Kennedy Talbot

QC Barrister, 33 Chancery Lane


Kennedy Talbot QC was called to the Bar in 1984 and took silk in February 2016. He practices from 33 Chancery Lane, independent chambers in London. His principal practice areas are proceeds of crime, particularly money laundering, civil recovery and criminal confiscation, government and police investigations, medicines, legal professional privilege and civil fraud and tracing.

He is a joint author of the leading proceeds of crime textbook, Mitchell, Taylor and Talbot on Confiscation and the Proceeds of Crime (Sweet and Maxwell 3rd Ed. looseleaf), Administrative Court: Practice and Procedure (Sweet and Maxwell, 2006) and a contributing editor of the White Book.

He has appeared in 8 of the proceeds of crime cases to reach the House of Lords/Supreme Court since 2000, including most recently GH [2015] 1 WLR 2126 (Supreme Court), which concerned the circumstances in which money paid into a bank account directly by victims could amount to property subject to laundering offences. In the last 3 years alone, he has also appeared in 14 further cases in the Court of Appeal or High Court concerning proceeds of crime. He regularly advises financial institutions and other businesses in the regulated sector on their anti-money laundering responsibilities and reports to the NCA.