Anoushka Warlow

“She is honestly absolutely fantastic. I have never met anybody who has such an incredible grasp of the detail; she is incredibly efficient and completely ruthless and unrelenting. I am frankly astonished by her ability.

Chambers UK

Anoushka specialises in acting for individuals and companies in relation to all aspects of financial crime, principally cases involving complex allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption. Anoushka’s expertise includes acting in foreign and cross-border investigations, defending individuals in private prosecutions, and advising on civil fraud matters.

Anoushka’s expertise in Fraud and Financial Crime is recognised by both the Chambers HNW and Legal500 directories.

Financial Crime, including Serious Fraud, Bribery & Corruption

Anoushka advises individuals and companies in connection with investigations and proceedings brought by all the major domestic and overseas enforcement agencies, including the Serious Fraud Office, Financial Conduct Authority, National Crime Agency, Competition and Markets Authority, HMRC, Police and CPS, the US Department of Justice and the US Securities Exchange Commission.

Anoushka has extensive experience in relation to all aspects of serious fraud and financial crime, including market abuse, insider dealing and money laundering.

Her expertise includes:

  • Defending investigations; including representing individuals in interviews under caution and preparing letters of representation against charging decisions;
  • Advising in relation to the execution of search warrants and retention of documents;
  • Defending individuals at trial;
  • Responding to formal requests for information, including production orders under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 and ‘section 2’ powers under the Criminal Justice Act 1987;
  • Advising on engagement with corporate internal investigations and the impact of Deferred Prosecution Agreements;
  • Advising on parallel regulatory investigations and proceedings;
  • Advising on restraint and confiscation, including challenging the imposition of restraint orders;
  • Bringing judicial review challenges to the actions of investigating authorities;
  • Assisting with ancillary matters such as reputation management and disclosures to employers and regulators.

Cross-border investigations, mutual legal assistance and extradition

Much of Anoushka’s work involves multiple jurisdictions.  She is the co-author of the “Individuals in Cross-Border Investigations or Proceedings: The UK Perspective” chapter in the Global Investigations Review Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations and has noted expertise in:

  • Advising on investigative steps taken in the UK pursuant to mutual legal assistance requests from overseas authorities (including requests for information and documents);
  • Challenging actions taken pursuant to mutual legal assistance, including by way of judicial review;
  • Defending multi-jurisdictional criminal investigations and proceedings;
  • Coordinating teams of lawyers, experts, and advisors in numerous jurisdictions to reach global resolutions to wide-ranging investigations and proceedings;
  • Advising on Interpol red notices and extradition;
  • Advising on asset forfeiture and restraint in the cross-border context.

Private Prosecutions

Anoushka has particular experience in defending prosecutions brought on a private basis.  Her expertise includes:

  • Defending applications for summonses in private prosecutions;
  • Challenging the granting of summonses by way of judicial review proceedings;
  • Defending trial proceedings in private prosecutions, including advising on particular issues surrounding motive, abuse, and disclosure;
  • Costs recovery.

Anoushka is also instructed by victims of financial crime and has experience advising on the procedure for, and merits of, commencing private prosecutions.

Civil fraud

Anoushka is experienced in advising on civil fraud matters including:

  • Defending civil proceedings brought against individuals and companies for fraud;
  • Advising victims of financial crime on civil remedies available;
  • Advising on asset tracing and civil recovery, and the impact of worldwide freezing orders;
  • Defending contempt of court proceedings.


Anoushka graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science with an LLB (Hons) and thereafter attained her Masters’ Degree (LLM) on scholarship.  Anoushka joined BCL upon her qualification as a solicitor in 2014 and became a partner in 2022.

 Professional Memberships

  • Fraud Lawyers Association
  • European Criminal Bar Association
  • Female Fraud Forum
  • Women’s White Collar Defence Association
  • International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)
  • The Law Society

What the directories have said:

Anoushka Warlow is the best assistant solicitor I’ve ever come across in corporate crime. She will have a stellar future. She is the best and is the best by far.

Chambers UK, 2023

“She was really good. She had an excellent overview of the whole case file.

Chambers UK, 2023

“She is up-and-coming.

Chambers UK, 2023

Anoushka Warlow will be a star of the future.

Legal 500, 2023

“Anoushka is phenomenally clever but also strategically astute – she looks at cases in a way senior counsel does. She sees the issues coming a mile off, and by doing that she insulates the client.

Chambers HNW, 2022

“…maybe the best young lawyer to go to in England in this area.

“…she’s very smart, and detail-obsessed.

Chambers HNW, 2022

“I think she’s incredibly impressive – she is the best associate I have ever worked with,” states a barrister, adding: “She is honestly absolutely fantastic. I have never met anybody who has such an incredible grasp of the detail; she is incredibly efficient and completely ruthless and unrelenting. I am frankly astonished by her ability.”

Chambers UK, 2022

“Anoushka Warlow is an associate who assisted us in a case and proved to be very responsive and an excellent support in a highly time-pressured and complex matter.”

Chambers UK, 2022

“Anoushka Warlow is the best associate I’ve ever worked with. She is fantastic, and I have never met anybody who has such an incredible grasp of detail. Anoushka is incredibly efficient and completely ruthless.”

Chambers UK, 2022

“Anoushka is an incredibly friendly, professional and diligent senior associate.”

Chambers UK, 2022

“Shaul Brazil and Anoushka Warlow are a pleasure to work with. They are both highly dedicated and very responsive, and their advice is always clear and well thought out. Anoushka is very diligent and hardworking. Shaul is very smart, creative and never loses sight of the bigger picture.”

Chambers UK, 2022

“Anoushka Warlow was the day-to-day lawyer in charge of documentation and legal strategy. Highly impressive lawyer with amazingly broad experience. Extremely well organised and diligent. Quickly identifies the main pressure points for the other side. Simply a class act.”

The Legal 500, 2021