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St Pauls Chambers – 2024 Edition of Chambers & Partners
24 October 2023
Financial Crime – The Regions
John Harrison KC – Band 2
“John Harrison KC is a well-respected silk who is recognised for his strong criminal defence practice. He acts in a wide range of cases including those involving investment schemes, money laundering and tax fraud”
“He is a well-rounded financial crime silk – approachable, technical and consistent”
Nigel Sangster KC – Band 2
“Nigel Sangster KC has a fine track record in sophisticated financial crime cases, including those involving allegations of film and MTIC fraud. Other areas of fraud include cases involving money laundering and confiscation proceedings”
“He is one of the most charming barristers you would ever wish to meet and if all else fails in a case, he will get a good result through charm alone”
Hal Watson – Band 1
“Hal Watson is recognised for his experience in financial crime cases. He has a particular focus on the prosecution of large-scale fraud and money laundering cases.”
“He is really popular with solicitor and great with clients”
James Lake – Band 2
“James Lake is a junior noted for his experience in financial crime, particularly cases involving allegations of fraud and money laundering. He is experienced in both the prosecution and defence of criminal cases”
“One of the stars of the junior Bar, he is very well respected by all who instruct him”
Crime – North Eastern
“James Lake is a well-respected junior who prosecutes and defends in criminal and regularly matters. he is frequently instructed on serious criminal cases including fraud, drug importation and sexual offences”.
“James destroys prosecution witnesses in cross-examination, in closing speeches, it’s almost like he’s hugging the jury. He is a showman without showing off”
Family – Matrimonial Finance – North Eastern
“Nicola Saxton of St Pauls Chambers is a star senior junior with a vast amount of experience in complex finance matters. She regularly advises high net worth individuals in cases involving corporate assets and trusts as well as farms.”
“Arguably the best barrister in the North of England. Her ability is second to none in terms of how she thinks on her feet.”
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