Managing Partner: Trevor Francis
Number of partners: 6
Assistant solicitors: 34
Other fee-earners: 14
Dispute Resolution & Fraud: Gary Bloxsome/Daniel Cundy
General Crime: Diana Payne
Regulatory: Trevor Francis
Health & Safety: Gary Rubin
Divorce & Childcare: Nicola Chamberlain
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
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 the‘IHAT’investigations of military personnel,multiple organised crime gang murder allegations and avery high-profileUS Department of Justiceinvestigation into aseniormember of the Royal Family.
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.
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.
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