Pavlos Panayi > Chambers of Collingwood Thompson QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Collingwood Thompson QC
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Specialist in business crime, fraud, terrorism, serious violent crime and sexual offences. Instructed in cases with an international dimension with a focus on Greece, Cyprus, the Russian Federation and the channel islands. Prosecutes and defends in high-profile and complex criminal litigation. Acknowledged leader in his field with a track record of success in difficult cases.

Recent successful instructions include acting for the leading Cyprus bank whose directors and managers faced three consecutive fraud trials arising from the collapse of the Cyprus banking system in 2012-13; appearing for a gold bullion dealer and celebrity socialite in restraint proceedings following allegations of laundering over £200m; acting for the principle partner at a London based law firm alleged to have committed a £6m fraud on the Legal Aid fund and appearing in the first National Action neo-Nazi trial, successfully defending a British Army Corporal alleged to have committed terrorism offences. Prosecutes and defends murder cases of all varieties with a reputation for winning hard cases against the odds. 

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Offshore

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

Pavlos Panayi QC7BRHe is robust, dedicated, and determined.

London Bar > Fraud: crime

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Pavlos Panayi QC7BRHe is able to see through difficult facts and come to a simple solution to best achieve the client’s goals.

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Pavlos Panayi QC – 7BR ‘Pavlos is a robust and authoritative presence in court. He deals with legal submissions with confidence and persistence. He leads a team with dedication and good humour. His speeches are cogent and well constructed; charming manner which he puts to good effect with Judges and clients alike. Has the ability to find an arguable point amongst a haystack of nonsense and argue it successfully. Hard working, smart, diligent.