National and international commercial wrongdoing including fraud, corporate crime, money laundering and asset forfeiture.
A highly regarded fraud junior with particular experience in business crime, corporate wrongdoing, offshore trusts, complex fraud, civil recovery and money laundering. Additionally a recognised specialist in cases involving POCA and related matters. Instructed as junior defence counsel in the first LIBOR and EURIBOR prosecutions by the SFO. Previously instructed as junior defence counsel in SFO v Asil Nadir (Polly Peck). Internationally, has acted for the Attorneys General of Jersey and the Turks & Caicos Islands. Instructed in several leading POCA cases including Stanford International Bank and Windsor & Hare. Regularly instructed to advise offshore trusts in relation to money laundering and related compliance issues. Frequently represents the interests of third parties in complex restraint, confiscation and receivership proceedings in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court. Regularly represents claimants, defendants and third parties in Account Freezing and Forfeiture Order proceedings. Instructed by the Metropolitan Police in Operation Ivy, the largest Account Forfeiture Order in the UK to date. Further high-profile cases include the defence of Kent Pharmaceuticals (Goldshield) against a restrictive practices claim, a multi-million pound travel industry fraud, an alleged multi-million pound construction industry fraud and money laundering operation and the successful defence of an alleged money-laundering solicitor.
Contributing editor to Mitchell, Taylor & Talbot on Confiscation and the Proceeds of Crime