Simon Farrell QC is recommended by The Legal 500 and Chambers UK 2014 as a leading silk. He is acknowledged as an expert in corporate crime, commercial and tax fraud, bribery, corruption, money laundering and confiscation.
He has increasingly become involved in international cross-border commercial disputes in which these issues arise in the UK, Luxembourg, the Seychelles, the Isle of Man and Dubai.
Recently, Farrell has advised in cases arising out of the mis-selling of interest-rate hedging products (IRHPs) and LIBOR fixing, particular areas including both civil and criminal liability and consequential loss.
He advises on a wide range of commercial/civil and criminal issues in these areas in High Court, arbitral, Crown Court and appellate proceedings. He is frequently consulted in cases with an international dimension, including those involving extradition and mutual assistance and in restraint, receivership and civil/cash recovery proceedings.
Farrell has extensive experience of VAT (MTIC) and tax fraud cases of all kinds. His expertise extends to the first- and upper-tier tax tribunals and he is currently instructed to appear in a number of civil VAT and excise duty appeals and criminal cases. He has a busy appellate practice in the Court of Appeal and has appeared in a number of leading money laundering and confiscation cases in that court.
He undertakes other serious criminal work such as murder, human trafficking and drugs cases and is co-author of several books concerning money laundering, fraud and asset recovery.
Farrell sits as a recorder (deputy circuit judge) in the Crown Court and has been appointed to the panel of part-time deemsters (judges) by the lieutenant governor of the Isle of Man.
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