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UK Bar Guide
Individual Profile

Colin Aylott QC

Carmelite Chambers - London

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  • 9 Carmelite Street
  • London, Greater London, UK
  • EC4Y 0DR

Profile submitted by Colin Aylott QC

Practice Areas

A leading junior specialising in defending allegations of complex fraud and serious crime. He advises and represents individuals and corporate clients in all areas of commercial crime, money laundering, bribery and corruption. He is regularly instructed as leading counsel to defend prosecutions brought by the SFO, BIS and the FCA. He is equally experienced in all areas of serious crime including murder, commercial armed robberies, kidnapping, terrorism and major drug trafficking conspiracies. He practices internationally and is called to the Bar in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Professional Memberships

Criminal Bar Association.


He has appeared as defence counsel in numerous high profile cases including acting for a Yen money broker acquitted in the SFO prosecuted “LIBOR manipulation” trial. Other cases include “Operation Elveden” (the News International trials); “Operation Hayrack” (alleged corruption in the awarding of Royal Household contracts); “Operation Aquamarine” (off-shore multi-million pound mortgage fraud); “Operation Carp” carbon credit trading fraud and the “Operation Chainmail/ Crystalite” prosecutions of investment bankers for tax fraud.