A former stock and commodity broker, Peter Kyte QC brings a wealth of experience to the field of corporate and financial crime.
Peter has enormous experience in all forms of corporate and financial crime. Before his call to the Bar, he worked as a manager for Charter Consolidated, a mining finance house, and then as a stock and commodity broker for Merrill Lynch in London and New York; he was a member of the New York Stock Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade. His application of trade knowledge has meant that he is particularly well placed to advise and act for those under investigation or charged with financial criminal offences as is evidenced by his work in the field.
Peter has prosecuted and defended in all types of fraud, including: mortgage fraud, commercial fraud, share ramping, building fraud, NHS fraud, Customs and Excise corruption and shareholder fraud. He has been involved in cases that were the first of their kind as with R v Lee, the first share ramping trial subsequent to new legislation that had been designed to protect stock exchange investors. He has been involved in the lengthy and the complex as with R v Beard, a 16-month trial brought by the SFO where Peter represented a Quantity Surveyor charged with a building fraud on a charity. He has continued to represent professional individuals throughout his career, including employees charged with corruption and Finance Directors charged with multimillion-pound frauds against shareholders.
R v Jeffrey (2009)
An elaborate fraud perpetrated on a P.L.C. by its financial director. The losses amounted to around £15m.
R v Beard (2004)
Lengthy 16-month building fraud trial involving key professionals including an architect and quantity surveyor (Peter's client). The loser was a charitable trust that had accumulated over the years a lot of valuable land with planning permission.
R v Dearsley (1997)
Peter Kyte QC defended Mr Dearsley who was charged with an elaborate mortgage fraud.
R v Lee (1997)
Defending in the first share ramping trial subsequent to new legislation designed to protect stock exchange investors.