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Chambers of Andrew Mitchell QC

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Kennedy Talbot QC

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


Civil recovery and criminal confiscation, money laundering, government and police investigations and powers, legal professional privilege, and civil fraud. Includes 8 proceeds of crime Supreme Court/House of Lords cases (most recently GH [2015] UKSC 24, leading for the Crown) plus 10 proeceeds of crime cases in the Court of Appeal in the last 3 years. All aspects of restraint, receivership, forfeiture and confiscation at first instance and on appeal for government departments and private litigants. He regularly advises on protected and authorised disclosures to the NCA to comply with money laundering legislation.


Called 1984. Admtted to the NEw York Bar in 1993. Appointed QC: 2016.

London Bar

Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture

Within: Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture – Leading silks

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

Within: Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture

Undoubtedly number one in this practice area’, 33 Chancery Lanecertainly 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.

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