Years of experience
“Simon is particularly good where there is an international element involved” - Chambers Guide to UK Bar 2022
Simon Farrell QC
Simon has decades of experience in civil, criminal and international cases. He is authorised by the BSB to conduct litigation. He is one of the UK’s leading bribery, money laundering and proceeds of crime QC’s. He has appeared in defining cases in these areas in the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. Simon is an excellent advocate, inspirational team leader and skilled case strategist.
He has recently worked in Dubai, Gibraltar, the Isle of Man and the Sultanate of Brunei on the Island of Borneo where he was called to the Bar to represent two High Court Judges accused of corruption and money laundering. Simon has been instructed in multiple jurisdictions to advise in cases concerning bribery, corruption, money laundering, commercial disputes, extradition and mutual assistance. He frequently advises banks and financial institutions. He is also an expert in dealing with civil and criminal tax cases before the FTT, UTT and the Crown Court.
Simon has been appointed to sit as a Recorder at the Central Criminal Court (Old Bailey) and as a Deemster in the Isle of Man. He is the co-author of several legal text books concerning the proceeds of crime, fraud and money laundering published by the Oxford University Press and Butterworths.
Simon has been described in Chambers UK Guide to the Bar 2022 as “a strong advocate who is brilliant with a jury” and has been praised for his “meticulous preparation” and as being “particularly good where there is an international element involved”.