Testimonials

General

THE LEGAL 500

“He is superb: meticulous, highly industrious and a class act”

CHAMBERS 2015

“He is a highly sought after top-ranked financial crime senior barrister with years of experience handling corruption, money laundering and insider dealing matters” 

CHAMBERS 2014

“He has incisive legal analysis. He is a great jury advocate, who is extremely thorough and very experienced”

“His ability to negotiate and come up with a practical, tactical solution to avoid going to trial is really good. He finds a solution that isn’t the obvious one”

CHAMBERS 2011

“He is lauded for his expertise in relation to defending SFO and HMRC prosecutions and regularly tackles matters of importance”

CHAMBERS 2010

“He is the top of the tree when it comes to defending SFO prosecutions. He has a thriving international practice and is a leading junior”

CHAMBERS 2009

“He is impressive with his immensely thorough but commercially realistic approach. He is able to think quickly on his feet and successfully defends prosecutions brought by the SFO, VAT and income tax frauds, advance fee fraud cases, money laundering, insider dealing and confiscation matters.”

THE COURT OF APPEAL CRIMINAL DIVISION

“Mr Kendal combined persuasive and forceful advocacy on behalf of his client with proper regard to his duties to the court in terms of points that can properly be taken or those which must be left” (in the case of R. v. Hackett [2007] EWCA Crim 2368)

Regulatory

Solicitors Regulation Authority drops investigation into Solicitor M, who wrote:

“This was obviously a matter of great importance to me and I am incredibly grateful for your advice and expertise.  The response you drafted was masterful and perfectly judged and it has certainly produced the desired result.  There’s no doubt that I made the correct decision in selecting Counsel and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to any colleagues who find themselves in a similarly unfortunate position in the future.”  

Solicitor acquitted on all charges at the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal

Following his acquittal at the conclusion of a three week hearing, the solicitor wrote in the following terms:

“I just wanted to say thank you very much indeed for the wonderful work that you did on my case. You advised me excellently along the whole process and achieved for me the best possible result. Whilst I was always confident that I had acted properly, carefully and within the code of conduct, I was acutely aware that the SRA were trying to spin it another way and there was a real danger that a tribunal could be swept along with that. Your experience, knowledge, drafting, Tim’s advocacy and teamwork and the way that you managed me was of the highest quality and cannot thank you enough. I think that it also helped because the tribunal trusted everything Tim said.  I knew that I had to have the best team in place to defend me and you are the best team.”

Solicitor acquitted of vast array of allegations of dishonesty

“I just wanted to express my gratitude to you for what you have done on my behalf. I couldn’t be more appreciative and will be eternally grateful.”