Three members featured in Chambers & Partners’ High Net Worth Guide for Financial Crime


Congratulations to Alex Bailin QC, Clare Montgomery QC and Tim Owen QC who have been featured in Chambers & Partners’ High Net Worth Guide (HNW) 2021 for Financial Crime. The HNW guide’s recommendations, rankings and insights are based on in-depth analysis carried out by Chambers & Partners’ dedicated team of researchers.

Alex Bailin QC of Matrix Chambers often acts for high net worth individuals in high-profile financial crime matters. “He is probably my favourite QC for HNW financial crime matters,” states an interviewee, before continuing: “He is one of the smartest barristers I know, he is very client-friendly and he is exceptionally good at communicating. I think he also has a really personable manner; he is just very down to earth.” Another source notes that “he is hugely experienced and well recognised in the market,” adding: “I like his energetic approach to matters and the fact that he keeps cool and collected when a tricky problem is thrown his way. He is a great advocate for clients.”

Clare Montgomery QC of Matrix Chambers is described by one source as “one of the gods of the legal world.” Montgomery is exceptionally well regarded for complex domestic and international financial crime cases. “Clare is absolutely fantastic,” says a source, who adds: “She cares so much about her clients. She is extraordinarily bright, she fights her client’s corner like no other and she is incredible in court. I think she is wonderful.” Another commentator states: “Clare has a phenomenal reputation; she needs no introduction. She is without a doubt one of the best, if not the best, QCs for high net worth financial crime matters. She is incredibly technical, she has a brain the size of a planet and she is extraordinarily good with clients. There is no one like her.”

Tim Owen QC of Matrix Chambers has significant experience handling financial crime matters for high net worth individuals. An interviewee says he is “very personable – he has a very easygoing manner about him and he’s lovely to work with.” Another reports: “He is really highly regarded, enormously intelligent and brilliant at complex cases. He gets on top of the detail incredibly quickly. I would definitely recommend him.”