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Provided by Rachel Cook

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Rachel is a senior solicitor specialising in corporate and financial crime (principally cases involving fraud, international corruption, tax enforcement and money laundering), serious general crime and regulatory enforcement. Rachel provides a range of crisis management services to individuals. She has significant expertise in criminal tax litigation and cases involving fraud, insider trading, anti-trust offences, money laundering and bribery. She is also experienced in dealing with foreign and cross-border investigations, including requests for mutual legal assistance, extradition and INTERPOL Notices. Rachel regularly acts for corporates, politically exposed persons and high-net-worth individuals.

Career

Rachel trained at Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP, qualifying in the firm’s business crime department.

Professional Memberships

• Association of Commonwealth Criminal Lawyers

• City of Westminster & Holborn Law Society

• Fraud Lawyers Association

• International Tax Planning Association

• Women In Tax

• Defence Extradition Lawyers Forum (DELF)

Publications

Rachel is a consultant editor for the Lloyds Law Review: Financial Crime. She is the author of numerous articles, including:

• “Aftermath - attention turns to Covid-relief abuse” Fraud Intelligence – November 2020

• “The beginning of the end for Unexplained Wealth Orders?” Wealth Net – July 2020

• “Unexplained Wealth Orders: what advisers must be aware of” International Adviser - May 2020

• “HMRC may come knocking, but will corporates be ready?” Accountancy Age – March 2019

• “Preventing corporates from evading taxes” FT Adviser – March 2019

Personal

Rachel is Of Counsel at Peters & Peters.

Industry Sector Expertise

• Bank Account Freezing

• Bribery & Corruption

• Criminal Fraud

• Criminal Restraint & Confiscation

• Criminal Cartels

• Money Laundering

• Private Prosecutions

• Tax Prosecutions

• Extradition

• General Crime

• Mutual Legal Assistance

• INTERPOL Red Notices

• Internal Investigations

• Dawn Raids

• Tax Investigations

• Unexplained Wealth Orders

Expert in these Jurisdictions

Rachel acts for clients across a range of jurisdictions and has experience in dealing with UK, foreign and cross-border matters.

Languages Spoken

English

Work Highlights

• Made successful representations on behalf of her client who was subject to an extradition request from the Russian Federation, which resulted in his discharge.

• Advising the directors at one of the world’s largest sports betting and gaming groups on their criminal and regulatory vulnerability in the UK following a Greek tax investigation.

• Representing a former GCHQ employee accused of breaching the Official Secrets Act

Awards

Recommended as an 'Extremely Talented Prospect'

Legal 500

2022

Recommended as an 'Investigations:Future Leader (non-partner)'

Who's Who Legal (WWL)

2022

Recommended as an 'Investigations:Future Leader (non-partner)'

Who's Who Legal (WWL)

2021

Recognised as 'An Associate to Watch' in High Net Worth Guide

Chambers & Partners

2021

Recommended as an 'Investigations:Future Leader (non-partner)'

Who's Who Legal (WWL)

2020

Chambers Review

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