Chloe-Jane Belton

Legal Director (Barrister),
Howard Kennedy LLP

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Howard Kennedy LLP
Work: 02037555774




Chloe-Jane is a white-collar and investigations lawyer with experience both at the independent Bar and in private practice. Her practice focuses on complex multi-agency and cross-border investigations involving fraud, corruption, money laundering and sanctions breaches.

Chloe-Jane has extensive experience in advising individuals, governments and multinational organisations under investigation by authorities including the SFO, FCA, NCA and overseas government authorities including DOJ, SEC and CFTC. She is well-placed to advise clients on all aspects of financial crime cases including bribery, corruption, market manipulation and fraud. 

In addition to her white-collar crime and investigations practice, Chloe-Jane gained extensive experience as a barrister whilst practising at the criminal bar, where she established a reputation for defending and prosecuting clients facing complex criminal and regulatory proceedings.  Of note, she was junior prosecution counsel in Operation Bronze, what was then the largest local authority prosecution of its kind, involving charges of misconduct in a public office, fraud and money laundering.  Her clients benefit from her practical experience when seeking advice on how to respond to criminal or regulatory prosecution.  

Chloe-Jane regularly acts in pro bono matters with a particular focus on defending human rights and the rights of the LGBTQ+ community. She advised an international human rights charity seeking to decriminalise homosexuality across the world and provided advice to a charity working to free those believed to have been wrongly convicted and preventing future wrongful convictions. 

She is a member of the Fraud Lawyers Association, Private Prosecutors' Association, Criminal Bar Association and the Female Fraud Forum. 

Prior to joining Howard Kennedy, Chloe-Jane was a senior associate at a global law firm based in London. She was called to the Bar in 2008. 

Practice Areas

  • Corporate Crime
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Trials
  • White Collar Crime