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BRIDEWELL COURT, 14 NEW BRIDGE STREET, LONDON, EC4V 6AG, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7353 1990
Fax:
Fax 020 7353 1880
DX:
447 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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www.barkco.com

London: Corporate and commercial

VAT and indirect tax
VAT and indirect tax - ranked: tier 3

Bark&co

Tax fraud cases are Bark&co's core competency and its team has particular expertise in cases involving VAT and excise issues. Founding partner Giles Bark-Jones leads the group and in addition to his criminal fraud practice, he is often instructed on civil litigation and contentious tax issues. In a major victory, he secured an acquittal for his client who had been charged with conspiracy to defraud the Revenue as a result of Operation Amazon; a case that  arose out of a tax relief scheme for environmentally friendly technologies. Senior solicitor Fiona Gavriel successfully defended the director of major independent brewery who was facing three charges concerning the non-payment of tax by the company. Senior associate Alex Nelson is another key name.

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London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: general
Crime: general - ranked: tier 2

Bark&co

Bark&co  is experienced in handling cases of murder, manslaughter, drugs, firearms, terrorism, money laundering, assaults, sexual offences and immigration. Recent highlights included acting for a defendant against allegations of being part of a group that conspired to produce cannabis worth £26m a year, the defendant was acquitted. Giles Bark-Jones heads the department, he is ‘a talented tactician and brave as lion, just the man to have in your corner’. Frederick Bunn is also recommended.

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Fraud: white-collar crime
Fraud: white-collar crime - ranked: tier 2

Bark&co

Bark&co provides ‘first-class litigation support with talented and dedicated lawyers’. The firm recently secured an acquittal for a client charged with conspiracy to defraud the revenue as part of Operation Amazon, this matter was worth over £100m. It also successfully defended the director of a large London brewery charged with three counts of cheating the public revenue in a case worth £730,000. Giles Bark-Jones heads the team and is ‘a very smart lawyer with a wealth of experience and a tenacious approach to every case’. Frederick Bunn has ‘a remarkable insight into general criminal work’ and ‘always has an unerring sense of a case’. Mayuri Lakhani left the firm for Brett Wilson LLP. Fiona Gavriel left the firm for Janes Solicitors.

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