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Blackfords LLP

UK 2023
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Provided by Blackfords LLP
UK

Managing Partner: Trevor Francis

Number of partners: 6

Assistant solicitors: 34

Other fee-earners: 14


Contacts:

Dispute Resolution & Fraud: Gary Bloxsome/Daniel Cundy

General Crime: Diana Payne

Regulatory: Trevor Francis

Health & Safety: Gary Rubin

Divorce & Childcare: Nicola Chamberlain


THE FIRM

Blackfords LLP is one of the leading firms in the country specialising in high profile regulatory work, serious crime and fraud allegations.


PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK


Serious Crime:

The firm is renowned for being routinelyinstructedin the most serious criminal casesbeforecourts throughout the country. The work includes war-crimes, murder, sexual offences, drugs importation, robberies and firearm offences.Notable cases include theIHATinvestigations of military personnel,multiple organised crime gang murder allegations and avery high-profileUS Department of Justiceinvestigation into aseniormember of the Royal Family.


Dispute Resolution:

The firm is one of the leading national firms in theseareas. Cases involving the SFO, HMRC, FCA and the NCA are all continually being worked on by a highly skilled team of lawyers with extensiveexperience andexpertise. Current cases involve insider-dealing,diversion and carousel frauds,boiler-room frauds, foreign-property frauds,crypto-currency and complex international tax fraud allegations and corruption allegations in relation toAfrican mineralindustries.Many of the caseshave international and multi-national dimensions - including India, Bosnia, Poland, Germany, Denmark and the United States. The firm provides discreet advice and solutions to large institutions and individuals and works withmulti-disciplinary teams, in civil and criminal spheres and with public relations experts.



Health & Safety at Work:

Renowned expert, Gary Rubin and his team have a thriving practice in this area dealing with investigations, proceedings and coroners’ inquests. Recent cases include the Croydon Tramlink investigation and the Grenfell Public Enquiry.


Regulatory Work:

The firm deals with large numbers of matters before the NMC, HCPC, GMC and similar bodies as well as matters investigated by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority and Electoral Commission.


Divorce & Child Care:

Niche highly regarded family law team.

Ranked Offices

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Blackfords LLP rankings

UK Guide 2023
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Guildford and surrounds
Family/Matrimonial
1 Department
2 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Family/Matrimonial
3
Family/Matrimonial
3
Band 3
Lawyers
Helen Worden
3
Helen Worden
3
Band 3
Nicola Chamberlain
3
Nicola Chamberlain
3
Band 3
London (Firms)
Crime
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Crime
3
Crime
3
Band 3
Lawyers
Gary Bloxsome
2
Gary Bloxsome
2
Band 2
Financial Crime: Individuals
1 Department
2 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Financial Crime: Individuals
3
Financial Crime: Individuals
3
Band 3
Lawyers
Daniel Cundy
3
Daniel Cundy
3
Band 3
Gary Bloxsome
4
Gary Bloxsome
4
Band 4
The South
Crime
1 Department
Department
Crime
1
Crime
1
Band 1
UK-wide
Health & Safety
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
Gary S Rubin
2
Gary S Rubin
2
Band 2
POCA Work & Asset Forfeiture
1 Department
2 Ranked Lawyers
Department
POCA Work & Asset Forfeiture
2
POCA Work & Asset Forfeiture
2
Band 2
Lawyers
Helen Lynch
2
Helen Lynch
2
Band 2
Gary Bloxsome
3
Gary Bloxsome
3
Band 3
Professional Discipline
2 Ranked Lawyers
Lawyers
Gary S Rubin
5
Gary S Rubin
5
Band 5
Jennifer Richardson
Jennifer Richardson
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Wales
Crime
1 Department
Department
Crime
1
Crime
1
Band 1