Business and Specialist Crime

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Serjeants’ Inn has considerable experience in complex criminal work. We are able to field a team of both silks and exceptional juniors which can take on any criminal or regulatory case, up to the most difficult and serious proceedings in the appellate courts.

With experienced practitioners who are on the CPS Grade 4 and SFO “A” lists, we both prosecute and defend. A number of the team are recommended by the leading legal directories for fields including Crime, Fraud, Financial Services and Business and Regulatory Crime.

We specialise in cases involving professionals, high net worth individuals, companies and organisations, and where the charges range from murder, manslaughter (including corporate manslaughter), sexual offences and perjury to health and safety offences, misconduct in public office, fraud and other financial crime. We appear in the leading cases, for example the authorities for the “double jeopardy” rule; the content of a judge’s summing up; and the scope of criminal prosecutions for extradited defendants.

We are routinely instructed at the early stages of a criminal investigation, to advise prior to interview and/or charge, working to avoid a charge in the first place or secure a dismissal. If the matter proceeds, we provide representation and advice on strategy, drawing on substantial experience of appearing in jury trials.

We regularly receive instructions to advise and appear in cases where there are both criminal and related proceedings: our approach is informed by our experience as market-leaders for inquests, professional discipline and regulatory law and civil claims in the healthcare and police sectors.

Our cases are often high-profile, for example the defence of the criminal and disciplinary proceedings relating to John Terry’s alleged racial abuse of Anton Ferdinand and the recent prosecution of a Schroders Investment Management trader for insider dealing. Our barristers frequently appear on national TV news and in other media as commentators in the field.

24 Hour Urgent Advice

Our Business and Specialist Crime  team provides a 24 hour service, 365 days a year to arrange for urgent advice and representation on applications including injunctions. For more details about our emergency service please click here.

Angus Moon QC 1986 | 2006    Joint Head of Chambers
John Beggs QC 1989 | 2009    Joint Head of Chambers
Michael Mylonas QC 1988 | 2012
Chris Daw QC 1993 | 2013
Gerard Boyle QC 1992 | 2017
Sarah Clarke QC 1994 | 2017
Liam Duffy 2012
Samuel Green QC 1998 | 2015    Door Tenant

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