Member of Chambers Profile

Paul Cavin

Year of Call: 1995



Paul Cavin prosecutes and defends in London and on circuit. He has particular experience of prosecuting fraud, money laundering and sexual offences. He is on the Attorney General's 'B' List of approved prosecutors and has prosecuted drugs, revenue and fraudulent evasion cases for RCPO.  He prosecutes for what was the Fraud Prosecution Service.   He is on the CPS London Specialist Rape Prosecutors list.  Paul has been led in murder cases at the Central Criminal Court by current and former Senior Treasury Counsel.  He also leads.   Recent serious prosecutions conducted on his own or leading include 'gang rape' and attempted murder.  He regularly prosecutes gun crime cases investigated by the flying squad and Operation Trident.

Paul has recently acquired expertise in corporate corruption having been instructed for the prosecution as junior counsel in R -v- Mabey and Johnson Ltd.  The case involved historic overseas corporate corruption in several jurisdictions and concluded with guilty pleas under the umbrella of the first 'Attorney General's Plea Agreement for Serious Fraud'.  He is able to advise corporate clients on the complex issues that arise in such cases including confiscation, reporting restrictions and 'Monitoring Agreements'. 

Paul has for some time acted for corporate clients in criminal cases including prosecutions brought by the Health and Safety Executive and local authorities.  He recently advised a multi-national corporation on a potential prosecution under The Toy Safety Regulations.  He has also advised and represented banks and other corporate entities which have been served with subpoenas.    

Paul's fraud defence practice has in the past taken him all over the country defending in lengthy trials. Recent cases include defending an NHS Finance Director accused of forgery and a company director charged in a multi-handed finance fraud.  He also has substantial experience of defending in extradition cases from first instance to the Administrative Court

Before being called to the Bar he qualified as a solicitor at Denton Hall (now Denton Wilde Sapte)