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Brodies LLP provides ‘clear and timely advice’ to well-known businesses on anti-corruption, fraud and modern-day slavery compliance matters. Practice head Paul Marshall is ‘able to cut through complicated law in a way that clients can understand’.

Burness Paull is noted for its handling of dawn raids and internal investigations, among other matters. Ray Gribben advises on Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) matters and fraud prosecutions, and practice head Rona Jamieson’s work includes bribery and sanctions issues.


Livingstone brown

Livingstone Brown is one of Scotland’s largest criminal defence firms. It represents many people charged with criminal offences, from minor speeding charges in the District Court, to more serious offences in the Sheriff Court, all the way up to major crimes such as murder in the High Court. Livingstone Brown offers a 24-hour, 365-day-a-year service for clients in police custody and represents clients across the country. The firm has particular experience in complex white-collar prosecutions. It offers dedicated teams, sophisticated systems for analysing detailed evidence, media monitoring and advice, a first-class reputation for detail, and strong relationships with leading counsel.

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At the top of the list for white-collar crime’, Livingstone Brown regularly defends in complex fraud, financial crime and bribery trials. Stuart Munro is ‘a tremendously hard worker who always thinks outside the box’.

Pinsent Masons LLP is singled out for its ‘great expertise’ in international bribery issues, and also handles anti-money laundering matters. Tom Stocker represented Brand-Rex, the first business to self-report a breach of the Bribery Act’s requirement to prevent bribery.

The team at CMS advises on bribery matters, as well as internal investigations into fraud and embezzlement. Graeme MacLeod and Colin Hutton are recommended.

Solicitor-advocate Ian Bryce leads the team at Central Court Lawyers, which stands out for its track record in POCA matters.

MTM Defence Lawyers regularly acts for defendants in High Court fraud cases. Key figures include Neil Hay, who has ‘developed a particular niche in mortgage fraud’, and Murray Aitken.

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