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    • Ben Henry - Jonas Roy Bloom

Cartwright King’s criminal fraud practice is, according to one client, ‘nothing short of excellent’. The team represented clients in a number of high-profile cases in 2015 involving mortgage and VAT fraud, and also handled an international bribery and corruption case. John Allchin is ‘excellent and goes the extra mile for his clients’.

The team at Jonas Roy Bloom is headed by Steven Jonas and Ben Henry. Henry focuses on financial fraud and has ‘an encyclopaedic knowledge of relevant case law at his command’. Jonas leads the firm’s magistrates’ court and police station departments.

Gateley Plc’s team acts for clients such as Ernst & Young, Macquarie Equipment Finance and Aldmore Bank, and handles all elements of corporate crime. Mark Wilson is national head of the corporate recovery team; Ruth Armstrong heads the Birmingham office and advises on bribery, fraud and fatalities.

Glaisyers’ team provides expertise in various areas of corporate crime, and Neil Ross has been defending clients in cases involving allegations of MTIC fraud, NHS dental fraud and mining fraud. Jane Higham is another important contact.

Kangs Solicitors’ head of practice Hamraj Kang is a ‘top-class operator’ and has defended a number of private clients in high-profile cases nationwide involving money laundering and tax evasion charges.

The team at Murria Solicitors has been acting on a high-value fraud matter. Galwinder Kang has ‘a great eye for the points that win a case’, and department head Jagtar Kulair is also recommended.

Tuckers Solicitors defended a number of clients in complex fraud cases in 2015. A notable example was James Turner representing a former police officer accused of defrauding HMRC and submitting fraudulent VAT returns.

Lawyers at BLMhave an in-depth knowledge of fraud’ cases and act in civil and criminal matters on behalf of insurers. Clients include AXA, Aviva and NFU Mutual. Claire Laver is ‘driven and passionate about her work’; Sarah Hill heads the practice.

DAC Beachcroft LLP’s national team is led by Newcastle-based Catherine Burt following the departure of Lorraine Carolan to DWF (along with Miles Hepworth). A recent highlight for the team was assisting with Operation Arkle, an investigation into 80 staged accidents in Worcester area with insurances taken out online using false addresses and identities. Clients include Aviva, Allianz and Endsleigh Insurance Services.

Dass Solicitors’ fraud team is headed by Dipak Jotangia and Gemma Redfern and advises on tax, VAT and mortgage fraud.

David Phillips & Partners advises on VAT, excise and corporate fraud matters. Shahid Miah is a key contact, as is John Hagan, who handles litigation.

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