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Practice Areas

Financial crime, fraud, asset forfeiture, confiscation and money laundering.

Professional Memberships

Fraud Lawyers Association, Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association.


An experienced and highly skilled barrister who acts in serious and complex cases. His practice encompasses all areas of crime but his work often involves a financial element. He has particular expertise in cases involving fraud and money laundering.

He has experience in international criminal cases having acted in a high profile case in Costa Rica. He was part of an international defence team who successfully represented Ann Patton who was accused of murdering her husband, the successful Wall Street trader John Bender. He is fluent in Spanish which enabled him to play an active part in preparing the case.

He is a direct access qualified barrister with a litigation extension to his practising certificate.

He regularly advises and acts for both defendants and third parties in confiscation proceedings and represented the interests of Sarah Tighe the wife of Tom Hayes in confiscation proceedings following on from his LIBOR conviction.

He advises and represents the Enforcement Receiver in the enforcement of confiscation orders and has particular expertise in relation to matrimonial property.

He acts for both the applicant and respondent in relation to cash forfeiture proceedings.


Contributed to Mitchell, Taylor and Talbot - “Confiscation and the Proceeds of Crime”