Gavin Irwin is a specialist advocate in: business crime and financial services; and, professional conduct and discipline. He has a wealth of experience across complementary disciplines.
In addition, Gavin represented a defendant in proceedings at the Central Criminal Court (brought under the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979) for exporting cobalt aluminate to Iran via the Czech Republic. The security and intelligence services are concerned that CoAl may be the critical ingredient in a ‘suitcase dirty bomb’ – a small, portable, nuclear device.
“A very effective and charming advocate, whom juries find very engaging: if, like him, you cross-examine with a smile on your face, you get a lot more information and the jury will listen.” “He’s very dignified and intelligent.” (Chambers UK 2020)
“He prepares well and knows his topic.” (Legal 500, 2020)
“Incredibly good tactical barrister, particularly in fraud cases … extremely knowledgeable both on financial crime and regulatory crime” (Chambers UK, 2019)
“A criminal barrister with the finesse and smoothness to switch very easily to the corporate or commercial context…a skilled negotiator…he understands a case from the technical, commercial and human angles” (Chambers UK 2018)
“An advocate who is clear and polite in court, and a skilled manager of challenging personalities … an intelligent, sensible advocate who is direct with the judge … [h]is tactical awareness is very good, and he has excellent knowledge of the law.” (Chambers UK, 2017)
“… has a tremendously good manner with prosecutors, judges and clients.” (Chambers UK, 2016)
“Very good indeed, he gets stuck in and does the work … very clued-up and switched on.” (Chambers UK, 2015)
“knows the law, and is very user friendly … obvious commitment to clients … very responsive” (Chambers UK, 2014)
“an expert on corporate investigations” (Chambers UK, 2013)