• A bright and much-liked junior with a promising practice in corporate, financial and general crime; Kyan’s practice encompasses all areas of Chambers’ work, with particular emphasis on general and financial crime.

    Corporate and Financial Crime

    Kyan Pucks has been involved in a variety of charges and proceedings within the field of Corporate and Financial Crime. She has experience beyond her call of matters such as rate manipulation, Oil and Gas Arbitration and Extradition. Kyan has represented and prosecuted numerous defendants charged with fraud and other financial crimes, both in the Magistrates and Crown Court, she has also been instructed in confiscation proceedings. Before joining Chambers, Kyan worked at a leading financial and corporate crime firm and was involved in large-scale SFO investigations. She was a part of the core defence team for the second defendant in the Barclays LIBOR trial.

    Crime

    Kyan is regularly instructed in both public and private matters, defending and prosecuting both in the Crown Court and Magistrates’ Court. She has a broad experience of offences both assisting more senior members of Chambers and as lone counsel. She has developed key evidential skills, fundamental to a complex and serious crime practice.

    Regulatory

    Kyan defends and presents in a wide-range of professional and regulatory disciplinary proceedings at various stages of an investigation.

    Public Law

    Kyan has experience of extradition proceedings, and a keen interest in Judicial Review, Public Inquiries and Inquests.

    Articles

    Kyan is a contributing author to Thomson Reuters' Westlaw.

    Westlaw subscribers can click here to see Westlaw's International Crimes: War Crimes article, which Kyan contributed to.

    Professional Memberships

    • Middle Temple
    • Young Fraud Lawyers Association

    Education

    • BPTC – BPP University (2014-2016)
    • BA (Hons) Law – University of Cambridge (2013)

    Languages 

    • Fluent in French and German
    • Conversational in Farsi and Spanish

     

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    Recent Cases

    • Kyan Pucks was instructed to defend man accused of possessing indecent images of children.

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    • Kyan Pucks was instructed to defend a vulnerable elderly man facing charges of alleged assault.

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    • Kyan Pucks was instructed to defend man accused of having threatening to kill his wife.

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    • Kyan Pucks was instructed to defend a young man charged with a multi-handed assault.

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    News

    • Nicholas Griffin QC and Kyan Pucks reconsider Impact Statements for Business

      “Impact Statements for Business”, the corporate equivalent of “Victim Personal Statements” (impact statements made by victims of crime) have been around for a while. But they have now been reconsidered by Nicholas Griffin QC and Ky...

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    • Paul Raudnitz and Kyan Pucks defend in £10m internet banking fraud

      Paul Raudnitz and Kyan Pucks defend Mr C, accused of complicity in £10m internet banking fraud. 

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    • London Legal Walk 2018

      QEB Hollis Whiteman are walking with the Lord Chief Justice and thousands of lawyers to raise funds for the London Legal Support Trust, the Free Representation Unit and the Bar Pro Bono Unit.

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    Articles

    • Using impact statements for business in corporate and financial criminal cases

      Nicholas Griffin QC and Kyan Pucks outline the benefits of corporate crime practitioners utilising ISBs in the interest of their clients.The article which was published by LexisNexis can be viewed here.  

  • Corporate and Financial Crime

    A junior barrister with an abundance of experience across a wide variety of work within the field of corporate and financial crime; she is adept at dealing with complex material and multiple jurisdictions.

    Overview

    Kyan Pucks has been involved in a variety of charges and proceedings within the field of Corporate and Financial Crime. She has experience beyond her call of matters such as rate manipulation, Oil and Gas Arbitration and Extradition. Kyan has represented and prosecuted numerous defendants charged with fraud and other financial crimes, both in the Magistrates and Crown Court, she has also been instructed in confiscation proceedings. Before joining Chambers, Kyan worked at a leading financial and corporate crime firm where she was involved with large-scale SFO investigations. She was a part of the core defence team for the second defendant in the Barclays LIBOR trial.

    Experience

    Prior to coming to the Bar, Kyan was a part of the legal team for the defence of Jay Merchant, one of the defendants in the Barclays LIBOR trial at Southwark Crown Court. In addition to assisting in the preparation of the trial, Kyan attended the trial in its entirety. Kyan was also involved in cases involving bribery and corruption charges in England & Wales, as well as in other European jurisdictions.

    At BCL Burton Copeland, Kyan assisted in advising leading global social networking and communication corporations. Through this, she developed an understanding of the complex nature of cybersecurity laws and assisted in the drafting of a number of related articles, including the UK Chapters of ‘Getting the Deal Through’. This is a keen interest of hers.

    Kyan has experience of Intellectual Property Law. During pupillage, Kyan assisted an artist, whose work had been used in breach of copyright by a legal recruitment firm, in bringing a claim in the Small Claims Court. Following mediation and a number of representations, this case was successfully settled outside court, for an amount exceeding the Small Claim Court’s threshold.

    On securing tenancy, Kyan was asked to assist in a multi-billion dollar commercial arbitration in the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, involving a leading Chinese oil and gas company and its overseas subsidiary, relating to their investment in a European oil company. Kyan drew from her previous experience as a legal researcher for a senior barrister at a leading commercial Chambers, where she assisted in the preparation of a number of commercial arbitrations. 

    Kyan spent five months seconded by a Magic Circle firm to one of the ‘Big Four’ clearing banks to assist with a criminal investigation. 

    Notable Cases

    R v Merchant and Others (2016)
    Representing a derivatives trader in the SFO prosecution for manipulation of US Dollar LIBOR.

    Articles

    Kyan is a contributing author to Thomson Reuters' Westlaw.

    Westlaw subscribers can click here to see Westlaw's International Crimes: War Crimes article, which Kyan contributed to.

    News

    • Nicholas Griffin QC and Kyan Pucks reconsider Impact Statements for Business

      “Impact Statements for Business”, the corporate equivalent of “Victim Personal Statements” (impact statements made by victims of crime) have been around for a while. But they have now been reconsidered by Nicholas Griffin QC and Ky...

    • Paul Raudnitz and Kyan Pucks defend in £10m internet banking fraud

      Paul Raudnitz and Kyan Pucks defend Mr C, accused of complicity in £10m internet banking fraud. 

    Articles

    • Using impact statements for business in corporate and financial criminal cases

      Nicholas Griffin QC and Kyan Pucks outline the benefits of corporate crime practitioners utilising ISBs in the interest of their clients.The article which was published by LexisNexis can be viewed here.  

  • An approachable, charming and persuasive advocate, Kyan Pucks has a flourishing practice defending and prosecuting at all levels of crime and the justice system.

    Overview

    Kyan is regularly instructed in both public and private matters, defending and prosecuting both in the Crown Court and Magistrates’ Court. She has a broad experience of offences both assisting more senior members of chambers and as lone counsel. She has developed key evidential skills, fundamental to a complex and serious crime practice.

    Experience

    Kyan has a flourishing practice both in the defence and prosecution of crime and financial crime. She has successfully defended clients in the Magistrates and Crown Courts in matters including possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply, serious violent crimes, witness intimidation and others.

    As a pupil and tenant Kyan has developed significant skills within the field of general crime. During pupillage, Kyan assisted Paul Raudnitz in the successful prosecution of a sex-trafficking conspiracy in West London, involving significant telephone and cell-site evidence. She also assisted in the prosecution of a number of murder trials at the Central Criminal Court, and the defence of rape and other serious sexual offences. 

    Kyan has a particular interest in defending sensitive cases with vulnerable defendants, and ensuring appropriate treatment within the criminal justice system. She has completed the CPS’ Vulnerable Witness Training scheme and has considerable expertise in cross-examining vulnerable witnesses in court. She furthermore has experience beyond her years in dealing with defendants with mental health difficulties. Her kind yet tenacious manner has been invaluable both in her representations to the CPS to withdraw charges on public interest grounds, as well as ensuring the jury and/or magistrates fully understand how mental health issues can affect culpability.​

    Kyan has previous experience working with the Youth Offending Service on Referral Order panels and as an Appropriate Adult for young and vulnerable defendants interviewed at the police station.

    Before joining Chambers, Kyan worked at a leading private crime law firm for two years, assisting in a wide range of notable cases, including allegations of sexual offences by high-profile individuals and advising social media and social networking companies in matters relating to cybersecurity.

    Kyan is CPS Grade 1 accredited.

    Articles

    Kyan is a contributing author to Thomson Reuters' Westlaw.

    Westlaw subscribers can click here to see Westlaw's International Crimes: War Crimes article, which Kyan contributed to.

    Recent Cases

    • Kyan Pucks was instructed to defend man accused of possessing indecent images of children.

    • Kyan Pucks was instructed to defend a vulnerable elderly man facing charges of alleged assault.

    • Kyan Pucks was instructed to defend man accused of having threatening to kill his wife.

    • Kyan Pucks was instructed to defend a young man charged with a multi-handed assault.

  • A bright and keen junior, Kyan Pucks brings diligence and all of the tactics and advocacy skills from her criminal practice to the regulatory sphere.

    Overview

    Kyan defends and presents in a wide range of professional and regulatory disciplinary proceedings at various stages of an investigation.

    Experience

    Kyan is regularly instructed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. During pupillage, she assisted her supervisor Paul Raudnitz in the preparation of a number of substantive hearings at the General Dental Council. She also assisted other members of Chambers in matters before various regulators, including the Police Misconduct Tribunal.

    In conjunction with her professional discipline work, Kyan appears on behalf of the Metropolitan Police Service in applications for Civil Orders, including Closure Orders and Domestic Violence Prevention Orders.

  • A highly intelligent junior with a gently reassuring approach, Kyan Pucks is ideally suited to this field.

    Overview

    Kyan has experience of extradition proceedings, and a keen interest in Judicial Review, Public Inquiries and Inquests.

    Experience

    Kyan has been instructed to represent respondents in extradition hearings in Westminster Magistrates’ Court. Prior to joining Chambers, Kyan was a part of the legal team appealing the extradition of Fabio Riva, who faced corruption charges in Italy.

    An extremely bright and gifted junior, Kyan has a keen interest in developing further her work in Judicial Review, Public Inquiries and Inquests.

    Kyan organised and led a team of students in the establishing of a Citizen’s Advice Bureau in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, whilst studying for her degree in law at the University of Cambridge. 

    Notable Cases

    Italy v Riva (2015)
    Extradition of an Italian businessman, who faced corruption charges in Italy.

    Articles

    Kyan is a contributing author to Thomson Reuters' Westlaw.

    Westlaw subscribers can click here to see Westlaw's International Crimes: War Crimes article, which Kyan contributed to.

    News

    • Nicholas Griffin QC and Kyan Pucks reconsider Impact Statements for Business

      “Impact Statements for Business”, the corporate equivalent of “Victim Personal Statements” (impact statements made by victims of crime) have been around for a while. But they have now been reconsidered by Nicholas Griffin QC and Ky...