Oliver Powell

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Oliver Powell


Contact details:

Email info@brightlinelaw.co.uk
Telephone +44 (0)203 872 2852

Oliver Powell is a barrister in independent practice. He is ranked in both Chambers & Partners (UK) and The Legal 500. He contributes to Millington & Sutherland Williams on the Proceeds of Crime (Fifth Edition), OUP (2018).

Oliver primarily undertakes instructions that involve the regulation of business activity and commerce. His practice encompasses: asset forfeiture & civil recovery; financial crime; financial services; fraud; proceeds of crime; and indirect tax. He is routinely instructed in matters with an international element and usually cases involving allegations of dishonesty, sharp practice or breach of trust.

Oliver maintains a keen interest in this area of the law not just through his practice but also through writing articles, professional memberships (CFLA, FLA, FAP, POCLA and RBA) and by giving lectures. He is regularly invited to speak at financial crime and proceeds of crime conferences. Recent engagements of note include: Sanctionsalert.com, Female Fraud Forum and HMRC FPU.

Oliver acts for multinationals, SMEs and private individuals. His strong interpersonal skills, candid advice and robust advocacy allow him to forge solid working relationships, making him a popular choice and highly sought after.

Cases of note include:

  • SFO v Alstom International Ltd (‘Operation Ruthenium’) (2017)
  • R v McCormick (POCA 2002) (‘Operation Venus’) (2016)
  • R v Stannard [2015] EWHC 1199 (Admin)
  • SFO v Daniel Gooding & Others (POCA 2002) (‘Operation Steamroller’) (2014)
  • Nasa Khan (CJA 1988) (2014)
  • Abbey Forwarding Ltd (In Liquidation) v HMRC [2014] UKFTT 998 (TC)
  • NCA v Azam [2014] EWHC 2722 (QB)
  • NCA v Azam [2014] EWHC 4742 (QB)
  • Darren Richard Leitch t/a London Mobile Communications v HMRC [2012] UKFTT 229 (TC)
  • SFO v Rybak (POCA 2002) (‘Operation Navigator’) (2011)
  • Option NCT Ltd v HMRC [2011] UKFTT 768 (TC)
  • Fusion Electronics Ltd v HMRC [2011] UKFTT 529 (TC)
  • MAK Corporation Ltd v HMRC (2010)
  • SFO v Bates (POCA 2002) (‘Operation Anderson’) (2009)

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