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Hickman & Rose

High Net Worth Guide 2023

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Number of partners: 13
Number of associates: 8
Number of other fee-earners: 9

AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Corporate & Financial Crime:
30%
Serious & General Crime: 15%
Regulatory Law & Professional Discipline: 15%
Civil Fraud: 10%
Civil Litigation (All types): 25%
Extradition & Mutual Assistance: 5%

CONTACTS:
Corporate & Financial Crime:
Ross Dixon and Ben Rose
Serious & General Crime: Jenny Wiltshire
Regulatory Law & Professional Discipline: Andrew Katzen
Civil Fraud: Daniel Machover
Civil Litigation (All types): Daniel Machover
Extradition & Mutual Assistance: Andrew Katzen

THE FIRM
Hickman & Rose is dedicated to finding the best solutions for clients in the most difficult of circumstances. A boutique litigation practice, it is one of the top criminal defence firms in the country. Hickman & Rose advises HNWs, high-profile individuals and corporates on the full range of financial crime, regulatory issues, serious and complex crime and specialist civil litigation.

The firm has huge experience and expertise representing senior individuals and corporates caught up in the most significant SFO, NCA and HMRC investigations and prosecutions as they impact senior executives, founders and owners. This sits alongside the firm’s expertise in regulatory matters including for those under investigation by the FCA, FRC and SRA.

Acknowledged as one of the leading firms representing HNW and high-profile individuals across full range of ‘general’ criminal allegations. While the firm’s defence lawyers defend the most serious offences in the statute book, they all recognise that, for their HNW and high-profile client base, even minor allegations can have a devastating impact.

Hickman & Rose is proud of its strong civil liberties heritage. It is well practiced in using the civil court system to protect clients’ interests in criminal and regulatory matters, particularly when they impact on an individual’s human rights.

By combining criminal and civil litigation skills, Hickman & Rose offers clients the best possible representation, whatever difficulties they face.

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK:

Corporate & Financial Crime:
Hickman & Rose has extensive experience representing those facing serious allegations of corporate and financial crime, both in the UK and abroad. It has been involved in some of the highest-profile SFO cases. It has an excellent track record in averting prosecution and of successful trial litigation. The team advises on bribery and corruption, fraud, money laundering and the proceeds of crime, cartels, antitrust, insider dealing, tax investigations, corporate manslaughter, health and safety and other business crimes. Our lawyers are skilled at providing crisis management, strategic advice, internal investigations and often work alongside the best experts in reputational protection.

Serious & General Crime:
Hickman & Rose is widely acknowledged as one of the country’s top firms defending HNW and high-profile clients involved in police investigations and criminal prosecutions at every level; including representing clients facing the most serious, high profile and reputationally damaging allegations. The team is particularly valued for its ability to take care of sensitive matters in a discreet manner, often able to bring investigations to a successful end without charges being brought.

Regulatory Law & Professional Discipline:
Hickman & Rose advises individuals and corporates before professional regulators such as the FCA, the FRC, the SRA, in matters involving allegations of both financial crime and wider regulatory issues. The team prides itself on providing a bespoke, partner-led service. The firm’s clients in this area are often accountants, those regulated by the FCA as well as solicitors and doctors.

Civil Claims:
Hickman & Rose has a long-established reputation acting for claimants in civil cases involving crime and policing across a range of issues including public law challenges to government and law enforcement agencies and to bringing civil claims for assault and other unlawful acts. The firm addresses serious failures in policing and detention and frequently wins compensation claims for serious injuries incurred at the hands of state bodies.

Civil Liberties, Human Rights & Public Law:
Hickman & Rose are inquest and public inquiry specialists, with a strong reputation for defending the right to life. Its civil team make frequent and effective use of judicial review to challenge the overbearing use of power by the state. It has developed a specialism helping those who have suffered professional or reputational harm following contact with the police, including quashing police cautions and preventing harmful disclosure of information from their police records.

Civil Fraud:
The firm fields an outstanding team of litigators often working in close collaboration with our most experienced corporate criminal lawyers, acting for both claimants and defendants in civil claims. The team has been instructed in a number of high-profile cases often with significant international issues.

Extradition & Mutual Legal Assistance:
Hickman & Rose acts for individuals, often high profile, who are subject to extradition requests from a broad range of countries. The firm has successfully resisted requests for extradition including from the US. The team advises on challenges to Interpol red notices and on requests for mutual legal assistance.

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High Net Worth Guide 2023
UK-wide
Financial Crime: High Net Worth Individuals
1 Department
4 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Financial Crime: High Net Worth Individuals
1
Financial Crime: High Net Worth Individuals
1
Band 1
Lawyers
Ross Dixon
1
Ross Dixon
1
Band 1
Ben Rose
2
Ben Rose
2
Band 2
Andrew P Katzen
3
Andrew P Katzen
3
Band 3
Christopher Houssemayne du Boulay
U
Christopher Houssemayne du Boulay
U
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