Orlando Pownall QC

Orlando Pownall QC

“A superb silk and one who adopts a determined approach to defending clients' rights in the face of serious and complex allegations.” "He's got a very suave jury manner which for the right case can make a big difference." "Orlando is one of the best tacticians out there."

Chambers UK 2020
Year of call: 1975 QC: 2002
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Business Crime & Financial Services

Orlando undertakes a number of cases involving financial crime and is instructed in a number of high profile matters such as Operation Tabernula, a prosecution brought by the FCA where it is alleged that the defendants were involved in insider dealing.

He has recently undertaken a lengthy MTIC fraud involving luxury cars exported to the Far East, an alleged fraud on the Royal Mail by a large on line clothing manufacturer and a case involving a cheat on the revenue arising from film tax credits.

Orlando has had considerable dealings with Proceeds of Crime Act cases in particular, restraint and detention proceedings. He was instructed in one of the leading authorities relating to confiscation and “after acquired” assets which was heard by the Supreme Court. (R v Peacock).

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