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Ian Smith

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


Ian is a commercial litigator, dealing with complex and high value cases, usually with an international dimension, and a specialist in:

  • Civil-court fraud litigation
  • Asset recovery and proceeds of crime litigation (in both the civil and criminal courts)
  • Anti-money laundering, anti-corruption, sanctions laws and professional risks management

Ian practiced as a solicitor in London from 1995 and was a solicitor advocate until his call to the Bar in 2003.  Ian is instructed by a range of firms in the UK and overseas.

Lead editor and co-author of the practitioners’ loose-leaf text Smith, Owen & Bodnar on Asset Recovery: Criminal Confiscation and Civil Recovery (Oxford University Press). Co-author of The Illicit Trade in Art and Antiquities: International Recovery and Criminal and Civil Liability by Ulph and Smith (Hart, 2012). Contributor to Non-Conviction-Based Confiscation in Europe (Duncker & Humblot, 2015)


Call - 2003; Solicitor from 1995; Solicitor Advocate (all courts).

London Bar

Fraud: civil

Within: Fraud: civil – Leading juniors

Ian Smith - 33 Chancery LaneHugely knowledgeable on the crossover between criminal and civil fraud.

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Fraud: crime (including money laundering and asset forfeiture)

Within: Fraud: crime (including money laundering and asset forfeiture) – Leading juniors

Ian Smith - 33 Chancery LaneVery user-friendly and knowledgeable.’

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