Further information on 33 Chancery Lane (Chambers of Andrew Mitchell QC)

Please choose from this list to view details of what we say about 33 Chancery Lane (Chambers of Andrew Mitchell QC) in other jurisdictions.

London Bar

Offices in London

Legal Developments in the UK

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to