International

5PB has gained significant expertise in International Criminal law, having been involved in some of the most complex and serious cases over the last 30 years. Recent instructions include cases in the Isle of Man, USA, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago, Bermuda, Singapore and in Hong Kong.

Various members having been admitted to practice in many overseas jurisdictions to practice permanently or on an ad-hoc basis. In addition, we are regularly instructed in the UK on cases which have mutli jurisdictional and cross border issues.   

Resent cases include:

Representing the Department of Justice in Hong Kong in an appeal concerning letters of request to China (2013).

Advising in connection with a multi jurisdiction corruption investigation involving Asia and Europe.

HKSAR v Wong (2014: reported): the Court of Final Appeal in Hong Kong ruled in a case involving a barrister who contacted a prosecution witness on the limits of the offence of perverting the court of justice.  

Representing the Department of Justice in two major money laundering appeals in Hong Kong (2014-15).

Instructed by the DPP of Trinidad and Tobago in a case concerning the largest collapse of a financial conglomerate in the Caribbean.  

Acting for the DPP of Trinidad and Tobago on the corruption arising out of the construction of the new Piarco Airport in Trinidad and Tobago.

Instructed to represent X, a suspect in the International Criminal Court investigation into the Situation in Darfur, Sudan.

R v Botcher [2010] EWCA Crim 709; [2010] Lloyd's Rep. F.C. 423; [2010] Crim. L.R. 650. Boiler room fraud operated from Barcelona involving money laundering through multiple overseas jurisdictions.

R v N [2010] EWCA Crim 2050 : International money laundering involving funds dispersed to or coming from Lebanon, South Africa, Denmark,  Zimbabwe and Grenada.

Appointments:

Jonathan Caplan QC: Adjudicator to the Media Free Zone Authority in Dubai.

Edward Jenkins QC: Member of the Trinidad & Tobago Bar.

Ben Douglas-Jones:  Qualified as attorney-at-law with rights of audience in the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal.

Alan Richards:  Currently on secondment to the Department of Public Prosecutions of Bermuda as Senior Crown Counsel (Specialist).

Other:

Janet Weeks and Edward Jenkins QC are mentors for the Bar Council's new initiative with the British Embassy in Oman and the British Council Oman to arrange long-term mentoring for senior Omani prosecutors.

Edward Jenkins QC lectures on behalf of the Bar Council on corruption, fraud and regulatory matters in the USA, Russia, China, Ukraine and Brazil.