Legal 500 2016, White Collar Crime:
“An embodiment of calm reassurance”
Chambers and Partners 2017, recommended in General Crime and Financial Crime
“He is full of enthusiasm, very analytical, leaves no stone unturned, and is very focused on getting the best possible result for his clients.”
I am a Partner in the Fraud and Serious Crime team at Hodge Jones & Allen LLP.
Recommended by the UK’s leading legal directories since 2012 and feature in both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500. I was awarded Criminal Lawyer of the Year in 2015 by the Society of Asian Lawyers.
The focus of my practice is defending businesses and white collar professionals facing either regulatory proceedings or the risk of criminal prosecution. I have acted for corporate entities, company directors and company officers, bankers, accountants, doctors, dentists, lawyers, police officers and other professionals.
Over the years, I have been involved in countless investigations and proceedings commenced by all of the UK’s main prosecuting agencies, including the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the National Crime Agency (NCA) and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).
I have acted for clients in a diverse range of matters from the largest ever prosecution for insider dealing by the FCA to acting for a company director in the first prosecution for cartels and price fixing by the CMA following their failure in the British Airways / Virgin case.
I have acted for companies and individuals alleged with impropriety in an array of circumstances and industries:
I am frequently instructed in VAT tribunal matters and linked judicial review proceedings and experienced in HMRC Codes of Practice 8 and Codes of Practice 9 investigations.
I have also been involved in serious crime cases including high profile extradition requests, homicide, kidnap, drugs and sexual assault cases.
I act for a range of corporate entities facing regulatory and/or criminal investigations and proceedings in circumstances such as breaches of money laundering and health care regulations. This includes criminal allegations against companies and advice to companies and their directors concerned about the implications of the Bribery and Corruption Act 2010 and parallel investigations in the US by the SEC and/or DOJ. I have advised companies facing investigations by the SFO, FCA and HMRC.
More recently I acted for and advised the board of directors of one of the UK’s largest suppliers of alcohol in proceedings against HMRC. This included complex VAT Tribunal proceedings concerning compliance with HMRC regulations and linked Judicial Review proceedings as well as advice on EU Law.
The potential for reputational damage arising from these investigations and proceedings requires these matters to be dealt with as discreetly as possible.
Serious Fraud and Financial Crime
Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 Confiscation/ Restraint Order matters
I have defended in a range of civil recovery applications by the NCA for seizure of assets and funds that they deem to be the proceeds of crime. This includes attendance at civil interviews held by the National Crime Agency under POCA 2002.
In addition, I am routinely instructed by third parties to confiscation orders imposed under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. They can provide information to the Court under s.18A of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 as interested parties to the Confiscation Proceedings in the Crown Court.
Serious Crime and Extradition
I am also privately retained by clients in a range of Serious Crime and Extradition cases. I have defended in a variety of prosecutions for serious crime, including homicides, international importations of drugs, kidnap and sexual assault allegations:
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