The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Chambers of Alexander Cameron QC

3 RAYMOND BUILDINGS, GRAY'S INN, LONDON, WC1R 5BH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7400 6400
Fax:
Fax 020 7400 6464
DX:
237 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.3rblaw.com

Rachel Barnes

Tel:
Work 020 7400 6400
Email:
Web:
www.3rblaw.com
Three Raymond Buildings (Chambers of Alexander Cameron QC)

Position

A dual-qualified US attorney and English barrister, Rachel has a niche fraud, corruption and sanctions practice at the juncture of civil and criminal litigation, in both domestic and international cases. She is appointed to the SFO’s A Panels of Prosecuting and POCA Counsel and the Attorney-General’s B Panel of Public International Law Counsel. Rachel is known for her strategic approach in dealing with regulators and other third parties, and in assisting clients manage overlapping sanctions and other criminal laws. Clients value her US background and knowledge of US sanctions, as well as her wider practice in cross-border criminal investigations, extradition and MLA, public law and commercial cases. She is well versed in issues of jurisdiction and state immunities. Rachel advises and represents corporations, governments, individuals and NGOs in areas of extradition and mutual legal assistance, criminal liability and asset restraint and confiscation. She prosecutes and defends in all criminal courts and acts in judicial review and civil cases with criminal justice elements, appearing in the High Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. She has taught law at the London School of Economics and Cambridge University. She holds a PhD from Cambridge University in public international law and an LL.M from Harvard Law School.

Career

Called 2004, Gray’s Inn. Currently appointed to the Serious Fraud Office and POCA List of Counsel (B panel). Visiting lecturer, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Member

The Fair Trials International Legal Experts Advisory Panel.

Education

Cambridge University (MA Hons Law); Harvard (LLM); Cambridge University (PhD International Criminal Law: ‘The UN Al-Qaida/Taliban Sanctions Programme: Addressing Human Rights and Humanitarian Issues’).


London Bar

Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)

Within: Leading Juniors

Rachel Barnes - Three Raymond BuildingsWell known for her expertise in sanctions law.

[back to top]

International crime and extradition

Within: Leading Juniors

Rachel Barnes - Three Raymond BuildingsShe has great communication skills.

[back to top]

Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture

Within: Leading Juniors

Rachel Barnes - Three Raymond BuildingsDevastatingly well-prepared in court.

[back to top]


Back to index

Legal Developments worldwide

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to