Outer Temple Chambers

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Commercial fraud

Outer Temple Chambers has a long-established reputation in commercial fraud.

Members of chambers have experience in all aspects of civil fraud, including breach of fiduciary duty, breach of trust, direct and indirect tax fraud, asset recovery, freezing orders and other injunctive remedies. Members of chambers act for both the taxpayer and the Revenue in the Tax Chamber of the first-tier tribunal and have appeared in some of the leading cases on MTIC fraud including Bond House Systems Limited and others v HMRC [2006] STC 419 before the European Court of Justice. Uniquely, we also have an acknowledged expertise in criminal fraud with members having appeared in some of the biggest and most high-profile criminal fraud cases in the UK. 

We act for corporations and individuals as well as financial institutions caught up in fraudulent transactions. We also for the government and regulatory agencies (including the SFO, FSA and OFT). 

We work extensively in foreign jurisdictions and have considerable experience of the cross-jurisdictional issues that arise in fraud cases, including tracing and freezing assets, compliance with anti-bribery legislation and the obligations under Part 7 POCA. With offices in New York and Abu Dhabi, we also have invaluable experience of matters involving regulators and prosecutors in the US and the Middle East.

Chambers’ strength in commercial fraud complements its work in financial services regulation. Members of chambers have acted in nearly all of the cases brought before the criminal courts for market abuse and insider dealing and frequently act for both the FSA and regulated firms and individuals before the RDC. 

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The Outer Temple
222 Strand

Silks: 17
Juniors: 59
Head of chambers: Michael Bowes QC, David Westcott QC and Andrew Spink QC
Directors: Christine Kings and Steve Graham
Business development directors: Graham Woods, David Smith and Dave Scothern