I qualified as a solicitor in 2008 after being called to the Bar in 2006. I am head of the financial crime team here at Hodge Jones & Allen.
My practice has always been in crime since my first paralegal job in Wolverhampton when I worked on gang related drugs and murder cases.
Although I have wide range of experience in general crime my focus is within the sphere of serious financial crime and fraud related investigations. This is itself a large and ever expanding area of law and covers investigations by the Serious Fraud Office, Financial Conduct Authority, HMRC, Department of Business Innovation & Skills and of course the Crown Prosecution Service.
Investigations are not necessarily confined to that of a purely criminal nature and government agencies are able to use extensive powers to seize, restrain and even keep funds (cash or bank accounts) without there being a criminal conviction. I regularly advise clients who are facing such problems under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.
My experience of financial investigations include:
Additionally I have an interest in assisting members of the armed forces in both civilian and military courts. I have assisted in defending administrative / summary investigations, also known as AGAI 67 and disputed return of service dates.
I am a recommended lawyer by the Legal 500 and have been described as sensible and “a skilful lawyer” who “balances an understanding of the details of the case with a detached strategic oversight” and “really gets to the heart of the issues”.
I enjoy sports and outdoor activities. I cycle and play hockey and golf as often as often as possible and in a former life I was a ski instructor. However if the weather is bad then I am mostly at home in the kitchen.
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