Robert O’Sullivan KC

Call 1988
Silk 2012
Door Tenant

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Robert O’Sullivan is an experienced criminal fraud specialist, who prosecutes and defends in serious and complex fraud cases. He also advises on the law and case strategy pre-charge, including 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, including the successful prosecution of an HMRC investigation into a £98 million pound marketed income tax avoidance scheme in the film industry.

He also has extensive experience in murder/manslaughter cases and health and safety criminal litigation, medicines and medicinal products prosecutions (including advising the MHRA in the Seroxat investigation) and courts-martial advocacy in the UK and overseas, having defended in the Camp Bread Basket prisoner abuse trial arising out of the second Iraq war.

He is a member of the Serious Fraud Office Panel of King’s Counsel. Prior to taking silk, he was on the Attorney-General’s A List of specialist advocates and a Category 4 Prosecutor.

He is a member of the Bar Council’s Law Reform Committee and its Surveillance and Privacy Working Group.