The areas of work in which we have particular expertise, experience and excellence.
Patricia Londono practices in the areas of business and financial crime, regulatory work, inquests and inquiries, public law and professional discipline.
She is currently a member of the counsel team instructed by the Metropolitan Police responding to the Undercover Policing Inquiry chaired by Sir John Mitting. She is a member of the SFO Prosecution Panel, and the CPS Fraud, and Serious Crime Panels. She is also on the list of specialist regulatory advocates who prosecute on behalf of the Health and Safety Executive and the Environment Agency.
Patricia is an experienced lecturer and is Editor-in-Chief of ‘Arlidge, Eady and Smith on Contempt’ (5th edition 2017). Prior to coming to the Bar, Patricia enjoyed an academic career, holding posts at Oxford, Cambridge and Brunel Universities, specialising in European and International human rights law. Her doctoral thesis was awarded the Babsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester Thesis Prize by Oxford University for most outstanding thesis in the area of human rights and fundamental freedoms. She has published a number of articles and chapters in edited books in this field with particular emphasis on gender-based violence and the development of positive duties on states to protect victims of domestic and sexual abuse.
Patricia is an experienced disclosure counsel and has acted in a number of high-profile, long-running frauds instructed by the SFO, ORR and the police. She has also acted as LPP counsel for the SFO. She is also instructed by the Insolvency Service. Patricia is particularly well-suited to complex and/or intricate, document-heavy work. She is accustomed to working effectively as part of a large team.
R v H (2022)
Instructed by the Insolvency Service in a matter under s68 of the Companies Act 2006.
R v A (2022)
Instructed by the Insolvency Service in a matter under s360 of the Insolvency Act 1986.
R v J and Others (2019)
Led junior instructed by the CPS in multi-handed money laundering case.
R v W and Others (2016)
Disclosure counsel instructed by the Office of Rail and Road in relation to a prosecution brought under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 arising from a death at work.
R v A and Others (2016)
SFO Disclosure counsel in a high-profile 6-handed £5m conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation in the provision of football training schemes.
R v M and Others (Operation Hornet) (Feb 2015 - July 2016)
Disclosure counsel instructed by Thames Valley Police in widely publicised 10-handed £250m fraudulent trading and corruption case involving employees of HBOS and members of the business community.
R v G and L (2015)
Represented one of two defendants (first on indictment) charged with numerous offences under the Consumer (Protection from Unfair Trading) Regulations 2008.
Inquest touching on the death of Yassar Yaqub (May 2021-Nov 2022)
Junior Counsel to the Inquest into shooting on the M62 motorway in West Yorkshire.
Undercover Policing Inquiry (2017- Present)
Junior counsel instructed by the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service in the public inquiry into the conduct of undercover police officers, chaired by Sir John Mitting KC.
Grenfell Tower Inquiry (2019-2020)
Instructed by the Inquiry as disclosure counsel (Module 5, London Fire Brigade response to the fire).
Seconded to Kingsley Napley’s Regulatory Department preparing cases for the Health and Care Professions Council.
Instructed by the Bar Standards Board in a matter before The Bar Tribunals and Adjudication Service
Since joining Chambers, Patricia has been developing her practice in PI, advising on liability, evidence and quantum in cases involving RTAs, occupier liability, defective premises, and claims under the Highways Act.
Regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB)
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– Editor-in-Chief Arlidge, Eady and Smith on Contempt (Sweet and Maxwell Common Law Library Series; 5th edition published May 2017).
Chapters in edited books
– ‘Redrafting abortion rights under the ECHR: A, B and C v. Ireland’ in E Brems (ed) Diversity and European Human Rights: Rewriting Judgments of the ECHR (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2013).
– ‘Defining Rape under the European Convention on Human Rights: Torture, Consent and Equality’ in C McGlynn and V Munro (eds) Rethinking Rape Law: National, International and European Perspectives (Routledge 2010).
-‘Sir Cliff v BBC – A New Era for Police Investigations?’ 19/07/2018 UK Human Rights Blog and 23/07/2018 Law Society Gazette.
– Should sex offence suspects be granted anonymity? New Law Journal (8th September 2017) 13-14 (case comment on the decision in Khuja v The Times  UKSC 49).
– ‘Human Rights, Positive Obligations and Domestic Violence: Kalucza v Hungary in the European Court of Human Rights’ (2012) 1 (2) International Human Rights Law Review 339-348.
– ‘Developing Human Rights Principles in Cases of Gender-based Violence: Opus v Turkey in the European Court of Human Rights’ (2009) 9 Human Rights Law Review 657-667.
– ‘The Executive, the Parole Board and Article 5 ECHR: Progress within an “Unhappy State of Affairs”?’ (2008) 67 Cambridge Law Journal 230-233.
– ‘Applying Convention Jurisprudence to the Needs of Women Prisoners’ (2007) Public Law 198 – 208.
– ‘Positive Obligations, Criminal Procedure and Rape Cases’  2 European Human Rights Law Review 158 – 171.
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