Raoul Colvile

Call: 2016 (previously admitted as a solicitor 2013) 

“As my junior, I know that I can always rely on him…highly intelligent, always exceptionally well prepared”

Leading Counsel

"the barrister you want on your team when the stakes are high and the hours long"

White Collar Defence Solicitor

“Written advocacy of a very high standard”

SFO Case Controller

“He is a hard worker, and he is very smart. He understands the economic crime landscape”

SFO Case Controller

"technically brilliant, brings clarity to complex issues....just great to work with"

White Collar Defence Solicitor

Practice Summary

Raoul’s practice focuses on white collar crime and investigations. He also accepts instructions on regulatory and commercial matters. He was called to the bar in 2016 after nearly six years in the London Office of a major US Law Firm, where he qualified as a solicitor advocate.

Raoul has been involved with some of the most significant white collar cases of recent years. These include being part of the defence team in the matter which culminated in the UK’s first Deferred Prosecution Agreement (“DPA”) between the Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”) and ICBC Standard Bank Plc in 2015, and acting for the SFO in 2020’s DPA with G4S Care & Justice Services (UK) Ltd*. He is an appointed C Panel Counsel for the SFO and spent a number of years acting for them on a major fraud case.

In addition to his white collar work, Raoul also has material financial regulatory experience. In 2022, he advised the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority (“IOMFSA”) in the investigation and early settlement of matters relating to a regulated corporate and trust services provider. He also assisted the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) on three matters across 2019 and 2020.

Raoul’s commercial work has included contractual disputes, matters arising from fraud, and the implementation of international asset recovery strategies. He has experience of ADR (including detailed commercial settlements) and has advised companies and individuals on a broad spectrum of issues, often with multi-jurisdictional elements.

Raoul has appeared - both as sole and led counsel - in a variety of forums, including the High Court, Crown Court, County Court and before Regulatory and Disciplinary Tribunals (particularly concerning professional misconduct).

Given his background, Raoul is an excellent addition to any legal or investigative team. Clients have consistently commended his ability to rapidly absorb detail and assist with the effective progression of complex litigation.

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