Ian Smith > 33 Chancery Lane > London, England > Barrister Profile

33 Chancery Lane
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Ian works across a spectrum of commercial fraud, cyber fraud and misconduct cases. He represents clients in the civil and criminal courts, acting for both victims and accused persons. Most of his cases are large-scale international proceedings involving asset tracing in a number of jurisdictions. He has a specialist regulatory law practice, advising law firms, City institutions, professional services and property firms. He advises in relation to anti-money laundering, counter terrorist finance, financial sanctions, anti-corruption and anti-tax evasion facilitation. Ian lead-edits and co-authors the practitioners’ text Asset Recovery: Criminal Confiscation and Civil Recovery (Oxford University Press). He is the lead author of Commercial and Cyber Fraud: A Legal Guide to Justice for Businesses (Bloomsbury). He is the Immediate Past President of VOCAL – the Victims of Crime Association of Lawyers. He was a founding member of the Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association and is a former Secretary of the European Criminal Bar Association.


Call – 2003; Solicitor from 1995; Solicitor Advocate (all courts).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Proceeds of crime (POCA) and asset forfeiture

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Ian Smith33 Chancery LaneHe always provides excellent service, is on top of the case, and knows this area of law.

London Bar > Fraud: civil

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Ian Smith33 Chancery Lane ‘Ian’s attention to detail is second to none, and he insists on each case being investigated to an extremely high standard, meaning that cases are very well put together and no stone is unturned. His advocacy is also excellent.’