Kim Potts Senior Associate


Areas of expertise

Kim has extensive experience of advising and representing clients who are being investigated and prosecuted for a wide range of white collar criminal offences. Kim has advised clients facing investigations and prosecutions brought by HM Revenue & Customs, the Serious Fraud Office, the Financial Conduct Authority, the Office of Fair Trading and the Crown Prosecution Service. Kim has experience advising clients both pre and post charge and in subsequent confiscation proceedings. She has represented clients in some of the largest FCA investigations and prosecutions for insider dealing, as well as acting in cases involving alleged money laundering, cartel offences and a range of serious fraud offences.

As well as advising individuals, Kim also has experience of advising corporate clients in relation to conducting internal investigations into matters such as bribery and corruption.

Latest Posts


Recent work

  • Acting for a client in respect of an FCA investigation into the foreign exchange market.
  • Advising a corporate client in relation to an internal investigation.
  • Advising in relation to an FCA investigation into breaches of FSMA.
  • Advising clients in relation to a range of general criminal offences including common assault and harassment.
  • Advising a client in relation to an investigation by City of London police into allegations of land banking.
  • Advising in relation to a police investigation into allegations of fraud and money laundering involving the sale of carbon credits.
  • Acting for a client in Project Amazon, the largest direct tax investigation ever prosecuted involving alleged tax at risk of over £108 million.

Latest Posts

News and Posts

Kim Potts discusses Ex-JP Morgan trader losing prejudice claim against financial watchdog in Compliance Monitor

FCA triumphs in final round of third party rights litigation

Kim Potts comments on Ex-JPMorgan trader losing prejudice claim against financial watchdog in The Times Law Brief, FT Adviser and Law360

Kim Potts discusses the FX Global Code of Conduct in Compliance Monitor

The FX Global Code of Conduct

Kim Potts examines FCA enforcement powers in Thomson Reuters Accelus and Mondaq

FCA enforcement powers and practical tips for dealing with information requests

Kim Potts discusses the latest Insolvency Service criminal prosecutions in LexisNexis

FX Global Code of Conduct: all for nothing?

Kim Potts discusses the FX Global Code of Conduct in FX-MM

The Trial: A Murder in the Family (Part One)

A set back for suspects seeking anonymity

Kim Potts discusses the rejection of anonymity for sex abuse subjects in Criminal Law & Justice Weekly

Naming no names? Anonymity for suspects and complainants in criminal investigations

FCA v Achilles Macris: Recent settlement places spotlight back on the rights of individuals

Kim Potts article re FCA v Achilles Macris published in FTSE Global Markets and Compliance Monitor

Better Case Management in the UK Criminal Courts

Serious Crime Act 2015 – Organised Crime: Kim Potts interviewed by Lexis PSL

Kim Potts’ comments re the FCA’s financial crime guidance published in Payments Compliance

FCA to issue further guidance to firms on systems and controls for addressing financial crime risks

Serious Crime Bill and anti-money laundering guidance: An update

Two Christmas presents from the Home Office

Kim Potts’ article published in The Barrister

Failing to prevent economic crime – a new offence?