Life as a civil fraud lawyer — with RPC

Thursday 24 October at RPC, London, with solicitors from RPC and a barrister from Hardwicke

“You only find out who is swimming naked when the tide goes out,” Warren Buffett famously observed.

And after one of the longest economic expansions in living memory, it appears that the tide may well be turning — leaving fraud lawyers ready to descend onto the sands (to stretch a metaphor).

On the evening of Thursday 24 October lawyers from RPC’s civil fraud team, one of the largest and most highly rated in the City, will form the panel for Legal Cheek’s latest student event. They will be joined by a leading fraud barrister from Hardwicke.

Date: Thursday 24 October 2019
Time: 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: RPC, London
Level: Students, Graduates

RPC acts for individuals, corporates and insolvency office holders on large-scale, complex corporate investigations and fraud-related disputes (litigation and arbitration) in every region of the world. Indeed, although mostly conducted in the English courts, the majority of the firm’s fraud work involves a cross-border element. Hardwicke’s civil fraud and asset tracing team has similar and complimentary expertise.


Simon Hart, commercial disputes partner at RPC
Laura Martin, commercial and financial disputes senior associate at RPC
Daniel Hemming, commercial disputes senior associate at RPC
Tom Bell, barrister specialising in commercial dispute resolution, professional negligence and insurance at Hardwicke

The speakers will explain what it’s like to practice in this area, share anecdotes from some of their most interesting cases and look ahead to a potentially busy next few years.

They will reflect too on their own career journeys and offer advice to those hoping to follow in their footsteps. After the panel session there will be drinks and networking.

Apply to attend below. You’ll be asked to submit a CV and two questions for the panel. Please note that the details of those offered places will, subject to consent, be shared with RPC’s graduate recruitment team.