Lisa Linklater KC to chair international panel of experts at 40th Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime

September 4, 2023

Lisa Linklater KC from Exchange Chambers will chair a key session at tomorrow’s 40th International Symposium on Economic Crime at Jesus College, Cambridge.

The primary focus for this year’s symposium is integrity with Lisa Linklater KC’s session – Who should take responsibility for maintaining integrity? – taking place at 11 am.

Lisa’s involvement in the 40th International Symposium on Economic Crime, which runs from the 3 – 10 September, reflects the increasingly international nature of her practice.   Lisa is regularly instructed on high value, legally and factually complex shareholder and partnership disputes, corporate insolvency and commercial litigation with her cases often involving cross-border issues and issues of integrity, particularly on the part of directors of companies.

Lisa is recommended as a leading silk in Chancery, commercial dispute resolution and insolvency and restructuring by Chambers UK Bar 2023 and in company/insolvency by Legal 500 2023, following consistent recommendations as a leading junior in these fields.

Lisa is noted not only for her technical excellence and expertise in written and oral advocacy, but also for her commercial, creative, collaborative, strategic and practical approach to advancing her clients’ objectives.

Lisa served as Junior Counsel to the Crown (Attorney General’s Regional Panel) for three consecutive terms (18 years) and was regularly instructed by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in high-profile, complex company director disqualification applications and public interest winding up petitions, as well as by HM Revenue and Customs in precedent-setting cases and multi-million-pound tax fraud cases.

Since taking silk in March 2022, Lisa’s practice has flourished and she has been instructed by a wide variety of businesses, insolvency practitioners and individuals, as well as by the Secretary of State for Business and Trade and local authorities.

“As a student at Jesus College, I helped out at the Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime many years ago,” said Lisa Linklater KC.  “Having taken silk last year, I am delighted to return and chair what promises to be a really interesting session on Who should take responsibility for maintaining integrity? The symposium is truly international and represents a unique opportunity to forge cross-border connections with a wide range of experts in similar and complementary fields of practice to my own.”

Commenting on the symposium, Professor Barry Rider, Founder, Executive Director and Co-Chairman, said:

“The Cambridge symposium on economic crime is a unique event providing governments, institutions and the academy an opportunity to consider and address, from a practical standpoint, a host of threats to our economic wellbeing and prosperity.

“Our regular participants include, from over 100 countries, senior legislators, judges, diplomats, officials, regulators, law enforcement personnel, compliance and legal practitioners, professional advisers, journalists, academics and, of course, those at the front line – the bankers and financial intermediaries who actually look after our wealth. While many of the issues we consider need to be thought about rather more than they are, we make every effort to keep the focus on practical considerations and interventions.”

A link to the Symposium’s website and this year’s programme is here.