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    • Richard Nelson - Richard Nelson LLP
    • Sundeep Soor - Cartwright King

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Cartwright King’s ‘first-class’ team has a ‘vast level of experience and expertise’, and is led by the renowned Sundeep Soor. The group defends board members and traders, and handles a workload of banking and investment fraud investigations involving overseas assets and cases concerning boiler room fraud, Ponzi schemes and diversion fraud allegations. It also has experience prosecuting cases involving corruption. Mark Fowler has a ‘magnificent eye for detail’ and ‘absolutely encyclopaedic knowledge of nearly every fraud prosecuted in the criminal justice system’. Associate Andrew Cant and senior associate Steve Kirby ‘go the extra mile’. Mark Hopwell left the firm.

Smith Partnership represents directors and companies facing investigations as well as handling cases involving conspiracy to defraud the Department of Works and Pensions and HMRC. The ‘superb’ Kevin McGrath is ‘very experienced’, ‘great with clients’ and ‘gets the job done’. He recently acted for one of the defendants in a case involving allegations of corruption and conspiracy to commit fraud through awarding contracts to external contractors and issuing royal warrants within the royal household. He is also defending a company director against allegations of large-scale fraud involving abuse of the procurement process for the provision of re-training for soldiers discharged from service. Stuart Newsam and Derby-based Andrew Oldroyd are also recommended, as is consultant Steven Newcombe. All individuals mentionedare based in Leicester unless noted otherwise.

ZMS Solicitors defends against fraud allegations and acts for clients in fraud and money laundering investigations. Recent work includes defending care home staff against charges of internal fraud, and defending an individual charged – along with five co-defendants – with conspiracy to evade tax as part of an illegal importation scheme. The group also handled an illegal money lending fraud case. Amar Mehta, Parmjit Singh and Yakesh Tanna are the names to note.

Mark Wilson and Richard Nelson at Richard Nelson LLP defend board members in banking fraud cases and private prosecutions as well as representing individuals in tax evasion cases and against allegations of conspiracy to defraud. Marie Dancer has a solid track record representing healthcare professionals in fitness to practice investigations. The team’s areas of expertise also include tax investigations and prosecutions, law professional disciplinary proceedings before the Solicitors Regulation Authority, Proceeds of Crime Act work and money laundering matters.

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