Paul Ozin, QC

Paul Ozin QC specialises principally in the fields of financial and business crime, regulatory and disciplinary proceedings and related public law and civil actions. He is an established writer and speaker in those fields. He has particular expertise in defending and prosecuting in financial crime cases (including company, business, revenue, market related, advance fee, factoring, bribery and corruption, money laundering, confiscation and asset recovery). He is well placed to deal with the whole landscape of financial crime cases, with complementary expertise in regulatory and disciplinary proceedings including police and financial regulatory and disciplinary proceedings. He is appointed to the SFO's list of QCs. His past appointments include: Standing Counsel in crime to BEIS (Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy); SFO's Panel of Advocates ' List A; CPS Panel of Advocates ' Level 4 (and appointment at level 4 to specialist panels: (i) Serious Crime Group panel (ii) Fraud panel); Specialist Regulatory Advocates in Health and Safety and Environmental Law List ' List A. He is instructed in cases brought by the other principal prosecutors of serious fraud cases: the CPS Specialist Fraud Division and the Financial Conduct Authority. His publications include: 'PACE: A practical Guide to the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984', Ozin & Norton (OUP); now in its 4th Ed (2015); 'Financial Crime Update' in 'Butterworth's Journal of International Banking and Financial Law' (sometime author; and coordinating editor to 2013). He is consistently highly ranked in the leading legal directories. In 'Legal 500 UK Bar 2017-18', he is ranked as a Silk in 3 categories: (1) Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations); (2) Fraud: Crime; and (3) Professional discipline and regulatory law.

Practice areas


  • Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers (Committee Member, 2015 - date)
  • Criminal Bar Association


  • Consulting Editorial Board
  • Contributing Author


  • BA (Oxon)
  • Oxford University (Open Exhibitioner in Jurisprudence)
  • Balliol College

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