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Brian Altman QC Fraud Cases

Corporate Crime and Fraud

Leading crime barrister

Brian has extensive experience in handling cases of complex fraud, cybercrime, bribery, corruption and cartels.

Brian’s expertise as a leading crime barrister is exceptionally useful when dealing with corporate crime, such as corruption, fraud and insider dealing. He has a powerful ability to understand complex financial and business data. He is logical, analytical, an excellent problem-solver, highly resourceful and a bold decision-maker.

Brian is ‘top ranked’ in legal directories for financial crime:

He handles financial crime matters, including fraud, false accounting and cartel investigations, as part of a broader criminal law practice.

"A leader who cuts through to the essence of a case. When you instruct him, he inspires huge confidence. He is a true luminary. Above all, in heavy business and regulatory crime and investigatory cases, he is truly fearless.“

Legal 500 2021 (Business and regulatory crime)

Chambers Bar Guide for 2018 states that "He is frequently sought out by global corporations to advise on the potential criminal ramifications of officer conduct and corporate transactions.“

Strengths: “I have found him to be incredibly client service-oriented. He is very timely, and never lets us down as instructing solicitors. I haven’t met another barrister who has been as good in terms of client service in my career.”
The Chambers Bar Guide 2016, see Testimonials page.

Who's Who Legal UK Bar 2018 names Brian as one of "47 standout barristers who are considered leaders in the field of criminal fraud. They are highlighted for their expertise in a range of matters including white-collar crime, money laundering, corruption and regulatory and compliance matters."

He has also defended or advised in large-scale fraud cases including mortgage and tax fraud, insider dealing and other serious fraud and corruption cases. These have included fraud regarding the flotation of a company based upon alleged mining deposits in Butte, Montana, USA, the trial of Brent Walker’s finance director and large scale corruption in the Met Police, originally exposed by the BBC’s Panorama.

Brian has also advised the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) on alleged cartel offences, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) in blockbuster cases, and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on insider dealing.

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Brian Altman QC is a barrister regulated by the Bar Standards Board



The Chambers UK Bar 2021Legal 500 Leading Individual 2021Lawyer Monthly 2015 Legal AwardsThe Times Law list 100golden legal eagles

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