Jo Rickards is a Partner in the Firm's White Collar Crime Group. A recognised expert in handling cases involving corruption, cartels, fraud and contentious financial services, she has advised directors, boards and companies in the UK and internationally for over 20 years. She represents both corporates and individuals embroiled in corruption, fraud and money laundering in multiple jurisdictions, including those being investigated by the SFO, FCA, CMA and HMRC. Jo's numerous high profile cases include: the representation of former News of the World Editor Andy Coulson in respect of phone hacking allegations at the Old Bailey; Silvio Berlusconi in mutual legal assistance proceedings in respect of allegations of corruption; and currently advises the Ahsani family in respect of the investigations into Unaoil. She has been involved in all the major SFO investigations since the office was created, from Guinness and Maxwell to Versailles and Tesco. She also has extensive experience of insider dealing prosecutions and market abuse investigations, successfully navigating clients through bank internal investigations arising from the last financial crisis involving LIBOR and Forex.
Partner, Mishcon de Reya; Partner, Kingsley Napley; Partner, DLA Piper; Partner and Head of Business Crime, Peters & Peters.