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Exchange Chambers

Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC

ONE DERBY SQUARE, LIVERPOOL, L2 9XX, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0151 236 7747
Fax:
Fax 0151 236 3433
DX:
14207 LIVERPOOL
Email:
Web:
www.exchangechambers.co.uk
Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester
Exchange Chambers (Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC), Neil Hawes QC, Liverpool, ENGLAND

Neil Hawes QC

Tel:
Work 0845 300 7747
Email:
Web:
www.exchangechambers.co.uk/people/neil-hawes-qc/
Exchange Chambers (Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC)

Work Department

Criminal

Position

Neil specialises in commercial fraud and associated financial work. Highly experienced in defending large scale prosecutions brought by the SFO, FCA, CPS, and CMA, he remains down-to-earth and well known for his team approach. Neil has a reputation for the extensive preparation and strategic foresight that is necessary for large and complex cases. He is consistently sought after and instructed by large corporations and national firms of solicitors.

Neil has represented a wide range of individuals from Board Directors to employees alleged to have been involved in numerous offences including fraud, cartel activity, bribery, corruption, money laundering, cheating the Inland Revenue, company offences, insider dealing and related FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) offences and regulatory breaches.

Neil’s work also involves advising on ‘live’ money laundering issues, and he has extensive experience in restraint and confiscation. This includes associated and appellant work.

Neil appears in publications as a Leader of the Bar, and has been consistently recommended in Chambers & Partners for criminal fraud since 2012 to present. He has been a contributor author to the Practical Law Company Practice Notes in the area of commercial fraud.

As the keynote speaker at the London City Solicitors Association Annual Conference in Amsterdam in 2012, lecturing on ‘The Internationalisation of the Criminal Law’, looking at Corruption, Bribery and Cartel Investigations and offences. He has also lectured on a number of other subjects including cartels, immunity applications, corruption & bribery, deferred prosecution agreements (DPA’s) and financial crime. Neil accepts direct public access instructions on certain work.

Career

Called 1989; Silk 2010

Member

Committee Member on Very High Cost Case Reform for Bar Council/CBA; Criminal Bar Association; Fraud Lawyers Association; Cyber Crime Practitioners Association; Management Board of Charter.

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