Sandip Patel QC MCIArb

“He has a pleasing and reassuring courtroom manner”.Legal 500

  • 1991 (Middle Temple)
  • 2005 (Isle of Man (T)
  • 2013 (Grenada)


  • OECS Bar Association
  • European Academy of Law
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
  • Cybercrime Practitioners Association
  • Bar Association for Commerce, Finance & Industry

Domestic and international practice in civil and criminal litigation. Cases include matters in the Middle East, India, Europe and the Caribbean.


International Arbitration

Advises and represents public and private entities on contentious and non-contentious international commercial disputes conducted under the rules of various institutions (ICSID, ICC, HKIAC, LCIA) and ad hoc proceedings under the UNCITRAL Rules within civil law and common-law jurisdictions, in particular, India.


Private Prosecutions


Forrest Williams, a leading private client firm, describes Sandip as “one of the leading Private Prosecution QCs in the country”

Private Prosecution Solicitors

White Collar

Banking/Financial Services:

Law and Regulation of Market Abuse: Insider Trading (s.52 of the Criminal Justice Act 1993; s.118 FSMA), Market Manipulation (ss.89 and 90 of the Financial Services Act 2012), the FCA Principles, The Disclosure and Transparency Rules (DTRs), the UK Takeover Code, Market Abuse Directive 2003/6/EC (MAD).

AML (Anti-Money laundering) law inclusive of 3rd EU ML Directive, POCA, Terrorism Act 2000, FCA rules, Joint Money Laundering Steering Group (JMLSG) guidelines and Money Laundering Regulations 2003 and 2007, KYC (Know Your Customer), KYC (Know Your Client) Financial Crime, Fraud, Bribery, Corruption (Anti-corruption legislation, including, in particular, the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the UK Bribery Act 2010), Compliance, Regulatory Reporting, Regulatory Risk, Due Diligence; Knowledge of AML regulations. Economic and trade sanctions laws, regulations and practice.


Stuart Miller, a leading London firm in cyber crime, describes Sandip as “..a truly exceptional Lawyer with a phenomenal eye for detail. He is routinely instructed in cases involving Complex Fraud, Serious & Organised Crime and Computer Misuse Offences”.

Cyber crime pod casts for Academy of European Law

Case studies: prosecuting members of Anonymous for Denial of Service Attacks (DoS) on PayPay, Visa etc. and the “Facebook hacker” – how  was electronic evidence handled in these cases? (Part 1)

Case studies: prosecuting members of Anonymous for Denial of Service Attacks (DoS) on PayPay, Visa etc. and the “Facebook hacker” – how  was electronic evidence handled in these cases? (Part 2)


In 2012, the “Facebook Hacker” case.

In the same year he was involved in the case of members of Anonymous who hacked PayPal,Visa etc.

In 2013, Anonymous members who hacked into UK and US govt websites including CIA, FBI. NCA, NHS, MoD etc.

Radio interview by Sandip:


He led in the DarkMarket case, a website for carders involving the US Secret Service and FBI

In November 2013, Sandip spoke at a cybercrime conference in Milan hosted by the European Academy of Law.

He also advising the Grenadian police on the formation of a cybercrime unit, its policies and procedures.

Sandip contributed to Electronic Evidence 3rd Ed, Stephen Mason.

See review:


International work

Sandip has practised in the Isle of Man.

In February 2013, Sandip was admitted to the Grenadian Bar.


Sandip has received six judicial commendations and numerous professional endorsements.

LinkedIn URL

Sandip has lectured on mutual legal assistance, human rights and forensic evidence (Turkey), counterfeit medicines (France, Isle of Man), SOCPA 2005, asset recovery, modernisation of the criminal justice system, and advocacy (CPS, SOCA (now NCA), organised crime, firearms.


He provides cybercrime training to the CPS, NCA, police, solicitors and foreign governments and organisations. He advised the Grenadian A-G on drafting/implementation of e-legislation.

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