Kennedy Talbot, QC

Principal practice areas are civil recovery and criminal confiscation, money laundering, government and police investigations and powers, medicines, legal professional privilege, and civil fraud and tracing.

Joint author of Confiscation and the Proceeds of Crime (Sweet and Maxwell 3rd Ed. looseleaf), Administrative Court: Practice and Procedure (Sweet and Maxwell, 2006) and a contributing editor of the White Book.

Kennedy has appeared on behalf of government departments and agencies, companies and individuals in hundreds of proceeds of crime cases at all levels including 8 in the Supreme Court or House of Lords, the Privy Council, Court of Appeal, High Court and in foreign jurisdictions.

His proceeds of crime practice includes acting in several recent Court of Appeal cases on the development and application of confiscation law post Waya. He also acts in civil recovery proceedings under Part 5 of the Proceeds of Crime Act, particularly advising companies on civil settlements in corruption cases.

He has appeared in leading money laundering cases, most recently in GH [2015] 1 WLR 2126 where he led for the successful appellant in the Supreme Court. He has also appeared in numerous cases on disclosure and consents to act, regularly advising financial institutions on making protected and authorised disclosures to the NCA to comply with anti-money laundering obligations.

He regularly lectures and provides training at home and overseas on money laundering and asset forfeiture on behalf of numerous international bodies including the United Nations, the IMF and Council of Europe.

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