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Specialises in all aspects of the law relating to criminal and civil asset recovery and confiscation. Acts for defendants, prosecuting authorities and third parties. Experienced in handling domestic and international restraint proceedings (including the restraint of UK assets pursuant to overseas requests, receivership proceedings in the Crown Court, the High Court (Administrative Court, Chancery Division and Family Division), Court of Appeal and Supreme Court). Frequently instructed in appeals cases where he was not involved in the lower court. Current instructions include confiscation proceedings in: Mills and others – HBOS £245m fraud (for CPS);. Expertise in fraud, corruption, money laundering and corporate criminal liability. Instructed by SFO in substantial international corruption prosecution. Particular interests include the legality of search and production orders under PACE and POCA on which he has written and lectured widely. Notable recent cases include: GW v SFO [2018] EWCA Crim 1155, R(on the application of River East Supplies Limited) v Nottingham Crown Court [2017] (Admin), R(Rahman) v Local Government Election Court [2017] EWHC 1413 (Admin)

Professional Memberships

Proceeds of Crime Lawyers’ Association.


Called to Bar in 1989. Took silk in 2017


‘Corporate Criminal Liability’ (co-author) Third Edition May 2013; ‘Archbold’ (contributing editor).