Proceeds of Crime

About Colin Witcher

Year of Call 2010

Colin specialises in general crime, corporate crime, financial regulation and international public law (including the law of armed conflicts and Courts martial). For his level of Call, Colin has an enviable practice and is often sought to act in high-profile and high-value matters, both in an advisory capacity and at trial. He has acted as a Leading Junior, Led Junior and Junior Alone. Colin is comfortable before all Courts and Tribunals; in 2018 he has thus far already appeared four times before the Court of Appeal (having not acted perviously in three of the four cases)

What people say: 
“Incredibly bright. Superb in cross-examining difficult witnesses”: Bellamy Forde, Partner, McMillan Williams, London.
“Corporate clients appreciate his focused practical advice on insider trading and his ability to always hit time sensitive deadlines”: Shamina Chowdury, Solicitor, 3HR Corporate Team, Paris
Current Instructions for 2018:
R v E (Violent Disorder, Leicester)
R v D (Grooming and Rape, Croydon)
R v B (Attempted Murder, Central Criminal Court)
R v D (Large Scale Consumer Protection, Isleworth Crown Court)
Recent Advisory matters
Re: AA (Food Hygiene)
Re: DB (Bribery)
Re: DE (Environmental)
Re: AA (International Fraud)
Recent international matters include:
Re MW: Nigeria (freezing injunctions arising in cross-border fraud)
Re BW: Japan (insider trading arising from employee conduct)
Re DN: Hong Kong (injunction arising from share mismanagement)
Re: DB: Dubai (extradition and tax evasion)


Nottingham Law School, LLB (top 2.5 % in cohort)
BPP Law School, BVC (top 2.5% in cohort)
Nottingham Law School: European Funding Award
Middle Temple: Jules Thorn Scholarship
Middle Temple: Certificate of Honour for performance in Bar Finals


Member of the Criminal Bar Association (CBA)
Inns of Court: Pegasus Scholar 2014
Grade Two Crown Prosecution Panel Member
SFO: LPP Disclosure Counsel