A new silk (2019) practising in cases of complex fact and law, particularly fraud, bribery & corruption and money laundering. He is known for having a mastery of the detail of a case to ally with a clear strategic view. He appears in a range of complex fraud including banking, boiler rooms (shares, diamonds, REEs etc), MTICs and advance fee fraud. He prosecuted the first professional cricketer charged with “spot-fixing”. He also regularly advises a major national newspaper on issues concerning the Bribery Act 2010.
Current and recent cases include Operation Yuletide (a merchant banker assisting in the laundering of €100m defrauded from a Dutch shipbuilding company), Operation Stagecoach (£7m rare earth metal boiler room) and Operation Cullinan (diamond boiler room fraud where one defendant is a reality TV star). He also led for the Crown in prosecuting corruption in the Royal Household (Operation Hayrack) and the recently reported case of Reid re the application of Waya to re-mortgages.
He is frequently instructed in advice work in cases and situations involving unusual aspects of financial crime. He has wide experience in advising professionals in respect of third party LPP issues and other more technical aspects of criminal procedure. He has recently advised the CPS in sensitive matters regarding the prosecution of police officers of the highest rank and serving and former MEPs.
MA (Hons) Mathematics, University College, Oxford. Call 1996. QC 2019