William Boyce QC


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QEB News: Private Prosecutor secures £38 million in confiscation and compensation against “formidable and serial fraudsman” Ketan Somaia
13.1.2016 More >

QEB News: Supreme Court judgement in VAT in confiscation proceedings appeal - Bill Boyce QC represents Appellant
16.12.2015 More >

QEB News: Bill Boyce QC to speak at EY Private Prosecutions Seminar on Thursday 20th November
18.11.2014 More >

QEB News: William Boyce QC and Rachna Gokani feature on Private Prosecutions in Law Society Gazette
15.9.2014 More >

QEB News: Ranked as Leader in Financial Crime and Crime by Chambers UK
28.7.2014 More >

QEB News: Ketan Somaia convicted by a jury at the Central Criminal Court (Old Bailey) in largest ever private prosecution brought by an individual in the UK. William Boyce QC and Rachna Gokani were instructed on behalf of the prosecution by Peters & Peters.
16.6.2014 More >

QEB News: William Boyce QC interviewed for The Law Society Gazette ‘My legal life’ series.
17.2.2014 More >

QEB News: William Boyce QC and Fraser Coxhill represent family at Inquest into the death of a soilder in Iraq
27.2.2013 More >

QEB News: R v Martin
5.2.2013 More >

QEB News: Review of OFT Consultation - Proposed Changes to Guidance Note on Applications for Leniency and No-action in Cartel Cases
5.12.2012 More >

William Boyce QC: Notable case

R v Oppong (2012)

William Boyce QC has recently concluded prosecuting a six-handed Trident shooting case.  Michael Smith was convicted of the murder of Eugene Brown and Patrick Ford, and was sentenced to life imprisonment, with a minimum term of 34 years.  Kevin Powell was tried at the same time for the attempted murder of Michael Smith in revenge for the killing of Patrick Ford (Powell's friend and business partner).  Kevin Powell was convicted and sentenced to 34 years imprisonment.  Four others were convicted of 'perverting the course of justice', and were all imprisoned." 

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Notable cases:

Operation Tabernula (Andrew Hind) 2016
Two convicted and three acquitted in the ‘biggest ever insider trading trial’; William Boyce QC instructed on behalf of accountant Andrew Hind who is sentenced to just 3 years and six months.

R -v- Somaia (Ketan) (2014)
Successful private prosecution, Ketan Somaia was convicted by a jury of 9 counts of obtaining a money transfer by deception.

William Boyce QC and Fraser Coxhill represent family at Inquest into the death of a soilder in Iraq (2013)
Death of Soldier

R v Rose (2013)
Blackmail of Tamara Ecclestone

R v Martin (2013)
V Festival after party

R v Oppong (2012)
"Accused and accuser tried at the same time..

R v PD & EB (2012)
Major sanctions busting case collapses

British Airways / Virgin Price-Fixing Trial (2010)
First trial of cartel offence under Enterprise Act

Operation Eaglewood (2010)
Money laundering and drug trafficking. Prosecuting the largest case currently brought by the Crown Prosecution Service.

R v Calvert (2008)
Insider-dealing trial on behalf of the Financial Services Authority

R v Ikilat & others (2008)
Huge series of interlinked allegations of money-laundering


William Boyce QC and Rachna Gokani feature on Private Prosecutions in Law Society Gazette
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OFT Consultation Analysis
OFT's supplementary consultation on proposed changes to its existing guidance note on the handling of applications for lenien 5.11.2012
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