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Blackfords LLP

Financial Crime: Individuals

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What the team is known for

Acts on behalf of those accused of high-level financial crime. Accomplished in defending allegations of insider trading, tax fraud and misleading corporate statements. Strong record in handling carbon credit fraud and prosecutions initiated by HMRC. Caters to clients around the country with offices in central London, Croydon, Woking and Cardiff. Also adept at handling matters with cross-border elements.

Strengths

Sources say: "They're brilliant - they really look after their clients' interests and do their best for them."

Work highlights

Represented the second defendant in an HMRC prosecution for alleged VAT and alcohol duty diversion frauds.

Notable practitioners

Daniel Cundy frequently assists clients with allegations of fraud, corruption and money laundering. He is particularly well known for his handling of SFO and HMRC investigations.
"He is incredibly knowledgeable." "He is a very good criminal lawyer." "He's very practical and understands his clients' needs."

Gary Bloxsome offers extensive experience in criminal investigations led by HMRC, the SFO and the FCA into fraudulent activity and money laundering. He is also adept at handling matters with cross-border elements.
"He is able to cut through the fat of a case and get straight to the meat of the matter." "He is no-nonsense, very efficient and good to work with." "He has outstanding tactical judgement."

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Overview

This busy and sought after white collar department is continually involved in large and serious matters involving the SFO, HMRC, NCA, FCA and the police. Representing and advising companies, company officers, high profile and ultra-high net worth individuals in often multi- jurisdictional matters involving:

  • Corruption
  • Bribery
  • Tax and duty matters
  • Financial investigations
  • Investor frauds
  • Money laundering
  • Regulatory matters in a number of areas including financial, sport, product safety and the Competition and Markets Act. 
  • Regularly providing behind the scenes guidance and advice to national organisations as well as individuals

Members

Cundy, Daniel (Head of Department)

Bloxsome, Gary

Day, Philip

Francis, Trevor

Franks, Laura

Shariff, Naureen

Williams, Phil

Wilson, James

Wilson, Rachel

Financial Crime: Individuals Department

Blackfords LLP

firm
Department location

15 Old Bailey

London

Greater London

UK

EC4M 7EF

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Financial Crime: Individuals


Daniel Cundy
Band 3
Gary Bloxsome
Band 4