Mr David Byrne > Bark&co > London, England > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Criminal litigation, regulatory investigations


Up until February 2003, partner and head of litigation and investigations in Dechert’s London office. He set up Byrne and Partners as a specialised litigation and regulatory practice. He handles all aspects of investigations work and represents companies and individuals in national and international fraud cases and regulatory investigations, including those brought by the SFO, DTI, CPS, FCA, Inland Revenue and Customs & Excise. He maintains a specialism and is well recognised in the field of Inland Revenue and Customs & Excise investigations.


Trained Norton Rose; qualified 1978; Norton Rose; Clifford Turner; Titmuss Sainer Dechert; Partner Dechert; Co-founding partner Byrne and Partners 2003.


BA Law (First Class Honours); Maxwell Law Prize; Kings College, London (LLM).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: white-collar crime (advice to individuals)

(Hall of Fame)

David Byrne – Bark&co

A ‘leading light in financial crime’, Bark&co’s criminal fraud practice specialises in the whole spectrum of white-collar criminal work, with a specific focus on advising individual clients in high-profile SFO, FCA, and HMRC investigations. The team shows considerable strength in handling bribery and corruption proceedings, tax fraud, and money laundering cases, routinely representing clients from the energy, finance, and technology sectors. The group’s principal Giles Bark-Jones is regarded by clients as a ‘real heavyweight’ who brings considerable expertise in major international fraud and corruption cases to the department, while solicitor advocate Charles Long has over 35 years of experience in litigation. Senior consultant David Byrne focuses on regulatory investigations, while Peter Finbow and Maria Stalbow are noted for their knowledge of financial fraud issues and corruption prosecutions.