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Tim Owen QC

Tel:
Work 020 7404 3447
Email:
Matrix Chambers (Matrix Chambers)

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.


London Bar

Administrative and public law (including local government)

Within: Administrative and public law (including local government) – Leading silks

Tim Owen QC - Matrix ChambersHe is really excellent and has a wonderful way of developing a rapport with the court.

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Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)

Within: Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations) – Leading silks

Tim Owen QC - Matrix ChambersProbably the brightest Silk at the criminal Bar – and a real fighter too.

Within: Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations) – Leading silks

Tim Owen QC - Matrix ChambersHe provides straight-talking advice.

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

Within: Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police) – Leading silks

Tim Owen QC - Matrix ChambersAn extremely impressive advocate.

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Crime (general crime)

Within: Crime (general crime) – Leading silks

Tim Owen QC - Matrix ChambersAn excellent lawyer.

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Fraud: crime

Within: Fraud: crime – Leading silks

Tim Owen QC - Matrix ChambersHis work includes challenging cross-border cases.

Within: Fraud: crime

Matrix Chambers has a particular strength in cross-border investigations and fraud cases, often overlapping with corporate crime. Tim Owen QC successfully defended Madam Ye Fang in a Hong Kong money laundering trial.

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International crime and extradition

Within: International crime and extradition – Leading silks

Tim Owen QC - Matrix ChambersHe provides straight-talking advice.

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Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture

Within: Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture – Leading silks

Tim Owen QC - Matrix ChambersHe provides straight-talking advice on POCA issues.

Within: Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture

Matrix ChambersTim Owen QC and Edward Craven are instructed to represent the claimant in European Court of Human Rights case Briggs-Price v United Kingdom; the appellant was convicted of conspiracy to import cocaine, but the confiscation order of £2.5m imposed was concerning alleged cannabis trafficking, which he was neither charged with or convicted of.

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