Barrister profile for UK Bar 2021
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Financial Crime - London (Bar)
Has extensive experience of financial crime work, and acts as both a prosecution and defence junior. She is valued for her expertise in handling unused material and for her understanding of disclosure obligations. Mawrey has additional expertise in private prosecutions.
Strengths: "She is great to work with, works very hard and she is so reliable." "Immensely dependable and she knows her cases inside out - she has the most extraordinary memory and her judgement is very good."
Recent work: Acted for the FCA in a multi-handed case alleging unauthorised share selling and misleading investors in relation to worthless shares in Symbiosis Healthcare.
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Eleanor has built up a successful practice dealing with the highest level of financial crime. She regularly prosecutes and defends in high value fraud cases; often where the defendant is a professional or other position of authority. Recent cases include R v Major and Attra (fraud committed by a solicitor and translator on the Legal Aid Agency), R v Scrafton (Solicitor defrauding a charity), Das v Asplin (CEO of a company), R v Afshar (Director and an accountant of company accused of VAT fraud) and R v Bhandari (an investment fraud perpetrated by a number of individuals including a doctor). She is first junior for the SFO in the high-profile corruption case R v GPT Ltd and others and is also instructed by them in an investigation into a biodiesel trading. Eleanor has considerable experience in insider dealing cases having acted as junior for the FCA in R v Joseph, which attracted one of the highest sentences for insider dealing to date. Eleanor’s work frequently involves complex POCA matters whether as substantive counts on the indictment or as part of restraint/confiscation.
CPS Grade 4 fraud specialist, a SFO B panel advocate and Grade B Regulatory list (Health and Safety and Environmental Law). Elected Bar Council member, Co-Vice Chair Bar Council Equality and Diversity and Social Mobility Committee. CBA committee member and its Director of Equality and Diversity.
Eleanor regularly lectures on the Fraud Act.