Civil Fraud


"very strong in civil fraud, from silk down to young junior level"
Legal 500
"lots of bright people who are easy to work with"
Legal 500
“The go-to set for emergency applications”
Legal 500, Civil Fraud, 2018

Civil Fraud

Serle Court has been in Band 1 for civil fraud in both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 for more than 10 years. With 8 silks and 6 juniors rated as leading practitioners by the directories, teams from chambers have been involved for both claimants and defendants in many of the most complex and high value civil fraud cases of the past decade, such as Glenn v Watson, Fiona Trust, BTA Bank v Ablyazov, Aeroflot v Berezovsky, Sovcomflot v Privalov, Ras Al Khaimah v Bestfort, Constantin Medien v Ecclestone, Tatneft PJSC v Bogolyubov, Orb v Ruhan as well as more historic involvement in well known cases such as Barings Bank and Barlow Clowes, the Gruppo Torras litigation, the Sumitomo Corporation trading fraud and the Madoff and Maxwell frauds. Often several teams from Serle Court are involved in the biggest cases, so that Serle Court is experienced and adept at coping with the additional demands of confidentiality arising when members of chambers appear on different sides.

One of the things which differentiates Serle Court is that our technical knowledge and long experience in the field of civil fraud is combined with our expertise not only in banking/financial services and company/insolvency, but also in the fields of private client and trusts. We can therefore provide teams which can tackle fraud cases across the full range of subject matter and legal categories, and across the world. As well as regular appearances in the courts in London, over the past few years we have appeared or advised in the Bahamas, BVI, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, the Channel Islands, the CIS, France, Isle of Man, Hong Kong, Japan and the UAE.

In this as in all areas, the directories comment on the client focussed approach, the strategic judgment and the effectiveness in court of our barristers.


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