Giles Bark-Jones has defended clients in many of the largest white-collar crime and fraud cases of recent times. He has an impressive track record and his wide experience includes representing high profile individuals in prosecutions and investigations brought by the SFO, the FCA, HMRC and other prosecuting bodies.
He recently acted for Noel Cryan in the SFO prosecution following the LIBOR scandal; represented a (highly confidential) individual in the investigation into the BHS collapse; acting for four individuals in the SFO investigation into the Rolls Royce bribery allegations; successfully assisted barrister Mr Fitch-Holland in the prosecution of him and Chris Cairns (former New Zealand cricket captain) for allegedly perverting the course of justice in libel proceedings against former IPL-head Lalit Modi; acted in R v F & others - described by prosecution as the ‘biggest case ever’ involving allegations of carbon trading fraud; the first SFO prosecution alleging offences under the Bribery Act; acted in R v Asil Nadir, the high profile prosecution by the SFO involving allegations of theft from the Polly Peck International group; and also appeared in R v Adoboli, the US$2.3bn trading loss fraud at UBS.
Defending clients on the tax side Giles has a similarly impressive record with recent matters including successfully representing a client in an appeal against a £60m+ conviction for alcohol tax evasion; representing a client in a highly complex matter involving a number of payroll companies that allegedly failed to pay tax on behalf of the companies for which they acted; and assisting a client in a £100m case arising out of Operation Amazon, a multijurisdictional matter described by KPMG and the Daily Telegraph as “one of the biggest direct tax frauds in UK history”.
Giles was formerly a Barrister at Francis Taylor Building from 1990-96.