Sandip Patel

Managing Partner, Aliant Law

Sandip specialises in cross border civil and commercial dispute resolution, fraud, white collar crime, and regulatory proceedings. He represents individuals, businesses and Governments in complex disputes with an overlap between civil and criminal laws especially in the areas of fraud, corruption, money laundering, tax evasion, and asset recovery.

Sandip has been at the forefront of notable serious and organised cybercrime cases including ‘DarkMarket’, ‘the Facebook Hacker’, prosecution of members of ‘Anonymous’ for the hacking of PayPal, Visa, Sony, FBI, CIA, UK NCA, MoD etc, and ‘the boy who almost broke the Internet’ . He has lectured and trained investigators, lawyers and judges in England and abroad including Italy, Hungary, Latvia, Turkey, Israel, India, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago on good cyber policies, procedures and law.

He is routinely asked to advise and assist in the creation, training and implementation of cyber law enforcement programmes. In Grenada, he devised and implemented a cyber crime training course for investigators, the A-G’s office and judges so as to give effect to new cyber legislation. He contributed to the leading text book: Electronic Evidence, 3rd Edition, Stephen Mason He is a director of Quantum Resilience, a cyber risk management advisory service.

He is Chairperson of the Cybercrime Practitioners’ Association.

He is Chief Adviser to the OSP Cyber Academy.

In the “Leading silks” list, The Legal 500 United Kingdom guide to outstanding silks nationwide said this about him, “He has a pleasing and reassuring courtroom manner”, “a very good all-round advocate, who is quick on his feet in court”. Described as “a truly exceptional lawyer with a phenomenal eye for detail”.