Mr Tim Hunter > 23ES > London, England > Lawyer Profile

1 Gray\'s Inn Square
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Ranked as a leading barrister Tim practices in all areas of criminal law, prosecuting and defending across a wide range of cases, undertaking both privately and publicly funded casework.

Tim has extensive experience advising in large, multi-handed cases involving technical, complex, sensitive and voluminous evidence in the areas of financial crime, terrorism, drugs, human trafficking, kidnapping and serious sexual offence cases. With a busy and successful practice, he predominantly leads case teams and has a wealth of experience including matters arising under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, PII, and evidential features in particular telephone and cell-site evidence.

He also advises on and drafts representations to prosecuting authorities regarding the discontinuance of anticipated proceedings.

Tim has experience and is currently instructed in other areas, in particular:
Private prosecutions – extensive experience advising on anticipated proceedings and bringing matters to trial. He has particular expertise in private prosecutions arising out of fraudulent insurance claims in the travel industry.
Advisory work in relation to ongoing and anticipated criminal proceedings in Jersey.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Fraud: crime

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Tim Hunter23ES

The experienced criminal fraud set 23ES (formerly 23 Essex Street) defends and prosecutes major SFO investigations and other high-profile financial crime matters. On behalf of a trading standards body, Cairns Nelson KC is prosecuting 11 defendants accused of defrauding elderly members of the public in a boiler room fraud, which made cold calls offering fake energy saving measures. Nelson KC also leads Tom Godfrey in the representation of Newcastle United Football Club, which is the subject of a long-running HMRC tax evasion investigation, with a focus on agents’ fees. Tim Hunter arrived from 2 Harcourt Buildings in May 2022.