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  1. Crime: fraud
  2. Hall of Fame
  3. Leading individuals
  4. Next generation lawyers

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Leading individuals

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Next generation lawyers

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    • John Allchin - Cartwright King
    • Matt O'Brien  - Jonas Roy Bloom

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Cartwright King is ‘one of the best firms in the area’ and ‘great to work with’. Nottingham-based Sundeep Soor heads the practice and ‘has deep experience in defending serious fraud cases’ and ‘an extremely good knowledge of the sector’.  Senior associate John Allchin is 'an astute solicitor' with 'an impressive eye of detail' and 'goes above and beyond the call of duty'. Also recommended is associate Gemma Refern, who is 'a first rate lawyer’ with ‘excellent clients skills’, and Miqdad Marzook, who is also experienced in high profile fraud cases.

Jonas Roy Bloom 's business crime department has expertise in SFO investigations, NCA tax investigations as well as restraint and confiscation matters. The team is led by Ben Henry, who handles cases involving bribery, corruption and money-laundering. Matt O'Brien is also a key figure, with notable expertise in confiscation law and business crime cases.

The ‘exceptional’ Kangs Solicitors provides ‘client care and preparation that is outstanding’ and ‘ensures the work it does is to the highest standards’. The firm is particularly active in high value financial fraud cases, with notable expertise in ‘boiler room’ cases.  Hamraj Kang leads the practice and is ‘an exceptional lawyer’ and ‘a true role model for his staff’. John Veale is ‘a very methodical and hard working individual'  who ‘always ensures his focus is on the best outcome for the client’. Also recommended is  Frances Murray , who is ‘a hard working and solid lawyer’ who ‘stays calm no matter what the pressure is in a case’.

Gateley Plc focuses on both criminal and civil fraud, possessing ‘great commerciality’ and ‘demonstrates great strength in depth’. Fraud and financial crime specialist Ruth Armstrong heads the regulatory team and has notable expertise on matters relating to house building, manufacturing, transport and banking. Mark Wilson heads the corporate recovery team, and is known for his ‘commercial edge’ and ‘ability to negotiate the best deal in difficult circumstances’. James Baird works predominantly on fraud prevention consulting and recovery for funders and leasing companies.

Mann & Co Solicitors has ‘a well-established history of dealing with and specialising in substantial fraud cases’, most notably on large scale conspiracies as well as HMRC and VAT fraud. Raz Mann heads the practice and possesses ‘a good analytical and tactical brain in terms of case management and progress, ensuring the best possible outcome for his clients’. He defended an individual involved in a joint investigation from the Home Office and police regarding fraud, identity fraud and sham marriages. Paul Selby leads the serious and organised crime department and also has expertise working on fraud-related cases, and recently advised a defendant on a money laundering matter.

Tuckers Solicitors  has ‘a growing reputation’ which 'is increasingly instructed nationally in fraud and serious crime’. James Turner heads the practice and ‘is a true expert’ with notable expertise in defending allegations of fraud and white collar crime. Other key figures include in-house advocate Sharon Bailey as well as duty solicitor and higher court advocate Arvind Sharma.

BLM 's insurance fraud practice focuses on both criminal and civil fraud cases. Sarah Hill leads the practice and advised Thomas Cook on a number of fraudulent travel sickness claims from its customers. Simon Hammond is also a key figure, and recently assisted DLG with a motor accident claim and advised The National Express on a road traffic accident insurance claim.

DAC Beachcroft LLP  insurance fraud practice is known for its 'business acumen' and 'strength of knowledge'. Catherine Burt heads the practice and recently advised Insurethebox on a number road traffic accident claims. Motor fraud claims are handled by Dan Prince , Georgia Court and Gemma Lewis. Pete Ward and Neville Sampson also specialise in opportunistic motor fraud. Also recommended is associate Kiran Ryatt, who focuses on casualty fraud, and Caroline Bigos, who is an expert in cross-border fraud.

Insurance fraud claims is the key area of focus for DWF  in this space. Lorraine Carolan  heads the counter fraud team nationally, and is supported by Miles Hepworth  and director Kate Archer . The firm recently acted for  LV= against an organised 'crash for cash' scheme involving three alleged crashes involving nine claimants.

Murria Solicitors’s repertoire include advising on white collar fraud, fraud committed in breach of trust, VAT fraud and embezzlement. Jagtar Singh Kulair is leads the Crown Court and Business Crime Department and has advised on matters concerning serious fraud, tax evasion and money laundering.

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