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Paul Raudnitz is a leading junior barrister practising in fraud, crime and regulatory law. His reputation in fraud and white-collar crime is particularly strong, with recent high-profile cases including the successful defence of the finance director charged in the Cawston Park Psychiatric Hospital alleged extra care fraud (Wilson); the defence of the company secretary in the Tempaid revenue fraud (Sidhu); leading for the Financial Services Authority in its first successful criminal prosecution for boiler room fraud (Mason); leading for Trading Standards in its largest ever car clocking fraud conspiracy (Ghulaman & Sadiqi); the successful prosecution of City Police's largest ever identity theft case (Peters); and leading a multi-agency operation uniting CPS Special Casework, UKBA, DWP and HMRC in the successful prosecution of a multimillion pound benefits and immigration fraud conspiracy stretching back almost 20 years (Nabuguzi & Others). He is currently instructed to advise the FSA in respect of its first criminal investigation into land-banking fraud. In mainstream crime, the last few years have also seen him instructed in a number of very prominent cases, including representing defendants in both the first Victoria Station murder trial (Akra) and the Camberwell arson murder trial (John-Lewis). His clients in both cases were cleared of murder but convicted of manslaughter. He defended the principal's brother on assisting charges in the Beccles A146 running-down murder trial (Caunter) and represented Jamie Stuart, the ex-England under-21 footballer cleared of charges of serious assault on the field of play. Paul was led junior counsel in the Operation Talbert South Kilburn murder trial (Kavuala & Others), and was leading counsel in the Operation Pontardawe shooting case (Toto and Cudjoe) – both for Operation Trident. He prosecutes and defends in equal measure and has attained like distinction on both sides of the criminal courtroom. In addition, Paul has a thriving regulatory and professional discipline practice, appearing before the General Medical Council and the General Dental Council.
Called Inner Temple 1994; appointed to the CPS London list of advocates as a Grade 4 prosecutor, January 2007; appointed to the 'A' panel of the Serious Fraud Office list of counsel, June 2009; appointed to the CPS External Advocates Panel as a Grade 4 prosecutor, January 2012; appointed to the rape list, January 2012.
Criminal Bar Association; Financial Services Lawyers Association; Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association; Health and Safety Lawyers Association; Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers; British Association for Sport and Law (BASL); Public Access Bar Association (PABA); registered with the Bar Council Public Access Directory.
St John's College, Oxford (MA Hons Philosophy, Politics and Economics); The College of Law, London (postgraduate diploma in law); Inns of Court School of Law (Bar Vocational Course).