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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 instructed in the most serious criminal cases before courts throughout the country. The work includes war - crimes, murder, sexual offences, drugs importation, robberies and firearm offences. N otable cases include the IHAT investigations of military personnel , multiple organised crime gang murder allegations and a very high-profile US D epartment of Justice investigation into a senior member of the Royal Family.

Dispute Resolution:

The firm is one of the leading national firms in th ese area s . Cases involving the SFO, HMRC, FCA and the NCA are all continually being worked on by a highly skilled team of lawyers with extensive experience and expertise. Current cases involve insider - dealing, diversion and carousel frauds, boiler - room frauds, foreign - property frauds, crypto-currency and complex international tax fraud allegations and corruption allegations in relation to African mineral industries. Many of the cases have international and multi-national dimensions - including India, Bosnia, Poland, Germany, Denmark and the United States. The firm provides discreet advice and solutions to large institutions and individuals and works withmulti-disciplinary teams, in civil and criminal spheres and with public relations experts.

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.