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The ‘hardworking’ team at Blackfords LLP has ‘a visible presence and strong reputation in south Wales, south west England and beyond for clients accused of serious crime including financial crime’. ‘Client-focused’ consultant Philip Williams has an ‘eye for detail’ across a range of regulatory and complex criminal investigations.

Praised for his ‘excellent advocacy skills’ and ‘great attention to detail’, Huw Bowden heads the serious crime team at Bowden Jones Solicitors. Bowden recently acted for the defendant in a multi-jurisdictional money-laundering trial. He and Stephen Jones are also ‘leaders in the complex and developing area of cybercrime’.

Hugh James has an impressive roster of corporate clients, and receives referrals from accountancy firms. It handles a broad array of white-collar criminal defence mandates, including those relating to money-laundering and tax fraud. ‘Personable and knowledgeable’ team head Martin Jones is recommended.

At M & M Solicitors, Nadeem Majid has a strong reputation within the financial services sector and is able to bring significant expertise to bear as a result of his previous tenure at the FSA. Recent instructions have included the defence of individuals accused of mortgage and tax fraud.

The ‘heavyweight fraud practice’ at Richard Nelson LLP is a ‘natural choice for money laundering, tax fraud and corporate fraud work’. The ‘dedicated and empathetic’ Jonathan Wright has significant experience handling HMRC tax investigations and regulatory work. The ‘no-nonsense and client-friendly’ Steve Roberts is also recommended.

At Hutchinson Thomas, Darren Davies is ‘used to dealing with complex and high-profile fraud matters in a calm and measured way’.

At Martyn Prowel Solicitors, name partner Martyn Prowel has a ‘superb reputation’ for fraud work which is well-earned as a result of years of experience in the area.

At Morgan LaRoche Limited, ‘highly experienced’ team head Andrew Manners is ‘passionate in the pursuit of his clients’ interests’. In addition to his expertise in serious fraud matters, Manners also defends care home and day nursery providers in health and safety and care standards investigations throughout England and Wales.

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