Tim Owen QC is a barrister at Matrix Chambers. He is listed as a Leading Silk in six practice areas by Chambers & Partners: administrative and public law; crime; civil liberties; fraud (criminal); police law; confiscation and proceeds of crime and is described as 'renowned for his focus on human rights and criminal justice where it overlaps with public law, an area in which "he's as good as it gets". With a unique blend of criminal, public law and human rights law experience, his practice embraces pre-litigation advice, trial and appellate work and he is valued as an advocate with specialist knowledge of the civil, regulatory and criminal law aspects of complex investigations who can provide strategic advice from the earliest stage through to trial and, if necessary, to appeal. He is currently instructed in two major FSA investigations, one involving allegations of market abuse by a Director of a FTSE 250 public company and the other alleging insider dealing by a number of prominent City figures.
He has appeared in more than 40 appeals to the House of Lords/Supreme Court as well as in numerous appeals to the Court of Appeal in both public and criminal law cases, particularly those which raise novel and important human rights issues. He also has extensive experience in miscarriage of justice appeals arising from references by the Criminal Cases Review Commission. He is valued for his team working ability, his approachability, his ability to absorb a mass of complex information, his skills in cross examination and his ability to present difficult arguments to jurors and Judges alike in plain, clear language. He has extensive experience of cases involving an international, cross border dimension and has appeared in the courts of Hong Kong and the Cayman Islands in both civil and criminal cases.
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