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  • 5 King's Bench Walk, Temple, London EC4Y 7DN
  • T: +44 (0) 20 7353 5638
  • clerks@5kbw.co.uk
  • Out of Hours: 07738 328059
  • DX: LDE 367 London
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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

Rupert's Privacy Policy can be downloaded here.

Appointments

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

Memberships

  • Fraud Lawyers Association
  • South Eastern Circuit

News

Bollywood ‘cash for visa’ fraud

21 December 2021

Rupert Kent and Sam Willis secured convictions this week at Prospero... Read More

Father guilty of attempting to murder his 6 year old child

3 March 2021

Rupert Kent and Charlotte Hole secure conviction at the Central Criminal Court... Read More

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