Cartwright King

Richard Cornthwaite

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Richard Cornthwaite has been ranked as one of the leading and fraud and regulatory layers for over 20 years and has been commended by his peers for his “outstanding depth of knowledge “ and being a “ clever tactician who quickly detects any weaknesses in the prosecution case “. He is “experienced, pragmatic and sensitive “.

Richard specialises in defending business fraud and regulatory investigation and prosecutions and has acted in many of the largest and most high profile cases ever prosecuted by the Serious Fraud Office and other government agencies.

His expertise includes investigations and prosecutions in Corporate fraud, Tax fraud, Banking fraud, Bribery, Insider Trading, Cartel and price fixing and Money laundering.

In addition, he has frequently advised professionals and directors who are the subject of regulatory investigation including professional disciplinary proceedings.

Richard also handles Ancillary Litigation including Restraint, Confiscation and Asset Recovery in the High Court.


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