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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

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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.

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.