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This profile submitted by Matthew Sherratt QC

Practice Areas

A specialist defence advocate with a wealth of experience as junior and leading junior in cases involving serious and complex crime. Junior counsel in a number of high profile cases including the millionaire businessman Nicholas Van Hoogstraten in the criminal hearings which resulted in his acquittal; Christopher Edward Buckingham “The Lord of Fraud; one of the Defendants in the Johnson Matthey Gold bullion robbery and in R v. Maxwell (Appellant) [2010] UKSC 48. He also appeared in a number of important reported decisions including: Darmalingum v Secretary of State for Mauritius (PC) [2000] WLR 2303; R (Mudie) v Dover Magistrates [2003} 2 WLR 1344 (CA); R v Van Hoogstraten [2004] Crim LR 498; Att-Gen’s Ref (No.3 of 2004) [2006] Crim.L.R 63,CA; R v. Maxwell [2010] UKSC 48. Now a busy leading junior predominantly in cases of serious organised crime; fraud and money laundering. Recent high profile instructions include acting for supplier of 2 tonnes benzocaine to facilitate supply of cocaine, a multi-million pound boiler room fraud, the alleged bookkeeper for a high profile north London crime family, and attempted murder of a teenager in a gang melee. With a strong civil background regularly instructed to advise in respect of civil fraud and POCA claims.

Professional Memberships

Panel member of French Consulate official panel of recommended lawyers and member of CBA:

Career

Called 1994