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Hickman & Rose

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Number of partners: 9
Number of assistant solicitors/barristers: 9
Number of other fee-earners: 7

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 a boutique litigation firm specialising in corporate and financial crime, regulatory law, professional discipline, serious and general crime, civil liberties, human rights, inquests, public inquiries and fraud. The firm combines criminal and civil litigation skills, strategy and experience to offer clients the best possible representation, whatever difficulties they face. Hickman & Rose’s lawyers have deep expertise representing individuals and organisations accused of serious criminal wrongdoing, both at home and abroad and has established itself as one of the ‘go to’ firms for fraud, corruption and bribery litigation. The firm is acknowledged as a market leader in civil actions arising from the criminal justice system. It has a significant reputation for representing the interests of High Net Worth and high profile individuals across the whole spectrum of criminal justice issues.

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK

Corporate & Financial Crime: Hickman & Rose has extensive experience representing individuals and organisations dealing with 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 and has an excellent record in averting prosecution and successful trial litigation. It offers advice on bribery and corruption, fraud, LIBOR and FOREX cases, cartels, antitrust, insider dealing, corporate manslaughter, health and safety and other business crimes. It is skilled at providing crisis management, strategic advice, internal investigations and reputational protection.
Serious & General Crime: Hickman & Rose is acknowledged as a market leader defending clients involved in police investigations and criminal prosecutions at every level. It has represented high-profile clients against serious and reputationally damaging charges. The firm is particularly valued for its ability take care of sensitive matters in a discreet and efficient manner, and for being able to conclude cases before charge.
Regulatory Law & Professional Discipline: Hickman & Rose advises individuals and corporates being investigated by professional regulators such as the FCA, the FRC, the SRA and the GMC. It has acted for many professionals facing disciplinary action such as solicitors, accountants, doctors, social care professionals and teachers. The firm prides itself on providing a bespoke, partner-led service rather than an ‘off the shelf’ volume-based practice.
Civil Claims: Hickman & Rose has a long-established reputation acting for claimants in civil cases involving crime and policing. These range from public law challenges to government and law enforcement agencies to civil claims for assaults and other unlawful acts. The firm addresses serious failures in policing and detention including race discrimination and the denial of freedom to protest 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 in major cases of deaths in custody. Its civil team make frequent and effective use of judicial review to challenge overbearing state power. 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 working in close collaboration with some of the most experienced corporate criminal lawyers, acting for both claimants and defendants. The team has been instructed in a number of high profile cases often with significant international issues.
Extradition & Mutual Legal Assistance:
Hickman & Rose takes on difficult extradition cases across a broad range of countries including the US and has successfully challenged Interpol red notices restricting clients’ freedom to travel internationally.