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Keith Mitchell

Work 020 7440 9950
33 Chancery Lane (Chambers of Andrew Mitchell QC)


Keith was awarded Best for Serious Fraud defence in UK 2015 by Acquisition International in recognition of his expertise in the area of financial crime. He won UK White Collar Crime Barrister of the Year for 2012, 2013 and in 2014, UK White Collar Crime Defence Barrister of the year. He has been described as “superb with clients and popular with juries”, “ a talented practitioner who knows his way around fraud cases.” His practice encompasses major fraud investigations as well as regulatory, business, financial and other white-collar crime matters. It has been said that, “His ability to sift through heavy paperwork and present a cogent argument in court is the envy of many”. He led in ‘Operation Vaulter’ one of the largest ever MTIC fraud based in Dubai, which concluded in 2015 after successful argument in respect of benefit and realisable assets. One source said of him: “He is just superb. He’s always involved in the biggest cases in the country and he has a great touch with the clients.” Previous legal directories have said of Keith, that, “Apart from having the brains and personality to deal with the most complex fraud cases, Keith Mitchell is also the type of barrister who takes the time to go through everything with his clients”. He has been “recognised as being one of the main players specialising in VAT and fraud”. Keith is also known “for his great client care skills and flair when it comes to case management” and his “flamboyant” style as an advocate. His current case load includes Operations ‘Dougal’ (cyber net fraud) and 'Holt’ (Insider dealing re Logica) and he recently successfully concluded ‘Operation Cactus Hent,’ the North West SIPP fraud (including an unsuccessful appeal by the prosecution to the LCJ see [2015] EWCA Crim 538). Most recently Keith successfully submitted no case to answer on behalf of his Client in Operation Galion, after a 5 year investigation.


Called 1981.

London Bar

Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)

Within: Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations) – Leading juniors

Keith Mitchell - 33 Chancery LaneAn effective and sympathetic jury advocate, who commands total respect from the bench.’

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Fraud: crime

Within: Fraud: crime – Leading juniors

Keith Mitchell - 33 Chancery LaneHis biggest strengths are his trial advocacy and client-care skills.’

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