Provided by Rachel Scott
Crime, extradition and international law, public law and sanctions. Notable expertise in financial and corporate crime. Regularly acts in complex fraud, corruption and cartel cases; previous instructions include R v Alstom & others, involving alleged bribery by a UK subsidiary of the French transport and energy giant. Advises corporations and charities in respect of compliance duties under a variety of regulatory regimes. From 2018 until 2020, worked as part of Clifford Chance’s white collar team in Paris, acting for Airbus SE in the cross-border investigation conducted by the UK, French and US authorities, which led in January 2020 to the world’s largest global resolution for corporate bribery allegations. Appears in civil proceedings involving contempt, fraud or corruption allegations, most recently in the Commercial Court trial of ENRC v Dechert & Director of the SFO. Frequently instructed in extradition cases both by requesting states and requested persons, including in appeals to the Supreme Court and the Privy Council. Offers specialist advice regarding ‘import’ extradition requests as well as matters of mutual legal assistance. Expertise in judicial review proceedings, spanning subjects such as police misconduct and regulation, the scope of the SFO’s compulsory powers, the prisoner licence regime, and the deportation of foreign offenders. Advises and represents individuals and corporations affected by the full range of UK sanctions regimes, and/or civil recovery and enforcement measures under POCA (including UWOs, PFOs and AFOs).
MusB (Hons) Manchester (Music) 2001, Call 2004, SFO C-Panel 2009, SFO B-Panel 2013. SFO A-Panel 2017