Financial and Commercial Crime, Regulatory Offences, Proceeds of Crime.
Fraud Lawyers Association (FLA); Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association (PoCLA); Cybercrime Practitioners Association; Criminal Bar Association; South Eastern Circuit.
Called in 1997, Edmund is a leading junior specialising in commercial and financial crime, with extensive experience of leading in cases alleging serious and complex fraud, corruption, money laundering and other cross-border transactional crime. Recent cases include R v. Hughes (2018) (a former tax officer accused of £7m tax fraud), R v. George & others (2018) (the unlicensed shipment of military aircraft parts to Iran), Louca and others (2016) (£15m money laundering), Baxendale-Walker (2016) (tax advisor accused of forgery and fraudulent High Court claim for £230m damages), and Ahmed, Shearer & Azzopardi (2016) (£7m tax fraud on HMRC). Current instructions include a £30m MTIC fraud involving contra-deals in tangible commodities and VOIP, and a £5m VAT and PAYE fraud. He also advises a number of bank MLROs currently charged with failing to report and other offences. Edmund is on the CPS’s Grade 4 panels for Fraud, Serious Crime and Proceeds of Crime, and the Attorney-General’s Panel of Special Advocates in cases of terrorism and national security; he has been DV cleared since 2007. He also sits as a Recorder in the Crown Court.