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Financial Crime: Individuals | UK

London (Firms)

The lawyers and firms listed below represent individuals in criminal investigations and prosecutions concerning a broad range of financial crime offences, including (but not limited to) fraud, bribery and money laundering. Lawyers who represent clients in civil litigation can be found in the separate Fraud: Civil section, and we also cover Sanctions work in a separate table.

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Band 1
  1. BCL Solicitors LLP
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    BCL Solicitors LLP
    Financial Crime: Individuals
    2024 | Band 1 | 10 Years Ranked
    BCL Solicitors is a premier outfit with an excellent reputation for its representation of individuals including company directors, officers and employees. It offers a large team with extensive experience in handling high-profile SFO investigations. The team also frequently advises on complex commercial fraud, regulatory enforcement and money laundering cases, and is adept at dealing with extradition matters related to financial crime investigations.
  2. Corker Binning
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    Corker Binning
    Financial Crime: Individuals
    2024 | Band 1 | 10 Years Ranked
    Corker Binning presents a compact and highly reputed business crime practice. The team advises individuals, including company executives, implicated in widely reported criminal and regulatory investigations, acting for clients across a wide range of sectors including financial services, energy, and oil and gas. Corker Binning displays an impressive range of experience in handling investigations at both national and international levels, including a number of prosecutions by the FCA, and also assists with related extradition matters.
  3. Kingsley Napley LLP
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    Kingsley Napley LLP
    Financial Crime: Individuals
    2024 | Band 1 | 10 Years Ranked
    Kingsley Napley LLP is renowned for its command of process and procedure across a broad array of criminal and regulatory work, including professional discipline as well as financial crime. The firm is sought out to advise on the most high-profile investigations and criminal prosecutions of the day, including SFO, FCA and CMA matters. Adept at handling multi-jurisdictional cases, it fields a large team of well-regarded individual lawyers.
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Band 2
  1. Hickman & Rose
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    Hickman & Rose
    Financial Crime: Individuals
    2024 | Band 2 | 10 Years Ranked
    Hickman & Rose is a London-based corporate crime practice acting for individuals accused of various offences including bribery, revenue fraud and regulatory breaches. Its lawyers are regularly instructed by senior professionals from large corporations involved in major SFO and HMRC investigations. The team is noted for its work in increasingly high-profile and high-value work in the financial services industry, as well as its growing presence in cross-border investigations. The firm also offers related strength in extradition matters.
  2. Mishcon de Reya LLP
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    Mishcon de Reya LLP
    Financial Crime: Individuals
    2024 | Band 2 | 8 Years Ranked
    Mishcon de Reya offers a well-regarded team with a broad-based financial crime offering and which is adept at fraud and money laundering cases. The team fields notable expertise in anti-bribery and corruption matters as well as having a strong private prosecution practice.
  3. Norton Rose Fulbright
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    Norton Rose Fulbright
    Financial Crime: Individuals
    2024 | Band 2 | 10 Years Ranked
    Norton Rose Fulbright's robust white-collar crime team has the capacity to handle complex international fraud, corruption and regulatory investigations. The team is experienced in bribery, money laundering and economic sanctions matters, routinely advises global companies and high net worth individuals on criminal misconduct in the banking and financial services industries, and attracts work in high-profile market manipulation matters. Norton Rose Fulbright's extensive international network makes it a strong choice for cross-border investigations and proceedings in multiple jurisdictions.
  4. PCB Byrne
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    PCB Byrne
    Financial Crime: Individuals
    2024 | Band 2 | 10 Years Ranked
    The team at PCB Byrne provides highly tailored business crime representation to a range of organisations and senior professionals, mainly in the financial services sector. It has a strong reputation across financial crime including fraud, money laundering and tax investigations, with extensive expertise in corruption proceedings and regulatory investigations. A reliable choice for company executives facing potentially criminal SFO and FCA action, the team also has a strong record of acting in multi-agency rate-fixing investigations.
  5. Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP
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    Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP
    Financial Crime: Individuals
    2024 | Band 2 | 10 Years Ranked
    Peters & Peters Solicitors has a well-known financial crime practice, and was one of the earliest firms to establish itself in this field. The team has experience advising individuals on an array of business crime issues, including cartel, bribery and money laundering matters, and is also noted for its private prosecution practice. The firm is also valued for its expertise in international investigations and related extradition issues.
  6. WilmerHale
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    WilmerHale
    Financial Crime: Individuals
    2024 | Band 2 | 8 Years Ranked
    WilmerHale fields a well-regarded financial crime practice with an impressive record of acting on high-stakes SFO investigations. The team acts on the full range of matters in this area, fielding experience in fraud, bribery, corruption and insider dealing, and has an enviable client base including energy and engineering companies. It has noted expertise in international investigations, with particular strength in matters concerning the USA.
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Band 3
  1. Blackfords LLP
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    Blackfords LLP
    Financial Crime: Individuals
    2024 | Band 3 | 10 Years Ranked
    Blackfords acts on behalf of those accused of high-level financial crime and is accomplished in defending allegations of insider trading, tax fraud and misleading corporate statements. The team also has a strong record in handling carbon credit fraud and prosecutions initiated by HMRC, and is adept at handling matters with cross-border elements. The firm caters to clients around the country, with offices in central London, Croydon, Woking and Cardiff.
  2. Howard Kennedy LLP
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    Howard Kennedy LLP
    Financial Crime: Individuals
    2024 | Band 3 | 7 Years Ranked
    An established firm with a notable record of representing individuals facing SFO investigations, Howard Kennedy is regularly instructed in cases involving cross-border considerations. The team is capable of handling the full range of fraud matters, with particular strength in anti-money laundering, and is also experienced in cartel investigations.
  3. Paul Hastings (Europe) LLP
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    Paul Hastings (Europe) LLP
    Financial Crime: Individuals
    2024 | Band 3 | 3 Years Ranked
    The team at Paul Hastings is noted for representation of individuals, particularly in cases involving global investigations brought by the SFO, the DOJ and HMRC. The team is also adept at handling matters relating to market manipulation, bribery and fraud.
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Band 4
  1. Bark&co
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    Bark&co
    Financial Crime: Individuals
    2024 | Band 4 | 10 Years Ranked
    Noted for its broad criminal defence practice acting on legally aided and privately funded work, the Bark&co team is valued for its expertise across financial crime. It is experienced advising on alleged financial trading offences such as insider dealing as well as bribery and tax frauds prosecuted by HMRC.
  2. Bindmans LLP
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    Bindmans LLP
    Financial Crime: Individuals
    2024 | Band 4 | 10 Years Ranked
    Bindmans concentrates on high-exposure fraud matters, with a wealth of experience in jury trial work, and is highly regarded for its legal aid practice as well as its work for private clients. The team is experienced across the full range of criminal fraud and regulatory investigations and is also adept at bribery and corruption cases.
  3. Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
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    Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
    Financial Crime: Individuals
    2024 | Band 4 | 4 Years Ranked
    Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft regularly acts for senior executives in complex multi-jurisdictional investigations, including those led by the SFO into allegations of money laundering, bribery and corruption. The team represents business owners in HMRC investigations and has experience of rate-fixing and false accounting matters.
  4. Herbert Smith Freehills
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    Herbert Smith Freehills
    Financial Crime: Individuals
    2024 | Band 4 | 6 Years Ranked
    Herbert Smith Freehills has a well-regarded team with a track record in advising individuals in financial crime investigations, including complex cases with multi-jurisdictional considerations. The team is noted for its strong representation of high net worth individuals, directors and executives, and wields significant experience in fraud, bribery and corruption cases.
  5. Hodge Jones & Allen
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    Hodge Jones & Allen
    Financial Crime: Individuals
    2024 | Band 4 | 10 Years Ranked
    Hodge Jones & Allen is committed to handling legal aid-funded and privately funded matters in the financial crime space. The team is regularly instructed in high-level investigations led by the SFO, HMRC and the FCA, including cases involving allegations of bribery and corruption. Hodge Jones & Allen also fields experience in defending money laundering prosecutions and is well acquainted with related confiscation matters.
  6. Simons Muirhead Burton
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    Simons Muirhead Burton
    Financial Crime: Individuals
    2024 | Band 4 | 4 Years Ranked
    Simons Muirhead Burton offers a respected team which is noted for its handling of international investigations into market manipulation, money laundering and fraud. The team is also active in cases brought by the SFO, HMRC, the NCA and the FCA, including those alleging bribery and insider trading.
  7. Janes Solicitors
    Financial Crime: Individuals
    2024 | Band 4
  8. Shearman Bowen & Co
    Financial Crime: Individuals
    2024 | Band 4