Christopher Foulkes

Christopher Foulkes

"He is very smart and capable and a great leader."

Chambers UK 2024
Year of call: 1994
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Public Prosecution

Chris is a Grade 4 Prosecutor, and is included on CPS HQ’s Specialist Fraud Panel. He is also included on the SFO’s “A” Panel List for Fraud and Proceeds of Crime.

A fraud specialist, he is regularly instructed by the SFO in cases involving complex fraud and corruption (see Business Crime and Financial Services section). He is currently instructed by CPS London’s Complex Casework Unit to prosecute a multi-handed duty evasion allegation and is regularly instructed by CPS HQ’s Specialist Fraud Division. In this capacity he has undertaken a significant amount of work advising and prosecuting in investigations undertaken by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency.

As a Proceeds of Crime specialist, Chris is regularly called upon to provide advice in respect of restraint, confiscation and enforcement. By way of example, he advised the CPS in relation to the application of new provisions requiring the prosecution to update the Court in relation to Restraint Orders.

Chris’ practice also includes other areas of serious, sensitive and complex crime. He has been instructed by CPS London’s Homicide Team to prosecute a number of sensitive cases involving fatal road traffic collisions. Historically, he has prosecuted across the spectrum of serious offences including murder, armed robbery, serious drugs, firearms, human trafficking and police misconduct.

Notable Cases include:

R v HAA and others

HMRC investigation into the illicit importation and distribution of millions of cigarettes into the UK by an Iraqi-Kurdish organised crime group, culminating in a two-month trial at Birmingham Crown Court. The cigarettes were smuggled into the UK by lorry amongst partially legitimate loads destined for British businesses. Once in the country, the cigarettes were ‘slaughtered’ at warehouses in the Midlands before being distributed by suppliers to customers without paying UK duty. Seven individuals were charged with excise duty evasions and money laundering offences. The five principal defendants were convicted.

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