Criminal Fraud


Farrar’s Building has a long-established reputation as a leading set for all types of financial crime, including fraud, white-collar crime, bribery and corruption, money laundering, tax evasion and anti-competitive conduct. Members of chambers are renowned for the exceptional quality of their written and oral advice and advocacy and the meticulous preparation of their cases. We are instructed regularly in complex, high profile and sensitive cases.

We advise and represent individuals and corporations at all stages of the criminal process. This includes providing critical pre-charge advice, which can often lead to proceedings being avoided altogether. We can advise our clients in any parallel or subsequent proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

Our expertise in fraud extends to civil and commercial fraud claims initiated in the UK and abroad, either as stand-alone claims or alongside threatened or ongoing criminal or regulatory proceedings. Please refer to our Civil Fraud page for further information.

We are recognised for our extensive experience in cases in which members are instructed by the Serious Fraud Office, HMRC and CPS Special Casework Division as well as many major cases for each CPS authority in Wales and elsewhere. Members of chambers also defend at the highest level of serious crime involving all aspects of financial crime.

Farrar’s Building has a very strong presence in criminal fraud work. Our silks, Paul Lewis QCPatrick Harrington QCChristopher Quinlan QC, and Ian Unsworth QC are regularly instructed in some of the heaviest cases.

Watch a short introduction to our Criminal Fraud Team below.

Members of chambers have wide ranging experience of fraud issues arising in the context of civil litigation, predominantly in relation to road traffic litigation (i.e LVI claims, slam-ons, phantom passengers) and personal injury claims (including issues arising from conscious exaggeration of injuries).

Watch a short overview of our Civil Fraud and Fundamental Dishonesty Team.

In addition to extensive trial experience, members of chambers are able to advise both in relation to evidential and pleading matters, the seeking and obtaining of exemplary damages against fraudulent claimants and the instigation and conduct of civil contempt proceedings.

Contact our clerking team to discuss your enquiry

Please call and talk to our Chief Executive Alan Kilbey or other members of our clerking team to find the most suitable barrister for your requirements call: +44 (0)20 7583 9241 or email: Fraud@farrarsbuilding.co.uk.