Member of Chambers Profile

Sam C. Brown

Year of Call: 2004



Sam only appears in cases where there is a need for expert advice in large scale and complex litigation, usually advising clients involved in lengthy investigations concerning money laundering, asset forfeiture and commercial fraud.  In that regard he provides expert assistance to specialist teams of investigators in both the civil and criminal jurisdiction often from the beginning of the investigation. 

Sam is highly skilled in the presentation of expert evidence and complex financial analysis usually touching on the tracing of fraudulent transactions, as well as being extremely adept at presenting applications for interim relief often ex parte in nature.    

Sam has considerable experience in dealing with cases from different jurisdictions.  He provides advice to teams of litigators concerned with complex investigations into Corporate misfeasance and business crime.

Sam also accepts instructions in high profile and sensitive allegations of crime, mostly involving Human-Trafficking, Terrorism and attempted murder.     

Sam is a MacMahon Scholar of St John's College, Cambridge.

Member of the Association for Disciplinary and Regulatory Lawyers.

Sam is listed as a Grade 4 Prosecutor (the highest grade); he is also listed on the Specialist Panels for Fraud and Organised Crime.   

Non-Exhaustive Case History (including current instructions)

Attorney General v Cameron, Lewis and Foot, instructed by major Channel Island firms on behalf of three Appellants’ in the Jersey Court of Appeal. Highly complex, international ‘Ponzi’ scheme;

BF, acting as a Private Prosecutor, investigation into commercial property fraud;

H, Counter-Terrorism, allegations of acts preparatory to terrorist activity; 

P and P, attempted murder by poisoning;

Operation Semisheer multi-million pound inter-EU money laundering system;  

Operation Satta, multi-handed investigation into international money laundering of proceeds of crime;

Operation Winta, high profile kidnapping and blackmail

Operation Falsetto, multi-million pound excise duty fraud;

Operation Grind, multi-handed historic drugs and money laundering conspiracy, representing principal offender;

L, largest ever investigation into commercial supply of ‘2CB.’

Led Junior

Operation Wakonda, highly professional international drugs importation; 

Operation Elnath, 8 handed conspiracy to Supply Class A Drugs and Launder the funds of international drug trafficking.

P: defending, 8 defendants, conspiracy to steal, targeted use of false ATM fascias with multi million pound losses.  Only defendant acquitted.  

W and 7 Others:, professional money laundering of 300 Million Euros through multiple commercial entities and corresponding tracing exercise to locate and seize laundered funds.  

Operation Bignay 1: disclosure Junior, prosecuting, 19 defendants bridging loan/mortgage fraud, extensive disclosure exercise concerning vast amounts of financial material and business records.

Operation Bignay 2: prosecuting, large scale insurance fraud, 5 defendants. 

S: defending Lloyds bank manager, allegations of corruption. 

Operation Aviator: prosecuting, 3 defendants, 1.5 million pounds CHAPS fraud. 

Operation Oldcourt: prosecuting, 5 defendants, one of the UK’s largest wholesale importers of Cannabis.  Millions of pounds recovered as a result of successful confiscation proceedings.