Exchange Chambers welcomes leading Silk as door tenant

October 24, 2016

Exchange Chambers has welcomed leading silk Robert O’Sullivan QC as a door tenant.

Robert is a specialist trial advocate in the prosecution and defence of serious and complex fraud cases. He also advises on the law and case strategy pre-charge, including on cross-jurisdictional issues relating to evidence and justiciability.

Robert has considerable experience in direct and indirect tax fraud. He has prosecuted many multi-handed MTIC VAT frauds and in 2015-2016 successfully prosecuted an eight month trial of an HMRC investigation into a £98 million pound marketed income tax avoidance scheme in the film industry. He is currently prosecuting a $200 million fraud on a Russian bank in respect of trades in Argentinian sovereign warrants.

“Robert’s arrival adds yet another silk to our specialist fraud team,” said Director of Chambers, Tom Handley.  “He is an outstanding barrister who regularly appears in the very biggest cases.”

Said Robert O’Sullivan QC, who is a full member at 5 Paper Buildings in London:

“Exchange Chambers has a well deserved reputation for excellence.  As a door tenant, I am looking forward to working closely with the team and further developing my fraud practice nationally.”

Exchange Chambers currently has 168 members, including 16 silks. If the Set grows at its projected rate, it will have over 200 members within the next 3 years.

In a further boost, Exchange Chambers has secured its highest ever rankings in the newly released Legal 500, where it is described as a “regional powerhouse” and praised for its “great depth of experience and expertise at all levels.”  Exchange Chambers has also been shortlisted for Regional Set of the Year at the Chambers UK Bar Awards.