The second Visiting Professor of Practice has been appointed at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and took up this role on 1 October 2022. Rebecca Chalkley will work closely with the Centre for Financial Law, Regulation and Compliance (FinReg), to develop greater links between IALS and legal practice.

Rebecca is a member of Red Lion Chambers. She was The Times Lawyer of the Week in April 2022 and is a LexisNexis Expert in Corporate Crime.

Rebecca has over 20 years' experience of financial and commercial wrongdoing, including fraud, money laundering, bribery and corruption and market abuse.

She specialises in business crime, fraud, and financial services regulation – which are central issues in the work of FinReg. She has particular expertise in insider dealing; bribery and corruption (both international and domestic); financial regulation; legal professional privilege; money laundering; proceeds of crime; tax fraud; fraudulent trading, as well as fraud more generally. She has been instructed in various cases resulting in deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs), including what is believed to be the largest to date.


Past Visiting Professors of Practice

Barnaby Hone

The inaugural Visiting Professor of Practice, Barnaby Hone, took up his role at IALS on October 1, 2020. Barnaby has a wealth of experience in international asset recovery, white collar crime, and financial regulation – key areas of research for FinReg. He is recognised in these areas in the Legal500 and Chambers and Partners. His practice has encompassed work throughout Europe, Africa, the Caribbean, the Americas, and Asia, including providing advice to countries such as Kosovo and BVI on developing or improving their asset recovery legislation. He is a contributor to the leading practitioner guide on asset recovery: Millington and Sutherland Williams on the Proceeds of Crime Act (Oxford University Press, 5th ed, 2018). He also sits as a Fee Paid Tribunal Judge, presiding over Immigration and Asylum matters.

Upon his appointment being confirmed, Barnaby stated:

“I am honoured to be appointed as the first Visiting Professor of Practice, and look forward to building closer links between academics and practitioners.”