Faras is a specialist in financial crimes such as fraud, tax evasion, money laundering, market abuse and corruption. He advises in internal investigations relating to financial misconduct and breaches of international sanctions.
He is experienced in the electronic presentation of evidence. He has used iPad jury bundles in 13 trials over the last years and was one of the first barristers at the criminal bar to work with graphic designers to create animations to explain complex concepts to a jury.
Faras is a specialist in the use of artificial intelligence (“AI”) in investigations and is advising a number of agencies and companies on technology assisted review using AI.
Faras acts for individuals and companies facing criminal proceedings and for specialist fraud prosecutors such as the SFO, HMRC and CPS (Specialist Fraud Division).
Faras has advised major international organisations and foreign courts on AML, sanctions, enforcement and discrete matters of UK law.
Lectures to JP Morgan, HMRC Fraud Investigation Service, City law firms, BEIS and the Joint Money Laundering Intelligence Task Force on the OECD Common Reporting Standards and the offence of ‘Failing to prevent’ tax offences under the Criminal Finances Act 2017.
Lectures to Slaughter and May and K&L Gates on the anticipated new offence of Failing to Prevent Economic Crime.
Criminal Bar Association
South Eastern Circuit
SFO B Panel
SFO Proceeds of Crime B Pane
Grade 4 (Highest Level) CPS Prosecutor
College of Law Mooting Prize
Leading individual in the Legal 500 and Chambers UK Bar directories (see Recommendations)