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Barclays Qatar fraud case (Part I)—an in-depth look at a failed prosecution

Published on: 02 April 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Barclays Qatar fraud case (Part I)—an in-depth look at a failed prosecution
  • What was the background to the four judgments preceding the retrial in this case?
  • The facts
  • The procedural timeline
  • The corporate proceedings
  • The individual proceedings
  • What were the issues before the court in each matter?
  • The corporate proceedings
  • The individual proceedings

Article summary

Corporate Crime analysis: In February 2020, the Serious Fraud Office’s (SFO’s) long running Barclays Qatar fraud prosecution was brought to a close with the acquittal of three of Barclays' former senior personnel, who had been charged with fraud relating to how the bank had raised money during the 2008 banking crisis. The investigation and prosecution cost millions and resulted in no convictions. In a three-part series, barrister Shiv Haria-Shah and solicitors Rubi Palmieri and Ed Pearson, all of Fulcrum Chambers, look at four earlier judgments which had previously led to the acquittal of the bank and its chief executive officer. In the first part, they consider the factual background to those judgments. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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