Peter Wright QC

Peter Wright QC

"He is immensely good on the law and delightful to deal with, as well as a worthy opponent."

Chambers UK
Year of call: 1981 QC: 1999
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Business Crime & Financial Services

The following cases comprise Peter Wright QC’s recent involvement in offences of Fraud and, in a wider context, “White Collar” Crime.

  • Instructed by the SFO to advise generally and with a view to prosecution of various Defendants and a particular Bank arising from the alleged manipulation of both Libor and Euribor rates (“the Libor Scandal”)
  • Advising the partners of a major City Law firm who were facing threat of prosecution by the SFO for alleged Witness Intimidation arising from their representation of a multi-national Company and its senior officers in respect of suspected offences of commercial Bribery and Corruption in Africa.
  • Advising the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in respect of a potential prosecution of UK and certain foreign nationals for alleged “cartel”offences committed here in the UK and in Europe.
  • Presently defending in a SFO prosecution for an alleged fraud involving the obtaining of Government Grants for the provision of Apprenticeships to a value in excess of £5million.
  • Instructed on behalf of a Defendant in the Isle of Man charged with a VAT fraud that involves the alleged siphoning off of VAT payments in excess of £5million charged by the Defendants Company on the sale of land in Scotland for development purposes and diverted into a family trust in the IoM.

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