Recognised for expertise in fraud ("white-collar crime") and serious/organised crime cases. Has appeared consistently among the leading silks recommended in Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession for both Crime and Fraud / Criminal.
Wide experience of fraud and serious and organised crime cases. Long established practice in City, commercial and tax cases in courts and tribunals. Specialisations include money laundering, asset forfeiture/confiscation, VAT and Duty cases [tax tribunal], sports law. Cases include R v Relton [Brinks Mat], R v Viccei [Knightsbridge Safe Deposit], R v Stainforth [Blue Arrow], R v T Ward [Guinness], R v Masterson [Caird plc], R v M Ward [European Leisure plc], R v James [Harrovian Properties/Leisure], R v Keyes [McNicholas], R v Myles [Richmond Oil and Gas plc]. R v McKeown [Powerscreen plc], R v Sykes [Cheney Pension Scheme], R v Golechha /Op Venison, R v Lindsay/Op Vitric [MTIC Carousel Frauds], R v Hoult [Ikea], R v Matthews [Peakviewing plc,VAT/film financing], R v Auchi [Goldshield-pharmaceuticals cartel], Megantic Services Ltd v HMRC [FTTT], R v Ibori [money laundering], R v Storrie and Mandaric[Portsmouth FC], R v Perrin [Vantis Tax Ltd], R v Revell Read (UK's largest 'boiler room' case), SOCA v Namli (£6m civil recovery),Asiana Ltd v HMRC (FTTT/UT), Edgeskill Ltd v HMRC (UT), GSM Ltd/Sprint Cellular Ltd v HMRC (FTTT/UT), R v Bruce (foreign bribery). R v Smith (Theft from BT/Openreach, money laundering), R v Fallon (‘gold futures’-investment fraud); R v Khalid Ali (terrorism-‘Taliban bomber’)
Committee member of Criminal Bar Association 1990-2001
Bar Council International Relations Committee
Advisory Council British Institute of International and Comparative Law
Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Bencher of Inner Temple
Head of Chambers specialising in criminal law. Appointed assistant recorder 1984, Recorder 1989. Special Adviser to Northern Ireland Affairs Select Committee 2014-2015.