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Tim Green is recommended by Chambers and Partners 2019 as Band 1 counsel in both health and safety work and environmental law. Since 2008 Chambers UK has also recognised Tim as a leader at the Bar for financial investigations saying that “He has experience of heavyweight money laundering matters” and that he is “Recommended for complex, high value and banking fraud.” Chambers UK describes Tim as “a highly skilled barrister who is incredibly impressive in front of a jury”, and adds that “he is a meticulous, hardworking and very friendly.”

Tim’s clients include: (a) international and national law firms, such as: Pinsent Masons, DWF, BLM, Shoosmiths, Eversheds Sutherland and DAC Beachcroft, Duane Morris, Gowling WLG; (b) FTSE 100 companies, global financial institutions and their officers; (c) The Pensions Regulator, FCA, HMRC, HSE, EA and off-shore governments.

Tim has been one of the Attorney General’s “A Panel” of regulatory counsel since 2012. He has appeared in many of the most sensitive and complex cases in health and safety/environmental practice over the last 10 years including the leading appellate decisions of JHSL v HSE [2018] EWCA Crim 30 and EA v Thorn International [2008] EWHC 2595 (Admin). Tim is frequently instructed to appear in inquests before a jury or where A2 HRA is engaged.

In a unique appointment, Tim acts as the Attorney General of the Isle of Man in respect of the Island’s largest ever investigation: an inquiry into multi-jurisdictional tax fraud, money laundering and financial crime. He co-edits the OUP’s “The Proceeds of Crime” and set a new precedent in off-shore asset recovery in Bell v HMAG [2017] 2 DS 11.

Over recent years Chambers and Partners/Legal 500 have added the following comments about Tim’s work:

“He is very tenacious, sees the bigger picture and spots the good points.”

“He has great oral advocacy skills, he’s very good in court, and he has good strategic nous as well. He thinks of different ways of presenting the case and explores different angles so as to present it in the best possible way”

“He has a very good reputation, and he makes well-structured, attractive submissions where everything is very well thought through”

“Very commercially savvy. He’s also very bright, capable and an absolute pleasure to deal with. If you need him to, he can pull out all the stops and produce things at the eleventh hour.

“He is extremely good and has lots of very practical experience. He has a nice manner, is very easy-going and is easy to work with.”

“Tim Green is fantastic and a very good advocate.”

Business Crime

Tim frequently advises and represents large commercial concerns and their officers facing investigation by the FCA, SFO, HMRC, Trading Standards, FRC, The Pensions Regulator and other financial regulators.

Since 2014 he has been authorised to act as the Attorney General of the Isle of Man in respect of the Island’s largest ever investigation into tax fraud and money laundering.

Tim has a particular interest in AML law, the rules of beneficial ownership and financial regulation in off-shore financial centres arising from his work in the Crown Dependencies.

He is an editor of the Lexis Nexis Encyclopaedia of Financial Services Law and is a contributing editor to the latest edition of The Proceeds of Crime by Millington and Sutherland Williams.

Tim has extensive experience in representing large companies and their officers facing prosecution and a strong understanding of the law governing corporate criminal liability. He was recently instructed by The Pensions Regulator to bring its first ever prosecution for general economic crime arising out of deliberate and systematic abuse of the automatic enrolment scheme for workplace pensions by a large company and its officers.

In 2012 Tim was seconded to a “Technical Specialist” role in the FCA Enforcement Division and subsequently led FCA enforcement activity against banks, hedge funds, investment houses, retail financial services firms and senior managers giving him an excellent knowledge of FCA principles, rules, powers and processes. He now frequently advises investment firms, lenders, solicitors and high net wealth individuals of their responsibility under FSMA and the FSA Handbook as well as how to strategically and tactically best respond to an FSA investigation.

Recent business crime instructions include the following:

Re a large cosmetics company 2018

Advising and representing a large cosmetics business on managing and resisting a sensitive inquiry brought in respect of products sold and services supplied.

TPR v Workchain Ltd and others Derby CC 2018

Instructed by the Pensions Regulator in respect of a precedent setting prosecution of a company, its directors and managers arising from unauthorised access to automatic enrolment data contrary to the Computer Misuse Act.

PAB v Attorney General IOM 2018

Successfully upheld a civil asset recovery order arising from a concurrent criminal investigation in another jurisdiction before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.

Re a developer 2017

Advising a leading solicitor’s firm on its regulatory obligations in respect of the sale of investments in an unregulated collective investment scheme.

Re Peer to Peer Lending 2017

Advising a large US investor on the FCA rules governing P2P lending platforms and associated regulation.

In Re Claims Management Co. 2016

Advised one of the UK’s largest claims management in respect of its obligations under the Enterprise Act pursuant to an investigation by trading standards.

In Re Transport Commissioner and B Ltd 2016

Advised and represented a FTSE 100 company before the Transport Commissioner in respect of claims of fraud and breach of vehicle licensing regulations.

In FCA v R Ltd 2016

Advised and represented a very well-known internet brand in respect of an FCA investigation into miss-selling of shares and capital.

Re Offshore Gaming Co. 2016

Advised regarding asset tracing and off-shore gaming law in the context of heavy commercial litigation arising out of a shareholder dispute.

Re Brydge 2015

Advised venture capitalist firm on the law, principles and rules governing a complex and novel investment scheme.

Re Consumer Credit Licences 2015

Advised three US lenders on the relevant law, FCA principles and rules applicable to consumer credit licences for “payday loans”.

Re H UK Limited 2015

Advised UK investment firm with $1bn under management on acquisition of claims management company and compliance with FSMA and the FCA Handbook.

Re Investment Co 2015

Advised an investment company on the application Prospectus Rules and issue of mini-bonds for P2P lending.

Re the FSCS 2014

Represented multiple investors on a successful challenge to the FSCS following liquidation of regulated firms.

Re a major health insurer 2014

Successfully advised a leading private health insurer on the application of FCA Handbook to sale of insurance products to schools.

Re a leading solicitor’s firm 2014

Successfully advised a leading solicitor of the application of CIS rules to the sale of apartments to investors in China.

Operation S IOM 2014

Led and advised an investigation into fraud and financial wrong doing by company directors in an off-shore financial centre. The investigation was highly sensitive and linked to the prosecution of prominent law officers in the jurisdiction.

 

Proceeds of Crime

Recent instructions in proceeds of crime work include:

PAB v HMAG IOM 2017

The first cash forfeiture appeal to reach the IOM Appeal Division. This judgment set a precedent in the UK and IOM for the use of evidence obtained in an on-going criminal investigation into a simultaneous asset recovery proceeding.

EA v Singh and Bhagria 2016

Confiscation of £3m following organised and large scale environmental crime for financial gain.

Re Restraint/cash forfeiture in Operation B 2016

Multi-jurisdictional restraint and cash forfeiture arising out of a global investigation in tax evasion and money laundering. Focus on off-shore financial centres.

Re S Southwark CC 2015

Unusually complex case to challenge a confiscation order made against a defendant where his assets were separately the subject of bankruptcy proceedings in Lichtenstein.

Re Patel Leicester CC 2014

Tim was briefed post-conviction to successfully defend a hidden asset claim worth £2.2m.

Appointments & Memberships

  • COMBAR
  • FSLA
  • HSLA
  • UKELA
  • POCLA

Awards

  • Attorney General’s A Panel of approved regulatory advocates
  • DPP’s Panel of approved specialist fraud advocates
  • Recorder: Midland Circuit

Tim Green is regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and holds a current practising certificate. If you are not satisfied with the service provided, please click here.

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Testimonials


“He is extremely good and has lots of very practical experience.” Environment, Chambers and Partners 2019

“He has a nice manner, is very easy-going and is easy to work with.” Environment, Chambers and Partners 2019

“Tim gives helpful advice and is very accessible to the instructing solicitor.” POCA Work & Asset Forfeiture, Chambers and Partners 2019

“He’s a proactive barrister who gets to grips with the case very quickly.” POCA Work & Asset Forfeiture, Chambers and Partners 2019

“Very measured in his approach.” Health & Safety, Chambers and Partners 2019

“He is a very well-known name in crime and confiscation, who works all over the UK.” Chambers and Partners 2018

“He gains the trust of his client very quickly and is of great assistance to the instructing solicitor.” Chambers and Partners 2018

“He is a meticulous, hard working and very friendly barrister.” Environment, Chambers and Partners 2018

“He is an extremely knowledgeable lawyer who provides clear and succinct advice.” Environment, Chambers and Partners 2018

“He has experience of heavyweight money laundering matters.” Fraud: Crime, Legal 500 2017

“Very co-operative and takes a sensible approach.” Environment, Chambers and Partners 2017

“He is very tenacious, sees the bigger picture and spots the good points.” Environment, Chambers and Partners 2017

“He has a very good reputation, and he makes well-structured, attractive submissions where everything is very well thought through” Chambers and Partners 2017

“He has great oral advocacy skills, he’s very good in court, and he has good strategic nous as well. He thinks of different ways of presenting the case and explores different angles so as to present it in the best possible way” Chambers and Partners 2017

“He prosecutes complex cases for the CPS.” Fraud: Crime, Legal 500 2016

“Very commercially savvy. He’s also very bright, capable and an absolute pleasure to deal with. If you need him to, he can pull out all the stops and produce things at the eleventh hour.” Chambers & Partners 2016

“A very solid advocate on Environment Agency work.” Chambers & Partners 2016

“He is a very strong advocate.” Chambers & Partners 2016

“He is probably one of the best out there in terms of confiscation work. He is very switched-on, approachable and easy to deal with.” Chambers & Partners 2015

“He is pleasant, straightforward to deal with and a safe pair of hands.” Chambers & Partners 2015

“He is really a jury advocate but he is also very good with client and client handling.” Chambers & Partners 2015

“Tim Green is fantastic and a very good advocate.” Chambers & Partners 2015

“A highly skilled barrister who is incredibly impressive in front of a jury.” Chambers & Partners 2014

“Clients praised his commercial awareness.” Chambers & Partners 2014

“Recommended for regulatory work.” Legal 500 2014

“Very knowledgeable.” Legal 500 2013

“Recommended for complex, high value and banking fraud.” Legal 500 2012

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