2 Bedford Row

Alastair Smith

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Practice Areas

Alastair is instructed in serious and complex cases of fraud, violence and organised crime as well as regulatory matters of particular complexity or public interest and acts for both the prosecution and defence at the highest level. The predominant focus of his practice lies in serious and large-scale offences relating to drugs, violence and fraud. In particular, Alastair is regularly instructed in complicated cases involving expert forensic evidence and/or vulnerable witness and offences alleging conspiracy or links with Organised Crime Networks both nationally and internationally.

Having been regularly instructed in cases involving serious violence (murder/attempted murder) and firearms (possession with intent to endanger life) Alastair has developed a specialised knowledge in medical, forensic and technical fields connected with such offences.

A significant part of Alastair’s practice has related to large-scale conspiracies involving the importation or supply or drugs and money laundering. Alastair has acted for defendants in cases involving the importation of substantial quantities of both Class A and Class B drugs into the UK as well as national and international conspiracies to supply.

More recently Alastair has acted for defendants in a number of large-scale cases relating to fraud and money laundering organisations. The cases, often involving sums in excess of £5m, require a meticulous and detailed analysis of transactions and documentary evidence and are well suited to Alastair’s approach and style of working.

Above all, Alastair provides clear and practical advice which enables those preparing cases to focus on the key evidence and issues.