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The 36 Group
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Philip Hackett Q.C. specialises in financial regulation, civil and criminal fraud, international corruption and sanctions, health and safety, environment and consumer law.  

Over the past 25 years he has been instructed in many of the leading financial regulation cases including the most serious matters investigated by the FCA and SFO and other regulatory bodies. This practice has given him considerable experience in banking, accountancy, taxation and market compliance matters. His clients are typically multinational corporations, CEOs, finance directors and other senior officers. He advises on compliance obligations and practice, and at all stages in of investigations into potential breaches.

The leading cases he has appeared in include three BCCI trials, Arrows, Maxwell, Gooda Walker, Wickes, Merrion Re Insurance, AIT, TransTec, ‘City Slickers’, Kent Pharmaceuticals, Bae Systems, Parliamentary expenses, V Mobile, Vantis, Torex, Asil Nadir, Oil for Food, Innospec, Celtic Mining,  LIBOR and FOREX.

The international aspects of his practice have resulted in experience of offshore matters in connection with BVI, the Channel Islands, Bermuda and Isle of Man and many European jurisdictions as well as US, Caribbean and Africa. Many of his cases involve multi-jurisdictional investigations. He is the author of the Chapter on the UK Bribery Act in Sweet and Maxwell’s recently published book ‘International Corruption’.


Call: 1978
Silk: 1999

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Fraud: civil

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

Philip Hackett QCThe 36 GroupSteeped in top experience in the most difficult and high-profile fraud cases – hugely intelligent, a strong, versatile and fearless advocate.

London Bar > Financial services regulation

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Philip Hackett QCThe 36 GroupEvidentially meticulous with a formidable court presence, this leader is simply first class.

London Bar > Fraud: crime

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Philip Hackett QCThe 36 GroupA seasoned advocate and a lethal cross-examiner. If you want a fearless advocate, you want him. He has a wealth of experience and knowledge in cases of financial crime. He is a team player.