Paul Hynes QC
  • Recommended as a leading silk in crime in Chambers UK and The Legal 500

  • A formidable performer" "instinctive tactical awareness.

    Chambers UK

  • Can get straight to the point.

    Legal 500

  • Methodical in his preparation and articulate on his feet.

    Chambers UK

  • Capable of producing detailed skeleton arguments on the most complex of issues; and, "bright and tenacious - he always catches his opponents off guard.

    Chambers UK

  • Fluent and articulate"; "tactically aware.

    Legal 500

  • He is always in command of the facts.

    Legal 500

  • Well regarded for the most intellectually challenging cases.

    Legal 500

  • His passion for the rule of law shines through to the benefit of those he represents.

    Legal 500

  • Well regarded for Bribery Act matters.

    Legal 500

Called 1987

Silk 2010

Paul Hynes QC

Barrister

Defends in serious criminal cases including: bribery, company offences, confiscation, corruption, dishonesty, drugs, firearms, fraud, homicide, money laundering, prison disorder/escape, robbery and terrorism.

Feisty and determined advocate”, an “extremely bright individual” and “Very hot on black letter law but also has a great jury manner.Chambers UK

Significant civil and common law experience particularly in actions against the police/Home Office. Considerable experience of white collar crime and regulatory offences.

Advises and acts for local authorities, public and private companies, charities, police officers, politicians and senior civil servants, lawyers, company officers and other professionals in connection with a wide range of matters.

Instructed in relation to other crime related work including: extradition, health and safety, judicial review, prisons, proceeds of crime and tax tribunals.

A regular author, broadcaster, commentator and lecturer on crime and criminal law related issues.

Has spoken on a variety of topics at numerous Sweet & Maxwell conferences, the annual Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime, the White Paper Conference on CHIS Evidence and the Lexis/Nexis Butterworths Criminal Law Summer School, and chaired the annual McKay Law Surveillance Conference.

Has written for Sweet & Maxwell, Legal Action Group and Jordans publications, the Criminal Law Review, Counsel magazine, Criminal Law and Justice Weekly and is a current contributor to the Lexis/Nexis PSL Bribery Toolkit.

Directories

  • Ranked in three categories of the 2015-16 Legal 500: “Business and Regulatory Crime (including global investigations)”; “Crime”; and, “Fraud (including money laundering and asset forfeiture)”. Described as “One of the most cerebral QCs”; “Intelligent and eloquent”; “always in command of the facts”, “Well regarded for the most intellectually challenging cases”, “His passion for the rule of law shines through to the benefit of those he represents” and, “A brain the size of Jupiter, without the matching ego”.
  • Recommended as a leader in crime in Chambers and Partners as: a “feisty and determined advocate”; an “extremely bright individual”; and, “Very hot on black letter law but also has a great jury manner”.
  • Has been described in previous editions as: “fluent and articulate”; “tactically aware”; “capable of producing detailed skeleton arguments on the most complex of issues”; and, “bright and tenacious - he always catches his opponents off guard”.

Articles & Publications

  • Co-author of International Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing: A UK Perspective [December 2008, Sweet & Maxwell].
  • A contributor to Abuse of Process A Practical Approach [June 2006, Legal Action Group], second edition [February 2011, Jordans].
  • Occasional contributor to Criminal Law and Justice Weekly and Counsel magazine.

Associated Work

  • Delegate lecturer to the annual Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime at Jesus College.
  • Speaker at the White Paper Conference: Obtaining and Disclosing CHIS and Probe Evidence Lawfully and Skilfully.
  • Speaker at the Lexis/Nexis Butterworths Criminal Law Summer School at Emmanuel College Cambridge.
  • Speaker at the Sweet & Maxwell Conferences: The New Fraud Trial Model; Money Laundering Regulations, Are You at Risk? The Changing Face of Fraud Trials; and, The Coroners and Justice Act.
  • Chair and speaker at the Sweet & Maxwell Conference: The New Fraud Offences.
  • Chair of the McKay Annual Surveillance Conference: Bugging, Interception & the Death of the Key Principles.

Professional Memberships

  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Financial Services Lawyers Association
  • Legal Action Group
  • Liberty
  • Police Action Lawyers Group

Education

  • BA (Hons.) Law; LLD (Hon.)

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