Profile submitted by Colin Aylott QC
Took Silk in 2017. A specialist defence advocate with particular expertise in defending allegations of serious fraud and complex
financial crime. He advises and represents individuals and corporate clients in all areas of commercial crime, money
laundering, bribery and corruption. He is regularly instructed to defend in high profile prosecutions brought by the SFO, BIS and
the FCA and acts frequently for "board level" individuals and professional clients. 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.
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.