Carolyne Lamptey

Team Leader, Malawi

Carolyne Lamptey is Team Leader, Malawi at the Basel Institute on Governance. She joined the Basel Institute’s International Centre for Asset Recovery team in Malawi in February 2022 to support the UK-funded Tackling Serious and Organised Corruption (TSOC) programme. In her role, she supports the Malawian authorities in pursuing non-conviction based forfeiture orders under the country's Financial Crime Act through case work support, mentoring and policy review.

Carolyne Lamptey is a barrister, called to the Bar of England and Wales, with over 20 years of prosecutorial practice. She is a former Team Leader and Senior Lawyer with the UK’s Crown Prosecution Service. 

Carolyne has prosecuted for all the major prosecuting authorities in England and Wales and for the last 18 years has specialised in asset recovery / proceeds of crime. She has extensive international experience that includes supporting the Egyptian authorities, as a Regional Asset Recovery Adviser in the cross-Whitehall Taskforce, to recover proceeds of crime from the regime of former President Hosni Mubarak that had been frozen under EU/UK sanctions. She has also delivered training for UNODC, the EU and ICAR. 

Prior to joining the Basel Institute, Carolyne’s most recent role was in Ghana as the Prosecution Adviser on a UK-funded Project, Strengthening Action against Corruption (STAAC).

She has an LLB in Law and an LLM in Human Rights Law, both from the University of London.