Miranda Hill KC > Chambers of Simon Denison KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Simon Denison KC
6KBW College Hill
21 COLLEGE HILL
LONDON
EC4R 2RP
England

Position

Miranda has a wide range of experience as a criminal practitioner. Specialising in business and corporate crime, she is particularly renowned for her ability to master substantial and complex cases. Miranda has unparalleled experience in relation to business and corporate crime.  She represented Rolls-Royce in the deferred prosecution agreement proceedings (led by David Perry QC and leading Katherine Hardcastle) and advised News Group Newspapers Limited and News UK in respect of the phone hacking and misconduct allegations (which concluded with no criminal proceedings being brought against either company). Since acting for BAE Systems Plc in the criminal proceedings which followed the investigation into allegations of corruption by the Serious Fraud Office, she has advised other companies on matters relating to allegations of corruption, including leading an internal investigation into allegations of corrupt behaviour by employees of a FTSE 100 company. She has been instructed on behalf of two major high-street banks to advise on matters relating to fraud, Financial Services and Markets Act and Companies Act offences.

Miranda has experience of advising companies in respect of ‘cybercrime’ offences, committed in the context of industrial espionage and by present and former employees.

In criminal matters, she has been led both for the Prosecution and for the Defence in numerous homicide cases, including those of unusual factual and/or legal complexity. As sole advocate, she has successfully represented individuals accused of rape, serious offences of violence and driving offences involving fatalities, amongst other matters. She also prosecutes; her experience includes prosecuting both single and multiple defendants accused of a range of offences including child cruelty, sexual offences, offences of serious violence and robbery. 

Career

Called 1999. Serious Fraud Office Panel of Counsel (List A).

Education

University of Manchester, BA (Hons) (First Class); PDipL (Distinction).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(2022 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Miranda Hill KC – 6KBW College Hill

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

(2022 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Miranda Hill KC – 6KBW College HillA newly appointed silk who was widely regarded as the best junior in this field of work. Superb analytical skills. A great strategist. Wonderful advocate.

(2022 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Miranda Hill KC6KBW College HillSimply a pleasure to instruct; she instils confidence in both client and solicitor; unflappable and calm in all situations and great at preparation.

6KBW College Hill offers significant expertise in bribery, corruption, and other financial crime cases, with a number of specialists in the Bribery Act, Enterprise Act, and the Financial Services and Markets Act handling Serious Fraud Office, Crown Prosecution Service, and other regulatory agency investigations and prosecutions into corporate malfeasance and crime. Alongside high-level domestic representations, the chambers also includes experts in cross-border cases, several including the involvement of the US Department of Justice. David Perry KC is a senior figure in the space, and regularly represents high-profile businesses in cross-border bribery and corruption cases, including complex elements such as Deferred Prosecution Agreements. Miranda Hill KC took silk in March 2022, and is regularly instructed by Magic Circle firms to act for major companies, including Amec Foster Wheeler in the SFO investigation into the company and its predecessor companies for suspected offences of bribery, corruption and related offences, resulting in a DPA. Katherine Hardcastle  continues to bolster her reputation, defending a number of DPAs, and representing global clients in SFO, HMRC, and international regulatory investigations, including high-profile financial services proceedings.