3TG is one of the premier sets of chambers in Corporate & Financial Crime, ranked in both Chambers and Partners UK Bar and The Legal 500. Individual members are ranked in both general crime and fraud.

We have a team of talented barristers whose experience of corporate and financial crime places us as a market leader. Counsel regularly act for agencies such as the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in high-profile cases.

Our team has experience of dealing with complex cases, including from the investigation stage. Our work includes:

  • R v RL, a private prosecution of a former Managing Director charged with defrauding a company of £4m. A chambers team advised pre-charge, dealt with all stages of the prosecution, disclosure, legal professional privilege, dismissal applications and saw the case through to a successful conclusion.
  • The SFO’s investigation into Rolls Royce.
  • Operation Forbear, one of the largest VAT frauds ever prosecuted.
  • Operation Midas, a fraud on the European Union and the Welsh Assembly.

Our team offers training in a variety of topic, such as Money Laundering and the Bribery Act 2010. We often hold webinars to enhance the experience of both Solicitors, Accountants and Public Company Board Members.

Confiscation and Asset recovery are significant topics in crime. The “draconian” Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 provisions and their deployment have grave consequences for defendants, their associates and families. 3TG offers the expert advice and representation which is vital at an early stage to safeguard assets at risk.

Clerk: Gary Brown
Telephone: 020 4526 0890
Email: Click here


Corporate & Financial Crime Expertise

  • Bribery & Corruption
  • Confiscation & Asset Recovery
  • Corporate
  • Financial Services
  • Fraud & Money Laundering
  • Health & Safety
  • Internal Investigations
  • Private Prosecutions

Corporate & Financial Crime Notable Cases

WWS LLP v RL Southwark CC [2021]

Instructed to prosecute RL with an offence of Fraud by Abuse of Position. The accused had systematically obtained in excess of £4m from the company by a variety of methods, including inflated personal expenditure and diversion of funds to his own bank account. The brand is well known in the shoe industry and supplies a number of the major department stores. The owner of the business is a trust which originates from the USA. As a result of the above and the high profile of the defendant, the case is likely to be widely reported. The defence recently applied to stay the case as an abuse of process and ran a dismissal argument in relation to one of the counts on the Indictment. HHJ Bartle QC ruled against all the defence applications leading to pleas being offered by the Defendant. He was sentenced to 4 years imprisonment. A costs order was made in favour of the Prosecution.

Operation Volt [2020 to present]

Eight-handed conspiracy to produce counterfeit £20 notes of more than £12m in value, described by the main Bank of England witness as one of the largest such cases he had ever seen. The client was also later charged with perverting the course of justice and conspiracy to cause GBH due to material seized from an EncroChat device relating to an Organised Crime Group, once Encro breach had been achieved.

Operation Casper [2020 to present]

Substantial MTiC (Carousel VAT fraud) said to have been conducted over 2 years (2012 to 2014). More than 30 companies listed in Indictment Schedule of involved trading entities. Voluminous material already well in excess of 10,000 pages.

Operation Midas Cardiff Crown Court [2017-2019]

The Defendant was charged with 5 others including members of his family with a £7.5m fraud. The fraud took the form of grant payments from the Welsh Assembly and the European Union. This was a fraud perpetrated over many years generating a vast amount of documentation. The case was a “Bespoke” Contract under the VHCC scheme, and the contract was based on 150,000 pages of evidence. The client was the lead defendant and said by the Crown to be the architect of the fraud. The case attracted significant publicity and was politically sensitive for the Welsh government, with suggestions of negligent allocation of budget funds.

Corporate & Financial Crime Barristers

Scott Brady KC (Scot.)

Call 1987 | Silk 2000

Peter Rouch KC

Call 1972 | Silk 1996

Adam Davis KC

Call 1985 | Silk 2012

John Femi-Ola KC

Call 1985 | Silk 2017

Jeremy Wainwright KC

Call 1990 | Silk 2019

Karina Arden

Call 1970

Kenneth Aylett

Kenneth Aylett

Call 1972

Simon Connolly

Call 1981

Jonathan Woodcock

Call 1981

Geoff Gelbart

Call 1982

Gordon Ross

Call 1986

 Andrew Taylor

 Andrew Taylor

Call 1985

John Coates

Call 1988

Nicholas Wells

Nicholas Wells

Call 1990

Tim Forte

Call 1994

Jide Lanlehin

Call 1994

Neena Crinnion

Call 1997

Michael Stradling

Call 1998

Simon Shannon

Call 1999

Peter Hunter

Call 2000

James Wing

Call 2003

Naeem Karbhari

Call 2003

Nathalie Carter

Call 2004

Simon Gledhill

Call 2005

Charles Durrant

Call 2006

Stephen Cooke

Call 2006

Patrick Harte

Call 2006

Saul Herman

Call 2007

Andrew Horsell

Call 2009

Puneet Grewal

Call 2010

Ruth Reid

Call 2013

Richard Reynolds

Call 2014

Gemma Noble

Call 2015

Regulatory Law

Brad Lawlor

Call 2016

Samantha Ball

Call 2017

Oliver Kelham

Call 2018

Dafydd Enoch KC (Associate Tenant)

Call 1985 | Silk 2008

John Hipkin KC (Associate Tenant)

Call 1989 | Silk 2020

Recent articles

Success in high value fraud trial for Naeem Karbhari leading Matthew Keliris-Thomas

Naeem Karbhari led Matthew Keliris-Thomas upon instructions from Hazal Arzlan of Atesh Solicitors in a three-handed high value fraud where the Crown alleged hundreds of thousands of pounds had been taken fraudulently and dissipated through various bank…

Naeem Karbhari

Matthew Keliris-Thomas

Michael Stradling’s client acquitted of conspiracy to defraud Nat West Bank of over £1million after 8 week trial at Southwark Crown Court

Michael Stradling, instructed by Ditesh Patel and Ria Kudrati at Bark & Co, represent a defendant who was acquitted of a sophisticated conspiracy to defraud involving organised criminal gangs and insiders working for the Nat…

Michael Stradling

Michael Stradling successfully defends Director accused of fraud against own company

Michael Stradling, instructed by Golden Solicitors, represented a company Director accused of fraudulently withdrawing monies from the company’s bank account.   The trial took place at the Crown Court at Southwark. The primary witness for the Crown…

Michael Stradling

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