Blackfords LLP

Croydon Office

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Managing Partner: Trevor Francis
Number of partners: 6
Assistant solicitors: 34
Other fee-earners: 14

Dispute Resolution & Fraud:
Gary Bloxsome/Daniel Cundy
General Crime: Diana Payne
Regulatory: Trevor Francis
Health & Safety: Gary Rubin
Divorce & Childcare: Nicola Chamberlain

Blackfords LLP is one of the leading firms in the country specialising in high profile regulatory work, serious crime and fraud allegations.


Serious Crime:
The firm is renowned for being routinely involved in the most serious criminal cases at courts throughout the country. The work includes war crimes, murder, sexual offences, drugs importation, corruption robberies and firearm offences. Recent notable cases include the IHAT investigations of military personnel and multiple organised crime gang murder allegations and a US DoJ investigation into a member of the Royal Family.

Dispute Resolution:
The firm is one of the leading national firms in this area. Cases involving the SFO, HMRC, FCA and the NCA are all continually being worked on by a highly skilled team of lawyers with extensive expertise in this area. Current cases involve insider dealing, corruption and boiler room frauds, Turks and Caicos corruption investigation, foreign property frauds, African mineral and currency printing frauds, diversion and carousel frauds, all of which are multi-jurisdictional.

Health & Safety at Work:
Renowned expert, Gary Rubin and his team have a thriving practice in this area dealing with investigations, proceedings and coroners’ inquests. Recent cases include the Croydon Tramlink investigation and the Grenfell Public Enquiry.

Regulatory Work:
The firm deals with large numbers of matters before the NMC, HCPC, GMC and similar bodies as well as matters investigated by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority and Electoral Commission.

Divorce & Child Care:
Niche highly regarded family law team.