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Head of department (jt) specialising in crime, fraud, financial investigations, professional disciplinary and regulatory matters. Extensive experience in high profile, sensitive cases and crisis management for HNWIs. Instructed by former News of the World Deputy Editor Neil Wallis acquitted after lengthy police investigation into phone hacking and Leveson Inquiry; successfully represented former Police and Crime Commissioner over allegations of misconduct in public office; acted for Hans and Eva Rausing, successfully overturning a decision to lay charges of possession of class A drugs. Retained by lead defendant Isaac Marrache in biggest ever Gibraltarian case, a £55million ponzi fraud. Has successfully represented numerous professional sportsmen and performing artists including, in public domain, footballer Titus Bramble, Yuri “Aggro” Santos and Jack Tweed tried over sexual allegations; acted for teacher Jeremy Forrest on charges of abduction/sexual activity with a pupil in criminal case and in French and European Court. Instructed by key defendant indicted in substantial bribery and corruption trial concerning awarding of North Sea contracts.

Career

Arnold School; LLB (Hons) Cardiff 1991; Edward Fail, Bradshaw & Waterson; Tuckers (Partner); Simons Muirhead & Burton (Partner). Lawyer Awards Client Partner of the Year (r/u) 2013

Professional Memberships

FLA, LCCSA

Publications

Commentator for The Times; radio and TV (BBC, ITV)