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Webinar: The Anatomy of a Criminal Pensions Investigation

You are invited to join Outer Temple Chambers to discuss a business crime lawyer’s perspective on the Pension Schemes Act 2021.

Outer Temple Chambers is delighted to host a talk focusing on criminal proceedings arising out of the Pension Schemes Act 2021. Our specialist pensions barristers will join our renowned business crime barristers to examine how and when a regulatory matter may become a criminal matter and, if it looks like it might do so, how to respond, prepare and advise your clients. After short presentations by our panel, there will be the opportunity to ask questions.


  • Andrew Spink QC: Welcome and introduction
  • David E Grant: Civil versions of criminal offences; the interaction between the target and the regulator
  • Michael Bowes QC & Oliver Powell: Prosecutions; elements of the offences; dealing with interviews under caution
  • Panel Discussion and Q&A

Register for this Webinar

Date: Friday 16th July 2021

Time: 10am – 11am

Click here to register via Zoom

You are invited to submit questions to our speakers in advance of the talk by email to


Andrew Spink QC is a Head of Chambers and a part-time judge sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge (Queen’s Bench and Chancery Divisions). He is listed as a leading pensions silk in Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 and acts in many of the leading pieces of litigation and work involving the Pensions Regulator. Chambers call him an “authoritative and experienced advocate well known for his handling of high-profile pension disputes.”

David E Grant practises primarily in commercial law, particularly pensions, financial services, civil fraud and fiduciary duty, banking, insolvency and chancery. David has extensive advocacy experience and regularly appears in the Court of Appeal, High Court and specialist Tribunals. David is recommended in Chambers and Partners (Band 1) and the Legal 500 (Tier 1), who called him The go-to junior for Part 8 and professional negligence claims concerning pension schemes.”

Michael Bowes QC specialises in business crime, civil fraud, financial services and international sanctions. He is highly regarded as an expert in civil and criminal “cross-over” work. He is described as “…one of the go-to barristers in England for a corporate crisis.” and a “great crossover practitioner from the Criminal Bar.” Michael is a Deputy High Court Judge (Queen’s Bench Division) and a Recorder.

Oliver Powell is an internationally accredited barrister specialising in business crime, civil fraud, financial services and POCA. He acts for companies and company officers in relation to matters that involve allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption, insider dealing, tax evasion, cartels and/or money laundering.  Oliver is recognised in Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 as “An impressive senior junior well versed in large scale litigation.”

Business Crime, Events, Pensions 6 Jul, 2021


Michael Bowes QC

Call: 1980 Silk: 2001

Andrew Spink QC

Call: 1985 Silk: 2003

David E Grant QC

Call: 1999 Silk: 2022

Oliver Powell

Call: 2006

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