Recognised silk with strong expertise in Financial Crime, Corporate Crime, Money Laundering, Asset Forfeiture, Fraud, Financial Services, Economic Sanctions, and Tax Evasion. Has represented defendants and prosecution authorities in many serious or complex criminal and civil trials. Recent Court work includes the high profile ENRC v SFO dispute over the application of legal professional privilege in corporate investigations. Recent advisory work includes cases emerging from the disclosure of the Panama Papers and the Paradise Papers. Advising and representing individuals, companies, and Government agencies in criminal and civil courts such as the High Court, First-tier Tribunal, Upper Tribunal, Crown Court, and the Court of Appeal, Civil and Criminal Divisions. Internationally, representing investors in Court proceedings in Dubai involving money laundering and terrorist financing, and working with the Council of Europe on its Eastern Partnership Projects on illicit enrichment, corruption, and money laundering.
Criminal Bar Association, Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association, South Eastern Circuit.
Called 1980; Silk 2003; Chartered Tax Adviser (Fellow); Accredited STEP practitioner; Dubai International Financial Court (registered practitioner); Lloyds Financial Crime Reports (General Editor); London School of Economics (Visiting Professor); Commissioner on the Commission for a UK Bill of Rights, 2010-11; Standing Counsel (Criminal) to the Commissioners of Inland Revenue 1991-2003.
Regular contributor to books, professional journals and the media