Fraud, Business & Financial Crime

Linenhall Chambers expert team of criminal barristers has extensive experience in helping clients with fraud, business and financial crime cases.

Particular expertise is held in relation to cases involving all types of business fraud, Trading Standards prosecutions, financial crime and Health & Safety.

Our team of criminal barristers at Linenhall Chambers both prosecute and defend fraud, business and financial crime cases, acting for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) as well as Trading Standards, local authorities and other Government led prosecuting authorities bringing criminal investigations. Barristers in the Linenhall team are appointed to the CPS Fraud Panel at level 4 illustrating their expertise in this area.

Our barristers also represent business owners, individual directors and boards of companies, providing advice and representation in relation to corporate governance, corporate criminal liability and directors’ liability. They take instructions both through instructing solicitors and on a direct access basis.

Our team use their vast experience of both prosecuting and defending such cases, bringing their understanding of the relevant process, regulation and requirements to bear for their clients. They understand the career, reputational and financial consequences that such cases hold for clients and their businesses.

Linenhall’s criminal barristers frequently provide specialist help to local authorities bringing Trading Standards cases, providing early guidance and ongoing advice and advocacy throughout the case.

The criminal team at Linenhall work with clients across England and Wales and particularly in Cheshire and the wider North West, North and Mid Wales and the West Midlands.

The team can also provide expert guidance in relation to proceeds of crime applications, asset recovery and restraint and confiscation orders ancillary to criminal proceedings.

Our specialists in Fraud, Business & Financial Crime

Gordon Cole KC

Year of Call: 1979

Year of Silk: 2006

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Andrew Thomas KC

Year of Call: 1989

Year of Silk: 2008

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Ben Douglas Jones KC

Year of Call: 1998

Year of Silk: 2018

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Jonathan Rees KC

Year of Call: 2000

Year of Silk: 2019

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Owen Edwards KC

Year of Call: 1992

Year of Silk: 2023

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Linenhall Chambers and its members are regulated by the Bar Standards Board.