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Ashfords LLP’s wide-ranging caseload includes police investigations, the recovery of substantial investments and European distribution fraud matters. Associate Jeremy Asher heads the team; he leads on Trading Standards cases, and prosecutes on behalf of local authorities and individuals, in addition to defending professionals and directors.

Burges Salmon LLP advises on anti-fraud strategies and defend corporates against high-value fraud allegations such as VAT carousel fraud, bribery and corruption. The firm is also adept in asset freezing and tracing, audit issues and employee fraud. David Hall defended Celtic Energy in a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigation into the transfer of its freehold interest in mines to a group of BVI-registered companies.

At Michelmores LLP, practice head Andrew Oldland QC (who splits his time between London and Exeter) handles fraud prevention, and acts on both sides in high-profile investigations. Oldland has also been active in employee fraud, competition-related issues, and cross-border investigations into tax evasion and anti-corruption.

Bobbetts Mackanperforms well in complex fraud, corruption and bribery cases’. Senior partner Tony Miles is the key figure.

Osborne Clarke’s areas of strength include cross-border anti-bribery and corruption allegations. Associate director Charles Crowne and Tom Ellis (who splits his time between Bristol and London) are recommended. Senior associate Chris Wrigley joined from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP.

At Sansbury Douglas, managing partner David Campbell ‘is the go-to solicitor for heavy fraud’. Solicitor Nick Arthur joined The Department of Business Innovation and Skills.

Stone King LLP excels in public sector bribery matters. Higher court advocate Andrew Banks is highly experienced.

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