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MC Chambers | Top KC-Led Direct Access Criminal Fraud Defence Barrister’s Chambers – London & UK

We are a top KC-led direct access fraud defence barrister’s chambers with vast experience and stunning successes.

Led by Kieran Vaughan KC, one of the UK’s best-in-class fraud barristers with an impressive range of experience, our fraud defence expertise and proven track record, spans the entire range of criminal fraud charges, encompassing both tax fraud and other types of fraud.

Our Head of Chambers Kieran Vaughan, has been widely recognised for many years by Legal Professional Directories as one of the UK’s top barristers.

The Legal 500 describes Kieran as:

“Possibly the best KC of our generation. He is an amazing lawyer with tactical nous and a wonderful court manner. His cross-examination is skilful and incisive, his legal arguments are well prepared and persuasive, and he is committed to the clients he represents. A brilliant all-rounder – not a hint of any weakness.”

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Kieran Vaughan KC – Head of Chambers

Kieran is widely recognised as one of the UK’s top criminal defence trial and appeal barristers. His experience in dealing with the most serious, complex profile national cases is almost unparalleled. Kieran has successfully defended individuals in the Crown Court and Court of Appeal in many high profile cases, and Areas of Law.

The Legal 500 describes Kieran as: “Possibly the best KC of our generation. He is an amazing lawyer with tactical nous and a wonderful court manner. His cross-examination is skilful and incisive, his legal arguments are well prepared and persuasive, and he is committed to the clients he represents. A brilliant all-rounder – not a hint of any weakness.”

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Tax Frauds

  • VAT fraud such as carousel and Missing Trader Intra Community (MTIC) fraud
  • Stamp duty evasion fraud
  • Cheating the Revenue
  • Tax-saving scheme fraud
  • Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) fraud

Other Frauds

  • Insider trading
  • False accounting
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Insolvency or liquidation fraud
  • Trading while insolvent
  • Conspiracy to defraud
  • Boiler room fraud
  • Forgery
  • Building and maintenance contract fraud

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Catherine Daly – Expert Barrister

Catherine appears in the Crown Court, the Magistrates Court, the Court of Appeal, and in front of Parole Boards. She deals with both minor offences, like driving, and serious cases involving violence, sex offences and drugs, and has a string of stunning successes. She often represents clients with vulnerabilities and continues to receive outstanding client feedback.

One of many 5 star Google reviews: “Catherine Daly is an exceptional criminal defence barrister who exemplifies professionalism, expertise, and unwavering dedication. She demonstrated an unparalleled commitment to my case, ensuring every aspect was meticulously examined and skilfully represented. Her profound knowledge of the law, coupled with her strategic insight, led to a successful outcome beyond my expectations. Catherine navigates complex legal proceedings with precision and poise.”

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Notable Fraud Cases | Top Criminal Fraud Defence KC-Led Barrister's Chambers | London & UK | Direct Access Scheme

HBOS Fraud – Trial of Bankers Accused of Engineering £245million of Fraudulent Loans

Kieran represented the first defendant, David Mills, who was accused of defrauding HBOS to the sum of over £245 million. The case made significant headlines both nationally and internationally, and has resulted in a review by Dame Linda Dobbs following Lloyds Banking Group’s acquisition of HBOS. Read more.

Carl Smith – Fraud and Money Laundering

Carl Smith was charged with fraud and money laundering. The prosecution was brought by Essex Trading Standards against a number of individuals who were trading in solar panels and ancillary products. The fraud was said to be in the region of £6.5 million. Mr Smith was acquitted of fraud and received a suspended sentence of imprisonment for money laundering. Read more.

£Multi-Million Fraud on the Legal Aid System

Successfully defended a solicitor who was accused of a high profile multi million pound fraud on the Legal Aid Agency. This was one of the most significant and high profile cases in the criminal courts largely due to the fact that a number of the defendants were barristers, solicitors and judges. The client was a senior solicitor and was accused of a multi-million pound fraud against the Legal Aid Agency. The client was acquitted after trial. Read more.

Largest N. Ireland’s VAT Fraud

Represented a company director who was accused of being party to N Ireland’s largest VAT fraud. The fraud had many facets, including an allegation that the defendants were involved in a CIS scheme fraud. Read more.

Defrauding The Legal Aid System

Kieran represented a solicitor who was accused of defrauding the Legal Aid Agency. Mrs Twum ran a very successful office in London. The prosecution case was that she was responsible for over-claiming £3.8 million. The trial judge acceded to an application to exclude a substantial amount of Home Office records on the basis that the system was unreliable. This reduced the loss to just under £40,000.

Evading VAT on Gold Importation Fraud

There were two defendants in this case. The prosecution alleged that the client, Mr Ali, was party to a plot to smuggle over £100 million worth of gold into UK from Dubai and India. The plot was said to have cost the public purse some £16 million in lost VAT payments. Although the other defendant was convicted, Mr. Ali was acquitted. Read more.

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Our Heritage | Michael Wolkind KC (formerly QC)

We are small, elite and hand-picked team. Our proud heritage arises from one of the most renowned master criminal defence barristers of recent times – Michael Wolkind KC (formerly QC).

Although retired from active client representation now, Michael remains an integral part of Chambers.

 

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If you or a loved one are seeking the best possible representation for a fraud charge, whether it’s tax-related or otherwise, and you’re looking for one of the very best direct access criminal barrister’s chambers with an outstanding track record of fraud defence, contact us now on 0207 101 4164 or send us a message here.

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