• Charles Bott KC ranked Band 1 – again – by Chambers and Partners
  • Also recently ranked as Leading Silk by Legal 500
  • Listed as leading lawyer by Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom™️ 

Martin Kenney & Co (MKS) would like to congratulate its Head of Advocacy, Charles Bott KC, for the huge honour of being ranked for the 10th consecutive year as a Band 1 Financial Crime barrister by Chambers and Partners.

Chambers and Partners

In its 2024 UK Bar rankings, Chambers and Partners said:

“Charles is an exceptional KC with superior expertise across the board”

It also added:

“Charles Bott KC is a popular choice of silk for the defence of a variety of financial criminal charges, including those relating to rate manipulation, tax fraud and corruption. He is known for his superior intellect, careful attention to detail and great communication skills. Bott handles a number of complex fraud matters for clients from the financial services industry.”

Numerous others shared feedback with the widely respected legal rankings service:

“Charles is tactically astute, a very good advocate and a good leader who thinks of all angles.”
“One of the leading KCs for highly complex money laundering and crime cases – nothing fazes him.”
“Charles is outstanding in every way.”

Legal 500

The achievement comes hot off the heels of Charles being rated as a Leading Silk by Legal 500 in its 2024 UK Bar rankings. Legal 500 noted Charles was:

“A fearsome cross-examiner”

It also added:

“Charles is a magnificent barrister with the highest intellect imaginable. He is a kind and compassionate individual who is loved by his clients. His advocacy is remarkable and he is instructed nationally and internationally. There is no one better than Charles.”

Best Lawyers

Charles Bott was also recently listed in the 12th edition of The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom™, achieving a remarkable 10-year consecutive recognition as a preeminent fraud lawyer.

Charles Bott KC


Charles is a highly respected advocate who specialises in cases involving serious fraud, money laundering, and revenue evasion.

With his extensive experience in criminal law, civil and commercial law, he has gained recognition as a leading practitioner and authority in civil fraud litigation, asset recovery, civil recovery, and account freeing orders. For the past nine years, he has been consistently ranked as a top silk (Band 1) in Financial Crime by Chambers and Partners.

He combines extensive criminal experience with a background in civil and commercial law and has also become a leading practitioner and recognised authority in the fields of civil fraud litigation, asset recovery, civil recovery and account freeing orders. He has recently several led teams in the private prosecution of serious fraud.

Charles has appeared in more than 90 serious fraud trials in his career including some of the leading cases of recent years and has advised many other clients under investigation. He has represented politicians, solicitors, accountants and prominent figures in the city and insurance markets.

His recent work includes criminal aspects of insider dealing, rate manipulation, cross-jurisdictional asset recovery, market manipulation and anti-competitive trading. He has advised banks and other financial institutions and has drafted asset recovery legislation for overseas territories and advised on the implementation of money laundering and mutual assistance regimes.

Charles frequently contributes articles to Lexis on subjects relating to fraud and financial crime and has written for various other publications.

He regularly speaks to audiences in different parts of the world on subjects relating to fraud, money laundering and international asset recovery.