Regulatory and Financial Crime

Practice Summary

We have amongst our general criminal practitioners a dedicated Regulatory and Financial Crime Team headed by Adrian Waterman QC. It consists of barristers at all levels of call, many of whom are widely recognised as white collar crime and fraud experts and leaders in the field.


  • We are regularly instructed in major city trading, banking and commercial, mortgage and insurance frauds, fraudulent trading schemes and money laundering.
  • We have particular experience of restraint proceedings, criminal confiscation and civil recovery. A number of our members have written or contributed to leading textbooks in this area.
  • We provide pre-charge advice, and regulatory and compliance guidance, to individuals and companies.
  • We offer dedicated training programmes for lawyers and those in the regulated sectors.
  • We are well known for our skilled tactical advice and first-class advocacy.
  • Our clerking and administration team offers a professional and flexible service with an emphasis on good, clear communications.
  • Doughty Street is fully committed to providing a first-class and sensitive client-focused service. 


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