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Practice Profile

Rupert is a polished and sought-after barrister routinely instructed in the defence and prosecution of complex, multi-handed and lengthy cases involving financial crime and serious crime, in particular in ‘white collar’ fraud and organised crime. He is regularly instructed as leading counsel, and also appears as a led junior or junior alone. He is a Grade 4 CPS General Crime Advocate Panel member, receives Serious Fraud Office instruction (being security cleared), and is public access qualified.

In relation to financial crime, Rupert is both a Grade 4 CPS Fraud Specialist Advocate Panel member and a Serious Fraud Office B Panel member, and has advisory and advocacy experience (for both the prosecution and defence, and on appeal) in the following areas:

  • Business crime
  • Insolvency
  • Asset restraint
  • Confiscation
  • Money laundering
  • Investment fraud
  • Banking fraud
  • Tax fraud
  • Mandate fraud
  • Duty evasion fraud
  • Immigration fraud

In relation to serious crime, Rupert is a Grade 4 CPS Serious Crime Specialist Advocate Panel member, and has advisory and advocacy experience (as above) in the following areas:

  • Homicide and serious violence
  • Firearms
  • Drugs importation and supply
  • Gang activity
  • Human trafficking

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  • CPS General Crime- Level 4
  • CPS Fraud- Level 4
  • CPS Serious Crime- Level 4
  • SFO - B Panel
  • Kosovo Specialist Chambers Specialist Counsel (Defence; Victims)


  • Fraud Lawyers Association
  • South Eastern Circuit


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