Helen Malcolm QC is a specialist in international criminal law, particularly in the areas of corporate fraud and extradition.
Malcolm acts both for and against the Serious Fraud Office and the Financial Services Authority in criminal and regulatory matters, and for the Revenue in international tax enquiries and tribunal hearings. She is regularly involved in cases of bribery and corruption, money laundering and computer crime and her recent work includes sanctions enquiries.
She has expertise in confiscation, compensation and asset recovery and has obtained one of the UK’s largest compensation orders (£21m) for a victim of fraud. Malcolm has also advised extensively on mutual legal assistance and the seeking of evidence and assets overseas.
As well as being engaged in immigration cases involving national security issues, she is also an expert in extradition cases, especially involving transnational financial crime.
Malcolm advocates abroad in human rights for the Council of Europe and teaches advocacy in this country and internationally. She attends European Commission experts’ meetings as the Bar Council’s representative in criminal matters and assists and advises the Bar Council in relation to amendments to criminal law proposed by the European Commission.
She is trained in commercial mediation and international arbitration.
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