Natasha Wong is a leading Criminal Silk Ranked as a Leader in Financial Crime and Crime in Chambers & Partners UK Bar every year since 2013 and a Leading individual in the Legal 500 every year since 2012.
FINANCIAL CRIME AND REGULATORY:
Specialist defence counsel with expertise over the full range of investigations into civil fraud, financial crime, confiscation, regulatory and disciplinary hearings. Her practice is focused particularly on defending those charged with or being investigated in respect of serious and complex fraud cases, allegations of cheating the revenue, money laundering, bribery and corruption. Has also acted for professional clients accused of false accounting, theft from client accounts, conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and a range of disciplinary matters. Recent work includes representing the rights of third parties in confiscation proceedings, regulatory proceedings in the Upper Tax Tribunal, and acting for a defendant charged with EURIBOR manipulation . Many of her cases involve multi-jurisdictional aspects as well as detailed legal arguments, including the admissibility of evidence, joinder and severance, challenging and advising upon expert evidence, legal professional & litigation privilege, applications to stay the proceedings on the grounds of abuse of process and or fitness to stand trial, public interest immunity and disclosure issues, dismissal applications and submissions of no case to answer. Very experienced at managing large quantities of documents, disclosure databases and expert forensic evidence.
Also provides advice and guidance to professional clients, compliance/regulatory issues that arise during the course of their business, financial irregularities and their liabilities under the Bribery Act and HMRC legislation.
Natasha Wong QC also acts for professional clients in contested regulatory proceedings where the regulating body seeks their erasure or suspension from practice.
Natasha Wong QC has a wealth of experience in acting in numerous cases involving homicide in particular matters where defendants and witnesses are said to be vulnerable. Cases have included gang related murders involving firearms and cases involving infants. She is instructed privately to represent individuals facing serious allegations under the Sexual Offences Act.
Most recent cases in Crime (2019) have also involved contested high profile allegations of joint enterprise murder, involving vulnerable defendants with significant psychological and psychiatric profiles, in cases involving cut throat defences. Registered to undertake Public Access work.
“She is disarmingly friendly and makes people feel at ease.” “Very impressive and a really great advocate.” Chambers UK 2020
'A fearless silk; Juries love her.' Legal 500 2020
"A highly diligent new silk who exhibits clear communication skills and has great sensitivity to client concerns. High-value money laundering, rate rigging and corporate theft matters feature in her caseload. She is noted for her experience of handling matters for financial services clients." Chambers UK 2019
“Her meticulous approach wins plaudits from interviewees who also value her ability to get to the heart of complex fraud matters”. Chambers UK 2018
"Her attention to detail, tactical acumen and sensitivity with clients all deserve the highest praise." Chambers UK 2018
‘She demonstrates detailed preparation, forensic analysis of the evidence and great people skills.’ Legal 500 - 2018