Mr Trevor Archer > Red Lion Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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Trevor Archer specialises in complex investigations, particularly those relating to financial crime prosecuted by the SFO, HMRC, FCA, BEIS, and the CPS.

Trevor has worked on many Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”) investigations into international corruption and fraud including, advanced fee fraud, ramping fraud, rent fraud, mortgage fraud, Ponzi schemes, banking fraud and market manipulation. These investigations frequently involve evidence obtained from other jurisdictions and collaborative work with international agencies.

Trevor also regularly prosecutes and defends fraud prosecuted by the CPS specialist fraud group, including VAT fraud investigated by HMRC and benefit fraud. Notable defence instructions include a boiler room fraud, a banking fraud and a misconduct in public office/fraud trial.

Trevor has extensive experience advising on matters of privilege, and was admitted to the Bar in the Turks and Caicos Islands for that specific purpose. More recently, he has advised major banks in the UK and the US on privilege. Trevor has also acted as independent counsel for the SFO, BEIS, and HMRC.

Trevor is panel counsel for the General Medical Council and frequently acts in proceedings before the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service. He is also appointed to the list of approved regulatory counsel to the Health and Safety Executive, the Office of Rail Regulation and the Environment Agency (List C). Trevor has acted for various local authorities in a variety of miscellaneous regulatory matters, including prosecution for breach of an enforcement notice and appeals. He also acts for the defence.


Year of call: 2005 Inn: Inner Temple 2010

Admitted to the Turks and Caicos Islands Bar 2012

Appointed to panel of regulatory counsel for Health and Safety Executive, Office of Rail Regulation, and the Environment Agency 2013

Appointed to panel of prosecution counsel for the Serious Fraud Office 2013

Appointed to panel of proceeds of crime counsel for the Serious Fraud Office 2013

Appointed Grade 3 advocate for the Crown Prosecution Service


South Eastern Circuit

Criminal Bar Association

Health and Safety Lawyers Association

Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers

Young Fraud Lawyers Association

Inner Temple

Turks and Caicos Islands Bar (2010)

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Trevor ArcherRed Lion ChambersHe has a keen mind and an attractive advocacy style.

Viewed as ‘strong‘ in the field of business crime, Red Lion Chambers‘ members are adept at prosecuting and defending cases involving corruption, bribery, and Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigations. Recent highlights include Trevor Archer representing the SFO in a corruption case concerning alleged payments made to a public official in South Korea to secure contracts for seismological equipment to monitor earthquakes and nuclear weapons tests in North Korea over a 13-year period.