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Chambers of Andrew Mitchell QC

Work 020 7440 9950
Fax 020 7430 2818

Penelope Small

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


Specialises in domestic and international fraud, bribery, corruption and money laundering; international mutual legal assistance; proceeds of crime and tracing/securing assets in civil, family and criminal contexts; business crime and international regulatory work. Represents a broad spectrum of cliental including prosecution authorities, corporate and individual defendants, police forces, foreign government agencies, third parties affected by the actions of others and court appointed receivers. Case subject matters include restraint, freezing, receivership, confiscation, high value cash and asset seizure/forfeiture, multi-jurisdictional fraudulent conduct. Regularly lectures to specialist professional audiences and is one of the contributing editors of Mitchell Taylor Talbot on Confiscation and the Proceeds of Crime.


Called 1982.


Proceeds of Crime Lawyers' Association; Criminal Bar Association; South Eastern Circuit; The Fraud Lawyers' Association; The Female Fraud Forum

London Bar

Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture

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

Penelope Small - 33 Chancery LaneIn demand for confiscation cases, she is admired by leaders and opponents alike.

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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