Sandip Patel QC
Sandip Patel QC is a Barrister with an impressive domestic and international practice in civil and criminal litigation with particular emphasis on international regulatory cases. Sandip Patel QC has been at the forefront of prosecutions involving ‘cybercrime’. Sandip Patel QC regularly represents individuals, businesses and Governments in complex disputes that have an overlap between criminal and civil law especially in the arena of fraud and tax evasion. Sandip Patel QC has advised in matters in the Middle East, India, Europe and the Caribbean.
In the “Leading silks” list, The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2016’s guide to outstanding silks nationwide said this about Sandip Patel QC, “He has a pleasing and reassuring courtroom manner”.
Sandip Patel QC has been at the forefront of cases involving ‘cybercrime and cyber security’. Sandip Patel QC has been involved in the most high profile cybercrime cases involving fraud, deception, money laundering and organised crime. Sandip Patel QC has acted in famous cases such as the “Facebook Hacker”, ‘Anonymous’ prosecutions for computer hacking involving PayPal and Visa and for computer hacking into UK and US Government websites for agencies such as the CIA and FBI in the US and National Crime Agency, National Health Service and Ministry of Defence in the UK. In addition, Sandip Patel QC has been involved in cases of serious and organised fraud and money laundering on the ‘Dark Web’.
Sandip Patel QC has intricate knowledge of cases involving cybercrime especially from the issue of admissibility of evidence. Sandip Patel QC is a contributor to the leading text book namely: Electronic Evidence, 3rd Edition, Stephen Mason. In addition, Sandip Patel QC lectures regularly on cybercrime and has trained law enforcement officials both in the UK and abroad including advising the Police in the Republic of Grenada on the formation of a cybercrime unit with focus on policies and procedures.