Tim Owen QC > Matrix Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Matrix Chambers
Matrix Chambers
GRIFFIN BUILDING, GRAY'S INN
LONDON
WC1R 5LN
England
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Position

Specialises in criminal fraud and regulatory work (including trial, judicial review/appellate work, bribery, sanctions, cartels, insider dealing/market abuse, asset restraint/confiscation, money laundering, all forms of fraud), extradition, public law (especially crime and criminal due process, prison, police, mental health and inquest law), human rights law, police law, sports law, public inquiries and civil litigation involving the abuse of power by public bodies. General criminal work ranges from terrorism to interception of communications and  official secrets act prosecutions.  Has appeared in more than 50 appeals to the House of Lords/Supreme Court/Privy Council as well as in numerous appeals to the Court of Appeal in both public and criminal law cases, particularly those which raise novel human rights issues. He has extensive experience in miscarriage of justice references by the CCRC. He is valued for his team working ability, his approachability, his ability to absorb a mass of complex information, his skills in cross examination and his ability to present dificult arguments to jurors and judges alike in plain, clear language. Extensive experience of cases involving an international, cross border dimension and regularly appears in the Hong Kong courts. He is an Advisory Editor of Blackstone’s Criminal Practice 2016 and the editor/author of numerous publications including Asset Recovery: Criminal Confiscation and Civil Recovery (OUP, 2015), Prison Law, 5th edition, (OUP, 2015) and Blackstone’s Guide to the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (OUP, 2005).

Career

Called 1983; Silk 2000; Recorder 2005; Deputy High Court Judge 2010; Acting Judge, Grand Court of Cayman Islands 2013; Bencher, Middle Temple.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Administrative and public law (including elections)

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Tim Owen QCMatrix ChambersInstructed in the most sensitive cases.

London Bar > Proceeds of crime (POCA) and asset forfeiture

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Tim Owen QCMatrix ChambersAn utterly tenacious advocate.

London Bar > Fraud: crime

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Tim Owen QCMatrix ChambersAlways sees the wood for the trees.A first rate lawyer and a devastating cross-examiner.

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Tim Owen QCMatrix ChambersAlways sees the wood for the trees. A first rate lawyer and a devastating cross-examiner. An utterly tenacious advocate.

London Bar > Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police)

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Tim Owen QCMatrix ChambersHe has superb judgement and knows exactly how to distil a case into a written document. The court really listens to him.

London Bar > Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Tim Owen QCMatrix ChambersA devastating cross-examiner. Excellent with clients and quickly establishes a relationship of trust and confidence with them.